A survey of the reform movement in Manitoba, 1910 to 1920
Politics in Manitoba in the period before the First Great War were probably the most colourful and important in provincial history. A host of complex issues clamoured to be solved. To name a few of the more dominant: the role of the provincial government and the demands of a new economic society; a solution for questions of morals such as temperance; the demand by farming and urban wage-earners for a greater voice in government, and the place of Eastern and Central European immigrants in a community dominated by the Anglo-Saxon. Any one of these factors alone would tax the ability of the politicians of any days, but when several coincided, the end result was sure to be a profound transformation in Manitoba's political existence...