Finnish Organization of Canada. Vancouver Local No. 55

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Finnish Organization of Canada. Vancouver Local No. 55

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The Finnish Organization of Canada traces its roots to 1906. Organized in 1923, Vancouver Local No. 55 of FOC became the most influential local on the west coast. During World War II the FOC, as with other leftist organizations, was banned by the federal government. The FOC and its locals were again permitted to resume operations at the end of 1943. Although the organization has experienced a decline over the years, Vancouver Local No. 55 has survived and continues to pursue the traditions and ideals of FOC.


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