The dopolavoro is created to challenge socialist cultural leagues in Italy and to turn Italians into supporters of the fascist movement. The dopolavoro provides sporting and outdoor activities to its members as well as libraries stocked with fascist literature. Many members join for the leisure activities and not necessarily for the fascist politics. Though created in Italy, the dopolavoro is exported to countries where Italian communities exist. In Canada, the dopolavoro is tied to the work of the fascio and overseen by Italian consular officials.
October 29, 1925
Arthur Meighen and the Conservative Party of Canada are elected with the most seats in Parliament but not enough to form a majority. William Lyon Mackenzie King hangs on to position as Prime Minister with the help of the Progressive Party.