Catholic Priest Sanctions Anti-jewish Drive in Canadian Resort Area
Menu JTA Search

Catholic Priest Sanctions Anti-jewish Drive in Canadian Resort Area

Download PDF for this date

Anti-Semitic campaigns in the nearby Laurentian mountain resort area received the official sanction of Roman Catholic Church leaders at Ste. Agathe yesterday when Canon J. B. Charland, parish priest, approved the drive against the hundreds of Jewish residents of the district. Canon Charland’s approval followed appearance over the week-end of hundreds of placards warning Jews to “scram while the going is good.” The priest told his parishioners that “we must keep the district French-Canadian and must remain masters in our own community.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund