British Columbia And Prairie West

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INTRODUCTION
British Columbia and Prairie West experienced many changes in economic, political, and social developments. The great depression of 1930s was more devastating on the Canadian prairies than other regions of Canada. It impacted badly on economy, social organization, and politics of the Prairie region. Various factors such as low wheat prices in the international market, fall of export markets during the depression, insufficient financial investments lowered the economy of the Prairie region. The economic and political situation worsened in the British Columbia during the Depression as well as after the World War II. The Prairie West depended on the farming as their main occupation while British Columbia depended on forestry, mining and fishing. After the World War II, the Prairie West witnessed Alberta dominated by the energy industry whereas Saskatchewan and Manitoba maintained their economy by the replacing the farm sectors with the economic sectors. British Colombia acquired its name in energy and transportation sectors. The post-1945 period experienced differences in class, race, gender, and ethnicity. Prairie and British Columbia underwent changes such as population variability, establishment of national social insurance programs etc. In 2000s, the energy companies made its way towards Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Depression affected Prairies
The social structures such as social values, ethnicity, social class, and cultural developments emerged in the farming…
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