Politician J.S. Woodsworth, who was the first leader of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (a precursor to the New Democratic Party), was born in Etobicoke, Ont. A democratic socialist minister who espoused the Social Gospel, Woodsworth was a committed pacifist and stood out for adhering unflinchingly to his ideals while still wielding political influence. In 1926 he bargained his vote (and that of a colleague) with Prime Minister King in exchange for a promise to enact an old-age pension plan. Not too bad for two votes.