Labour Movement

LABOUR MOVEMENT originated in BC with the appearance of the HBC. It was a trading company and FIRST NATIONS people who swapped furs for manufactured goods were not employees but traders (see FUR TRADE, LAND-BASED). This relationship changed over time, however, as the HBC required people to perform other tasks. First Nations people were soon hired for wages to do a variety of jobs, ranging from supplying food to gathering coal from surface outcroppings. In addition the HBC hired men from Britain...

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