Fascist Plot to Seize Canada Alleged
Lancashire Evening Post – Thursday 20 June 1940 – Fascist Plot to Seize Canada Alleged
MONTREAL, Thursday. Canadian Fascists planned to take over Canada some time in 1940, according to documents seized in recent police raids introduced yesterday when charges were heard against Adrien Arcand, the “Canadian Fuehrer,” and ten others.
The Crown prosecutor stated that the plan covered eight pages, and detailed minutely how the Dominion’s finances would be handled.
Another document seized said that the party would have a “trained uniformed army of 70,000 men in Canada if its ambitions were realised.”
Letters which Arcand is alleged to have received from persons in Germany and Italy were also produced. — P.A. War Special.