The 1960s Paper

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The 1960s

Mr. Basiuk is the person I chose for my interview. Rather than immigrating to Canada, Mr.
Basiuk was born in Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1936. He was educated in high school to
the north end of Winnipeg at St. John's Technical High School. He spent two years
altogether in grade 10 and 11 then attended five years in the University Of Manitoba and
graduated as an electrical engineer. Unfortunately, he was not able to find a job in this
profession in this area, and therefore began his career as a teacher; and has been
teaching for the last thirty years.InterviewWho was in political power and how affective
was he in accomplishing his goals? I wasn't really interested nor paid much attention to
politics, therefore I cannot answer this question.What things did you want to see changed
by the government? What sort of problems did the government face and how were they solved?
I wanted to see the government have more concern for the poor people. Things such as
Medicare, OHIP, and pension plans. The government faced many problems, one of the most
toughest, I think, was the deep recession occurring in the 60's.What special events or
figures were most significant to you? Name some of the social trends you took part in.
Well, I didn't have any hero's or someone to look up to until later on in my 20's when
someone invited me to Montreal to watch a folk singer called Pete Seager. From this time
on, I became really dedicated and interested in music and this really influenced my life.
I was a teacher than, so I didn't really take part in social events, yet there was a
building north of Jarvis called Yorkville and teenagers would usually gather there to
dance and have fun. I would occasionally go to that place.State the differences in fashion
from the 60's and today. Which music group or band did you enjoy listening to? What types
of dances did you enjoy? First of all, teenagers and especially woman would wear clothes
with more colour and beads. Bellbottoms were in back at that time. There are certain
people who wear lots of flowers and turned out to be called the flower power. This name
was given because they believed that being "nice" to others would help change the
country-so they gave many people flowers and asked them to be their friend. I really
enjoyed listening to folk music. There isn't any particular person I really admired for
his or her music but originally Pete Seager started my career in music. Hmm... I didn't
dance at all.Name the movies you watched that were spectacular and why they were. What
were the prices like? Ah, some of the movies I watched were mainly those with Marilan
Grandle called On The Water Front, Sword OŸ The Greek. I really enjoyed watching these
movies because it gave me time to relax from my work and this was a new movie revolution.
I think they were about two to three dollars.What types of haircuts did you have and how
would you compare them with today's? What types of food did you prefer eating then, and
why? Believe it or not, I had long hair down to my shoulders. I still remember, however,
that we all had to wear ties to school and not any regular t-shirts. I admit they weren't
the best haircuts, but I wouldn't say today's are either. The things I mainly ate were
perogies, cabbage rolls, and sour crums. The 60's was the first time they ever ate things
that were healthy such as salad, and other vegetables. Usually I would eat meat, meat, and
just meat... eheh.What was your philosophy of life? Do you remember any old sayings you
can tell me? To do my best for others and respect their thoughts, stay honest, single, and
young. I remember teenagers saying things like "don't trust anyone over 30" and that's
what they just did. Everyone rebelled against their parents. I guess there were so many
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