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CPC(M-L)Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist)
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THE DIFFERENTIATED WEAVE of the Canadian historiography was always recognized, but it has only been in the last few years that historians sympathetic to the Communist Party of Canada have presented the historiography in crudely oppositional terms.
There is some allusion to the movement's role as a conduit for Communist Party of Canada activism but no mention of infamous defector, John Hladun.
There were a few diehard Communists in the area as well as some Communist Party of Canada organizers who truly believed that the Farmers' Unity League in northeastern Alberta would prove to be the focal point for a successful revolution.
In 1931 eight members of the Communist Party of Canada (CPC) were found guilty of violating Section 98 of the Criminal Code of Canada and the CPC was classified as an unlawful organization.
In 1943 Cochrane wrote a 135-page Memorandum on the Communist Party of Canada. Addressed to the Minister of Justice, it explained the party's history in Canada and made recommendations on how these dissenters should be treated.
The activities of the Communist Party of Canada, or at least their public face, were radically transformed by Prime Minister R.
The Finns' reputation as radicals, union activists and communist sympathisers also meant that they were an obvious target of the anti-communist mood which in 1931 saw the outlawing of the Communist Party of Canada. In the same period, Canada embarked on mass expulsions of unwanted people, amounting to some 25,000 between 1930 and 1937.
John Manley states that Cacic was "a minor party functionary who had been in the wrong place at the wrong time." Further, Dennis Molinaro observes that Cacic was arrested only because he was at the office of the Workers' Unity League when the RCMP raided it: "Cacic's RCMP security file confirms that the service had no information on him before the trial." See Manley, "'Audacity, audacity, still more audacity': Tim Buck, The Party, and the People, 1932-1939," Labour/Le Travail 49 (Spring 2002): 1; Molinaro, "'A Species of Treason?': Deportation and Nation-Building in the Case of Tomo Cacic, 1931-1934," Canadian Historical Review 91, 1 (2010): 70; Canada's Party of Socialism: History of the Communist Party of Canada, 1921-1976 (Toronto: Progress Books, 1982), 76.
"Communists Love Canada": The Communist Party of Canada, the 'People' and the Popular Front, 1933-1939.
The strong ANC presence in Toronto, and its connections with the Communist Party of Canada, led to the formation of Canadians Concerned with Southern Africa (CCSA).
The Communist Party of Canada (CPC) was formed in 1921, with the most leftist of the SPC stalwarts at its core.
By the early 1920s, the Communist Party of Canada (CPC) had replaced British-born labour militants of 1919 as the most likely focus of Section 98 prosecutions.
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