Thanks for giving folks

“We are thankful for these and all the good things of life. We recognize that they are a part of our common heritage and come to us through the efforts of our brothers and sisters the world over. What we desire for ourselves, we wish for all. To this end, may we take our share in the world’s work and the world’s struggles.”
James Shaver Woodsworth (July 29, 1874 – March 21, 1942) was a pioneer in the Canadian social democratic movement. Following more than two decades ministering to the poor and the working class, J. S. Woodsworth left the church to lay the foundation for, and become the first leader of, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), a democratic socialist party that later became the secular social-democratic New Democratic Party (NDP).
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1st Leader of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
In office
August 1, 1932 – March 21, 1942
Preceded by new party
Succeeded by Major James Coldwell
1st National Chairman of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
In office
1932–1938
Preceded by new party
Succeeded by Major James Coldwell
Member of the House of Commons of Canada
In office
October 29, 1925 – March 21, 1942
Preceded by new constituency
Succeeded by Stanley Knowles
Constituency Winnipeg North Centre
In office
December 6, 1921 – October 29, 1925
Preceded by George William Andrews
Succeeded by constituency abolished
Constituency Winnipeg Centre
Personal details
Born James Shaver Woodsworth
July 29, 1874
Etobicoke, Ontario
Died March 21, 1942 (aged 67)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Political party Labour Party (1921-1932)
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (1932-1942)
Spouse(s) Lucy Staples
Alma mater Victoria College
University of Oxford
Occupation Author, lecturer, minister, secretary, social activist, teacher
Religion Methodism

 

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