This is John Smith (arrow). In the scene depicted above, John is just a small boy joining his father in a strike where metal and building workers walked off their jobs to fight for fair pay, better working conditions and the right to join a union. The plan somewhat backfired when many civic workers were fired and forced to accept lower wages.
In the 1920's there was an upswing in the economy, Johns parents could finally afford luxuries like a car and going to the movies. All the purchasing and driving of cars changed the landscape of the country, much like the railway had before. young people started to go out more and became more scandalous wearing clothes that showed their knees and doing dances such as the Charleston, the Shimmy and the Turkey Trot.
In the 1920's there was no diversity in schools, as shown above Blacks and Euros were forced to attend different schools. John began to realize that it was wrong that other people were not allowed the same education. in 1923, a law was passed so that little to no Chinese immigrants were allowed into Canada. Immigrants from Russia and Eastern European countries were said to be socialists and revolutionaries and the Canadian government tried to deport them.