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Canadian Textile and Chemical Union

  • RC0150
  • Corporate body
  • [195-?]-1992

The workers at Artistic Woodwork Co. staged a four month strike in Toronto in 1973. Strike issues included the rights of immigrant workers to organize, the use of undercover strike breakers, and the role of the police. There were 108 arrests during the strike, including strike supporters such as a United Church minister. An agreement was eventually reached but within three years a decertification vote was held. In 1992 the CTCU joined the Canadian Auto Workers as Local 40.

Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 5167 (Hamilton, ON)

  • RC0135
  • Corporate body
  • 2000-

Local 5167 consists of seven units, from DARTS, Macassa and Wentworth Lodges, Royal Botanical Gardens, Good Shepherd Centres, Hamilton International Airport and the City of Hamilton with both outside and inside working groups. This Local came about from the merger of the working groups from Town of Dundas, Town of Stoney Creek, Town of Flamborough, Town of Glanbrook, City of Hamilton, Hamilton International Airport and the organizing of Good Shepherd Centres –Women’s Services in early 2000. Union members of this local previously belonged to either Local 5 or Local 167.

Canadian Union of Public Employees. Local 167 (Hamilton, Ont.)

  • RC0726
  • Corporate body
  • 1952-2000

This local was established in November 1952 as the Hamilton Municipal Employees' Association of the National Union of Public Employees. The latter union merged with the National Union of Public Employees in 1963 to form the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Local 167 represents the workers of the Macassa Lodge and the Wentworth Lodge Nursing Homes. These workers include nursing assistants, cleaning and kitchen staff, and health-care assistants. In 2000 Local 167 joined with Local 5 to form Local 5167.

Canadian Union of Public Employees. Local 2151 (Hamilton, Ont.)

  • RC0731
  • Corporate body
  • [1979?]-

Local 2151 consists of employees (drivers and mechanical workers) of Travelways School Transit Ltd. with offices in both Burlington, Ont. and Stoney Creek, Ont. The company was taken over by Laidlaw Transit Ltd. (Hamilton Division) in 1991.

Canadian Union of Public Employees. Local 37 (Hamilton, Ont.)

  • RC0757
  • Corporate body
  • 1953-[1963?]

Members of the Laundry Workers Union of Hamilton, Ont. were formerly represented by American Federation of Labor. On 29 January 1953 they formed their own local (Local 37) assisted by the Canadian Congress of Labour. By 1957 they were represented by the National Union of Public Service Employees, which joined with the National Union of Public Employees in 1963 to form the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

Canadian Union of Public Employees. Local 5 (Hamilton, Ont.)

  • RC0134
  • Corporate body
  • 1945-2000

Local 5 members are employees of the City of Hamilton, the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, Royal Botanical Gardens, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Mount Hope Airport, and Third Sector Recycling.

City of Hamilton workers were first organized in 1918 as part of the American Federation of Labour. In April 1933 the organization moved to the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada as the Civic Maintenance Association, number 33. It joined the Canadian Congress of Labour on 25 April 1943, as the Hamilton Civic Employees Union, without a local number. It received its local designation 5 when it joined the National Organization of Civic Utilities and Electrical Workers on 1 January 1945. Local 5 joined with the National Union of Public Service Employees (NUPSE) on 11 September 1953 which in turn joined with the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) to form the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) on 24 September 1963. In 2000 Local 5 joined with Local 167 to form Local 5167.

For a more extensive history, see Ed Thomas, The Crest of the Mountain: The Rise of CUPE Local Five in Hamilton (1995). The book has been catalogued for Research Collections; a second copy can be found in the fonds.

Canadian Youth Congress

  • RC0315
  • Corporate body
  • 1935-1942

The youth congress movement in Canada originated with a small group of individuals in Toronto, Ont. This group held a preliminary conference there in 1935. It, in turn, led to the first Canadian Youth Congress (CYC), called to discuss major youth concerns: peace, employment and education. As a result of this meeting, activities were initiated in larger centres toward the establishment of similar councils. The first national meeting of the CYC occured in Ottawa, Ont. in May 1936 and prepared delegates for the World Youth Congress held in Geneva later that summer. Out of the Ottawa meeting came the Declaration of Rights of Canadian Youth, resolutions on Canadian youth and world peace, and the proposed Canadian Youth Act. The second Canadian Youth Congress in Montreal, Que. in May 1937 saw a drive to broaden the scope of the movement and to involve participation from French-Canadian youth. Annual conferences were held from 1936 to 1940. CYC members continued to speak out against the rising tide of fascism and to work for Canadian youth until 1942.

Canniff, William

  • RC0294
  • Person
  • 1830-1910

William Canniff was a physician, medical educator, author, school administrator, and civil servant, born 20 June 1830 in Thurlow townships, Upper Canada.

See Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 13, pp. 156-9 for a detailed biographical sketch.

Canron Ltd.

  • ARCHIVES237
  • Corporate body

The members of Local 2940 are employees of Canron Ltd., Foundry Division

Carlyle, Thomas

  • RC0250
  • Person
  • 1795-1881

Thomas Carlyle, historian, biographer, essayist and translator, born in Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire on 4 December 1795. He was educated at Annan Academy and at the University of Edinburgh. His great work was a six volume history of Frederick the Great, published between 1858-65. He died in London on 4 February 1881.

Carron, F.B.

  • RC0572
  • Person
  • 1870-1935

Dr. Frederick Burke Carron was born in Belleville, Ontario on November 3, 1870. He graduated from medicine at McGill University in 1896. Following graduation, he spent a year as an assistant surgeon at the Royal Victoria Hospital under the direction of Dr. James Bell. Eager to continue his studies, Carron traveled to England to pursue post-graduate work. He received degrees as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London. During the Boer War, he enlisted in the Duke of Wellington's 3rd West Riding Regiment.

After the Boer War, and some extended traveling in Europe, Carron returned to Belleville and established a private practice. With World War I underway, he enlisted for active service with the Canadian Army Medical Corps. He served for a short time as medical officer to the 39th Battalion stationed in Belleville. From there he was appointed inspector of military hospitals in the Shorncliffe and Kent area in England. In September 1916 he was promoted to deputy assistant director of medical services for the Shorncliffe area. After numerous requests, on August 22, 1917, Carron was granted a transfer and made medical officer in charge of the 2nd Canadian Divisional Engineers. He accompanied his division to Passendale, Amiens, Arras and Cabrie.

In 1918 Carron was called back to England to re-enter hospital work. On December 25, 1918, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and was appointed second in command of one of the largest Canadian special hospitals in England, Monk's Horton near Folkstone. Dr. Carron returned to Canada in 1919 and resumed his private practice in Belleville until his death in August 1935.

Case, Everett James

  • RC0496
  • Person
  • 1884-

Everett James Case was born in 1884. He grew up in St. Catharines and went on to become a successful banker in Toronto. Case later became involved with the artifact collection began by his father Charles A. Case. The initial collection was acquired through purchase and trade. The collection contains archaeological specimens from sites primarily in southern Ontario. Other areas include: Mexico, Saskatchewan, southwest British Columbia and Quebec. The collection contains 63 ethnographic items along with 810 artifacts. He bought various collections, including that of J. Hugh Hammond, Orillia barrister circa 1900-1912. When he died, the collection initially went to the small museum in Dundas, but was later sent to McMaster University via President George P. Gilmour. The Case artifact collection was donated to McMaster University in 1956. Choice items were put on display in Gilmour Hall, but in 1969 the display case was broken into, and many artifacts were stolen.

Catlin, George Edward Gordon

  • RC0310
  • Person
  • 1896-1979

George Edward Gordon Catlin was born in Liverpool, England in 1896, the son of an Anglican clergyman. He had no formal schooling until the age of thirteen when he began attendance at St. Paul's school, London, and later obtained a scholarship to study history at New College, Oxford. An early volunteer during the First World War, his services were rejected until 1918. During the interim period he served in the liquor traffic department of the Central Control Board, beginning research upon the liquor question to which he was to return a decade later.

After a brief period with the army in Belgium he returned to Oxford where, during only a year and a half of study, he obtained his M.A. and won three major prizes, for one of which he wrote an essay on the political thought of Thomas Hobbes. The essay was subsequently published and it shifted Catlin's focus of study from the more traditional paths of history to a field as yet almost unexplored in Britain, that of political science. In America, however, the science of politics had already won recognition as a respectable object of academic study and it was to Cornell University in New York state that Catlin went to teach and to complete his ambitious doctoral thesis, published in 1926 as The Science and Method of Politics, to be followed in 1929 by A Study of the Principles of Politics. An Assistant Professor of Politics at Cornell by the age of 28 and subsequently twice Acting Chairman, in 1926 he was appointed Director of the National Commission (Social Research Council) to study the impact of prohibition in the United States. His conclusions were subsequently published in book form.

In 1925 Catlin wrote the first of many articles advocating the closest Anglo-American cooperation on every level, in fact organic union. Catlin's close connections with the United States did not end with his return to Britain in 1929, for he maintained a half time appointment at Cornell until 1935. The decision to finally leave the university where he had been happy and which had recognized the value of his work was precipitated by two concerns, one personal and the other professional. In the summer of 1925 Catlin had married the writer, Vera Brittain, who refused to move to Cornell on a permanent basis.

Catlin also had ambitions in the area of practical politics. Between 1928 and 1931 Catlin was attached to the personal staff of Sir Oswald Mosley, a period before Mosley had made his final break with the Labour Party. From 1929 onward Catlin attempted to win a suitable Labour Party nomination and he unsuccessfully stood for Brentford in 1931 and for Sunderland in 1935. In 1929 he assisted H.G. Wells, Arnold Bennett and other literati in establishing The Realist magazine and between 1935 and 1937 he served on the executive of the Fabian Society. During the 1930s Catlin travelled abroad extensively, journeying to Germany where he witnessed the Dimitrov trial, with its sinister foreshadowing of what Nazism was to become, to Russia for a prolonged examination of the newly established Communist regime and to Spain during the depths of the Civil War. Throughout this period Catlin wrote a large number of journalistic pieces, principally for the Yorkshire Post.

He served on the campaign team of Presidential candidate Wendell Wilkie during 1940 and his book, One Anglo-American Nation appeared in 1941. In 1931 Catlin met Gandhi for the first time in London and he became an early advocate of Indian independence, visiting the sub-continent in 1946 and again in 1947 and publishing his tribute to the assassinated leader, In the Path of Mahatma Gandhi, during 1948. He lectured in Peking in 1947, served as Provost of Mar Ivanios College in Indiana in 1953-54 and a Chairman and Bronfman Professor in the Department of Economics and Political Science at McGill University between 1956 and 1960. His autobiography, on which he had worked sporadically since the end of the First World War, was finally published in 1972 as For God's Sake, Go. George Catlin and Vera Brittain had two children: Shirley Williams, the prominent British politician, and a son, John who died in 1987. Catlin remarried in 1971, a year after Vera's death. He died in 1979 at the age of 88.

Cecil, Henry

  • RC0047
  • Person
  • 1902-1976

Henry Cecil was the principal pseudonym for Judge Henry Cecil Leon who was born in Norwood Green Rectory, near London, England in 1902. He was called to the Bar in 1923, and served with the British Army during the Second World War. Later, appointed a County Court Judge in 1949, he served in this capacity until 1967. He died in 1976. The law and circumstances which surround it have been the source for many of Cecil's numerous short stories, books, and plays, and radio adaptations of his work.

Chisholm, A. G.

  • RC0125
  • Person
  • 1864-1943

Andrew Gordon Chisholm, K.C., was a London, Ont. lawyer. While still studying law, he joined the 7th Fusiliers and served as a lieutentant in the North-West Rebellion of 1885. He ran for Parliament after that as a Conservative but was defeated.

He was called to the bar in 1888 and made a K.C. in 1921. He acted as solicitor for the Six Nations of the Grand River for about forty years. During that time he recovered for them lands valued at $300,000 and some $35,000 in cash according to a letter of 14 April 1942 to the Deputy Minister of Justice. Chisholm died suddenly on 11 January 1943 at the age of 79 while a Petition of Right was still before the courts.

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