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Imperfect Union: Canadian Labour and the Left - Part 3 - Falling Apart and Getting Together ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB521946
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Arthur Hammond, John Spotton, John Taylor
Directors:  Arthur Hammond
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Issues, Civics, Documentary, Politics, Social Studies, World History
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1989
Running Time:  53:17


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World War II turns Canada into an industrial power, and creates a mass trade-union movement. Mackenzie King responds with unemployment insurance and full legal status for unions. In 1944, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation comes to power in Saskatchewan, under Tommy Douglas, the first socialist government in North America. With the formation of the Canadian Labour Congress in 1956, CCF and CLC energies are directed toward the formation of the New Democratic Party in 1961. Part 3 of the series.

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