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On to Ottawa (1992)

20 Apr
Directed by Sara Diamond
Produced by the On to Ottawa Historical Societyand
The Women’s Labour
History Project 

RT: 53 minutes 46 seconds
© 1992 – NTSC / PAL

In 1935 thousands of unemployed men hopped frieght trains for Ottawa demanding work, wages and an end to the relief camps. On to Ottawa brings this historic event to the video medium.

It is based on the play written by Tom Hawken featuring his band, Trek participants Robert “Bobby” Jackson, Ray Wainwright and Jean Evans Sheils, daughter of Trek leader Arthur “Slim” Evans.

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