Montreal (Apr. 15)
What was originally a fight against the Liberal government of the Province of Quebec by the French-Canadian order of “Goglus” and its newspaper “Le Goglu,” has now turned to bitter anti-Jewish attacks, and the government is accused of being in league with the Jews. The “Goglus” consists mainly of the younger French-Canadians and has branches in all parts of the Province.
At a recent rally of the “Goglus,” leaders declared that Americans and Jews are the greatest enemies the French-Canadians have. The Americans were included because American financiers have recently made large investments in Quebec, where they own a number of industries. The “Goglus” now plan a boycott of all American and other foreign enterprises.
Regarding the Jews, one of the leaders said: “The danger from the enemy is great. I see a Jewish army led by traitors advancing against our fortresses. You will not be surprised when the ‘Goglus’ are called to defend our holiest rights which are menaced by the Jewish school bill adopted by the Taschereau government. This law is nefarious.
“At birth our race was on American soil and our enemies, the Jews, were yet at the other end of the world. But yesterday they disembarked at our hospitable shores. Today, led by the renegades, Premier Taschereau and Provincial Secretary David and others, they are on top of the ramparts.”
The same speaker protested that the Jews had contributed nothing to Canada and had profited from the sacrifices of others. He bewailed the fact that “the Jews, who were driven out from all other countries, are now ousting the French-Canadians from all commercial undertakings by not very fair means.”