Fonds RC0124 - National Committee for Independent Canadian Unions

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National Committee for Independent Canadian Unions

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  • 1971-1982 (Creation)

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25 cm of textual records

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The National Committee for Independent Canadian Unions, based in Toronto, was formed in 1973 and operated until 1976. One of the donors of the fonds, Terence W. Barker, wrote of the organization: "it operated ... as a fellow traveller of the Canadian Liberation Movement (Marxist/Leninist/Maoist). Not surprisingly, perhaps, it was dissention-ridden from start to finish." Barker believes he was the last official spokesperson for the National Committee at the founding congress in Ottawa in October 1976 of the Canadian Voice for Independence, one of the successor organizations to the National Committee for Independent Canadian Unions. Barker also included some records of other associations either affiliated with the National Committee or of which Barker was a member, including the North York High School Teachers' Association, 1976-1982 and the Metropolitan Association of Supply Teachers, 1971-1975.

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The fond consists of minutes, correspondence, financial documents, membership lists, news letters and circulars. Also included is biographical material he collected on Ralph Ellis and Doug Carr. Ralph Ellis was expelled from the Hamilton and District Labour Council in 1971.

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The first accrual arrived in August 1982 in two shipments. There was a second, much smaller accrual at an unknown later date. The donors of the first accrual were Terence Barker and James Deahl. The second shipment in August 1982 came from Barker.


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