Tuesday, June 9

9 June 1919 - Out With the Force

Tempers have been simmering at city hall over the police force.

Officials fear that the unionized police force may walk out in sympathy with the general strike. The addition of special constables and federal police to city streets has caused tensions between forces.

The Police Commission refused to deal with the police union and issued an ultimatum: that members of the force must sign a declaration renouncing their union membership and that they will not participate in a general strike. The members wouldn't sign the declaration and, as a result, the entire 277 member Winnipeg Police Force is fired by Resolution of Dismissal passed by council today:

Also see Winnipeg Telegram Police Force Fired

1 comment:

  1. dont understand why anyone wants to bring that up, the first thing comes to my mind is ; who the shits on council?