Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Political Science


Political Science, General.


Krause, R.




The following study examines the NDP's relationship with labour. Historically, NDP labour relations have been tenuous at best. In the 1990s, however, this relationship has been seriously threatened. The aim of this study is to probe into how NDP-labour relations have functioned in the past, and how they might evolve in the future. The first chapter reviews CCF-NDP relations with labour from 1932 to 1988. This is followed by a literature review designed to provide the necessary background on NDP-labour relations. Chapter three looks at the nature of NDP-labour relations and their impact on the NDP's electoral fortunes in the 1993 federal election campaign. The fourth chapter examines how NDP-labour relations have evolved following the 1993 federal election. As well, included in this chapter is an alternative structural model for the NDP designed to not only strengthen NDP-labour relations, but to also increase the party's electoral competitiveness. Finally, chapter five summarizes the study's main points and arguments.Dept. of History, Philosophy, and Political Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1995 .P36. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 34-06, page: 2227. Adviser: Robert Krause. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1995.