From the big scrapbook of time, here’s a look at Canada in 1931--
January 1: Chrysler Canada will report domestic sales of 3,222 Plymouths, 1,788 Dodge Brothers, 1,231 De Sotos, 2,054 Chrysler and 9,230 trucks this year.
|People blame Prime Minister Bennett for their poverty. When their cars no longer run, they hitch them to horses and derisively refer to them as 'Bennett Buggies.'|
|A farmer near Brownlee, Saskatchewan deals with another crop failure as the dust storms roll in for the second year in a row.|
|Soup kitchens spring up all across the land. They are the last resort for desperate people who have lost everything, including hope.|
|The yellow, orange and red portions of the map show Palliser's Triangle, the driest and hardest hit parts of the Prairie Provinces, destroyed by drought, dust storms and grasshopper invasions.|
|Maple Leaf Gardens will be home to the Leafs for 67 years. The last game will be played here on February 13, 1999.|