CANADA: Right Turn

"No CCF government will rest content until it has eradicated capitalism." Thus in 1933 the founders of Canada's socialist movement, the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation, set forth their party's basic political aim in their first manifesto. Last week, at a convention in Winnipeg, an older and wiser CCF gave up the goal of uprooting capitalism and adopted a new manifesto recognizing a definite "need for private enterprise."

Undiluted socialism seemed a cure-all to many Canadian voters in the depressed '305. and the CCF quickly became the strongest third-party movement ever launched in Canada. But in the prosperous postwar years, socialism's appeal...

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