CANADA: Union Nazi-onale?

To the sleepy village of Ste. Claire (pop. 150) in rugged, sparsely settled Dorchester County went Maurice Le Noblet Duplessis, a pink-cheeked opportunist who was once Premier of Quebec and would like to be again. He was there to address a typical pre-campaign meeting in Quebec, where all important political meetings are held on Sunday. Townspeople, farmers in from the country, all of them fresh from morning Mass, thronged to hear Maurice Duplessis make his bid.

His bid was simple and ugly: he sought to whip up anti-Semitism in strongly Catholic Quebec. To his Ste. Claire hearers, many of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!