Canadian Federal Police Watching Avowed Fascist Sworn to Anti-semitism
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Canadian Federal Police Watching Avowed Fascist Sworn to Anti-semitism

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The Dominion Minister of Justice. E. David Fulton, announced today that federal police have under surveillance and observation “any Nazi group” that may be operating in Canada. This assurance was voiced by Mr. Fulton, as Canadians, Jews and non-Jews, continued to express concern over the open, anti-Semitic activities of Henri Bellefeuille, of Sorel, Quebec, who announced on a network television program that he has organized an anti-Semitic, fascist group: devoted to the “principles” of Adolf Hitler.

Saul Hayes, executive director of the Canadian Jewish Congress, confirmed today that Congress officials have set up appointments with Federal and Quebec provincial authorities to discuss this manifestation of nazism in Canada.

Bellefeuille, who had boasted of contact with George Lincoln Rockwell’s American Nazi Party, which has its headquarters in Washington, denied that his organization has any affiliation with German Nazis. However, it was revealed that his organization’s oath, sworn by members, includes a pledge to consider Hitler as “the philosophic leader” of the movement. Among the “promises” made publicly by the self-proclaimed fascist is one to establish “political concentration camps” in Canada if his party should come to power in the Dominion.

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