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General Strike, Winnipeg, Man., 1919 English
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Police Museum Collection

  • c00018
  • Collection
  • 1919

Records consist of digitized copies of records held by the Winnipeg Police Museum related to the Winnipeg General Strike. These records include correspondence between the Board of Police Commissioners and Police Chiefs Donald MacPherson and Chris Newton, excerpts from the Board of Police Commissioners minute book, and excerpts from the Sargent's Arrest Log.

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Police Commissioners

Resolutions of the Citizens' Committee of One Thousand

A letter from A.K. Godfrey, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Citizen's Committee of One Thousand to the City Clerk's Office containing resolutions passed by the Citizens' Committee on May 24, asking that said resolutions be shared with City Council.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Council

Supply of Special Constable badges

Contains several requests to replace, return, or hand out new special constable badges that gave certain City staff such as inspectors their authority. Note that this does not include the Special Police Constables used during the General Strike.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance

Applications for the appointment of staff

Job applications to various City departments, many of which were submitted during the General Strike and feature the Slave Pact that required City employees to agree not to take strike action.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance

Re-engaging men to remove garbage during strike

A letter from C.J. Brown, City Clerk, to the Committee on Finance, informing them that the Committee on Health has given the Chief Health Inspector full power to increase the wages of garbage collectors if needed during the strike.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance

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