Solon Earl Low (January 8, 1900 - December 22, 1962) was a Canadian politician in the 20th century.
Low was born in Cardston , Alberta, and was a farmer, school teacher and school principal before being elected to the Alberta legislature in 1935 in the sweep that brought the Social Credit Party of Alberta to power. Low became provincial treasurer under Premier William Aberhart in 1937.
In 1944, he was elected national leader of the Social Credit Party of Canada and was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1945 federal election. Low represented Peace River, Alberta until he lost his seat, along with every other Social Credit MP, in the 1958 federal election. Low retired as party leader in 1961 and died in 1962.
Low contributed to Social Credit's reputation for anti-Semitism by numerous controversial comments. As Alberta treasurer he once said:
- "[A]nti-Semitism is spreading because people cannot fail to observe that a disproportionate number of Jews occupy positions of control in international finance, in revolutionary activities and in some propaganda institutions, the common policy of which is the centralization of power and the perversion of religious and cultural ideals."
- Ending anti-Semitism, he said, would require Jews to denounce those "arch-criminals" in their midsts who are responsible for these initiatives.
In 1947, when Low was federal leader of the Social Credit party, he used a national CBC broadcast to lambaste "the international power maniacs who aim to destroy Christianity" and the "international gangsters who are day-to-day scheming for world revolution." He also claimed there was a "close tie-up between international communism, international finance and international political Zionism."