TORONTO (Jan. 14)
The Canadian Jewish Congress indicated today it planned to express formal opposition to the broadcast of a taped television interview with Quebec’s fascist, Adrien Arcard.
J.S. Midanik, community relations committee chairman of the Canadian Jewish Congress, said that the organization recognized the right of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to interview whoever it wished to, but that it questioned “the wisdom of reviving Arcard at this time. There is no news value in bringing him here since he hasn’t been heard of for almost 20 years.”
He added: “What is the point of having him air the anti-Semitic lies he has been repeating all his life?” Arcand led 10,000 followers of his National Unity Party before he was interned for five years during World War II. He now lives in semi-retirement 40 miles from Montreal.