The Press: Crackdown in Canada

Two Canadian dailies, both normally stanch supporters of the Mackenzie King Government, were fined last fortnight. It was the first major crackdown for violation of Canada's Defense Regulations.

Le Droit, respected French-speaking Ottawa daily (circ.: 19,000), was fined $200 for a column generally ascribed to Editor Charles Gautier denouncing Britain's "murderous raids" on "our dear France." (P.S.: Editor Gautier lost his job.)

The Vancouver (B.C.) Sun, second biggest paper in Western Canada (circ.: 72,000), got a bigger fine ($300) but did not feel bad about it. In scorching articles on British Columbia...

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