Part 8: 1920S BOOM AND THE GREAT DEPRESSION

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Despite the increase in many manufacturing sectors after World War I, one of Ontario’s most profitable sectors was in trouble. In the middle of the war, in 1916, the Ontario government had voted to ban the sale of alcohol in the province. Breweries such as London’s Labatt and Guelph’s Sleeman could no longer sell to Ontarians….

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Part 7: The Great War and Post-War Ontario

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World War I saw the dramatic growth of Canada’s steel manufacturing, pulp and paper, shipbuilding, and nonferrous metals industries. Ontario was home to Canada’s major steel producers at the time; places like Hamilton and Sault Ste. Marie became known as steel centres, not just in Canada but on a global scale…

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Ontario rope manufacturer scaling up with $5.6M expansion

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Atlantic Braids is adding to its operations and creating nine new jobs as it looks to reel in more international business

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Part 6: Growth of The Manufacturing Giants

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As a result of the advantages that Canada offered, in 1904, Gordon M. McGregor established the Ford Motor Company of Canada (Ford Canada) in Windsor, Ontario (then called Walkerville), directly across the river from the company’s American home in Detroit…

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Part 5: Confederation and Early Auto Industry

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After Confederation in 1867, Canada’s national economic policy and the Industrial Revolution resulted in manufacturing becoming Ontario’s most important industry. A group of businessmen formed the Canadian Manufacturers’ Association in 1871 in an attempt “to promote Canadian industries and to further the interests of Canadian manufacturers and exporters.”…

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