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Accession Number: 93-1011

Title

Labour-Progressive Party flyersand pamphlets collection. -- 1945-1957. -- 1 folder.

Biography / History

The Labour-Progressive Party (LPP) was representativeof the working classes in Canada. The Labour Party based its ideason the Trade and Labour Congress which was formed in 1900. Sub-groupssuch as the National Federation of Labour Youth were organizedto help different age groups of the working class. During thewar with Korea, Monica Felton, a LLP supporter travelled to Koreato see first hand the war atrocities which had been committedagainst the people of Korea. When she returned to Canada she issueda booklet detailing her trip and what she saw. The LLP supportedpeace so that Canadians could acquire job security and raise theirstandard of living. The Party advocated a free and independentCanada from American domination. It was dedicated to peace andfriendship with all the world where the democratic will of thepeople decided their destiny. It offered freedom from fear ofunemployment in which the right to work was guaranteed. It wantedto offer a secure homeland for all from birth to ripe old age.

Custodial History

Unknown

Scope and Content

This collection consists of eight pamphletsrelating to the Labour-Progressive Party.

Notes

Title based on content of collection.

This collection donated from an unknown source.

Restrictions: N

Associated material located at the NationalArchives of Canada and the Archives of Ontario.

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