Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
PANB Christmas and New Year Holiday Hours 2016/2017
December 19-23 : Open regular hours (9am – 5pm)
December 24-27 : Closed
December 28-30 : Open regular hours (9am – 5pm)
December 31-January 2 : Closed

Pioneers, Ploughs, and Politics: New Brunswick Planned Settlements

home Home |  home Introduction | Stanley | Johnville | Kincardine | New Denmark | Allardville

pdf Bibliography

Jump to 
Previous Next
The Great Depression Dominion-Provincial Conference on Unemployment Relief

Unemployment Relief Acts
Federal politicians passed several acts, in the early 1930s, to deal with the widespread problems of unemployment and poverty. The Unemployment Relief Act of 1930 set aside $20 million dollars of federal money to be used for a number of projects, particularly improving public works; constructing railways, roads, bridges, canals, and wharves; and reimbursing provinces and municipalities for their unemployment relief costs, including direct relief. New Brunswick's share of this sum for 1930-1931 was $500,000. This act was followed, in 1931, by the Unemployment and Farm Relief Act which, in essence, extended the term of the first act.