Quebec Cabinet Member Warns Jews to Adopt French Canadian Views

A member of the Quebec Provincial Cabinet warned today that the Jews in the Province would have to come nearer the views of French Canadians if they do not wish to become isolated. Rene Levesque, Quebec Minister of Natural Resources, told the Canada Israel Chamber of Commerce that the Jews should do this if they would avoid being trapped between the two principal ethnic groups in the country as has happened in Jewish history.

Mr, Levesque assured the Jewish community that changes “will soon be made to modify the somewhat barbarous present position of the Jewish schools in the province,” and promised greater flexibility in the education of Jewish children. In spite of the separation of Jews from French Canadians, he said, there is least anti-Semitism in French Canada, He praised the fidelity of the Jews to their national origins which make possible the existence of the State of Israel and the Canadian Jewish community.

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