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"Telford Time" and the Populist Origins of the CCF in British Columbia

Document type Article
Author McDonald, Robert A. J.
Journal Labour / Le Travail
Volume 71
Date 2013 Spring
ISSN 0700-3862
Pages 87-100


The article focuses on the Canadian political party the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) in British Columbia (BC) and how it promoted populism and socialism within the province during the 1930s. The author explores the role of party founder Lyle Telford in the CCF movement, discusses how the CCF won the provincial vote in 1933, and examines the CCF's successor party the New Democratic Party (NDP).