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Anti-race Hate Bill is Passed by Manitoba

April 10, 1934
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The Provincial Legislature today unanimously passed a bill introduced by Marcus Hyman, Laborite, which amends the libel act so that any member of a race or creed may ask for a court injunction to stop the publication and circulation of libelous matter against the same race or creed.

The intention of the bill is primarily to stop the vicious anti-Semitic propaganda of local Nazis and also to halt the circulation of the notorious “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

This is the first bill in Canada for curbing anti-Semitic propaganda. According to the decision of the Canadian Jewish Congress all the provinces will be asked pass similar bills. The Manitoba newspapers were in complete sympathy with the bill and urged its passage.

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