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  Social Credit Party of Alberta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Social Credit Party of Canada was originally strongest in Alberta, before developing a base in Quebec when Réal Caouette agreed to merge his Ralliement creditiste movement into the federal party.
The BC Social Credit Party formed the government for many years in neighbouring British Columbia, although this was effectively a coalition of right wing and centrist forces in the province that had no interest in social credit monetary policies.
Social Credit remained in the Legislature as the Official Opposition until the 1982 election, and then nearly disappeared from Alberta politics until the 1993 election.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Social_Credit_Party_of_Alberta   (921 words)

 Encyclopedia: Canadian social credit movement
Social Credit's first government in BC was a very small minority, but they were elected to a majority a year later.
The Social Credit government was defeated by the NDP in the 1991 election.
Social Credit was never able to form a provincial government in Quebec due to the near dominance of social conservative votes by the Union Nationale party from the 1930s into the 1960s.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Canadian-social-credit-movement   (3756 words)

 Social movement
Political science has developed an eloquent theory of social movements, highlighting the relation between popular movements and the formation of new political parties as well as discussing the function of social movements in relation to agenda setting and influence on politics.
Modern social movements became possible through the wider dissemination of literature, and increased mobility of labour due to the industrialisation of societies.
Usually, the labor movement and socialist movement of the late 19th century are seen as the prototypical social movements, leading to the formation of communist and social democratic parties and organisations.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/Social_movement.html   (965 words)

 History of Credit Unions
Credit unions were organized in many states, but the enacting of credit union legislation by the states did not keep pace with this growth.
The idea of credit unions was accepted and credit unions were organized in Jamaica from 1941, Trinidad and Tobago in the early forties and in Dominica from 1951.
Credit unions have now found a permanent place among financial institutions in the Caribbean and have grown in number to become the most popular type of co-operative in the Region.
www.rccu.net /credit_history.htm   (1310 words)

 The Social Credit Party In British Columbia, 1950-2000.
The actual theories of Social Credit were ignored during the campaign and from then on became irrelevant to the party itself, which preached itself as a free-enterprise alternative to socialism and the CCF.
Social Credit was reduced to seven as the NDP took office with fifty-one ad the resurgent Liberals became the official opposition with seventeen.
Social Credit had ended as quietly and ineffectually as it had began despite nearly forty years of uninterrupted and generally successful reign in British Columbia.
www.angelfire.com /bc/hinterland/wkquiz.html   (3236 words)

 Book Reviews - Social Discredit: Anti-Semitism, Social Credit and the Jewish Response.
Anti-Semitism was not a coincidental adjunct to this right-wing populist movement, but resided at the core of a paranoid vision of bankers and money-lenders swindling honest Canadians out of the wages of their toil.
Stingel's Social Discredit is constructed as a parallel history of two organizations: the Social Credit Party in Alberta (and beyond) and the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC).
Social Discredit is traditional organizational history in that it is based heavily in the archives of the two organizations, on the public press and on the organizations' own media.
www.quasar.ualberta.ca /css/Css_38_1/BRsocial_discredit.htm   (977 words)

 The Alberta Social Credit Party - Citizens Dividend
Social credit has a fundamentally different view on both the methods of, and reasons for, creating a national or citizen's dividend.
Social Credit believes that in the deepest sense, a paradigm shift, or entirely new way of looking at things, is required here.
Original social credit designs actually envision a system in which prices fall, and a somewhat bureaucratic process is put in place to compensate producers for this.
www.socialcredit.com /subpages_neo/dividend.htm   (1240 words)

 THE CCF THE ORIGINAL REFORM MOVEMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The original reform movement in the prairies was based on a labour farmer, socialist alliance against both the political and business monopolies that dominated the Canadian political economy.
But the Social Credit movement too had its roots in an earlier left wing populism that gave birth to the original 'reform' party the CCF (Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) the predecessor of the NDP.
Social Credit was seen as the new voice of rural urban resistance to the Eastern establishment, especially the banks.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/5202/ccf.htm   (1170 words)

 Credit Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Canadian social credit movement was by far the most notable, but the ideas also gained some lesser success in other countries.
One such country was New Zealand, where the Social Credit Party gained several seats in the national parliament, with 21% of the total votes at one election.
In England, the Kibbo Kift, a small breakaway from the Boy Scout movement, transformed itself into the Green Shirt Movement for Social Credit, a shirted paramilitary mass-movement, that marched, demonstrated and agitated in the 1930s for the introduction of a Social Credit system.
www.wwwtln.com /finance/56/credit-foundation.html   (1227 words)

 Articles - Social Credit Party of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Of the 20 Social Credit MPs elected in Quebec in 1963, 13 joined Caouette's Ralliement, five of the remaining seven ran in the next election as independents, and two joined the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.
The death of the Social Credit candidate in the riding of Frontenac, Quebec, resulted in the postponement of the election in that riding to March 24, 1980.
The true believers in social credit monetary theories continued to promote their beliefs through the short-lived Canada Party in the 1993 election and subsequently in the Canadian Action Party.
www.gaple.com /articles/Social_Credit_Party_of_Canada   (2134 words)

 The Alberta Social Credit Party - What is Social Credit?
Social Credit is the name given to a system of economic analysis and political philosophy by its originator, Major C.H.Douglas.
The name "Social Credit" is the title of one of a number of books that Douglas wrote in the early 1920's.
For a "National Credit Office" - to calculate on a statistical basis the amount of credit that should be circulating in the economy.
www.socialcredit.com /subpages_resources/whatis.htm   (1895 words)

 British Columbia Social Credit Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Although the party was ostensibly the British Columbia wing of the Canadian social credit movement, Bennett cast aside the party's social credit ideology in favour of a mixture of populism and conservatism.
Social Credit was defeated in the British Columbia general election, 19911991 election, and an NDP government was formed.
The Social Credit Party helped found the Unity Party, but left due to dissatisfaction with the way the party was run.
www.infothis.com /find/British_Columbia_Social_Credit_Party   (924 words)

 Anti-Semitism, Social Credit by James Pitsula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Social Discredit examines anti-Semitism in the Social Credit movement and the Jewish response to it, particularly that of the Canadian Jewish Congress.
Social Credit was based in Alberta, and most Jews in Canada lived in Toronto and Montreal.
Social Discredit is full of intriguing episodes, but typically the documentation is more complete on the Congress side than on the Social Credit side.
www.utpjournals.com /product/utq/711/jewish113.html   (638 words)

 Canadian Social Theory
By the 1990s, sociology was well established in Canadian universities, with enrollment in sociology being one of the larger undergraduate enrollments.
Canadians are often considered to be less individualistic and less entrepreneurial than people in the United States, and more reliant on the state.
In western Canada, the influence of the social gospel and agrarian protest movements all played an important role in social reforms, the development of cooperatives, political parties such as the CCF and Social Credit, and the development of community within western Canada.
leroy.cc.uregina.ca /~gingrich/250a403.htm   (6033 words)

 Canadian social credit movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Canadian social credit movement was a Canadian political movement originally based on the Social Credit theory of Major C. Douglas.
The ideology was embraced by the Reverend "Bible Bill" William Aberhart, who formed a party based on Douglas' ideology, and was elected Premier of Alberta in the 1935 provincial election, although he inserted strong Christian overtones into his platform.
The movement also caught on in Quebec, and although a Social Credit provincial government would never be elected, the Social Credit party soon became Quebec's majority in the federal parliament.
www.ukpedia.com /c/canadian-social-credit-movement.html   (332 words)

 << Journals Division of UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS >>   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Thanks to the Social Credit in Alberta series in the 1950s, the movement and the party have received a thorough analysis from a political perspective.
In Social Discredit, Stingel also looks at anti-Semitism from the perspective of those who were the recipients of racial slurs and accusations, by looking at the response of the Canadian Jewish Congress to Social Credit's malignity of Jews.
This addition is an important corrective to most studies of Canadian racism, she notes, where those discriminated against are silenced as much in the studies about them as they often seemed to be at the time.
www.utpjournals.com /jour.ihtml?lp=product/chr/823/social23.html   (613 words)

 Social factors (from social movement) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
An important task of the student of social movements is to identify those conditions under which social movements are most likely to arise.
While the existence of widespread poverty and suffering might seem sufficient to give rise to efforts at reform, it must be emphasized again that some basis for hope must also exist to stir people to make the effort.
The social services have flourished in the 20th century as ideas of social responsibility have developed and spread.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-25287?tocId=25287   (982 words)

 World Council of Credit Unions - WOCCU
Credit Union Central of Canada is the national trade association and finance facility for Canada's 700 plus credit unions.
It promotes the sustainable growth of credit unions and financial cooperatives across the globe.
As instruments of economic and social development, World Council, its regional confederations, and national member organizations in 91 countries with 43,147 member credit unions serve more than 136 million people worldwide.
www.woccu.org /press/press_rel/pressr.php?pressr_id=21   (320 words)

 Social Credit Party - The Women of Aspenland
He abandoned many of the party's social credit policies, purged the party of the "Douglasites" (many of whom were starting to express anti-Semitic leanings) and transformed it into a more right-wing party.
In line with his Social Credit theories, he argued that the patriarchal system had failed to protect women and their private sphere and, therefore, women had the right, and even the duty, to enter the public sphere and fight for a more caring, maternal world.
In addition, he explains how the ideal image of the Social Credit woman became that of the wife of the Social Credit man; the epitome of which was Mrs.
www.albertasource.ca /aspenland/eng/society/activism_politics_socred.html   (1227 words)

 MSN Encarta - Further Reading - Alberta
This study of Alberta politics explains why Albertans were the first to embrace the Social Credit movement.
Accessible synthesis of western Canadian history with insights into Alberta's social, political, and economic development.
Traces the transformation of northern Alberta after 1890 and the economic activities, social life, and institutions that characterized the region's development.
encarta.msn.com /readings_761552877/Alberta.html   (132 words)

 Social Credit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
One such country was New Zealand, where the Social Credit Party (New Zealand) Social Credit Party gained several seats in the national parliament, with 21% of the total votes at one election.
In England, the Kindred of the Kibbo KiftKibbo Kift, a small breakaway from the Boy Scout movement, transformed itself into the Green Shirt Movement for Social Credit/, a shirted paramilitary mass-movement, that marched, demonstrated and agitated in the 1930s for the introduction of a Social Credit system.
Social Credit theory proposes that because the amount of money available under capitalism is necessarily lower than the total cost of goods produced, there will always be insufficient money to pay a realistic, sustainable price.
www.infothis.com /find/Social_Credit   (1256 words)

 Mason Credit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A credit card is different from a debit card in that the credit card issuer lends the consumer money rather than having the money removed from an account.
Pollution credit'', sometimes called pollution permits or pollution certificates''' are pollution rights as used in emissions trading.
Social Credit was originally an economic theory developed by Scottish engineer Major C. Douglas.
www.wwwtln.com /finance/122/mason-credit.html   (1227 words)

 Canada Election 2004 Voter Guide: Political Parties - Abolitionist Party of Canada
However, the supply of credit has tended to increase, not decrease, over time: though credit is destroyed by the repayment of principal, banks tend to create and lend out at least as much new credit as is repaid and destroyed.
Turmel has argued that the LETS system he advocates is an anti-usury form of the Social Credit system, and that it follows from the ideas of Louis Even.
Then one day, a Social Credit manual washes ashore and they realize that he hadn't printed the interest and there was no way they could repay it.
www.mondopolitico.com /elections/canada2004/parties/abolitionist.htm   (1033 words)

 Important Canadian Politicians
A former Baptist preacher, he fused the statist economic theories of the Social Credit philosophy with religious populism and became a popular leader during the depression.
He is credited with inspiring the modern Canadian healthcare system and was named the Greatest Canadian of all time in a recent CBC poll.
She, and four other prominent female Canadians ("the Famous Five") took the government to court in 1927 over the fact that women could not be appointed to the Senate of Canada.
www.filibustercartoons.com /politicians.php   (2447 words)

 Banksters steal from us. Social Credity System. A debt money system. Myth of gold exposed.
In the right hand column are the credits which increase your account; to the left are the debits which substract from your account.
The five were now Social Crediters: money and credit were now not more mysterious to them than they were to Oliver.
Above all, they made sure to take back with them the album "The First Year of Social Credit" which had proven to be their salvation from the hands of the financier, Oliver, and which had illumined their minds with an inextinguishable light.
www.lawyerdude.8k.com /credit.html   (6167 words)

 Social Credit Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The term Social Credit Party has been used by a number of political parties.
For the various Canadian parties, see the Canadian social credit movement article.
\n*''For the now-renamed New Zealand party, see the Social Credit Party (New Zealand) article.
encyclopedia.codeboy.net /wikipedia/s/so/social_credit_party.html   (66 words)

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