By Aloysius Balawyder
This research, in line with data only in the near past made to be had, examines Canada’s family members with the Soviet Union among the 1st and moment global wars. It indicates how Canada’s coverage in the direction of Russia used to be motivated via the industrial and international rules of significant Britain, by means of the innovative guidelines of the Comintern, via financial pressures inside Canada and the Soviet Union, and by way of pressures from political and ethnic teams inside Canada. Professor Balawyder explores the connection among the Communist occasion of Canada and the Russian Comintern, and experiences the results of the actions of Canadian Communists on Canada’s political and advertisement dealings with Russia.
these attracted to Canada’s overseas kinfolk and within the heritage of left-wing political teams in Canada will locate this e-book a massive contribution to a box of research lengthy neglected.
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14 Sept. 1918. 10 Cahan evidently equated the iww with the Bolsheviks, whose objectives and methods seemed similar. The iww was openly active in the mining camps of Northern Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. 12 Significantly, it was generally acknowledged that the iww encouraged the formation of the One Big Union (OBU) whose main weapon was the general strike. 13 Sympathizers of the iww were annoyingly vocal in British Columbia. W. J. '16 A number of drastic measures to deal with the current radicalism in Canada were suggested to the minister of justice.
The postmaster general could arrest the spread of harmful literature by supervising the circulation of iww pamphlets. J. Caudon, was also in favour of firm measures in dealing with iww members. 20 Of the fourteen socialist groups, the Social Democratic party along with its newspaper, the Canadian Forward, was singled out by Cahan as the most dangerous to democratic ideals, since it spread Bolshevik doctrines and obstructed the war effort. '21 Cahan's fear of the Social Democratic party was not shared by all members of the Canadian government.
Part of this apathy was engendered by consistent rumours of war profiteering, inefficiency of government departments, and the growing resentment of conscription by farmers. 8 In subsequent reports Cahan intimated that the government's efforts were jeopardized by the activities of radical groups such as the iww, which attempted to create dissension among the generally peaceful ethnic groups of Canadians, namely, Russians, Ukrainians, and Finns. '9 Since the outbreak of the war, revolutionary groups of Russians, Ukrainians, and Finns had been organized into such associations as the Social Democratic party of Canada, the Ukrainian Revolutionary and the Russian Revolutionary parties.
Canadian-Soviet Relations Between the World Wars by Aloysius Balawyder