Fonds RBSC-ARC-1094 - Colin Cameron fonds

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Colin Cameron fonds

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RBSC-ARC-1094

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  • 1940-1968 (Creation)
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    Cameron, Colin

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13 cm of textual records

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(1896-1968)

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Colin Cameron was born in England and immigrated to Canada where he began sheep farming and industrial labour on Vancouver Island in the early 1920s. He first ran for provincial office in 1937 for the CCF and retained his Nanaimo seat as MLA until 1953. Cameron was MP for Nanaimo-Cowichan from 1953 to 1958 and 1962 to 1968. Until his death in 1968 he remained an acclaimed financial critic for the CCF and NDP as well as a specialist in federal external affairs.

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The fonds consists of correspondence including a letter from T.C. Douglas as well as a large series from Gretchen Steeves dated 1950-1965 relating to her political activities and describing CCF philosophy. Articles, speeches and broadcast transcripts by and about Cameron ranging 1940 to 1968 reflect his political interest and involvement.

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