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French Canadian Groups Differ on Proposal for Post-war Jewish Immigration

Reiterating his assertion that Canada is now one of the few countries where another 60,000,000 people may live comfortably, Jean Charles Harvey, editor of the local French newspaper Le Jour, told a local audience that the scene post-war immigration policy that he is advocating is one of the first methods of avoiding inflation and bankruptcy in Canada.

He emphasized that periods of active immigration in any country have always coincided with increases in prosperity, wealth and civilization. Mr. Harvey, who is an outstanding French Canadian journalist, has on many occasions championed the cause of Canadian Jewry and used his influence to thwart the agitation of the anti-Semitic press.

The City Council of Verdun, Montreal suburb, however, has adopted a resolution submitted by the so called “League Nationale,” a French Canadian organization, which demands that the Federal Government stop facilitating the entry of refugees into Canada. The resolution expresses the fear that the Province of Quebec will be flooded by refugees from Europe and decries the efforts of the United Jewish Refugee Committee to bring a number of Jewish families to Canada. The League, it is understood, is now preparing to submit similar resolutions to all other municipalities in the province where a strong anti-immigration sentiment prevails.

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