TORONTO (Jul. 13)
The chairman of the Canada Day celebration in Newcastle, New Brunswick, has issued an apology to the public for his committee’s failure to prohibit the inclusion of an anti-Semitic float in the two-mile parade featured at the festival earlier this month.
The float publicized the anti-Semitic book, “Web of Deceit,” by Malcolm Ross, a school teacher in Moncton, New Brunswick. The book warns that Canada is being undermined by a conspiracy of Jews and Communists which are infiltrating the country’s financial institutions, schools and the media. Both the chairman of the parade, Councillor Timothy McCarthy, and the parade marshall, Tom Morris, said afterwards they did not know who sponsored the float.
The parade entry consisted of a small car with three banners which read: “Fight Truth Decay–Read Web of Deceit by Malcolm Ross.” McCarthy said he also received a phone call from Dr. Julius Israeli of Newcastle protesting the inclusion of the float in the parade. Israeli, who lost half his family in Auschwitz, has been conducting a campaign against the book since it appeared last April. He has called for the dismissal of Ross and has asked New Brunswick Attorney General Rodman Logan to apply the criminal code against the book.