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Ontario CCF-NDP Oral History Project collection
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Murdo Martin, Timmins, Jan. 3, 1986

Interview with Murdo Martin regarding the CCF. Side One: Overview of experience - development of ideas - union men and issues - Steel-mine-mill confrontation - CCF meetings, activities - Finnish, French-Canadian support - 50's decline. Side Two: anecdotal stories of 1950's & 1960's - personal motivation-helping others - anecdotal stories-Diefenbaker, Paul Martin - decline of the party in 1950's - idealism, cynicism, political reality - Kennedy, Nixon.

Campbell, Peter

Elmer McVey, Sudbury, Ontario, Dec. 30, 1985

Interview with Elmer McVey regarding the CCF. Side One: Elmer's father's involvment - union organizing in early 40's - Bob Carlin - French Canadians - Fumes control - CCF clubs-meetings - Kidd-Carlin: CCF-Mine-mill friction. Side Two: Communist involvement in Mine-Mill - CCF-NDP-50's, 60's, 70's - Present Day uniion activities.

Campbell, Peter

Cecil and May Seaman, Port Arthur, Ont., March 13, 1986

Interview with Cecil and May Seaman regarding the CCF. Side One: Introcuction to CCF and its ideas - May's mother's involvement - switch from Conservatives - CCF and security - elections of 1943 and 1945 - stealing of CCF program - CCF and labour's generational difference in union and non-union members - impetus of CCF members-what kept them going - Charles Cox. Side Two: forest industry - dream of the CCFers - Liberal adoption of the CCF platform - formation of NDP.

Campbell, Peter

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