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  Social Credit Party of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The party's leadership was subsequently won by the socially conservative Ontario evangelical minister Harvey Lainson, who defeated holocaust denier James Keegstra by 67 votes to 38 at a delegated convention in Toronto.
In the 1988 election, the party nominated 9 candidates: 6 in Quebec, 2 in Ontario, and one in BC.
The party failed to nominate at least fifty candidates for the 1993 election, and was dissolved by Elections Canada on September 27, 1993.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_Credit_Party_of_Canada   (2072 words)

 Canadian social credit movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_social_credit_movement   (1370 words)

 AllRefer.com - Social Credit (Canadian History) - Encyclopedia
Social Credit, economic plan in Canada, based on the theories of Clifford Hugh Douglas.
The program became highly influential in Alberta during the depression years, and the Social Credit party, led by William Aberhart, won a resounding victory in the provincial elections of 1935.
The Social Credit party that continues in British Columbia diverged from the doctrines of the original party early on.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/SocialCr.html   (320 words)

 The Alberta Social Credit Party - Party History
Western Canada was a tinderbox of unrest in the period from 1869 to 1905.
Social Credit, Socialism, Communism, and the Co-operative movements understood the real reasons for the social and economic problems, the burdensome, dictatorial and enslaving power and policies of the banking and business establishments, and the injustice that faced the people, but they differed in their solutions.
Socialism and Communism pushed for the centralized authoritarianism and the degrading and dehumanizing concept of a "hand out" and the dictatorial control by the new governmental bodies, explaining that people were not intelligent enough to be free to decide anything on their own.
www.socialcredit.com /history.htm   (3055 words)

Canada's first minority government was a result of the rise of the Progressive Party in western Canada.
Canada's constitutional law dealing with minority governments was altered in 1968 when Pearson's government was unexpectedly defeated on a matter of confidence.
On May_10, 2005, a motion was passed by the opposition parties in the House of Commons to instruct a committee to call for the dissolution of the government.
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 Social Credit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Social Credit is an economic theory and a social movement which started in the early 1920s.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Social_Credit   (1057 words)

 British Columbia Social Credit Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The party won the largest number of seats in the British Columbia general election, 19521952 provincial election under the interim leadership of a Reverend Haskell, who was brought in from Alberta to lead the party.
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.
www.infothis.com /find/British_Columbia_Social_Credit_Party   (924 words)

 Canadian Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Canadian Alliance's origins were in the Reform Party of Canada, which was founded in 1987 as a populist party but which moved to the right and became a conservative party shortly thereafter.
The party still failed to present a true challenge to the Liberal government, mostly due to inadequate support in central and eastern Canada.
On December 8, the party was officially registered with Elections Canada, and on March 20, 2004, former Alliance leader Stephen Harper was elected as leader of the new party.
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 Social Credit by Major Clifford Hugh Douglas
From those beginnings, the Alberta Social Credit Party was formed in 1935, with popular educator and radio preacher William Aberhart as its leader.
Under a "social credit" system, the extra dollars would be divided up and given to all citizens in equal portions as a "dividend".
The memberships of the parties ratified the agreement in principle in December of 2003, and the party was registered the "Conservative Party of Canada" in January of 2004.
www.mondopolitico.com /library/socialcredit/socialcredit.htm   (964 words)

 Big tent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Canada, the Liberal Party of Canada is not strongly ideological or regional, but is instead open to members with a wide range of views.
Canada provides two examples of how the adoption of a big tent approach has helped propel a formerly marginal party into broader electoral success, in the Green Party of Ontario and the (now-defunct) Social Credit Party of Canada.
Parties promoting only one narrow ideology have attracted marginal support at best, or have seen their issues adopted by one or both of the major parties in a big tent effort, effectively co-opting the issues and putting an end to the minor party; this happened to the Prohibition Party and the Populist Party.
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 THE CCF THE ORIGINAL REFORM MOVEMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
In 1929 representatives of the ACCL, the Socialist Party of Canada, the Social Democratic Party of Canada, the remnants of the Canadian Labour Party, the Fabian League for Social Reconstruction, members of the UFA as well as other farmers organizations formed the Western Conference of Labour Political Parties, to build a socialist, worker-farmer alliance.
Social Credit was seen as the new voice of rural urban resistance to the Eastern establishment, especially the banks.
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 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)

 Social Credit: not  Socialism, not a political party
And in 1939, a Commission of nine theologians appointed by the Bishops of Quebec found that Social Credit was not tainted with Socialism nor Communism, and was worthy of close attention.
Social Credit did not fail in Alberta, for the simple reason that it was never tried: all the attempts to implement Social Credit policies were opposed and defeated by a centralized power.
As Douglas said, if Social Credit was absurd and worthless as an effective answer to the Great Depression of the period, the best way to have this demonstrated would have been to permit the Government of Alberta to go ahead with a Social Credit policy.
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Canada Political Culture: Less deferential than that of Great Britain but not as strongly anti-authoritarian as that of the United States - strong participant and subject orientation.
The New Democratic Party is a more far-left socialist party and is the third largest national party and has headed two provincial governments.
The Social Credit party in western Canada, despite its name and its emphasis on government initiative in economic development, is widely regarded as pro- business and socially conservative.
www.isu.edu /~andesean/canada.htm   (477 words)

 Preston Manning and the Reform Party
This book depicts the Reform Party at the time when it was trying to shed its historical associations with Social Credit, its image as a personal vehicle of Preston Manning, and its limitations as a regional organization, and was making a bid for national salience and power.
Although the Social Credit Party called for a complete reform of the capitalist system and the CCF originally called for its abolition and replacement by socialism, the one thing the two movements had in common was their populist roots.
To members of ethnic minorities [I say] that the Reform Party of Canada is the only federal party that stands for abandoning the definition of Canada as an "equal partnership between the French and the English"--a definition that relegates you to the status of second-class citizens.
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 Canadian Alliance - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Alliance was created out of the United Alternative initiative launched by the Reform Party and several provincial Tory parties as a vehicle to merge with the Progressive Conservatives.
Two MPs did not rejoin, however: Inky Mark chose to remain outside of caucus, and eventually joined the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, and the scandal-plagued Jim Pankiw was rejected when he applied for readmission to the Alliance caucus.
On October 15, 2003, the Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party announced that they would unite to form a new party, called the Conservative Party of Canada.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /canadian_alliance.htm   (1342 words)

 The Alberta Social Credit Party
The Alberta Social Credit Party is neither a "right-wing" nor a "left-wing" political party.
Social Credit seeks to return government to the people by allowing individuals, not "big business" or "big government," to control decisions which affect them.
The Alberta Social Credit Party is unveiling a plan to help return control of agriculture to the family farm.
www.socialcredit.com   (1320 words)

 Social Credit Party --  Encyclopædia Britannica
French Parti du Crédit Social minor Canadian political party founded in 1935 by William Aberhart in Alberta and based on British economist Clifford Douglas's Social Credit theory.
Vander Zalm, William N. (born 1934), Canadian public official, born in Noordwykerhout, Z.H. Holland; elected mayor of Surrey 1969; elected provincial legislator 1975 (Social Credit); appointed minister of human resources 1975; appointed minister of municipal affairs and minister responsible for the Urban Transit Authority 1978; appointed minister of education and minister responsible for...
The Reform party of Canada was founded in Winnipeg, Man., in October 1987, and Preston Manning, a key organizer of the association, was elected leader of the new party.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9068441?tocId=9068441   (743 words)

 Social Credit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
Social Credit was originally an economic theory developed by Scottish engineer Major C. Douglas.
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)

 Freedom Party of Canada: Home
Memberships continue to come in; a slate of competent party Officers is now running the machine; the policies of the party have been developed and adopted; and the constitution of the party has been finalized.
Some want it to be a party that favours less government involvement in the economy, but that also is intolerant of social changes that jar their religious sensibilities.
Some want it to be a party that goes the opposite way: that uses the power of government for purposes of social engineering and intervention in the economy (usually, to benefit a handful of Canadian business interests).
www.freedomparty.ca /htm/en/home.htm   (832 words)

 Social Credit on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Identity violations spur changes to Fair Credit Reporting Act: large-scale thefts of Social Security numbers and credit report data have been making the national news lately as identity crooks become more...
Credit reports now available for free in Southern states.
SCF is helping to improve household resources through income generation schemes and credit networks for poor rural families.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/SocialC1r.asp   (630 words)

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Has enumerated powers similar to those of House of Representatives in U.S. Upper house, the Senate, is composed of 105 Senators who are appointees of provincial and municipal governments and has advisory powers but cannot block legislation of the lower house.
The Social Credit party in western Canada, despite its name and its emphasis on government initiative in economic development, is widely regarded as pro-business and socially conservative.
The division is very similar to that existing in the U.S. with two differences that give Canadian provinces more power than their U.S. counterparts--whereas the U.S. states have unspecified "reserved powers" (Amendment X) that can be whittled away by the national government's "implied powers" (Art.
www.isu.edu /~andesean/canada.txt   (574 words)

 CNN.com - Canada picks leader in-waiting - Nov. 15, 2003
Martin's father died in 1992 after a 33-year political career in which he was known as a champion of social legislation, but failed twice to become Liberal leader and prime minister.
In Canada's political system, the head of the majority party in Parliament is prime minister.
Martin won the party leadership with 94 percent of the 3,453 ballots counted in a race so lopsided that only one opponent stuck it out until the end.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/americas/11/15/canada.newleader.ap   (760 words)

 AH Challenge: Strong Social Credit Party in USA - AlternateHistory.com Discussion Board
Social Credit parties also popped up in Australia and New Zealand.
The challenge here is to establish a successful Social Credit party in the US no earlier than 1928.
possible presidents of this TL the POD is both parties imploding and a leftist Progressive party and the Social Credit party emerging.
www.alternatehistory.com /discussion/showthread.php?t=4686   (327 words)

 The British Columbia Social Credit Party - Le parti crédit social de la columbie-britannique   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The British Columbia Social Credit Party is open to all the people.
The British Columbia Social Credit Party members believe in responsible open government, special treatment for none and equal opportunities for all.
The General Election is over, the British Columbia Social Credit Party and her candidates would like to thank the supporters and the general public for their concerns and support.
www.bcsocialcredit.bc.ca   (238 words)

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