Talk:Great Depression in Canada

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Austrian School Can someone find an Austrian school point of view for Canada's great depression like there is in the US and the generic 'Great Depression' article? It just says "It took the outbreak of World War II to pull Canada out of the depression. From 1939, an increased demand in Europe for materials, and increased spending by the Canadian government created a strong boost for the economy." I know for a fact people of the Austrian school would disagree with this statement 100%.

I dunno... the Depression pretty much lasted until WWII for every nation. There must be something more to distinguish Canada's problems... --Alexwcovington 00:01, 13 Mar 2004 (UTC)

It didn't really, the United States economy had grown past the 1929 level by the mid to late thirties. Germany and the other fascist powers had pulled themselves out as well. In other countries like France the depression didn't really begin until 1931-1932, so lasting to WWII was far less remarkable. - SimonP 00:12, Mar 13, 2004 (UTC)

Odd that there is no mention of the impact of the Western Canadian dustbowl, particularly in the hard-hit Palliser's Triangle region.

Is the assertion that Canada was the hardest hit country by the depression really accurate? I know that things were fairly bad here, but I thought that Germany was the worst hit, with the rampant inflation and instability? Can we either get some more information as to why Canada was harder hit or remove this assertion? -Hordeorc 06:10, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

Yup. In november of '23, 1US dollar was worth roughly 2 520 000 000 000 German Marks (Fielding, Evans, Haskings-Winner, Mewhinney, Robertson, Sly, Terry, 2001)

 :DTalflick 03:41, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

The statistics show that Canada was harder hit than the US. Germany actually did a little better than the US during the 30's, bottoming out at 68% of peak real GNP, as compared to about 65% in the US. The 20's a different story. Kevinw555 17:04, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Labour Project assessment[edit]

I wanted to rate this article B-class due to the quality of the writing, relative comprehensiveness, and length, but the lack of references held me back. - Tim1965 (talk) 15:05, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Repair vandalism[edit]

I restored large sections (like the bibliography and World Trade) that were erased by vandals in 2009, and added some fresh material. Rjensen (talk) 07:06, 26 March 2010 (UTC)


The sentence: "In the years between 1919 and 1929, Canada had the world's fastest growing economy, with only a sharp but brief recession during the First World War." doesn't seem to be logical, since World War I ended before 1919. I am not sure how to fix this problem from a factual point of view. -- (talk) 10:07, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

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This article contains material taken from copyrighted sources, which should be removed or rewritten to comply with WP:Close paraphrasing. For example, see this Duplication Detector report. Nikkimaria (talk) 03:31, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

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