By William Rayner
Things have been very various in 1939 — a pivotal 12 months whilst Canada wavered at the doorstep of a clouded destiny.
Some years are extra astounding than others, and 1939 was once no exception. Canada used to be a distinct position: steak was once twenty-nine cents a pound and a brand-new Ford coupe should be obtained for simply $856. It used to be a yr while the king and queen toured Canada and wowed to take advantage of a showbiz time period each person from Toronto and Vancouver to Gogama and Craigellachie.
It was once additionally a yr while Canada wavered at the doorstep of a clouded destiny: isolation and neutrality or the ongoing include of the British Empire? The onset of conflict and the Royal stopover at settled all that as leading Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King thrust back exterior and inner threats to maintain the tapestry of nationwide solidarity from unraveling.
Through Canada at the Doorstep you’ll notice the births, deaths, storms, overseas intrigue, and politics that made 1939 so memorable.
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