Canada: THE DOMINION: Squat on the Squatters

The squatters moved in on Montreal last week. And the Communists moved in on the squatters. Leader of the Montreal squatters, who took over two empty gambling joints, was Henri Gagnon, 36, Quebec's No. 1 Communist and an organizer of the Communist Labor Progressive Party. The Montreal squatting movement, like others in Canada, was born out of the attempts of non-Communist veterans to find living quarters. At the first Montreal meeting, Gagnon appeared, had himself elected president of the newly formed Homeless Veterans' League, and led the squats.

Premier Maurice Duplessis, who...

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