Telford, Lyle, b. 1889

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Telford, Lyle, b. 1889

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Lyle Telford was born in Vallens, Ontario and came to British Columbia in 1913 to establish a medical practice. Soon after his arrival Telford gained recognition for his support of labour and socialism in the province. One of the foremost proponents of the CCF in the 1930s, Telford also hosted his own radio program three nights a week. He organized CCF Clubs throughout the province and published his own monthly paper The Challenge. Telford served as the MLA for Vancouver East from 1937 to 1941 and later as mayor of Vancouver.


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