Series - Federal NDP records

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Federal NDP records

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  • 1984 - 1994 (predominant 1990-1993) (Creation)

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Approximately 0.67m of textual materials

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The records in this series relate to the BC NDP's activities and relationship with the federal New Democratic Party of Canada. The provincial party maintained regular contact with the national party through participation in federal executive, council, and caucus meetings throughout the year. These activities increased during federal elections, as each provincial party worked closely with federal organizers and representatives to coordinate provincial campaigns in support of the national election. Other party business, including finances, party renewal and membership, messaging, party structure, and related issues are also represented in these files.

In most cases, it appears that the Provincial Secretary represented the provincial party as a member of the Federal Executive (see for example, file 418-02, which contains a card congratulating Provincial Secretary Hans Brown on his nomination to the Federal Executive, 1991-1993). Correspondingly, the majority of these records appear to have been created by the Provincial Secretary - including over the course of the series Provincial Secretaries Gerry Scott, Hans Brown, Ray Whitehead, and Keith Reynolds. In some cases the individual creator could not be definitively determined, and some files suggest that another member of the provincial executive may have represented the BC NDP at federal meetings or on specific committees (see the Related materials note below).

These records include correspondence, polls, public communications, memoranda, strategy documents, media clippings, agendas and minutes, position and policy documents, and other related materials.

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These records were received together with consistently typed file labels, suggesting that they were kept apart from other records, including those relating to provincial activities in direct support of federal elections (see: the "Elections" series for more information). The received order has been maintained. Exact duplicates within a single file have been removed, though there appears to be some duplication across files when large delegate information packages were received at federal events.

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Many of the materials contained in this series relate to national preparations for the 1993 federal election. For more information on provincial activities in support of the 1993 federal election, see the "1993 federal election" subseries of the "Elections" series in this same fonds.

Similarly, file 423-04, "Federal finance 1998" contains materials related to Director of Organization Ron Stipp's participation in the Federal Finance Committee.

File 421-18, "Federal convention '99" in the "Records of the Director of Organization" series was created when Ron Stipp, Director of Organization, was Acting Provincial Secretary and attended the Federal Convention.

File 423-09, "BC federal EPC materials" contains a report from the federal Election Readiness Committee and other related materials, ca. 2003.

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