CANADA: Thousands to Jail?

Tim Buck, Tom Ewen, John Boychuck, Amos Hill, Malcolm Bruce. Sam Cohen, Matthew Popovitch and Thomas Cacic were convicted by a Toronto jury last week of "being members of an unlawful association, and being partners in a seditious conspiracy."

Canadian editors hailed the Government's successful prosecution of this case as "the first definite action launched against the Communist Party as an organization on the American continent." They declared: "The only comparable action is that of the Japanese Govern-ment against the Communist Party there."

In imposing sentence on the convicted Communists ("all common working...

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