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Labour May 8, 1843 p. 3, col. 4

Labour outbreak and arrests at the Lachine Canal.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour May 8, 1843 p. 3, col. 5

Troubles in the area around the Welland Canal.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour May 13, 1843 p. 2. col. 6

Report on meeting of the Kingston Female Benevolent Society. Reference to the plight of the labouring classes.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour May 31, 1843 p. 3, col. 1

Ref. to widespread investment by mechanics and workmen in the savings bank.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour June 15, 1843 p. 2, col. 7

Report of riots at the Bearharnois Canal. Mr. Crawford, one of the contractors, was held at gunpoint.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour June 17, 1843 p. 2, col. 6

Report on the Beauharnois Riots. Pillaging of towns occurred at St. Timothy. Mr. Elliot, a contractor, was killed. D.L. Macdonald had an arm' broken. The Queen's Light Dragoons were called out and the riot act read. Estimates of numbers of deaths. Ref. to Mr. Jean Baptiste Laviollete.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour June 24, 1843 p. 2, col. 2

In Canada Co. notice to settlers, wage rates for male and female servants, carpentry jobs, etc. are given.

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Labour June 24, 1843 p. 2, col. 2

Recent strike for higher wages at Beauharnois Canal led to a riot. Report that two-thirds of the 3000 labourers were satisfied with the status quo. Attacks were made on the homes of contractors Crawford and Elliott. The sister-in-law of contract or Brown warned of an attack on a body of troops. The Montreal Herald alleges that a Roman Catholic priest has been inciting the workers to riot.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour June 21, 1843 p. 2, col. 3

Account of proceedings before a coroner's inquest into deaths in the riots. List of those killed.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour June 12, 1843 p. 2, col. 6,7

Letter to the Woodstock Monarch editor from A Printer objecting to his ad for "a lad who has been 2 or 3 years at the printing business," on the grounds that it encourages apprentices to run away.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour June 5, 1843 p. 2, col. 7

At Brantford 150 canal workerss came into town to free 2 or 3 of their fellows who had been imprisoned. Credit given to Rev. Ferguson of the Roman Catholic Church for his efforts to keep order.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour June 5, 1843 p. 3, col. 1

Riot at the annual letting of the Brantford bridge.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour June 19, 1843 p. 2, col. 2

Investigation of the Beauharnois riots is to be held. A ringleader named Caffry was recently arrested. Mr. Laviolette was reprimanded for his conduct on the day of the riots. Father Falvey's conduct was also referred to. Presently, about 2, 300 men are at work and 1, 000 others seeking employment.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Aug. 9, 1843 p. 3, col. 4

Article re. persons who attempt to lure apprentices away from their masters.

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Labour Aug. 5, 1843 p. 2, col. 5

Reply to letter criticizing construction of Kingston City Hall, from the mechanics (workers) involved. They feel the writer implied that drinking was going on on the job, and they deny it.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Sept. 2, 1843 p. 3, col. 2

Riots at Brantford among canal workers. Sheriff Thomas arrested several persons including one Moses Price.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Sept. 2, 1843 p. 3, col. 2

Fire at Three Rivers in a shanty occupied by workers employed in building a bridge over the St. Maurice R. One lost his life.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Sept. 30, 1843 p. 2, col. 2, 3

Letter to Rev. Robert Murray, Superintendent of Education, Canada West, from Dalhousie Distr., teachers thanking him for pecuniary aid.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Oct. i4, 1843 p. 2, col. 2

Debate in Parliament on the Beauharnois Canal riots. Kgtn. Chr. and Gaz., Speech by E. Gibbon Wakefield stating that the labourers on the canal were transient Irish immigrants from the U.S. Reference to conflicts between Irish and French Canadian workers.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Nov. 22, 1843 p. 3, col. 2, 3

Further riots on the Welland Canal.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Dec. 13, 1843 p. 2, col. 4

Message from the clerks of Kingston to the Board of Trade in Kingston asking that businesses be closed at 7 p.m.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Dec. 27, 1843 p. 3, col. 6

Labourers wanted by Crawford and Denaul to work on excavations at Farren's Point and the locks at the Galoppes and Point Iroquois. They will be paid weekly in cash.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Jan. 20, 1844 p. 2, col. 1

Grand jury's recommendations at the Niagara quarter sessions re. labour problems in the area include an investigation by magistrates Elias S. Adams, Duncan Macfarland, and Jacob Keefer.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Feb. 14, 1844 p. 3, col. 3

Michael O'Connor, a labourer on the Welland Canal, was crushed by a falling stone near St. Catharine's.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour Dec. 30, 1843 p. 3, col. 1,2

News of a riot near port Robinson. A group of men who had struck for higher wages and had been driven off, attacked some workers currently employed. Rumour that Mr. Moore, a contractor, was seriously injured.

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Labour May 16, 1844 p. 3, col. 4

Facetious article on mechanics' institutes, depicting members as ignorant.

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Labour May 13, 1844 p. 3, col. 2

Article re. plight of common schools teachers who have not yet been paid for the year 1843.

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Labour May 13, 1844 p. 3, col. 2

Strike for an advance of wages among labourers on the Welland Canal. Mr. Power Board of Works, has suspended one of the contracts.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour May 20, 1844 p. 3, col. 3

Report that during the Mtl. election under orders from H.H. Killaly, measures are being taken to prevent Lachine Canal labourers from rioting by having the rolls called every two hours, with absentees discharged and blacklisted from govt works.

Chronicle and Gazette
Labour May 23, 1844 p. 3, col. 1

Notice by Hamilton H. Killaly to the Lachine Canal contractors re: labourers participation in the Montreal election.

Chronicle and Gazette

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