Co-operative Commonwealth Federation candidates, 1940 Canadian federal election

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation candidates, 1940 Canadian federal election

The Cooperative Commonwealth Federation ran candidates in the 1940 Canadian federal election, and elected six members to emerge as the fourth-largest party. Some of the party's candidates have their own biography pages; information about others may be found here.

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Alberta

Vegreville: Herbert R. Boutillier

Herbert R. Boutillier was a farmer, and was active in farm organizations. Living a riding with a large Ukrainian Canadian population, he learned to speak the Ukrainian language passably. He received 1,658 votes (11.78%) in 1940, finishing fourth against Social Credit candidate Anthony Hlynka. He later died at age 52.[1]

Boutillier's father, Arthur Moren Boutillier, represented Vegreville in the Canadian House of Commons from 1925 to 1926 as member of the Progressive Party.[2]

Wetaskiwin: Robert Henry Haskins

Robert Henry Haskins was a farmer.[3] He received 2,539 votes (16.24%), finishing third against Social Credit incumbent Norman Jaques.

References

  1. ^ Norman F. Priestley, Edward B. Swindlehurst, Alberta Agricultural Centennial Committee, Furrows, faith and fellowship, p. 276.
  2. ^ Autobiography of Anthony Hlynka (trans.), printed in Oleh W. Gerus and Denis Hlynka, ed., The Honourable Member for Vegreville: The Memoirs and Diary of Anthony Hlynka, MP, Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2005, p. 25.
  3. ^ History of Federal Ridings since 1867: WETASKIWIN (1940/03/26), Parliament of Canada, accessed 24 July 2009.

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