In 1997 there were 2.5 million trade unionists affiliated with the CLC through 51 international and national unions. Economic and legislative questions of national importance constitute a major focus of the CLC. Provincial and territorial federations of labour and municipal labour councils co-ordinate comparable programs of CLC affiliates. Every third year some 3000 delegates from affiliated unions convene to set policy for the central body. Between conventions, policy decisions are made by the 47-member executive council. The CLC headquarters are in Ottawa.
Links to Other Sites
Canadian Labour Congress
Official web site of the Canadian Labour Congress. Features extensive information about the Canadian labour movement.
The Labour/Le Travail website offers bilingual abstracts of articles concerning labour issues in Canada. Also links to many websites about labour issues. From the Canadian Committee on Labour History.
Labour Protest and Organization in Nineteenth-Century Canada, 1820-1890
This article provides detailed information about the history of the labour movement in Canada. From the journal "Labour."