3.7 new radio new_parties_new_world_order


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  • There seems to be little expertise about social democracy and the evolution of the CCF. In fact, it did not collapse in the least. The evolution of the farmers movement, the labour movement and the CCF, into the dynamic of a search for a New Party, which then became the NDP.
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3.7 new radio new_parties_new_world_order

  1. 1. New Radio, New Parties, New World Order
  2. 2. The Rise of the CBC • American radio stations had bombarded Canadian air ways with their ideas and culture during the early thirties. • Many people had called for the creation of a distinctly Canadian radio station. • The government created a public broadcasting station originally called the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (CRBC).
  3. 3. Early Radio • July 01st, 1927 – first national CBC radio broadcast commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation (“Canada Day”)
  4. 4. CBC Logo’s
  5. 5. The Rise of the CBC (Continued) • In 1936 the name was changed to the CBC and it became responsible for all of Canada’s public broadcasting innovation. • The CBC was, and always has been, publicly funded by the government. • Question: Should the Canadian people support a public broadcasting corporation? Why?
  6. 6. New Political Parties • Until the depression Canadian politics was really a 2 horse race between the Liberals and the Conservatives. • With the on-set of the depression, people demanded that political leaders take action immediately. When they failed to help the people hit hardest from the depression they looked to newer parties. • The CCF and the Social Credit party would gain popularity in the 30s.
  7. 7. Social Credit Party of Canada Insignia
  8. 8. The Social Credit Party • Formed in 1935 under leader J.H. Blackmore and dissolved in 1993. • Was a federal party which spawned out of Alberta where it was also a provincial party. • They wanted to create a credit system to keep the economy going. Under this system people go into debt, the government goes into debt and business lower their prices. • When the economy recovers the country eases back out of public spending. • The Social Credit Party still exists in BC and Alberta today.
  9. 9. Co-operative Commonwealth Federation • Formed in 1932 under J.S. Woodsworth and dissolved in 1961. • The party wanted to end the Great Depression by working cooperatively. • It achieved success in the prairies. For this reason it is seen as a regional party. • The CCF wanted universal pensions, universal health care, unemployment insurance and workers compensation. • It was proceeded by the NDP after its collapse.
  10. 10. The Face of Totalitarianism • We have seen calls for Communism around Canada while we’ve looked at the depression. • Because of how serious the political problems in Europe were after WWI, the Great Depression causes huge problems which allow for the creation of dictatorships. • Totalitarianism : An undemocratic system in which the government demands complete obedience from its citizens and runs all aspects of the country.
  11. 11. Fascist Totalitarian Regimes • In Russia Joseph Stalin took over the Communist party in the 1920s and ruthlessly created a agricultural system which would fail the people. • In 1922 Italy was turned to the leadership of Benito Mussolini who created a fascist government where he used military power to defeat democracy. • In 1923 Adolph Hitler began gathering support for his own Nazi party which would take control of Germany in 1933 at the height of the depression.
  12. 12. End of Notes
  13. 13. Think/pair/share • 1. How might totalitarianism help against a depression? What does it do differently? • 2. Do you think a communist totalitarian regime might have helped Canada? Explain.
  14. 14. Poetry Break! • In groups of three, you will complete a mind map of words (emotions, terms, etc.) related to the Great Depression • As a triad you will write a cinquain poem based on a mutually-agreed upon topic • But Mr. Bakker, we don’t know how to write a cinquain poem!! – Neither does Mr. Bakker!!
  15. 15. Cinquains for Dummies A cinquain is a five-line poem that describes a person, place, or thing. Line # Syllables Example 1 2 dessert ? 2 4 cold, creamy ? 3 6 eating, giggling, licking ? 4 8 cone with three scoops ? 5 2 ice cream ? Description a one-word title, a noun two adjectives three -ing participles a phrase a synonym for your title, another noun