1st Legion of Utopia

July 22, 2021|
1st Legion of Utopia by James Davidge


The turmoil of the Great Depression galvanized Canadians to rise up and fight for improved labour conditions, social equality and universal healthcare. In the frontier city of Calgary, Holly Burnside and Brian Mah get involved with the founding of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, the first national party dedicated to the needs of workers and farmers.

Set amidst the riotous times of the Great Depression, 1st Legion of Utopia explores the forces surrounding the founding of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), the trail blazing party of first female Member of Parliament Agnes Macphail and Tommy Douglas, the leader most instrumental in Canada adopting what has become one of our defining policies – public health care The CCF went on to become the modern day NDP.

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Title:1st Legion of Utopia
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:July 22, 2021
Publisher:Renegade Arts Entertainment
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781988903606

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