Born Jan. 6,1891. Figure in the communist and workers’ movement of Canada.
Born in Great Britain, Buck immigrated to Canada in 1910. From 1910 to 1920 he was a metal craftsman, a worker in railroad shops, and a foreman in various cities of the USA and Canada. From 1921 to 1929 he was secretary of the Workers’ Unity League of Canada. In June 1921 he was one of the organizers of the Communist Party of Canada (CPC). From June 1929 to January 1962 he was general secretary of the Party. He was repeatedly subjected to arrest and imprisonment. From 1935 to 1943 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Comintern. Since January 1962 he has been president of the CPC.
WORKSIn Russian translation:
Tridtsat’ let kommunisticheskogo dvizheniia v Kanade (1922–52). Moscow, 1954.
Oktiabr’skaia revoliutsiia i kanadskoe rabochee dvizhenie. Moscow, 1957.
Nqsha bor’ba za Kanadu. Moscow, 1961.
Vliianie Velikoi Oktiabr’skoi revoliutsii na kanadskoe rabochee dvizhenie. Moscow, 1967.