From 'Bible Bill' to Stephen Harper, the evolution of faith-based politics - 2013-03-15

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F182.png From 'Bible Bill' to Stephen Harper, the evolution of faith-based politics March 15, 2013, Ira Basen, CBC News

When Tommy Douglas, a Baptist minister, was the premier of Saskatchewan in the 1940s and '50s, his Co-operative Commonwealth Federation was inspired by the ideals of the "social gospel" movement, which sought to apply Christian ethics to attack social injustice.

Next door in Alberta, another Baptist minister, William "Bible Bill" Aberhart had been premier since 1935 and when he died, in 1943, he was succeeded by Ernest Manning, who had been the first graduate of Aberhart's Prophetic Bible Institute in Calgary.

In Quebec, the Union Nationale Party of Maurice Duplessis was in power from 1944 to 1960, and enjoyed the enthusiastic support of most of the province's Catholic hierarchy.

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{{cite news | first = Ira | last = Basen | title = From 'Bible Bill' to Stephen Harper, the evolution of faith-based politics | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/from-bible-bill-to-stephen-harper-the-evolution-of-faith-based-politics-1.1369490 | work = CBC News | date = March 15, 2013 | accessdate = October 23, 2022 }}