Mailing of Anti-jewish Pamphlets Discussed in Canadian Parliament

The question of the use of the franking privilege for the mailing of anti-Semitic pamphlets from the office of a Social Credit Member of Parliament was again raised in Parliament.

In reply to a query, Secretary of State John W. Pickersgill said it was not illegal to send pamphlets through the mail. The question is, he added, whether the franking privilege was used without the deputy’s permission, and if so, what action, if any, the deputy wants to take.

J. H. Blackmore, Social Credit deputy for Lethbridge, Alberta, speaking at a press conference later, defended the action of his secretary in mailing the pamphlets. He praised his secretary for her “faithful” service, and indicated he plans to take no action against her. He also said that he does not intend to withdraw his franking privelege from her.

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