The "western exceptionalist" position, most fully evoked by Bercuson, is buttressed by the split that occurred at the September 1918 Quebec City convention of the TLCC.
At the convention, a caucus of western delegates decided to hold a meeting prior to the next convention of the TLCC, setting in motion the process that culminated in Calgary, Alberta in March 1919.
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Representing the TLCC at the meetings of the MSRCC between 1908 and 1915 were a number of presidents including Montreal Labour MP Alphonse Verville, William Glockling, BC socialist J.
Clergymen representing the MSRCC were also welcomed at the annual meetings of the TLCC.
Although the TLCC initially endorsed the prohibition of Sunday street cars in Toronto in 1891, it was the conservative wing of the TLCC that joined forces with the LDA, workers in Toronto were strongly opposed to this prohibition.
An even greater obstacle undermining this alliance was the powerful opposition of radical members of the TLCC in the West.
In 1947, Percy Bengough of the TLCC
said charity would be unnecessary if there were a complete social security system: Provincial Archives of Nova Scotia (PANS), MG 20, United Way of Halifax-Dartmouth Papers, vol.
For these reasons, the international unions largely supplanted Canadian national unions and came to dominate the TLCC.
They supported the establishment of city labour councils, provincial federations of labour, and the TLCC.
Some of them stood as candidates in elections and the TLCC supported the idea of a separate labour party in 1899, 1906, and 1917, but it left the setting up of the party to the provincial sections and the initiative was stalled by the lack of interest among international unions.
At the end of the 19th century, there was support from some union leaders for state intervention to protect unionism and promote collective bargaining and the TLCC passed resolutions advocating voluntary or compulsory arbitration.