Co-operative Commonwealth Federation adopts the Regina Manifesto

June 15, 2017

First national convention of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

First national convention of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) Party, 1933. Library and Archives Canada, c029298

1933

At its first national convention, in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1933, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) adopted a series of policies and principles known collectively as the Regina Manifesto. Decrying “glaring inequalities of wealth and opportunity” in Canada, it called for state-funded health and unemployment insurance, old-age security, the right to unionize, and increased public-housing expenditures. The CCF was disbanded and replaced by the New Democratic Party in 1961.

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