Imperfect Union--Canadian Labour & the Left, Part 4: New Party, Old Problems*

  • 1989 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- vhs///
  • Follows the rollercoaster ride of the New Democratic Party fortunes under its first three leaders: Tommy Douglas, David Lewis and Ed Broadbent. In spite of the rise of big public sector unions, labor support proves less substantial than the NDP's founders had hoped. The negative public image of unions reflects on the party. In four major elections, 1979 to 1988, the Canadian Labour Congress mounts major campaigns for the party, with disappointing results. Another falling-out with labor occurs after the 1988 free trade election, and Broadbent steps down as leader. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Canadian Studies, History: Canadian, Labor Relations, Political Science: Canadian)