Quebec Workers’ Congress to Fight Entry of Refugees

The question of German-Jewish immigration into Canada will receive much attention at the coming Congress of the Catholic trades unions of the Province of Quebec, which will be held here, according to Le Canada, French-Canadian daily.

The workers of Chicoutime have adopted resolutions protesting immigration of German Jews into Canada. The workers of Three Rivers will demand at the congress that immigration permits must receive parliamentary sanction and that more attention should be paid to the Lord’s Day Act, to keep the Jews from laboring on Sunday.

Fear that a wave of German-Jewish immigration would sweep Canada and that the new arrivals would displace the French-Canadians from their jobs has been carefully nurtured among the workers by an active anti-Semitic press. Le Devoir, one of the most influential of these publications, industriously spread a report that a committee had been formed in Paris to transport “seven hundred thousand German Jews” to Canada.

The federal parliament has received scores of resolutions from French-Canadian bodies against admission of “anti-Christian” elements into Canada.

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