Regional North America Canada Society and Culture History Personages and Biography Woodsworth, James S.
J. S. Woodsworth (1874-1943) was a Methodist minister and social reformer active in the Social Gospel movement. He came to prominence in Winnipeg during the 1919 General Strike and was soon elected to Parliament as a Progressive and then as an independent. In the 1930s he became active in the creation of a new socialist party, the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and was elected its first leader.
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