The depression set off by the stock market collapse in late 1929 is
felt across North America and Europe.
Sept.1, 1939 Germany invades Poland, setting off World War 2
The effect of the world-wide economic depression is compounded in
Western Canada by an extended drought.
In 1936 the Federal Government cancelled debt for feed and wrote off
many advances to to the drought areas.
The effects of the drought on the prairies are felt most acutely in the
southwest corner of the province.
The Farmer’s Creditors Arrangement Act – aims to reduce
farm debt loads.