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Updated: 2022-05-16

On the Centennial of the October (Bolshevik) Revolution: A Canticle

Document type Article
Author Clarke, George Elliott
Journal Labour / Le Travail
Volume 81
Date 2018 Spring
ISSN 1911-4842
Pages 241-243


This poem describes the conditions that lead to the Great October Socialist Revolution that took place in Russia in the year 1917. The Russian Revolution was foundational to the labour and social reforms that took place in Canada in the same era (Winnipeg general strike) and over the course of the next 100 years (healthcare, unions, and credit unions).