CANADA: Aux Barricades!

One morning last week a blue sedan, with four detectives aboard, sped down a highway toward the Quebec town of Asbestos (pop. 8,500). A heavy truck pulled across the road and the sedan screamed to a skidding stop. A mob of striking asbestos workers sprang from roadside ditches and hedges. They ignored warning police shots, charged in, beat the detectives with lengths of pipe, chair legs and homemade clubs. For the first time in its three months' strike (TIME, Feb. 28), the Canadian and Catholic Confederation of Labor had turned from its...

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