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Canadian Nazi Leader Employed by Govt.; Rabbi Calls Him ‘unfit’

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The disclosure that Andre Bellefeuille, Canadian Nazi, is an employee of the Canadian Federal Department of Transport touched off demands today for his dismissal.

Bellefeuille created a furore when he appeared on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Sunday television program, News Magazine, with a claim that he had up to 2,000 followers in organizations in five provinces. Canadian officials promptly announced that the Canadian Nazi was being kept under surveillance and observation.

Rabbi Abraham Feinberg of Toronto, who appeared on the same TV program, asked an investigation as to why the Canadian Nazi had been permitted to work as a government draftsman in Sorel, Quebec, for the past two years. Asserting that Bellefeuille was unfit “for service for the government he wants to destroy,” Rabbi Feinberg charged that “morally, his being employed by the government is sedition.”

Leon Balcer, Minister of Transport, said in Ottawa that “this whole business catches me by surprise. I didn’t see the television show. I don’t know anything about it.”

The Canadian Nazi said he hoped an international conference of Nazi members could be held next year in Montreal, where he said his Nazi group now holds monthly meetings.

Wilfred Gallant, Sorel police chief, said Bellefeuille has been under police surveillance. The police chief added: “He’s a little crazy. He’s always alone, never speaks to anybody else.”

Dr. Martin A./Fischer, chief psychiatrist at New Mount Sinai Hospital, speaking of Bellefeuille and American Nazi George Lincoln Rockwell, who also appeared on the T.V. program, said the two Nazis were typical examples of persons who had suffered traumatic experiences in infancy, and who were social and business failures.

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