Posts Tagged ‘Labour Day’
September 1, 2023

Canada’s First Woman Labour Poet Marie Joussaye Fotheringham (1864-1949) was born in Belleville, Ontario. During the 1890s she became involved in Toronto’s labour movement as a poet and later as President of the Working Girls’ Union. This activism played a… Read more »

August 29, 2023

Toronto’s First Socialist Mayor James Simpson (1873-1938) was born in Lancashire, England but immigrated to Canada in his teens. Simpson knew a lot about hard work. As a child, he sold newspapers at the age of 10 and worked for… Read more »