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James McQuirter, 21, and Armand Siksna, 36, both of Toronto, were acquitted by a county judge of conspiracy to distribute hate literature, While describing the material as “absolute garbage,” Judge Douglas Coo said he was not persuaded. that it constituted hate propaganda under the law or that there was evidence that it was circulated or planned to be circulated. McQuirter, reportedly an avowed organizer for the Ku Klux Klan and the defunct rightwing Western Guard, said he had given copies only to sympathizers.

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