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Canadian Mayors Demand Barring Hate Literature from Country’s Mails

The Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities has asked the Postmaster General and the Justice Department to take action to bar the dissemination of hate material through the Canadian mails and for “effective legal measures to stop dissemination of bigotry and racial hatred.”

The proposals were made in a resolution adopted at the organization’s national convention which noted that “the spread of hatemongering material continues to flood the Canadian mails,” much of it going through the post offices as third class material.

The resolution asked the Postmaster General to “institute a close scrutiny of all such third-class material throughout the various post offices and to pass such material on to the authorities concerned.”

Major Canadian cities have been flooded during the past year with anti-Negro and anti-Semitic material, leading to a ban on use of Canadian mails by a states rights organization in Alabama.

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