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Canadian Parliament is Warned of Increase of Anti-semitism in the Country

April 16, 1946
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A warning that anti-Semitism is on the increase in Canada was sounded here by Alister Stewart, Socialist deputy for Winnipeg, addressing the Federal Parliament.

“Racialism,” he said, “is one of the most deadly enemies of any democratic community. It not only hurts those against whom it is directed but warps and twists the minds of those who practice it. Yet we find it again in the Government service; in the Department of Immigration; we find it in the allegedly cultured places in this country, in universities such as McGill and Toronto.

“I am glad to see that racial discrimination has ceased in Manitoba but we should never rest until we have wiped it out from these other universities and give to the Jewish people the same rights and privileges that every other Canadian citizen has,” he added.

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