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Feb 19 - HIS231 - History 231E WWII and the Rise of the...

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History 231E February 19, 2008 WWII and the Rise of the Social Welfare State 1. cabinet committee on demobilization and re establishment 1939; 2. committee on reconstruction 1941 1. ensure that veterans got what they needed compared to WWI (EXAM) 2. How the gov’t would approach winding down from war affairs Marsh report 1943; called for comprehensive social security system to address the needs of Canadian lives, influenced by Beverage’s report in 42 in BR from BR who studied under William Beverage received socialist ideals blueprint for welfare state called for social assistance/ national health care insurance/ better pensions/ occupational retraining/ public works projects (borrowed from US - short term employment)/ mother’s allowances/ benefits for disability or illness hoped would be universal and adjusted to income King reluctant to accept changes although his book promoted them/feared moving off fence Ontario August 1943 - leftward and socialist swing/ Liberals lost 4 seats to CCF in August in by election /in September federally, Libs popularity was slipping in poll, at 29% of popular support (CCF had 30%, PC had 28%) Jan 1944 - 3 new depts; reconstruction, national health and welfare, veteran’s affairs
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