Summary Of R. B. Bennett's Relief Camps

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The relief camps left them isolated from society and deep in the wilderness. When they rebelled for better treatment at the camps in cities or towns, the government used violence against them and turned down their requests. Even when the unpopular relief camps were shut down, the government did nothing to aid them which left many roaming the streets for work. R. B. Bennett created these camps to avoid communism, however he could have done so by less harsh treatments. Canada may have been facing a harsh time which is understandable however. Bennett did not handle the situation as he should have. The relief camps taught us a major lesson and all being well, hopes are that our present and future soldiers will never face such injustice.
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