Series - Committee on Canadian Labour History libel suit

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Committee on Canadian Labour History libel suit

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  • [1990-1995?] (Creation)

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10 cm of textual records

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Series contains material relating to a libel claim submitted against Jack Scott and individuals associated with the Committee on Canadian Labour History by members of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), Hardial Bains, Charles Boylan, Dorothy-Jean O’Donnell, and Brian Sproule. The series contains the writ of summons, statement of claim, statement of defense, correspondence to and from the plaintiffs’ and defendants’ attorneys, and memoranda or statements regarding the charges. The series also contains Jack Scott’s writings and research on the plaintiffs in the case, primarily Hardial Bains and Charles Boylan, including critiques of their writings and positions, copies of Bains’s and Boylan’s speeches and writings, extracts from newspaper and journal articles, library search results on Bains, and other related documents. The series also contains ephemera related to the plaintiffs, including a book of poetry by and biographical material about Charles Boylan’s wife, Sharon Stevenson, Consensus magazine, a conference program, Words newsletter, and a pamphlet on the CPC(M-L) published by concerned feminist trade unionists. Correspondence is arranged chronologically.

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Research access to this series is restricted until 100 years from the creation of the records.

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