The real roots of the NDP
The Canadian Press story on Sept. 9, New Democratic MPs return to Saskatchewan roots, tells us that province gave the party its birth 52 years ago.
In actual historical fact, the New Democratic Party had its official founding at the Ottawa Convention Centre in 1961. Its predecessor party, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), was founded in Calgary in 1933.
The CCF and the Canadian Labour Council joined together to form the NDP.