Social Credit Party of Canada

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Social Credit Party of Canada

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The Canadian social credit movement was largely an out-growth of the Alberta Social Credit Party, and the Social Credit Party of Canada was originally strongest in Alberta.
When first formed in 1935, as the Western Social Credit League, it attracted many voters from the Progressive Party of Canada and the United Farmers movement.
In the party's first election in 1935, it ran candidates only in Western Canada and won 17 seats, all but two of them in Alberta, where it won over 46% of that province's popular vote.
Early federal leaders included:
John Horne Blackmore (1935–1944)
Solon Earl Low (1944–1961)
Robert Norman Thompson (1961–1967)

Social Credit has not attempted to run candidates on the national level since 1993, but continued to exist in the form of the "Social Credit Party of Canada, Incorporated."


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Created December 6, 2013




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