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Henry Thomas Burpee (1885 - 1972) [1] was elected the first leader of the Communist Party of Canada in May 1921. He was succeeded in December 1921 by William Moriarty. [2] As he preferred to take care of less public and more administrative work, he organized a school where immigrants can learn English. [3] He remained active with the party for the rest of his life and was one of three founding members present at the party's fiftieth anniversary celebration in 1971. [1]

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  2. Comeau, Robert; Dionne, Bernard (1989). Le droit de se taire: Histoire des communistes au Québec, de la Première Guerre mondiale à la Révolution tranquille. ISBN   9782890053618.
  3. Easterbrook, Ian (1995). ""A very good barn in Guelph": Founding of the Communist Party of Canada in 1921" (PDF). In Wellington County History, Fergus, Ontario, Vol. 8, P. 30. ISSN   1186-6195 . Retrieved May 17, 2020.