Canadian Labour Congress

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Canadian Labour Congress


the largest trade-union association in Canada.

Created in 1956 by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour, as of 1973 the Canadian Labour Congress had more than 1.75 million members (75 percent of the total trade-union membership in Canada). Most of the trade unions belonging to the congress are branches of corresponding US trade unions and are referred to as “international.” The biennial congress is considered the highest body of the Canadian Labour Congress. De facto leadership of the congress is exercised by the Executive Council. The Canadian Labour Congress belongs to the International Congress of Free Trade Unions. Its official organ is Canadian Labour.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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