The Trekker's Legacy: Calls to Action

Unemployed, July 1935, Toronto Star. Colourized by Gerard Nash.

After watching this section of the documentary, and working on the activities suggested on the Learning Resources, let’s reflect on a possible course of action:

The first federal Unemployment Insurance plan, which was set up in 1940, owes its existence in part to the heroism of the On-To-Ottawa trekkers. What can we do ensure that Canadian workers and their families are protected and prosper?