Young, Rodney

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Young, Rodney

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Rodney Young was born in England and came to Canada in 1926. He joined the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in 1934 and became a spokesman for the left wing of that party. During his years in the CCF, he served as national vice-president of the Cooperative Commonwealth Youth Movement and second vice-president of the British Columbia CCF. During World War II, he served in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. From 1948-1949, he was MP for Vancouver Centre. He later opposed the CCF's "drift to the right" and resigned from the party.


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