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

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James Lorimer & Company, 1992 - History - 168 pages
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


The Agrarian Revolt Revisited 19001930
Labour on the Road to Politics 19001930
The Third Party Revolt
The CCF and the War against Fascism
The Transition from CCF to NDP
The New Democratic Party in Quebec
The CCFNDP in Power
Socialism Then and Now

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NORMAN PENNER was 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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