Saturday, August 5, 2017

Summary of Policies - Ontario Federation of Labour 1957-1972

Vintage Leftist Leaflet Project

See the end of this post for details on the project.

Leaflet: Summary of Policies - Ontario Federation of Labour 1957-1972

A very interesting booklet for students of Canadian labour and political history, this one summarizes all the policies adopted by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) between 1957 - 1972.

The policies are divided by type and include the date and the location of the convention at which they were adopted.

There are lots of important and still relevant planks from calling for free education and textbooks to calling for public auto insurance. While some of the language used is dated, many of the policies were also in the forefront of movements at the time, such as calling for full abortion rights. 

As the booklet is rather lengthy, today we are posting the first half. The second half will be posted later this week.

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When The Left Chapter began part of what I wanted to do on the blog was to show and highlight vintage public leftist election/political leaflets and booklets. While many of these have been offered with commentary to date, a very large collection of hundreds of them from several different sources remains and to preserve these often quite rare documents we will be posting them on a regular (almost daily) basis now often without or with minimal commentary so that people may have access to them as quickly as possible as an historical resource. 

While these will all be leaflets from a variety of different leftist viewpoints and countries, they are being posted as an historical/study resource and the views or opinions expressed in them do not necessarily reflect the views of this blog or blogger.

All of these posts (as well as posts made to date) will be listed on the page: Vintage Communist/Socialist Leaflets (which is still being updated with past posts).

If you have any public, vintage leaflets or booklets you would like to contribute to this project please contact us via

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