Bob White on free trade, February 1988

Bob White opposed Canada-U.S. free trade
Bob White opposed Canada-U.S. free trade. CBC.ca image.

Free trade is a timely topic in 2017 as Canada renegotiates NAFTA with the United States and Mexico. Back in 1998, Bob White was prominent ilabour leader in a citizens’ movement opposing the Free Trade Agreement with the United States.  White made this speech to the convention of the United Fisherman and Allied Workers Union in Vancouver early in 1988.

 “We must defeat the free trade deal . . .”   Continue reading Bob White on free trade, February 1988

A.A. Heaps on Jewish exclusion, January 1939

CCF MP A.A. Heaps on Canada's excluding Jewish refugees
As Hitler attacked the Jews in the 1930s many of them sought refuge in other countries, including Canada. This country turned them away. That was deeply painful to A. A. Heaps, a CCF MP from Winnipeg, who rose to criticize the government’s inaction. Heaps was one of the few Jewish Members of Parliament.

“Never have human beings been treated so barbarously” Continue reading A.A. Heaps on Jewish exclusion, January 1939