From Protest to Power: Social Democracy in Canada 1900-Present

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James Lorimer & Company, Jan 1, 1992 - History - 168 pages
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This volume, first published in 1992, offers an account of the development of social democracy in Canada from its roots in labour politics and agrarian revolt to the rise of the NDP.

Social democratic governments in Canada have demonstrated that there are realistic alternatives to the business-oriented policies of the Liberals and Conservatives. This book shows how Canadians have developed and supported that alternative approach.

Norman Penner, an authority on the political Left in Canada, is particularly well qualified to describe its history and discuss its current status.
  

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97 "Division of Functions" between Caucus and trade unions

Contents

The Agrarian Revolt Revisited 19001930
20
Labour on the Road to Politics 19001930
38
The Third Party Revolt
52
The CCF and the War against Fascism
72
The Transition from CCF to NDP
87
The New Democratic Party in Quebec
104
The CCFNDP in Power
112
Socialism Then and Now
136
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NORMAN PENNER is a professor of political science at York University, Toronto. He is the author of The Canadian Left: A Critical Analysis and Canadian Communism: The Stalin Years and Beyond and editor of Winnipeg 1919 and Keeping Canada Together.

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