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Politicians in Quebec: Nicknames of Politicians and Personalities in Quebec, Kalmen Kaplansky, George Black, Jacques Ferron Books LLC

Politicians in Quebec: Nicknames of Politicians and Personalities in Quebec, Kalmen Kaplansky, George Black, Jacques Ferron

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Published September 28th 2010
ISBN : 9781157200666
Paperback
34 pages
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Chapters: Nicknames of Politicians and Personalities in Quebec, Kalmen Kaplansky, George Black, Jacques Ferron, Etienne-Paschal Tache, Timothy Lee Terrill, Edward Short, Hazard Bailey Terrill, Jacques Rivard. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 33. NotMoreChapters: Nicknames of Politicians and Personalities in Quebec, Kalmen Kaplansky, George Black, Jacques Ferron, Etienne-Paschal Tache, Timothy Lee Terrill, Edward Short, Hazard Bailey Terrill, Jacques Rivard. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 33. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Kalmen Kaplansky, CM (January 5, 1912- December 10, 1997) was a civil, human rights and trade union activist in Canada. Alan Borovoy described Kaplansky as the zaideh (grandfather) of the Canadian human rights movement. Kaplansky was born in Biaystok in what is now Poland and emigrated to Montreal after graduating from high school in 1929. He attempted to enroll at McGill University but the universitys registrar told the young Jewish immigrant that my job is to keep people like you out of the university. He was a printer by profession and worked as a linotype operator and typesetter from 1932 to 1943. He was an active member of the Montreal Typographical Union (Local 176 of the International Typographical Union) serving on its executive and as the local unions delegate to the Montreal Trades and Labour Council and to the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada. From 1936 to 1938 he was the secretary of the Montreal council of the Labour Party of Canada. He was also a leading activist in the Jewish community serving as chairman of the Workmens Circle in Montreal from 1940 to 1943. He served with the Canadian Army from 1943 to 1946. In August 1939, as World War II loomed, Kaplansky returned to Biaystok in an unsuccessful attempt to persuade his father and brothers to come to Canada. He boarded SS Athenia to cross the Atlantic on his return trip in September 1939 and was one of the survivors when it became the first British ship to be sunk by the Germans after Britain declared war. As the national directo...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1555604