Jack Scott (activist)

Jack Scott (May 12, 1910 December 30, 2000) was an Irish born union activist and member of the Communist Party of Canada. He authored numerous books on Canadian labour history and founded the Canada-China Friendship Association. He fought for Canada in World War II and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for gallantry under fire.[1] [2] Scott opposed allowing Canadian trade unions to be controlled by U.S.-based unions.[3] He was expelled from the Communist Party because of his support of China during the Sino-Soviet split. Jack Scott became a founder of the Vancouver-based Progressive Workers Movement.[4]


  1. Mickleburgh, Rob. "The most radical man in Canada", The Globe And Mail, Toronto, January 12, 2001.
  2. Bramham, Daphne. "He died at his desk like [Karl] Marx", The Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, January 11, 2001.
  3. http://www.abcbookworld.com/view_author.php?id=2533
  4. http://www.abcbookworld.com/view_author.php?id=2533

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