Independent Labour Party

INDEPENDENT LABOUR PARTY (ILP), formerly the FEDERATED LABOUR PARTY, was an alliance of the non-communist left formed in 1926 largely through the efforts of Angus MacINNIS. At the onset of the Depression, the ILP attracted increased support; MacInnis was elected to the House of Commons on its platform in 1930. As the Depression deepened, the party moved further left and in 1932 renamed itself the Socialist Party of Canada. Leading figures included Ernest and Harold WINCH, Lyle TELFORD and...

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