Darrell Rankin grew up in a union family opposed to the war in Vietnam and the US corporate takeover of Canada.
He was part of the Canadian Peace Congress’ 100,000-name petition campaign against deploying Cruise and Pershing 2 missiles in Europe, an effort that anticipated creating the Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA) in 1985. He is a former CPA chair and treasurer and was president of the Canadian Peace Congress.
He has worked for unions including the Canadian Labour Congress. He currently resides in Winnipeg.