Communist Party of Canada

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Communist Party of Canada

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Other form(s) of name

  • Labor-Progressive Party
  • CPC
  • LPP

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Description area

Dates of existence

1921-

History

"The Communist Party of Canada was founded in 1921. We have a proud, 90 year history of fighting for a socialist future for Canada. We are a small party with big ideas. The Communist Party is a registered Federal political party, and we have successfully campaigned for that democratic right, and pushed forward the legal rules on political parties in Canada. But the Communist Party is a very different type of organization from the other political parties in Canada and is active in much more than elections."

"In fighting for fundamental change, the Communists express the ideals of vast numbers of Canadians who aspire to a new, humane social order free from exploitation and oppression. In this sense we cherish and promote the highest quality of the working class – devotion to the liberating socialist cause, the cause of human freedom and happiness. We seek to cultivate this humanist ethic among the working people. Since the founding of the Communist Party of Canada in 1921, Canadian communists have held high the banner of peace, Canadian independence, democracy and socialism. They have always stood with the struggles of the workers and farmers for a better life, often providing leadership for those struggles. Today we are ninety five years stronger as a Party — still growing, developing, active and relevant."

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Authority record identifier

MRUASC-AR0014

Institution identifier

Mount Royal University Archives and Special Collections

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created December 6, 2017 by RP.

Language(s)

  • English

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Sources

Communist Party of Canada. "About." Accessed February 2, 2018.
http://communist-party.ca/about-the-cpc

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