Hugh’s Story

Hugh McNair illustration


No doubt about it: unions are the path for you.

You help put together political pamphlets calling for a shortening of the workday. You also use your charm to encourage more negotiations between the unions and management — your jokes are a wonderful way to break the ice!

Come July 1, 1867, you are cautiously optimistic about Confederation. Messrs. MacDonald and Cartier have made some very nice sounding speeches, but they haven’t said much about workers. Still, without constant deadlock in Parliament, maybe laws protecting workers can finally get passed.

You skip the celebrations in Black Creek — you have another pamphlet to put together, and your union friends are more important than any party.


What’s next? Find out what happened to Hugh after Confederation.