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Canadian Authorities Watch Activities of Extreme Right-wing Groups

Dr. Manfred Saalheimer, of Montreal official of the Canadian Jewish Congress, said today that Canada has some extreme right-wing movements, but that they are being closely watched by the authorities.

Speaking in Halifax, he said Canada had taken a calculated risk in permitting large numbers of immigrants to enter the country. “Among such people rightist groups have sprung up, meeting in back rooms and cellars, ” he stated. They were allowed the freedom necessary to avoid development of a police state, “but the police would clamp down heavily if the need arose, “he declared.