Fascist Chiefs Arrested in Canada
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Newcastle Evening Chronicle – Thursday 30 May 1940 – Fascist Chiefs Arrested in Canada
SEVEN men, said to be the leaders of the National Unity Party, a Fascist organisation, have been arrested in Montreal.
The poliuce have also detained two men belonging to this organisation in Toronto. The arrest of M. Adrien Arcand, known as the Fuhrer, is expected to be made soon, states a British United Press message.
Adrien Arcand, an avowed Fascist, is editor of the Montreal French language newspaper “L’Illustration Nouvelle.”
The uniform of his followers is a navy blue shirt with a swastika in a red circle on the sleeve of the shirt.
Arcand is fiercely anti-Jewish, and two years ago he claimed to have set up a highly organised body of men, although he admitted that the organisation at that time consisted merely of cadres.
He is the leader of the Canadian “National Socialist” [sic] party and declared at the last convention of the party in Toronto in 1938 that a new name had been chosen for the party — which was to be kept secret–and that it was proposed to dissolve the provincial groups and to mould them into a National Party.