TORONTO (Dec. 27)
A leader of the Canadian Jewish Congress said here today that protest demonstrations of a “massive character” will be staged here if Adolf von Thanked, head of the extremist West German National Democratic Party, comes to Toronto on a scheduled visit next month.
It was reported that von Thanked would come to Toronto on January 29 to address a public meeting and to appear on Toronto television. However, it was not learned what group he would address and no local television station has admitted asking him for an interview appearance. The External Affairs Department of the federal government in Cttawa said it was looking into the matter.
In announcing plans for a demonstration, Meyer W. Gasner, chairman of the CJC central region, said support for the protest would be sought among all sections of the community, including veterans groups, the trade union movement, ethnic groups and youth organizations, as well as from public leaders generally.