This exercise requires students to examine the ways that political parties responded to the Great Depression in Canada. The assignment examines the Liberals, Conservatives, and Cooperative Commonwealth Federation at the federal level, with special attention given to the changing philosophies of Mackenzie King and R.B. Bennett. At the provincial level, students examine the policies of Maurice Duplessis' Union Nationale (Quebec), William Aberhart's Social Credit (Alberta), and Mitchell Hepburn's Liberals (Ontario). Students should benefit from the twofold nature of this exercise, which requires them to position these parties on the political spectrum as they chart the actions and policies that the aforementioned employed in their fight against the Great Depression.