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Canada Blue Shirts Not Anti-semitic

October 1, 1933
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James Element, president of the Blue Shirts of Canada, recently organized with headquarters on East Wyandotte Street, Windsor, informed the Jewish Daily Bulletin correspondent today that his organization has no prejudices against Jews.

Quoting a paragraph from the platform of the Blue Shirts, which states: “We make no discrimination against any nationality, creed or color,” Mr. Element said that all are welcome to join the organization for the prime object “to preserve law and order in the Dominion of Canada.”

“This part of our platform should answer your query as to our attitude toward Jews,” he added. “Also, I wish to add that we are not affiliated with the Brown Shirts of Germany. In fact, we are not affiliated with any other organization existing in Canada or elsewhere.

“We wish to assure you that our organization is not anti-Jewish or against any other nationality. Our one aim is to relieve the present conditions and to advance the welfare and well-being of all.”

David A. Croll, mayor of Windsor, told this correspondent that no one in Windsor is alarmed over the formation of the Blue Shirts. He expressed the belief that it is not only not anti-Semitic, but is not anti-anything.

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