The Feminist Party of Canada
Publisher: The Feminist Party of Canada, Toronto, Canada
Organization profile published 1979
Year Published: 1979
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2003
Abstract: The Feminist Party of Canada (F.P.C.) grew out of meetings held in early part of 1979. The impetus of its formation came from the desire to increase women's participation in the political system. The F.P.C. "is an integrated segment of the Women's Movement. Our policy, process and structure will be an expression of that movement."
The F.P.C. states that historically the position of women has been a demeaning one. Women have taken the responsibility for making communities more fully human. If the political system is the process through which members of a community, hence a society, are protected, then women belong in politics, and if this is not the case, then women are required to make the appropriate changes.
Feminist Party of Canada News/Nouvelle is a bilingual publication in the form of a newsletter. The October 1979 issue contains the article, "Contemporary Feminism and Its Relation to the Feminist Party of Canada: FPC Educational Day, Sept. 29, 1979". The article outlines the addresses given by the keynote speakers that day, namely Mary O'Brien and Angela Miles. Basically, the road to an operative feminist society is through labor, social and feminist milieus using the FPC as the vehicle. A major issue facing the feminist effort is the redefining of politics in terms of human reality.