Canada: QUEBEC: Handy Padlock

Pierre Gelinas, editor of Montreal's pro-Communist weekly Combat (circ. 2,500), had barely settled down to work one day last week when a squad of policemen clumped into his office. Cried 23-year-old Editor Pierre Gelinas: "What the hell have you come here for?" The cops told him to stand up. They searched him, took away his Labor Progressive (Communist) Party card, and hustled him out of the building. They seized 1,000 copies of Combat, and gathered up office files, pamphlets and pictures of Stalin, Molotov and Canadian Communist Leader Tim Buck. Then they sealed the door of the Combat office.


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