State Representative Joan McBride gives a final video update for the 2015 regular session, covering the transportation budget, capital budget projects in the .
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National Women's Political Caucus. Win with Women. Amplify. Just as we encourage our children to take that first step—and the next—we say to you: You walked. Now run. Joan McBride and Vandana Slatter serve Kirkland as a state representatives from the
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Authorities caught up with Regina Communist Party Activist Gladys Macdonald on June 3, 1940, along with two men, John Slavkowsky (whom the press identified as a Hungarian relief recipient) and Clifford Peet, another local Party organizer. According to news reports, the three, were “accused of printing a pamphlet known as the Saskatchewan Factory and Furrow , containing materials intended or likely to cause disaffection to His Majesty. likely or intended to interfere with the success of His Majesty’s forces and intended or likely to be prejudicial to the efficient prosecution of the war. ” Her arrest was a serious blow to the party locally. Shortly after, an RCMP secret bulletin noted “The Communist Party of Canada in the Province of Saskatchewan appears to be seriously disorganized as a result of the outlawing of the Party and other left wing organizations and the arrests of... ” Slavkowsky’s wife, Susie, was later charged and convicted with the trio, as the pamphlet’s printing allegedly took place in her home. Susie received a suspended sentence, while her husband and Peet received jail time of six months and one year respectively of hard labour served in Regina Jail. Apparently more dangerous, Macdonald was convicted and sentenced to double the time of Peet– she was ordered to a year of hard labour at Battleford Women’s Jail. Upon completion of her sentence on the morning of July 11, 1941, “she was informed that orders had been issued for her to be held in jail. ” A short time later, “the RCMP [showed up] with an internment order on which no grounds [to hold her] were shown. ” A week later, she was furnished with the particulars justifying her continued incarceration, and, over a month later on August 19, 1941, a government committee heard her appeal. Despite a host of positive character witnesses and McDonald’s own testimony that she now supported the war (in keeping with the Party’s then changed position), she did not fare well during the proceedings. Macdonald’s story is part of a larger project I’m researching on the political incarceration of leftists during WWII. Then, the Canadian government imprisoned, in jails and internment camps, hundreds of far left activists. Their detention was part of a broader climate of repression, intimidation, and fear that hung over many leftists in wartime Canada. Authorities here, like other western powers, used the war as excuse to criminalize radical activism, involvement in a host of leftist ‘ethnic hall’ socialist organizations, and support of the Communist Party of Canada (CPC), which, at the time,... The state took aim at these radicals, focussing on the CPC’s antiwar position adopted following the German-Soviet Pact in August of 1939. Fearing disruption to the war effort and seizing the opportunity to silence Canadian radical groups (a... The vast majority of the men rounded up (some 120 or so) were interned, typically serving out their time together in one of three camps across Canada. Most of the women I’m finding (currently numbering around ten and growing as my research continues) were formally charged, convicted, and served jail time. Gladys MacDonald enjoys the dubious honour of being the only leftist woman internee. She was finally released, along with many of the male leftists internees then held in Hull Jail, in the fall of 1942. And after that, she seems to disappear from the record. I’m hoping some additional sources I’m planning to examine over the coming months will help shed light on her life and activism following her incarceration. As this and the other posts in this series demonstrate, women’s political and social activism in Western Canada was complicated and complex. And it was not without danger, as Gladys MacDonald’s story underscores, especially when it was perceived as a direct challenge to the authority of the state. Wartime, in MacDonald’s case, provided the government with the perfect excuse to silence her and others who dared to contest the lot of the working class.
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