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Adrien Arcane, Canadian Fascist Leader Dies; Was Interned During War

Adrien Arcand, a pre-war Canadian Fascist leader in the Quebec province, died today at the age of 67 after six months of illness. He was known as an anti-Semite.

He attracted national attention in 1938 when he claimed that his National Unity Party had 100,000 members and drew thousands to rallies in Montreal. He was interned for five years during World War II, blaming the Canadian Jewish Congress for his internment. He tried a comeback after his release but never regained prominence in Canadian extremist movements.