David Lewis, CC QC (born David Losz; June 23, or October 1909 – May 23, 1981) was a Canadian labour lawyer and social democratic politician. He was national secretary of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) from 1936 to 1950, and one of the key architects of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in 1961. In 1962, he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP), in the Canadian House of Commons, for the York South electoral district. While an MP, he was elected the NDP's national leader, and served from 1971 until 1975. After his defeat in the 1974 federal election, he stepped down as leader and retired from politics. He spent his last years as a university professor at Carleton University, and as a travel correspondent for the Toronto Star. In retirement, he was named to the Order of Ca

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  • David Lewis, CC QC (born David Losz; June 23, or October 1909 – May 23, 1981) was a Canadian labour lawyer and social democratic politician. He was national secretary of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) from 1936 to 1950, and one of the key architects of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in 1961. In 1962, he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP), in the Canadian House of Commons, for the York South electoral district. While an MP, he was elected the NDP's national leader, and served from 1971 until 1975. After his defeat in the 1974 federal election, he stepped down as leader and retired from politics. He spent his last years as a university professor at Carleton University, and as a travel correspondent for the Toronto Star. In retirement, he was named to the Order of Canada for his political service. After suffering from cancer for a long time, he died in Ottawa in 1981. Lewis' politics were heavily influenced by the Jewish Labour Bund, which contributed to his support of parliamentary democracy. He was an avowed anti-communist, and while a Rhodes Scholar prevented communist domination of the Oxford University Labour Club. In Canada, he played a major role in removing communist influence from the labour movement. In the CCF, he took the role of disciplinarian and dealt with internal organizational problems. He helped draft the Winnipeg Declaration, which moderated the CCF's economic policies to include acceptance of capitalism, albeit subject to stringent government regulation. As the United Steelworkers of America (USW)'s legal counsel in Canada, he helped them take over the International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers (Mine-Mill). His involvement with the USW also led to a central role in the creation of the Canadian Labour Congress in 1956. The Lewis family has been active in socialist politics since the turn of the twentieth century, starting with David Lewis' father's involvement in the Bund in Russia, continuing with David, and followed by his eldest son, Stephen Lewis, who led the Ontario NDP from 1970 until 1978. When David was elected the NDP's national leader in 1971, he and Stephen became one of the first father-and-son-teams to simultaneously head Canadian political parties. (en)
  • David Lewis, CC (Geburtsname: Dawid Losz) (* 23. Juni 1909 in Swislatsch, Gouvernement Minsk, Russisches Kaiserreich; † 23. Mai 1981 in Ottawa, Ontario, Kanada) war ein kanadischer Politiker. (de)
  • David Lewis (né en 1909 à Svislotch, mort le 23 mai 1981 à Ottawa) est un avocat et un homme politique du Canada. Il fut le secrétaire fédéral du parti Cooperative Commonwealth Federation de 1936 à 1950 puis son président de 1958 à 1961. Il contribua à la création du Nouveau Parti démocratique (NPD) en 1961. Il fut député du NPD de la circonscription de York-Sud à la Chambre des communes du Canada de 1962 à 1963 et de 1965 à 1974. Il fut le leader parlementaire du NPD fédéral de 1968 à 1971 puis son chef de 1971 à 1975. (fr)
  • Дэ́вид Лью́ис (англ. David Lewis, 1909, Свислочь — 23 мая 1981, Оттава) — канадский адвокат и социал-демократический политик. Федеральный секретарь партии Федерация кооперативного содружества с 1936 по 1950, а затем её председатель с 1958 по 1961. Участвовал в создании Новой демократической партии (НДП) в 1961. Депутат НДП от округа Юг Йорка в Палате общин Канады с 1962 по 1963 и с 1965 по 1974. Парламентский лидер федеральной НДП с 1968 по 1971, а затем её глава с 1971 по 1975. Родился в семье Моисея и Розы (урождённой Лазарович) Лошей (позднее — Льюисов), в местечке Свислочь Гродненской губернии; его отец возглавлял местное отделение Бунда. (ru)
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  • David Lewis, CC (Geburtsname: Dawid Losz) (* 23. Juni 1909 in Swislatsch, Gouvernement Minsk, Russisches Kaiserreich; † 23. Mai 1981 in Ottawa, Ontario, Kanada) war ein kanadischer Politiker. (de)
  • David Lewis (né en 1909 à Svislotch, mort le 23 mai 1981 à Ottawa) est un avocat et un homme politique du Canada. Il fut le secrétaire fédéral du parti Cooperative Commonwealth Federation de 1936 à 1950 puis son président de 1958 à 1961. Il contribua à la création du Nouveau Parti démocratique (NPD) en 1961. Il fut député du NPD de la circonscription de York-Sud à la Chambre des communes du Canada de 1962 à 1963 et de 1965 à 1974. Il fut le leader parlementaire du NPD fédéral de 1968 à 1971 puis son chef de 1971 à 1975. (fr)
  • David Lewis, CC QC (born David Losz; June 23, or October 1909 – May 23, 1981) was a Canadian labour lawyer and social democratic politician. He was national secretary of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) from 1936 to 1950, and one of the key architects of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in 1961. In 1962, he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP), in the Canadian House of Commons, for the York South electoral district. While an MP, he was elected the NDP's national leader, and served from 1971 until 1975. After his defeat in the 1974 federal election, he stepped down as leader and retired from politics. He spent his last years as a university professor at Carleton University, and as a travel correspondent for the Toronto Star. In retirement, he was named to the Order of Ca (en)
  • Дэ́вид Лью́ис (англ. David Lewis, 1909, Свислочь — 23 мая 1981, Оттава) — канадский адвокат и социал-демократический политик. Федеральный секретарь партии Федерация кооперативного содружества с 1936 по 1950, а затем её председатель с 1958 по 1961. Участвовал в создании Новой демократической партии (НДП) в 1961. Депутат НДП от округа Юг Йорка в Палате общин Канады с 1962 по 1963 и с 1965 по 1974. Парламентский лидер федеральной НДП с 1968 по 1971, а затем её глава с 1971 по 1975. (ru)
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