15 May 2018

The role of the clergy in the 1924 matchmakers strike 

Date: Sunday, May 27th, 2 pm

Lieu: Aylmer Heritage Association, 495 Aylmer Road (entrance on Golf Street)

Could Donalda Charron and the matchmakers have been able to stand up against Eddy Match’s leadership in their strike of 1924, without the support of Father Bonhomme, this Oblate of Mary Immaculate? Have they simply been caught up in the whirlwind of nascent trade unionism? This conference tries to separate the roles in this conflict become mythical and wants to illustrate the involvement of the Catholic clergy in the struggle then led by the workers and workers to obtain better working conditions.

Jacqueline Campbell, an Ottawa woman of adoption, heart and passion, began three years ago, after a long career in public administration, university studies in history at the University of Quebec and Athabasca University in Alberta. She recently published an article in the magazine Hier Encore of the Réseau des archives de l’Outaouais, “Le rôle de l’église catholique dans la grève des allumettières à Hull en 1924“.


*In French


Image : Archives nationales du Québec en Outaouais