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Richard Bedford Bennett was Canadian Prime Minister from August 7, 1930 to October 23, 1935, serving Canada in the worst time of the great depression. With a third of Canadian out of job, Bennett proclaimed “ I will find work for all who are willing to work, or perish in the attempt.” I support him due to the fact that with all his power he tried to stop the depression.

Bennett did everything in his power to try to put a stop in the recession. He gave out $20 million to the provinces in emergency funds for relief payment. He also put tariffs on imports to boost Canadian manufacturing. But it did little effect on the economic crisis. After creating the Relief Act, Bennett didn’t do much more to help Canadians out of the Depression. As the number of unemployed increase and the economic worsen, Bennett thrive without any new ideas and people start resist him. They even named him after

The second reason why I support him is because Bennett was a kindly and generous man, who gave out his personal money to plenty of people who were suffering during the darkest days of Recession. People will write sarrowful letter to him asking for money. He gave dollar after dollar from his own pocket and people still hated him as thought he was the reason for the depression. The people only care about themselves, they didn’t look around them to see the thousand of people sleeping outside starving, they wanted jobs for themselves. R. B. Bennett is just a man; they are asking to mush of him.

First, for all the people roaming the country looking for job, R. B. Bennett set up a number of relief camp. Where they worked eight hours a day and a pay of 20¢ a day.
It provides shelter, foods, and clothes. The camps provide unemployed men with useful job cutting brush, moving rocks and building road. Even thought people were given job and food, they call it slave labor and started…...

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