Monday, May 18

May 18 - The Strike Committee

The Winnipeg Strike Committee:


The Winnipeg Strike committee was created by representatives of the unions that were part of the Trades and Labour Council. The were organized into subcommittees and an executive Central Strike Committee of five. This Central Committee was the decision making body for labour, and thus the city, during the strike.

Sunday, 18 May 1919 - Mayor Gray: Zero Tolerance

Proclamations by Mayor Gray on May 18th outlining a couple of zero tolerance matters:

"Let me make this absolutely clear. If the food supplies and the protection of life and property are not maintained I shall take whatever action may be necessary to secure them and maintain the authority of the government as it is established by the voice of the people".