An Act to Amend the Pension Act

Policies and social attitudes change. This Act that was presented to Canadian Parliament on August 1946 aimed to address some amendments needed to the original Pension Act that had been enacted back in 1928, Although some of the changes that this document introduced were not substantial but rather in terms of style and writing, like for example the substitution of the term "World War I" for "Great War", some were more representative of societal changes in attitude.

An Act respecting Civilian War Pensions and Allowances

An Act passed by Parliament on the subject of Civilian War Pensions and Allowances, including compensations to Canadian merchant seamen, pensions for disability and death, detention allowances, and compensation for auxiliary services personnel. This Act is one of the many pieces of legislation passed in Canada to aid with the reconstruction of civilian life following the end of the Second World War. 

Looking Ahead: Canadian Hurdles

The Wartime Information Board released a series of pamphlets, as a supplement to Canadian Affairs, informing Canadians about post-war reconstruction and urging discussions of "the most positive approach to some of the outstanding problems of Canada's future."

Our Next Job

The Wartime Information Board released a series of pamphlets informing Canadians about post-war reconstruction. This booklet provides information about the job prospects for all Canadians after the war, and includes questions to spur discussion among readers about post-war issues.

What is Democratic Socialism?

This booklet provides a general introduction to the Democratic Socialism endorsed in the nations of the British Commonwealth. It was written specifically for the Co-operative Commonwealth Youth Movement, Saskatchewan Section.

Building a postwar economy

An offshoot of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, the CRA (under its president Sir John Willison) changed its focus towards the end of the First World War and focusing on taking advantage of the transition to peacetime to advocate for stimulus in pursuit of economic development.

The Union Government and the peace

In this address, Rowell surveyed the work of the Union Government in managing Canada's transition from war to peace, including the demobilization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and provisions for veterans.

"Government by the People"

This booklet from the Wartime Information Board discusses the history, constitution, and function of parliament to promote general awareness of and interest in the Government of Canada.

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Will there be jobs?

The prospect for employment after the Second World War was the subject of this survey co-authored by Leonard Marsh, author of the Marsh Report that laid the groundwork for Canada's social welfare state.

Women after the war

This booklet was intended to provide information and spark debate about the changing place of women in society as a result of the Second World War.