MONTREAL (Nov. 8)
Jean Drapeau, who was elected mayor of this city by a landslide vote indecent municipal elections and who was once connected with the Nationalist Bloc Popular group, has given assurances that his administration will treat all racial and religious groups with equality. M. Drape told the Montreal Gazette that “there is no such thing as a majority group in Canada. We are all minorities. I shall never touch the rights of any group.” He had given a similar assurance during the campaign,
Six Jewish candidates were elected to the Montreal City Council. In Western Canada, Harry Veiner, colorful mayor of Medicine Hat, Alberta, was returned to office, and in Flin-Flon, Northern Manitoba, Jack Freedman was re-elected for another two-year term.