The Decline of Reform: British Columbia Politics in the 1930s

  title={The Decline of Reform: British Columbia Politics in the 1930s},
  author={Robin Fisher},
  journal={Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'{\'e}tudes canadiennes},
  pages={74 - 89}
  • Robin Fisher
  • Published 1 August 1990
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes
Abstract: Of all Canadian governments, the Liberal administration of Thomas Dufferin Pattullo (1933–41) offered probably the most vigorous response to the social and economic problems of the Depression. By the end of the 1930s, however, the reform impulse had been killed by the parsimony of the federal government and Pattullo’s unwillingness to compromise. The passing of the reform impulse helps explain the polarization so characteristic of British Columbia politics. Abstract: De tous les… Expand
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