WOODSWORTH, James Shaver
Picture of WOODSWORTH,  James Shaver
© House of Commons 1940
Date of Birth ( 1874.07.29
Place of Birth: Toronto (Etobicoke), Ontario, Canada
Deceased Date ( 1942.03.21 (67 years old)
Profession | Occupation: Author, lecturer, longshore worker, minister, secretary, social activist, teacher
Party Leader:
Notes: Founding member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.
Considered one of the founding fathers of socialism in Canada.
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 7411 Days (20 years, 3 months, 15 days)
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (
Winnipeg North Centre, Manitoba Died in office. Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.) 1940.03.26 Elected
Winnipeg North Centre, Manitoba Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.) 1935.10.14 Elected
Winnipeg North Centre, Manitoba Labour 1930.07.28 Elected
Winnipeg North Centre, Manitoba Labour 1926.09.14 Elected
Winnipeg North Centre, Manitoba Labour 1925.10.29 Elected
Winnipeg Centre, Manitoba Labour 1921.12.06 Elected

^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.) 1935.10.14 - 1942.03.21
Labour 1921.12.06 - 1935.10.13

^ Committees - House of Commons
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^ Political Party Roles
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

RoleTerm (
Party Leader 1933.07.01 - 1942.03.21
Party Leader 1932.08.01 - 1933.07.01 (acting)
Family Ties in Parliament
RelativeNameDate of BirthDate of Death
Daughter MacInnis, Winona Grace
1905.07.25 1991.07.10
Son-in-law MacInnis, Angus
1884.09.02 1964.03.03
Selected Publications This bibliography includes books, chapters in books and journal articles written, edited, compiled or translated solely by the parliamentarian or with others.

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^ Sole Author Books

  • The distribution of personal income in Canada .
    [Ottawa] : Labour Pub. Co.; 1935. 8 p.

  • Following the gleam : a modern pilgrim's progress, to date.
    Ottawa : [s.n.]; 1926. 20 p.

  • Following the gleam: a modern pilgrim's progress, to date .
    Ottawa : [s.n.]; 1926. 20 p.

  • Hours that stand apart.
    Ottawa : Mututal Press; 1929. 40 p.

  • My neighbor.
    Toronto : Missionary Society of the Methodist Church; 1911. 341 p.

  • My neighbor; a study of city conditions, a plea for social service. With an introd. by Richard Allen.
    2d. ed. [Toronto] : University of Toronto Press ; [c1972]. xix, 216 p.

  • On the waterfront: with the workers on the docks at Vancouver : some observations and experiences.
    Ottawa : Mutual Press; [1925?]. 29 p.

  • A Plea for social justice.
    Ottawa : Labour Pub. Co.; 1934. 80 p.

  • Report of a preliminary and general social survey of Regina, September, 1913: made by the Department of Temperance and Moral Reform of the Methodist Church and the Board of Social Service and Evangelism of the Presbyterian Church.
    [Toronto] : s.n.; [1913]. 48 p.

  • Strangers within our gates: or coming Canadians; introd. by Marilyn Barber.
    [Toronto; Buffalo] : University of Toronto Press; [c1972]. xxiii, 279 p.

  • Strangers within our gates; or, Coming Canadians.
    Toronto : F.C. Stephenson ; [c1909]. 356 p.

  • Toward socialism: selections from the writings of J. S. Woodsworth / edited by Edith Fowke.
    Toronto : Ontario Woodsworth Memorial Foundation; 1948. 2 v.

  • War : clippings from a war-time scrap-book .
    Winnipeg, Man : Labour Church; [1920?]. 16 p.

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