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A People’s Party Wins in Canada

by G.M. Cole — 1943

In the summer of 1932 a group of progressive men and women from all over Canada met in Calgary. They had no money, no prestige, no political power, no vested interests. But they had ideas and plans, and a vision of a better Canada. And they had the initiative and the courage to organize a new political party to establish a social order in which production, distribution, and service would be "organized for the common good rather than for private profit." Drastic wholesale reconstruction of the Canadian economy was needed and political power was essential. The Calgary meeting, only eleven years ago, laid the foundations for the organization of a new "third" party, the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1943, p. 60-61
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14460, Date Accessed: 7/22/2018 12:23:38 PM

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