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Canadian Premier Assures House on Checking Anti-jewish Propaganda

May 18, 1965
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Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson has assured the House of Commons that the Government will look carefully into the use of the Canadian mails for the dissemination of anti-Semitic materials by David Stanley, an ultra-rightist propagandist who recently set up new headquarters in Vancouver. He had moved his base of operations from Toronto.

The Premier’s assurance came in reply to a question asked in the House by Harold F. Winch, a New Democratic Party member from Vancouver. Mr. Winch told the Government that Stanley’s Vancouver headquarters is using “Her Majesty’s mails to send out most vicious racial propaganda against Canadians, ethnically Jewish.” He asked whether the Post Office would take action to halt the use of the mails for dissemination of hate literature. Mr. Pearson answered for the Government in the absence of the Postmaster General. “The matter will be looked into and studied carefully,” he said.

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