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All Montreal Stores Must Be Closed on Catholic Holidays

A special squad of 100 policemen visited stores throughout the city today–the Feast of Ascension–to check whether they were closed in accordance with a by-law ordering all stores to close on Roman Catholic holidays.

The penalty for being open is a $40 fine or two months in jail. Jewish and Protestant organizations are strongly opposing the law. Seven large stores are challenging the legality of the law.