Canadian Labour History – Additional Resources

Articles & Books

“1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike.” Graphic History Collective.

“1919: The Winnipeg General Strike.” Canadian Labour Congress.

“The 1972 Common Front Strikes in Quebec.”  The Union of Canadian Transportation Employees.

“A Labour Law for Nunavut?” Nunatsiaq News (blog), July 12, 2002.

“Against the Law: The 1988 Nurses’ Strike.” Edmonton City as Museum Project ECAMP.

Alex B. Campbell: The Prince Edward Island Premier Who Rocked The Cradle.

Bernhardt, Arielle. “Canadian Quebecois Workers General Strike for Higher Wages and Job Equality, 1972″ Global Nonviolent Action Database.

Bird, Hilary. “Giant Mine Bomber Roger Warren Dead at 75″ CBC News (Nov., 2019).

Bykhovskaia, Anastasiia. “Estevan to Mark the Anniversary of the Strike That Set off a Labour Movement.” SaskToday.

“Cod Moratorium: How Newfoundland’s Cod Industry Disappeared Overnight.” Canadian Geographic.

“Court Overturns Award to Giant Mine Widows” The Toronto Star.

“Creation of a New Northwest Territories” Legislative Assembly of The Northwest Territories.

“Davis, Williams.” Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

“Estevan Coal Miners’ Strike 1931.” The Canadian Encyclopedia.

“Estevan Coal Strike.” The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan.

Ferrante, Angela. “In Union There Is Risk” Maclean’s (Oct., 1978).

“Ferries to P.E.I., Newfoundland given qreen light by rail strikers.” The Globe and Mail, Aug 30, 1966, pp. 8. ProQuest, 

Frank, David. “Chapter 2: What We Were Promised 1930-1939” in Provincial Solidarities: A History of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour.

“Giant Mine Murders” The Canadian Encyclopedia.”

“Ginger Goodwin.” Miners Memorial.

“Ginger Goodwin Day Honours a Champion of Workers’ Rights.” BC Gov News.

Godden, Mason. “That ’70s Strike Support: Labour, Feminism, and the Left in Three Ontario Strikes, 1972–1979.” Trent University (Canada), Ann Arbor, 2019.

Higgins, Jenny. “Cod Moratorium in Newfoundland and Labrador.” Heritage Newfoundland & Labrador.

“History of Giant Mine: Fact Sheet.” Government of Canada.

“Hospitals in Quebec Hard Hit by Strike Of Service Workers.” The New York Times.

Howse, John. “Alberta’s Defiant Nurses” Maclean’s (Feb., 1988).

“Labour Leader’s Murder Triggers Canada’s First General Strike.” Canadian Labour Congress (Jul., 2018).

Laidlaw, Katherine. “ARCHIVES: The Murders In The Mine.” Up Here Publishing.

Lamey, Christina. “Men in the Mines: A History of Mining Activity in Nova Scotia, 1720-1992.” Nova Scotia Archives.

Leadbeater, David. Mining Town Crisis: Globalization, Labour and Resistance in Sudbury. (Fernwood Publishing, 2008).

Mayse, Susan. Ginger: The Life and Death of Albert Goodwin. (Harper Publishing).

Mickleburgh, Rod. “The Ginger Goodwin General Strike – Working People Built BC.” BC Labour Heritage Centre.

“Miramichi Lumber Strike.” The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Mulligan, Carol. “PC Minister recalls ‘challenging’ Inco strike of 1978-79.” Sudbury Star, Feb 22, 2010. ProQuest,

“The Nova Scotia Coal Strikes of 1922 to 1925: Backgrounder.” Parks Canada.

“The Nova Scotia Coal Strikes of 1922 to 1925: National Historic Event.” Parks Canada.

“Nunavut government employees ratify first collective agreement, avert strike.” Canadian Press NewsWire (May. 2001). ProQuest, .

“Nunavut Gov’t Workers Back off Strike Talk” CBC News.

“Our History.” United Steel Workers Local 6500.

“P.E.I, ferries back in operation; industries are glum about strike.” The Globe and Mail (Sept., 1966, pp. 4). ProQuest,

“P.E.I, seeks Ottawa’s assistance for emergency link with mainland.” The Globe and Mail (Aug., 1966, pp. 1). ProQuest,

“P.E.I. ferry stays closed because of strike.” The Globe and Mail (Aug., 1966, pp. 15). ProQuest, 

Pitman, Delise. Estevan Riot 1931: Weighing the Causes.

“Poster #15: Cape Breton Coal Strikes, 1920s.” Graphic History Collective.

“Quebec’s Working Class Unites with Union Members in a ‘Common Front’ for Fairness.” Canadian Labour Congress (Apr., 2018).

“Remembering Alberta.” United Nurses of Alberta.

Selleck, Lee & Thomson, Francis. Dying for Gold: The True Story of the Giant Mine Murders. (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., 1997).

Smellie, Sarah. “After Almost 3 Decades, Cod Are Still Not Back off N.L. Scientists Worry It May Never Happen.” CBC News.

Staples, David & Owens, Greg & Owens, Grey. The Third Suspect: The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Yellowknife’s Mass Murderer. (Red Deer Press, 1995).

“Striking Workers Shot and Killed While Marching with Their Families.” Canadian Labour Congress (Sept., 2018).

“William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day Act.” Nova Scotia Legislature, November 27, 2017.

“Yukon: Transit strike comes to an end after 16 weeks” National Post (Feb., 2001, pp. A10). ProQuest,

Ulrichsen, Heidi. “Passing on Lessons from the 1978-79 Inco Strike.”

Unbreakable: The Spirit of the Strike- Digital Exhibit.

Unbreakable: The Spirit of the Strike. “Resources.”

“Whitehorse Bus Strike Officially over.” CBC News.

“Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.” The Canadian Encyclopedia.

“The Winnipeg General Strike.” Canadian Museum of Human Rights.

Waddell, Stephanie. “Transit strike mediation collapses.” Whitehorse Star (Jan., 2001, pp. 2). ProQuest,


YouTube video – 1919 Winnipeg General Strike: City of Winnipeg
Youtube video – B.C. Local Heroes: Albert “Ginger” Goodwin, Canadian Encyclopedia
Youtube video – Marching from Mill to Mill: The 1937 Miramichi Lumber Strike 
Youtube video – Land & Sea: The Cod Collapse in Newfoundland.
CBC video – Newfoundland cod fishery: Lessons not learned?
Youtube video – United Nurses of Alberta: Nurses defy with illegal strike in 1988
CBC video – “Newfoundlanders Protest Cod Moratorium on Canada Day