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Labor Unions in Canada Announce War Against Racial Discrimination in Country

March 8, 1950
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A full scale war against racial discrimination will be waged in every major population center in Canada, Claude Jodoin, president of the local Trades and Labor Council, said in an address here before a two-day labor institute on discrimination.

Mr. Jodoin stated that the Trades and Labor Congress’ 450,000 members in the country and the 350,000 members of the Commonwealth Cooperative League were backing the battle against discrimination. Committees will be organized in all major Canadian cities to stamp out existing discrimination and to “nip in the bud” any attempt to foster such group troubles, he declared. “Labor is in a good position to locate possible sources of trouble in this respect and in an equally good situation to fight discrimination,” he stressed.

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