| This sub-theme addresses Canada's transformation through the development and application of technological and engineering achievements, including works created for transportation, communication, technological and engineering developments, public works and bio-engineering. Examples include the Québec Bridge, Lt.-Col.John By, the military engineer responsible for the Rideau Canal in Ontario and the Trans-Atlantic Wireless, the first trans-Atlantic wireless message to England in 1902, transmitted from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
This sub-theme looks at the role of wage labour and unpaid work, including labour performed in the home, in the expansion of the Canadian economy. Commemorations include the Port Union Historic District in Newfoundland, a town constructed and run by a union; the Winnipeg General Strike, a 1919 strike that led to the strengthening of the labour movement in Canada; and the On-to-Ottawa Trek during the Great Depression, an attempt to bring federal recognition to the plight of the unemployed.
Lt Col. John By
- Built Rideau Canal