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Canadian Jewish Communists Leave Party in Protest Against Moscow

Soviet discrimination against Jews brought about today the resignation from the Communist Party of Canada of Sam Lifshitz, former editor of a Canadian Jewish Communist newspaper, and J. B. Salzberg, former member of the Ontario Legislature. The latter visited Moscow recently where he conferred with Nikita Khrushchev, head of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union. Mr. Salzberg expressed disappointment over Mr. Khrushchev’s views on the Jews.

In a statement announcing their resignation, the Canadian Communists emphasized that their move resulted from the Canadian Communist Party’s refusal to protest against Soviet actions in Hungary and the “unjust and anti-Socialist treatment of Jewish culture” by the Soviet Government. Mr. Salzberg was one of the most prominent Communists on the American continent and was at one time a member of the “Comintern,” once the supreme body of international Communism.