On Tuesday, March 5th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at the McConnell Library Dr. Lachlan MacKinnon (Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities) will present “Sydney Steel After the War: Politics, Economics and the Canadian Steel Industry, 1945-1966”.
This event is part of Research Month 2019. Visit our website for a full list of events.
Sydney Steel After the War: Politics, Economics and the Canadian Steel Industry, 1945-1966
Presented by Dr. Lachlan MacKinnon, Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities at Cape Breton University
Tuesday, March 5th
7:00pm – 8:30pm
McConnell Library in Sydney
In this presentation, Dr. MacKinnon traces the provision of federal contracts to Dosco’s competitors during the war years, the slow wind-down of operations enacted after the British Hawker Siddeley corporation gained control in 1957, and the various factors leading to the closure announcement on 13 October 1967. This will also include some discussion of the history of Local 1064 – the steelworkers’ union – during the same time period.
Lachlan MacKinnon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities at Cape Breton University. His research explores the history of coal and steel in Nova Scotia, the Canadian labour movement, and workers’ experiences of industrial decline in Atlantic Canada.