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Remember Kirkland Lake

'The Gold Miners' Strike of 1941–42

Series: Heritage

The Kirkland Lake strike was a bitter struggle between the mine operators and their employees and became a national confrontation between the federal government and the labour movement over the issue of collective bargaining. Even though the strike was lost, its eventual effect on labour policy gave the dispute its particular significance.

Author Information

MacDowellLaurel Sefton:

Laurel Sefton MacDowell is professor emerita in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. Her prior work on environmental history has been recognized by the Ontario Historical Society and the Canadian Historical Association.

Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;