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Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

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The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF; Fédération du Commonwealth Coopératif, FCC); from 1955 the Social Democratic Party of Canada (Parti social démocratique du Canada), was a federal democratic socialist and social-democratic political party in Canada. The CCF was founded in 1932 in Calgary, Alberta, by a number of socialist, agrarian, co-operative, and labour groups, and the League for Social Reconstruction. In 1944, the CCF formed one of the first social-democratic governments in North America when it was elected to form the provincial government in Saskatchewan. The full, but little used, name of the party was Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (Farmer-Labour-Socialist). In 1961, the CCF was succeeded by the New Democratic Party (NDP). History Origins The CCF aimed to alleviate the suffering that workers and farmers, the ill and the old endured under capitalism, seen most starkly during the Great Depression, through the creation of a Co-operative C
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