A portrait of Adrien Arcand by Someone who Knew Him:  Ernst Zündel, with Tom Metzger on “Race and Reason”

Ernst Zündel and Adrien Arcand

Left to right:  A young Ernst Christof Friedrich Zündel, and Adrien Arcand, veteran of the Canadian concentration camps.  Arcand looks like the cat that ate the canary.  He’s very pleased with his new recruit.

ERNST ZÜNDEL
THE AWAKENING!


A VIDEO TRANSCRIPT


TOM METZGER:  I’m Tom Metzger, your host for Race and Reason, that longest-running racially oriented television show in the United States.

We are on now in over sixty cities across the country. And we keep producing.

Race and Reason is dedicated to total, absolute free speech.  That island of free speech in a sea of controlled and managed news.

And we’re glad to have you with us today, because we’re on the road again.  And today, we have a very interesting guest from Canada.

His name is Ernst Zündel.

He’s a writer, publisher, artist, and quite a figure in the press up in Canada.  So, welcome to the show, Ernst.  Good to have you with us.

ERNST ZÜNDEL:  Glad to be here.

TOM METZGER:  Ernst, most of the people, or some of the people, or maybe all the people, have not heard so much of Ernst Zündel in the United States.

Why are you such a controversial figure here in Canada?

ERNST ZÜNDEL:  Basically, I became famous — or infamous — with a number of court cases.  Legal battles.  And, uh, that basically topped my fame.  I was uh, quite a well known artist. I sold over 700 paintings in Canada.  Hanging in some of the most famous places.  And uh, sold paintings to Japan; Johannesburg, South Africa; sold them to Germany.  So, the first part of my fame was for my art.

The second part of my fame was in the 60s when I was running for Prime Minister of Canada against the then later-leader, Pierre Elliott Trudeau.  Made it to the inner circle, to the shock and astonishment of all the pros in politics.

And then drifted out of things into the publishing field, published a number of controversial books, and eventually got sued by a Jewish woman, and she really made me a household word.

TOM METZGER:  Now, wait a minute, now.  Are, are you a German national?

ERNST ZÜNDEL:  I’m, I was born in Germany —

TOM METZGER: — born in Germany.

ERNST ZÜNDEL:  Yeah.  Raised in Germany.  Left because I didn’t like to join America’s vassal army, the Foreign Legion that they created in Germany.

And I looked around the world, where I could go without having to put on a uniform and shoot my fellow men.  In those days, I was extremely liberal; I believed in all the propaganda the Allies had given us, and I was pacifist.

And I was raised a very strong Christian.  And I found in Canada, the country, the one country in the world at that time where they had no draft.  And so, I came here.

TOM METZGER:  So, you’re — here you are and you ran for public office, you’re an artist and you’re doing quite well, and paintings all over, all over the world.  But then, all of a sudden, you did something.  You, you were publishing, and you published books —

ERNST ZÜNDEL:  Well, I, I —

TOM METZGER: — what did you do that set the world on fire?

ERNST ZÜNDEL:  Maybe it’s the name.  Zündel in German means to spark something.

[Laughter]

Zündel is the root word for a spark plug, and uh, ignition of a car, you know, it all has to do with Zündelism, so, uh —

No, actually, quite simply, I came to Canada, as I said, for conscience reasons.

And uh, loved Canada, enjoyed it here.  It was a wonderful country when I came here in 1958.  And, I was young, healthy, quickly married the French-Canadian girl that I met in night school when I was learning English and established a family.

Moved to Quebec, lived amongst French people for nine years in the province of Quebec.  Did my business in both French and English.  And uh —

TOM METZGER: — Now, so far, we’re not very controversial —

Ernst Zündel, Adrien Arcand

Ernst Zündel, Adrien Arcand

ERNST ZÜNDEL:  No, no, no.  But, I, I, I met a French-Canadian man in Quebec who was known as the Hitler of Canada.

And uh, he was a man known to Adolf Hitler.  He was the leader of the largest political movement in the thirties and forties in Canada, called the Unity, National Unity Party of Canada.  At one time, they had a swastika as their national emblem.

And, uh, he turned me — within a three-and-a-half-hour session — into a German.

I was so guilty, up until that moment, I felt so terribly guilty for what German people allegedly had done, that I wanted to forget that I was a German.

And here, this, in this far-away land, this man of French-Canadian origin, who had been an editor of one of the large newspapers in Quebec, turned me into a German who was proud of his country, proud of his heritage, and started me out on a quest that I had no idea that I was getting into.

But he made such an impression on me, after that three-and-a-half-hour detoxification, or, or whatever you want to call it —

TOM METZGER: — This, this must have been quite a man.

Now, here you are, you’re a pacifist.  You’ve come to the United States [Canada] because you — and you obviously believed everything that the Allies had said about Germany.  You come here, and you’re married, and you’re an artist, and uh, and you meet one man, and what was his name?

ERNST ZÜNDEL:  His name was Adrien Arcand.

And he spent, himself, seven years — six-and-a-half years [five years and three months] in a Canadian concentration camp.

TOM METZGER:  During the forties?

ERNST ZÜNDEL:  During the, well, immediately when the war broke out, they arrested him without trial and kept him in Canadian concentration camps as a prisoner of war.

He showed me the mail that he would get from his wife, and it said “Prisonnier de guerre“, Prisoner of war, in his own country.

TOM METZGER:  Now, you must — this man must have been one great salesman.

ERNST ZÜNDEL:  He, well, he was — I consider him one of the geniuses that I have met in my life.  He spoke seven languages, he spoke fluent German, he could speak English, Hebrew, Greek that he had taught himself.

He was also quite an artist.  He was a brilliant writer, and a magnificent orator.

That man was a Canadian genius.

And he really did turn me around.  I was, it was my great fortune to have met him.

TOM METZGER:  So, in, briefly, how did he peel this guilt away?

ERNST ZÜNDEL:  It was really quite simple. He had a huge library, of uh, in many different languages, three of which I spoke:  German, English, French.  And, uh, he was very clever in pointing out historical events using Jewish sources.  When he knew the sting would be for me to react negatively towards the argument, he would bring a Jewish source, you know, it made it easier for me to accept it.  Or bring an English source, or bring an American source, you know.

It was a magnificent — that man had deep insight into human beings.  He was a very moral man, a very deeply spiritual, deeply Christian man, like many French-Canadians are.

And, uh, he set me on the right path.  I’m forever grateful.  Whatever happens to me in this country — whatever else happens to me — I mean, all the bombs, and the spitting at, and being punched out, and going to jail, and being dragged through the courts, that man made it worth it.

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‘Stronger Than Ever Here’ is Arcand’s Fascist Boast, Montreal Gazette (22 February 1947)

ADRIEN ARCAND at his home in Lanoraie working on a portrait

ADRIEN ARCAND, leader of Canada’s National Unity (Fascist) Party, is shown above at his home in Lanoraie working on a portrait.  Arcand learned painting during his five years in an internment camp during the war, and now augments his income by it, earning the remainder of his money by commercial translation.  (Gazette Photo by Davidson.)

‘Stronger Than Ever Here’ is Arcand’s Fascist Boast


His Attitude Supporting Anti-Semitism Not Dampened By Internment During the War; Claims Contact With Groups in Other Nations


By Kenneth G. Wright

THE MONTREAL GAZETTE, 22 FEB 1947

(Following is the first of three articles by Kenneth G. Wright, Gazette staff writer, on Adrien Arcand, Canadian Fascist leader who was interned for five years.)

Read Part 2.  Read Part 3.

(Copyright 1947)

The National Unity Party headed by Adrien Arcand, who as a
violently anti-semitic exponent of Canadian Fascism was interned for five years during the war, is stronger than ever, Arcand declared yesterday.

“I am in communication with people who think as I do in Great Britain, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States and other countries.  In Canada we have grown tenfold.  When we are going to take advantage of that growth is a tactical question.”

I first met Adrien Arcand in 1937 when, in the course of my duties as a newspaperman, I attended early secret meetings of the then National Christian Socialist [sic] Party’s blue-shirted “legions.”  I recently spent many hours with him at his home at Lanoraie, Que., listening to him propound his theory that the Jews are responsible for most of the ills of the world.  I am convinced he is perfectly sincere in his statement that “my beliefs are stronger than ever and I have been most happy to suffer for them.”

Nor is he afraid of any further punitive action against him or his followers.

Claims Party Legal

“You must remember our party is now perfectly legal.  Neither the Royal Canadian Mounted Police nor the laws of Canada forbid it.  I am still the duly elected leader of the party in Canada.  The other leaders and the thinkers who were with me when I formed the party are with me today, and there are more people in the country who think as I do than there were before the war.  We have not gone backward a single step.  We have merely changed our tactics.”

Broadly speaking, the party’s change in tactics has been to work quietly where 10 years ago they were beginning to come into the open.  For the time being at least there will be no more blue shirts, no more public meetings.

Arcand has been Fascist-minded since the early 1930’s — at least that is when his anti-semitic ideas crystallized.  By profession he is a newspaperman, and according to his confrères a good one.  Born 48 years ago in Montreal, he is of French-Canadian-Scottish descent.  He attended primary schools here, and after studying philosophy at St. Mary’s College, took up chemical engineering with private tutors.  But illness forced him to abandon this.  He started newspaper work with La Patrie as a proofreader and later as a reporter.  He was also for 15 years secretary to his father, the organizer for the American Federation of Labor Carpenters’ and Joiners’ Union.  He was with the Montreal Daily Star for a short time as political reporter, and then for many years on La Presse, from which newspaper he was fired, he says, in 1929, for helping to organize a professional syndicate of newspapermen, an example of his early leanings to corporatism.

Corporate Views

Today, he believes newspapermen should be a group in the corporate state, electing one or more of their fellows to a parliament at Ottawa, setting, with the publishers (who should be another corporate group) their wages and the prices at which newspapers and advertising should be sold.

The doctors, the lawyers and similar professional men have corporate groups in this province — why not everybody?” he asks.

After leaving La Presse he helped found or was active in several anti-Jewish weeklies, including Le Patriote, Le Miroir and the Combat National, the latter the organ of his party.

He came into the open with his blueshirt party in the early months of 1938, and held meetings in Montreal, largely in the east end, as well as in Toronto.  At one in Maisonneuve Market in August, 1938, he forecast that:  “Success will crown our efforts in June, 1940, in a march on Ottawa.”1  A month before that date he was interned for violation2 of the Defence of Canada Regulations.

Five years and five weeks later he was released and today lives with his wife and three sons, the oldest of whom volunteered for active service with the Canadian Army on reaching his 19th birthday, and was on a draft for overseas when the war ended.3  Arcand himself holds the King’s commission as a lieutenant in the Regiment de Chateauguay (Reserve).  He lives quietly in a modest but comfortable home at Lanoraie, 40 miles down the north shore of the St. Lawrence from Montreal, making his living, he says, by painting portraits and by translation.

Blames Jews

He holds his internment against neither the people of Canada nor the government.

“I hold it only against the Jews — I know where the pressure which was brought to bear came from.”

He sees nothing disloyal in his actions, in fact he believes he is acting loyally to Canada in attacking Judaism.  At the national convention of the party in Kingston, Ont., July 1, 1938, at which he was elected leader and where the National Christian Socialist [sic] Party’s swastika emblem was changed to the National Unity Party’s flaming torch, he sent a telegram of loyalty to the Governor-General.  Today he expresses immense admiration for British institutions and history as a “civilizing force.”  He wants to save the Empire for himself and his fellow Canadians by, he says, “taking it out of the hands of the Jews who are slowly gaining control of it to smash it.”

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(Download a free copy of the original article, “Stronger Than Ever Here”.)

FOOTNOTES

1.  In 1938, war hadn’t been declared yet; and federal elections were ultimately called for March 26, 1940; so Arcand’s “march on Ottawa” was a figure of speech for the slogan in his 1938 party brochure on corporatism, “Heading for Ottawa!”.  The 1945 federal election was held in June; the 1940 election seems to have been held a couple of months early.

2.  “Alleged” violation; no violation was ever proved, he had no trial.  And after the war, it was admitted that there was no evidence.  I’ll go into this in more detail in the Memorandum and Request ebook and post that I’m still developing.

3.  We have a fact that needs to be checked.  David Rajotte of Library and Archives Canada seems to have been under the impression that Arcand’s eldest son (Yves) had in fact gone to war.  In his research article, “L’État canadien contre le Parti de l’unité nationale et Adrien Arcand” (“The Canadian State Versus The National Unity Party And Adrien Arcand”), Rajotte says:  “Le fils aîné d’Arcand a aussi rejoint l’armée en 1944” (“Arcand’s eldest son also joined the army in 1944.”)  And at his footnote 59 attached to that statement, Rajotte says:

Les dossiers de service des soldats ayant servi durant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale ne sont accessibles au public que 20 ans après la mort du militaire.  Yves Arcand étant décédé en 2002, il n’est pas encore possible de connaître ses faits d’armes exacts. Voir: Anonyme, «Notice nécrologique de Yves Arcand», L’expression de Lanaudière, 29 septembre 2002, p. 60.

The service records of soldiers who served during the Second World War are only accessible to the public 20 years after the death of the soldier. Yves Arcand died in 2002, it is not yet possible to know his exact feats of arms. See: Anonymous, “Yves Arcand’s obituary”, L’expression de Lanaudière, September 29, 2002, p. 60.

The proper cite for that article would be:  Rajotte, D. (2018). L’État canadien contre le Parti de l’unité nationale et Adrien
Arcand. Bulletin d’histoire politique, 26 (3), 189–211.
https://doi.org/10.7202/1046920ar

“Mr. Arcand, Canada’s Own Mosley Thinks The Sun Wronged Him” By Adrien Arcand (1947)


FOREWORD

Canada’s own Mosley Thinks The Sun Wronged Him by Adrien Arcand, Vancouver Sun, Letters to the Editor, 4 December 1947

Newspapers.com is double-dealing, and double-dipping.  I ran a search and was asked to pay to view the search results.  I chose the cheapest option presented, $7.95 USD for one month.  Newspapers.com happily took my money.  I then found 99% of the results on the results page blocked off, and a message popped up demanding an upgrade to see the items I had already paid to see.  Minimum charge of the so-called “Publisher Extra Upgrade”: $19.90 USD.  And this, IN ADDITION to the $7.95 USD already paid.  In other words, they’re the “Publisher” and I must fork over the “Extra”.  Total cost of one month to look at newspaper clippings:  $39.26 CAD.  I hope I have enough time this month to make the extortion worthwhile.

UPDATE.  I stand corrected.  Newspapers.com voluntarily notified me (without my asking) that “We have refunded the Basic charge of $7.95 to your card.  It will post to your account ending in 2477 in 3-5 business days.”  That brings the real cost for one month’s access to $19.90 USD or 27.85 CAD.  Still a pretty penny.


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Mr. Arcand, Canada’s Own Mosley

Thinks The Sun Wronged Him

By Adrien Arcand

THE VANCOUVER SUN, DEC 4, 1947


Editor, The Sun:  Sir,— I have read with amazement and amusement your editorial of November 24, entitled “The Menace of Arcand,” because I still ignored that editorials could be based on inaccuracies, untruths, misinformation, distortion and propaganda platitudes in a daily paper claiming some importance.  When one has truth or complete knowledge, he has not to resort to such proceedings.  Here are some of your affirmations and the truth about them:

1.  I was leader of the Canadian Unity Party.  The so-called party, quite distinct from the National Unity Party on many grounds, existed only in a section of the Canadian West and Mrs. Dorise Nielsen was its representative in the House of Commons.

2.  The National Unity Party never had black shirts.

3.  I am holding no public meetings, nor have done so in the last two years.

4.  I never believed in a “rigidly disciplined dictatorship” as “the most efficient form of human government.”  I believe in corporatism, wherein national classes, such as agriculture, labor, trade, fishing, etc., replacing political partis (even mine), elect their own representatives who choose among themselves their own ministers for representation in the government, and who in the House look after their own financial, economic, professional interests, thus allowing people more freedom, more initiative and more security than they are “enjoying” now or under the knout-rule1 of a few gangsters in the “workers’ paradise.”

5.  The men around me, whom you call “fanatical zealots who live to agitate, whose frustrations and resentments and dreams of future power,” are cool-headed people, not frustrated, having no resentments nor hatreds; they are good Canadians, law-abiding and orderly, who refuse to believe in the negative propaganda of those eternally against, be it religion, patriotism, tradition, property, family, in the propaganda of envy and jealousy, or destruction and revenge.

6.  Mr. Arcand, you note, is astute enough to range behind him all the more extreme advocates of separatism, playing upon the distorted grievances of French-Canadian Nationalists.  Yet, the Montreal Herald of November 012, 1947, gloated over the fact that Quebec Separatists were against the National Unity Party; the official organ of the Separatists, La Nation, anathematized me because our program made French Canadians empire-conscious, called for a “more immediate co-operation with the British Empire,” and for such the same paper called me an agent and stooge of the British Intelligence Service, a “man playing the game of English Freemasonry,” while at the same time the CCF Commonwealth wrote that I was an agent of … the Pope and financed with Vatican funds, while L’Autorité Nouvelle made me an agent of the Mikado, the Clarion of Fred Rose made me an agent and spy of Mussolini, and the Canadian Jewish Congress boasted of “identifying Arcand in the public mind with the sinister forces of German Naziism.”

7.  You find it disquieting that “a recent Arcand rally was held in a church hall, with anti-Semitic speeches.”  It was not a political rally and it was not held in a church hall, but an anniversary private gathering held in a hall located two blocks away from any church and belonging to the Corporation of the parishioners of St. Stanislaus.  As to my “anti-Semitic” speech, it consisted in anti-Gentile quotations extracted from Jewish authors. … To Jewish threats and plots against the Gentile culture and way of life, I answered that we Gentiles must all unite and see to it that we can frustrate the conspiracy.  If there is anti-Semitism in it all, well!  Gentiles did not start it.  And if Jews have a right in opposing unjustified anti-Semitism, Gentiles have an equal right to oppose anti-Gentilism in action, whether under the form of financial, economic, revolutionary, terror or smear oppression.

8.  You claim that the best way to combat my “menace” is by exposing my doings and ideas in the open.  It is exactly with the purpose of helping you do so that I am addressing this letter to you.

ADRIEN ARCAND.
Lanoraie, Que.

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1.  Knout:  a whip used to inflict punishment, often causing death.
2.  The first digit of the day in the date of the issue of the Montreal Herald is whited out in the news clipping.  Only the second digit appears, the “1”.

The Last Will and Testament of Adrien Arcand – 9 September 1960

Adrien Arcand, the Roman Catholic fascist

Adrien Arcand, the Roman Catholic fascist /  Adrien Arcand, le fasciste catholique romain


Foreword

Adrien Arcand’s only possessions were his love for God and his devotion to His Church, the only two subjects of his Last Will and Testament.

David Rajotte of Library and Archives Canada, in his valuable article, “L’État canadien contre le Parti de l’unité nationale et Adrien Arcand”,1 effectively summarizes Arcand’s material wealth as it stood, assessed by the Canadian State upon his internment without trial in 1940.  Says Rajotte:

Les ennemis du Canada durant la guerre voyaient leurs avoirs saisis et administrés par le Bureau du séquestre des biens ennemis (BSBE).&nbsp Aucun interné n’y a échappé.  Dans les archives du BSBE, il existe de fait des dossiers sur tous les membres du PUNC qui ont été arrêtés, à l’exception d’Arthur Lebrun, de Cornwall.  La plupart avaient peu de possessions et n’ont pas eu à transiger longuement avec le Bureau.  Quelques cas ressortent quand même du lot.  Albert Abdelahad était un vendeur itinérant et a dû céder tout son inventaire.  Le BSBE a recherché les personnes à qui il avait fait crédit et les a fait payer.  Hugues Clément était pour sa part copropriétaire d’une compagnie d’assurances fondée par son père . Le BSBE est devenu gestionnaire de ses actions.  La situation a été plus simple pour Adrien Arcand.  Un comptable a examiné ses possessions.  Il a finalement expliqué qu’il n’avait rien de valeur.  Dans une entrevue d’après-guerre, Arcand a raconté que sa femme a pu passer à travers le conflit en bonne partie grâce à l’aide d’amis.  Elphège Deaudelin, propriétaire d’épiceries, lui fournissait des aliments.  Le fils aîné d’Arcand a aussi rejoint l’armée en 1944.  On peut donc supposer que la famille du chef fasciste n’a pas vécu la guerre dans la misère la plus totale.  Il reste quand même que la vie des proches des internés a été difficile.

Canada’s enemies during the war saw their assets seized and administered by the Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property (OCEP).  No internees escaped this.  In the OCEP archives, there are in fact records of all the NUPC members arrested, with the exception of Arthur Lebrun of Cornwall.  Most had few possessions and did not have to deal for long with the Office.  A few cases stand out.  Albert Abdelahad was a traveling salesman and had to yield up his entire inventory.  The OCEP looked for those people who had credit with him and made them pay.  Hugues Clément was co-owner of an insurance company founded by his father.  The OCEP became the manager of his shares.  The situation was easier for Adrien Arcand.  An accountant3 examined his possessions.  He finally explained that there was nothing of value.  In a post-war interview, Arcand said that his wife was able to get through the conflict largely thanks to the help of friends.  Elphège Deaudelin, a grocery store owner, provided her with food.  Arcand’s eldest son also joined the army in 1944.  We can therefore assume that the fascist leader’s family did not live out the war in total misery.

Obviously, those things of real value were not considered by the accountant.

The best presentation of the Last Will and Testament of Adrien Arcand that I can find is the following words, by his own political party, in a short biography of Arcand’s life.2

Cet homme racé, d’une énergie débordante, d’u­ne intelligence rare et d’une culture prodigieuse, a servi son idéal jusqu’au bout, malgré sa santé défaillante durant les dernières années, et en dé­pit de toutes les persécutions et des attentats perpétrés contre sa personne.  Les biens terres­tres ne l’intéressaient pas, et ce détachement su­blime demeure vraiment, selon tous ceux qu’il a si hautement inspirés, la preuve la plus tangible de sa sincérité, en ce monde dépravé par l’amour de l’argent.  Proclamer à la face de l’univers ce re­noncement extraordinaire est bien le plus grand hommage que ses disciples et amis puissent lui rendre.

This thoroughbred of a man, overflowing with energy, of rare intelligence and prodigious culture, served his ideal until the end, despite his failing health in the final years, and in spite of all the persecutions and attacks perpetrated against his person.  Earthly goods were of no interest to him, and therefore sublime detachment really remains the most tangible proof of his sincerity, according to all those whom he greatly inspired in this world depraved by the love of money.  To proclaim in the face of the universe this extraordinary renunciation is really the greatest homage that his disciples and his friends could pay to him.


THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ADRIEN ARCAND

For the First Time, in English


 
My holograph will

Lanoraie, Berthier County,
September 9, 1960,

Having undergone a serious surgical operation this year and knowing that at my age I will have to appear before my Creator and Judge before long, here are my last wishes:

I surrender to my God, Father-Son-Holy Spirit, my soul and all that He had the generosity to lend me for my earthly life (body, talent, faculties, etc.), submitting myself totally and without reservation to His divine Will-Law, hoping that His infinite Mercy will have forgiven my sins, my shortcomings, my omissions which I deeply repent of mainly because they struck the nails and thorns driven into the flesh of my Savior Jesus;

I want to die in complete and unreserved adherence to all the teachings of my Mother the Roman Catholic Apostolic Church, which I consider infallible and the sole depositary of true Revelation.

Adrien Arcand


Last Will and Testament of Adrien Arcand, 9 September 1960

Last Will and Testament of Adrien Arcand, 9 September 1960 /  Les dernières volontés et testament d’Adrien Arcand, 9 septembre 19604


LES DERNIÈRES VOLONTÉS ET TESTAMENT D’ADRIEN ARCAND


Mon testament olographe

Lanoraie, Comté de Berthier,
9 septembre 1960,

Ayant subi, cette année, une opération chirurgicale grave et sachant qu’à mon âge je devrai avant longtemps comparaître devant mon Créateur et Juge, voici mes dernières volontés :

Je remets à mon Dieu, Père-Fils-Saint-Esprit, mon âme et toutes qu’Il a eu la générosité à me prêter pour ma vie terrestre (corps, talent, facultés, etc.), me soumettant totalement et sans réservés à Sa divine Volonté-Loi, espérant que Son infinit Miséricorde aura pardonné mes péchés, mes manquements, mes omissions dont je me repens profondément surtout parce qu’ils ont frappé les clous et les épines enfoncés dans la chair de mon Sauveur Jésus;

Je veux mourir dans l’adhésion complète et sans réserve à tous les enseignements de ma Mère l’Eglise Catholique, Apostolique Romaine, que je considère infaillible et seule dépositaire de la vraie Révélation.

Adrien Arcand

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1.  Rajotte, D. (2018).  “L’État canadien contre le Parti de l’uniténationale et Adrien Arcand.”  Bulletin d’histoire politique, 26(3), 189–211.  doi:10.7202/1046920ar The title of the article if given in English would be:  “The Canadian State Versus The National Unity Party and Adrien Arcand”.

2.  Exclusive English Translation for Adrien Arcand Books, from Section 1 of Adrien Arcand devant le tribunal de l’histoire :  Scandale à la société Radio-Canada (Scandal at CBC Radio-Canada) circa 1983 by Arcand’s then still existing National Unity Party of Canada.  See our free ebook, A Short Study of the Life of Adrien Arcand, comprising the whole text of Section 1.

3.  Nor, just to clarify, was Adrien Arcand an “enemy of Canada”; he was framed and libeled by his government.  But I won’t go into that here, I’ll have to save it for the Memorandum and Request eBook that I still owe you.  I will however say that it would be fully correct to call Mackenzie-King (“our American Prime Minister” as cartooned in the Goglu) an enemy of Canada, for he planned this country’s end in supporting world government.

4.  The source of Arcand’s handwritten Will is Jean Côté’s 1994 book, Adrien Arcand :  une grande figure de notre temps, published at Outremont, Quebec, 227 p.: 23 cm.


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Canada’s ‘fuehrer’ dies at 67

<b>Adrien Arcand</b><br/>”<i>Jewish danger</i>”

Adrien Arcand
Jewish danger

FOREWORD:  I’ve chosen this article from The Ottawa Citizen of Wednesday, August 2nd, 1967, because unlike many of the press accounts of Arcand’s passing, this one seems to be a little bit respectful and a bit more realistic.  Today is June 16th, 2020; i’m backdating its publishing to 24 February 2020, back-to-back with the existing post on Arcand’s Last Will and Testament.

Adrien Arcand in the post-war years

Adrien Arcand in the post-war years

This one, like other articles over the years of coverage, calls him “gaunt”. Arcand had somewhat frail health all his life.  After nine months bedridden as a youth, he survived a deadly Spanish influenza epidemic, which undoubtedly took a toll on his health.  In his younger photos, Arcand is not gaunt.  But, in the Great Depression when so many others also were gaunt, he appears gaunt while leading his political parties.  He was gaunt on emerging from a 5-year and 5-week stint in Canadian concentration camps where the fare was not elegant; and he also, while in the camps, survived an attempt on his life, apparently by poisoning, which may have led to his cancer later in life.  In the years before his 1960 surgery for cancer, Arcand appears more like himself, with flesh on his bones and his cheeks filled out.  As the 1960s progressed, he became gaunt again, obviously while dying from cancer.

I make these observations because it often seems to me that authors draw attention to his physical appearance as though his gauntness were grounds for a slur against him.  In fact, it more likely proves his extraordinary stamina, in spite of the difficult and demanding life he led, and all the assaults on his health over the years.


Canada’s ‘fuehrer’ dies at 67

THE OTTAWA CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, 2 AUGUST 1967, PAGE 23


MONTREAL (CP) — Adrien Arcand, 67, wartime leader of Canada’s Fascist-like National Unity party, who spent a lifetime warning about a “Jewish danger,” died Tuesday in hospital after a six-month illness.

His proud boast once was that he would march his blue-shirted legions to Ottawa in 1940 and take control of the country.  But Arcand, branded the “Canadian fuehrer,” was arrested at the outbreak of the Second World War and spent five years in a concentration camp.

The gaunt, intense man first attracted national attention in 1938 when his party came into the open.  Membership at the beginning was claimed to be over 100,000.  Thousands crammed public rallies in Montreal to hear him.

He was a dazzling speaker, leaping over the centuries of history to illustrate a point with a reference to some English King, discussing some minor figure of the Russian revolution; then switching to present-day Canada.

The National Unity party still exists.  But there is no evidence its influence or following is more than negligible.

Sunday, 14 November 1965:  Adrien Arcand’s last public appearance:  “Work, Sacrifice, Honor”

Foreword

The Quebec Archives (La Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec) have digitized the great Quebec dailies.  You can search and read them online for free!  An astonishing historical record is just a few clicks away.

I decided to see what might be online about Adrien Arcand.  I searched google for “BAnQ numérique” and “La Presse”, and this url came up:  “La Presse – Liste de résultats | BAnQ numérique”.  http://numerique.banq.qc.ca/resultats

Banque numérique, La Presse, Adrien Arcand


I clicked on that, which brought up the BAnQ numérique with sample results on a search for LA PRESSE.  I typed “Adrien Arcand” into the search box, top-right, and issues of LA PRESSE on a wide range of dates came up, discussing Arcand (above).  I was delighted to find an account of Adrien Arcand’s last public appearance at the Paul Sauvé Center.  I have translated the article for you, adding a picture of Robert Winters and a couple of footnotes.  I hope you enjoy it!

Keep in mind, Adrien Arcand was dying of cancer when he summoned up the will to make a last presentation to his friends and followers.

Work Sacrifice Honor 14 Nov 1965

WORK, SACRIFICE, HONOR …                                                 photo LA PRESSE
About 700 people paid an entrance fee of $3.50 last night to see and applaud the leader of the National Unity Party of Canada, Adrien Arcand.  The meeting took place at the Paul Sauvé Center.  Mr. Arcand once again laid out the main lines of his thinking.  (See page 13)
 
TRAVAIL, SACRIFICE, HONNEUR …                                           photo LA PRESSE
Environ 700 personnes ont payé, hier soir, un droit d’entrée de $3.50 pour voir et applaudir le chef du Parti de l’unité nationale du Canada, Adrien Arcand.  Le meeting s’est déroulé au centre Paul Sauvé.  M. Arcand a exposé de nouveau les lignes maîtresses de sa pensée.  (Voir en page 13)

Robert Henry Winters, PC

The Honourable Robert Henry Winters, PC, MSc, LL.D. Photo courtesy of Library and Archives Canada, reproduction reference LAC|PA-047511|3643405

Robert Henry WINTERS was a politician and businessman born in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on August 18th, 1910 and died in Monterey, California on October 10th, 1969.

Elected to the House of Commons in 1945, he sat as a Liberal from Lunenberg.  He was re-elected in 1949 and again in 1953.  Served as a member of the federal Cabinet from 1948 à 1957.  Defeated in the elections of 1957, he went into business for himself.  Urged by Lester Pearson, he returned to politics and was elected in 1965 from York West and appointed Minister of Commerce.

He was narrowly defeated by Pierre Elliot TRUDEAU in the leadership race of the Liberal Party following the resignation of Pearson and his retirement from politics.

750 people pay to attend a meeting of the fascist Adrien Arcand at Paul-Sauvé Center

750 personnes paient pour assister à un meeting du fasciste Adrien Arcand au Centre Paul-Sauvé

BY – PAR YVES LECLERC, LA PRESSE, MONTREAL, 15 NOV. 1965

Adrien Arcand - One proof of the Jewish conspiracy

Adrien Arcand:  “Proof of the Jewish conspiracy?  Robert Winters, a newly elected MP and Rothschild power backer in Canada, will be Pearson’s successor! … ”
 
Adrien Arcand:  “Une preuve de la conspiration juive?  Robert Winters, nouveau deputé, suppôt de puissance des Rothschild au Canada, sera le successeur de Pearson!…

Plus de 700 partisans ou amis du “Parti de l’Unité Nationale du Canada” ont déboursé $3.50 chacun pour assister à un banquet organisé par le parti en l’honneur du chef fasciste canadien Adrien Arcand.

More than 700 supporters or friends of the “National Unity Party of Canada” paid $3.50 each to attend a party banquet in honor of Canadian fascist leader Adrien Arcand.

L’occasion : 25ème anniversaire de l’internement d’Arcand et de ses principaux lieutenants dans un camp de prisonniers pendant la Deuxième guerre mondiale.

The occasion: 25th anniversary of the internment of Arcand and his principal lieutenants in a prison camp during the Second World War.

L’endroit : une salle du Centre Paul-Sauvé, décorée pour la circonstance de deux séries de bannières et d’un drapeau portant le nouveau symbole du PUNC : sur fond bleu et blanc, la croix blanche de Carillon, la croix rouge celtique et la Fleur de lys. Un groupe de jeunes gens portant le brassard du parti assuraient le service d’ordre, et à l’arrière, on vendait les oeuvres d’Arcand, dont son dernier livre “A bas la haine”, ainsi que quelques brochures aux titres évocateurs : “L’admirable juif maître chez nous”,1 “The Jewish question”, “La république universelle”, etc. …

The place:  a room in the Paul-Sauvé Center, decorated for the occasion with two series of banners and a flag bearing the new symbol of the NUPC:  on a blue and white background, the white cross of Carillon, the Celtic red cross and the lily.  A group of young people wearing the party armband were in charge of order, and at the back, Arcand’s works were sold, including his latest book “Down With Hate”, as well as a few brochures with evocative titles:  “Our admirable Jewish Master”1, “The Jewish Question”, “The Universal Republic”, etc. …

Le Public

The Public

L’auditoire était composé d’une majorité de Canadiens-français, d’une cinquantaine de Torontois membres du parti, de petites délégations de Néo-Canadiens, Allemands, Polonais, Italiens, Ukrainiens, etc. … et de quelques membres du clergé, dont un à la table d’honneur.

The audience was made up of a majority of French-Canadians, around fifty Torontonians who are party members, small delegations of New Canadians, Germans, Poles, Italians, Ukrainians, etc. … and a few members of the clergy, including one at the head table.

On remarquait en particulier la présence du fils de M. Réal Caouette, Gilles, candidat défait dans Labelle, et celle d’un candidat progressiste-conservateur dans Maisonneuve-Rosemont défait à la dernière élection, M. Jean Jodoin.

We noted in particular the presence of the son of Mr. Réal Caouette, Gilles, a candidate defeated in Labelle, and that of a progressive-conservative candidate in Maisonneuve-Rosemont defeated in the last election, Mr. Jean Jodoin.

Le complot juif

The Jewish Plot

Adrien Arcand a d’abord parlé quelques minutes en anglais, pour le bénefice des invités torontois, puis il s’est lancé dans le récit de ce qu’il a appelé son emprisonnement injuste de mai 1940 à juillet ’45.

Adrien Arcand first spoke a few minutes in English, for the benefit of the Toronto guests, then he embarked on the story of what he called his unjust imprisonment from May 1940 to July ’45.

A son avis, ce geste inique envers des gens dont on ne pouvait mettre en doute le patriotisme, puisqu’ils avaient offert au gouvernement de lui fournir quatre régiments bien entrainés et encadrés (les fameuses “chemises bleues” d’avant-guerre), était le fait de la juiverie internationale, cause aussi de tous les problèmes du Parti de l’Unité Nationale depuis sa fondation.

In his opinion, this unfair gesture towards people whose patriotism could not be in doubt, since they had offered to the government to provide it with four well-trained and supervised regiments (the famous pre-war “blue shirts”), was the doing of international Jewry, also the cause of all the problems of the National Unity Party of Canada since its foundation.

Ce n’est d’ailleurs là qu’un tort des Juifs qui, selon lui, ont monté une vaste conspiration pour miner et détruire la civilisation occidentale et chrétienne, ce chef-d’oeuvre de la pensée humaine dont son parti s’affirme un fervent défenseur.

This, moreover, is but a wrong of the Jews who, in his view, have mounted a vast conspiracy to undermine and destroy Western and Christian civilization, this masterpiece of human thought of which his Party affirms itself an ardent defender.

La defense de l’Occident

Defense of the West

Rejetant les accusations d’hitlérisme et de nazisme portées contre lui, Adrien Arcand a cependant rappelé que dès 1934 il avait sonné l’alarme et prédit une guerre prochaine “menée par les Juifs et pour les Juifs, dans le but évident d’affaiblir l’Occident chrétien”.

Rejecting the accusations of Hitlerism and Nazism brought against him, Adrien Arcand recalled, however, that as early as 1934 he had sounded the alarm and predicted an upcoming war “waged by the Jews and for the Jews, with the obvious aim of weakening the Christian West”.

Il s’agirait donc d’un immense complot, d’un tragédie en trois actes, dont le premier aurait été la guerre de 14-18, le deuxième celle de 39-45, et le troisième, après deux entractes de 20 ans, sera une nouvelle guerre mondiale, ou bien une guerre civile à l’échelle de la planète.

It would thus be an immense conspiracy, a tragedy in three acts, the first of which was the war of 14-18, the second that of 39-45, and the third, after two intermissions of 20 years, will be a new world war, or a civil war on a planetary scale.

Une preuve ?  Robert Winters, nouvellement député, est la dépositaire au Canada de la puissance des Rothschilds.2  Il sera probablement le successeur de Lester Pearson …

Proof?  Robert Winters, a newly elected Member of Parliament, is the depository in Canada of the power of the Rothschilds.2  He will probably be the successor to Lester Pearson …

Comme barrière contre ce diabolique assaut, Arcand et le PUNC proposent le “corporatisme”, une division du peuple en classes sociales plutôt qu’en partis politiques. Ce système protégerait d’ailleurs la propriété et l’initiative privée, source selon eux de tout progrès, ainsi que le prouve l’exemple des USA depuis un siècle.

As a barrier against this diabolical assault, Arcand and the PUNC propose “corporatism”, a division of the people into social classes rather than political parties.  This system would also protect property and private initiative, which they believe is the source of all progress, as the example of the United States has shown for a century.

Le Concile
et les Juifs

The Vatican Council
and the Jews

Pour rassurer les fidèles contre le doute insidieux, Adrien Arcand a expliqué fort sérieusement que le décret du Concile sur les religions non-chrétiennes est en réalité une condamnation du Judaïsme :

To reassure the faithful against creeping doubt, Adrien Arcand explained very seriously that the decree of the Council on non-Christian religions is actually a condemnation of Judaism:

“En effet, dit-il, les Pères affirment les droits sacrés de la personne humaine douée d’une âme spirituelle.  Or, le Talmud hébraïque dit que l’homme est un animal !  Vous voyez !”

“In effect,” says he, “the Fathers affirm the sacred rights of the human person endowed with a spiritual soul.  Now, the Hebrew Talmud says that man is an animal!   Do you see!”

“Le Concile dit aussi que le peuple juif dans son ensemble ne peut être accusé de la mort du Christ.  Bien sûr, puisque les douze apôtres, les 72 disciples et tous les premiers chrétiens étaient des Juifs!” C.Q.F.D.

“The Council also says that the Jewish people as a whole cannot be accused of the death of Christ.  Of course, since the twelve apostles, the 72 disciples and all the first Christians were Jews!” C.Q.F.D.

Le chef du PUNC a donc conclu qu’il faut instaurer le corporatisme partout dans l’Ouest, appuyer sans défaillance les États-Unis, dernier bastion de notre civilisation, et denoncer la conspiration juive.  C’est ainsi que l’Occident sera sauvé des barbares.

The leader of the NUPC therefore concluded that it is necessary to establish corporatism everywhere in the West, to support the United States without fail, the last bastion of our civilization, and to expose the Jewish conspiracy.  This is how the West will be saved from the barbarians.

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1.  La brochure mentionnée, «L’admirable juif maître chez nous», semble être un essai inconnu d’Arcand.  À moins qu’il ne se trouve quelque part parmi les articles de ses différentes revues imprimées.  Si vous l’avez, envoyez-moi une copie, je dois la traduire.  Je lui ai donné un titre provisoire en anglais pour le présent article de La Presse:  «Our admirable Jewish Master».

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1.  The pamphlet referred to, “L’admirable juif maître chez nous”, seems to be an unknown essay by Arcand.  Unless it can be found somewhere among the articles in his various print journals.  If you have it, please send me a copy, I need to translate it.  I’ve given it a provisional title in English for the present La Presse article:  “Our admirable Jewish Master”.

2.  Pourquoi Arcand a-t-il lié Robert Winters à Rothschild?  Peut-être une partie de la réponse se trouve dans un livre en ligne, Joey Smallwood:  Schemer and Dreamer de Ray Argyle.  Argyle déclare :  «Robert Henry Winters, un ingénieur né en Nouvelle-Écosse qui avait été ministre du Cabinet sous Louis St. Laurent, a perdu son siège lors des élections de 1957 qui ont mis John Diefenbaker au pouvoir.  Belle figure athlétique d’un homme, il a choisi parmi de nombreuses offres d’emploi pour devenir président de Rio Tinto Mining, la société Rothschild qui détenait des actions de BRINCO.  Le défi de Churchill Falls s’est avéré trop grand pour être ignoré, et en juin 1963, il en est devenu le président et a entrepris d’organiser le plus grand développement industriel de l’histoire du Canada — un projet de 1,5 milliard de dollars qui produirait plus de cinq mille mégawatts d’électricité.  C’était une entreprise plus grande que la construction du chemin de fer canadien du Pacifique ou de la voie maritime du Saint-Laurent.»

2.  Why did Arcand link Robert Winters with Rothschild? Perhaps a part of the answer may be found in a book online, Joey Smallwood: Schemer and Dreamer by Ray Argyle.  Argyle states:  “Robert Henry Winters, a Nova Scotia-born engineer who had been a Cabinet minister under Louis St. Laurent, lost his seat in the 1957 election that put John Diefenbaker in office.  A handsome, athletic figure of a man, he chose from among many job offers to become chairman of Rio Tinto Mining, the Rothschild company that held shares in BRINCO.  The challenge of Churchill Falls proved too great to ignore, and in June 1963, he became its chairman and set out to organize the biggest industrial development in Canadian history — a $1.5-billion project that would produce more than five thousand megawatts of power.  It was an undertaking bigger than the building of either the Canadian Pacfic Railway or the St. Lawrence Seaway.”

Dans le chapitre «At Loggerheads and Waterfalls», nous obtenons un peu plus d’informations sur la connexion Rothschild.

In the chapter “At Loggerheads and Waterfalls”, we get a bit more insight into the Rothschild connection.

«Alors que l’avion volait en cercles étroits, Joey Smallwood a regardé la grande rivière dégringoler d’un plateau rocheux, s’écraser sur un précipice de soixante-quinze mètres et se diriger vers la mer du Labrador, à des centaines de kilomètres à l’est.  Il n’oublierait jamais cette première vue des chutes Churchill, qui était arrivée en 1950, un jour idyllique où le bref été du nord avait illuminé la toundra de fleurs sauvages.  Il était enchanté par la vue d’une des merveilles naturelles du monde, mais son esprit était rempli de pensées sur la façon dont cette vaste cascade, une fois et demie aussi haute que Niagara, pouvait être exploitée pour le pouvoir. Il était convaincu que cela rendrait Terre-Neuve riche.

“As the plane flew in narrowing circles, Joey Smallwood watched the great river tumble out of a rocky plateau, crash over a seventy-five-metre precipice, and churn its way toward the Labrador Sea, hundreds of kilometers to the east.  He would never forget this first view of Churchill Falls, which had comein 1950, on an idyllic day when the brief northern summer had brightened the tundra with wildflowers.  He was enchanted by the sight of one of the natural wonders of the world, but his mind was filled with thoughts of how this vast waterfall, one-and-a-half times as high as Niagara, could be harnessed for power.  He was convinced it would make Newfoundland rich.

Deux ans plus tard, Joey se retrouve dans la salle du Cabinet du n° 10 Downing Street à Londres, face à Winston Churchill, à nouveau Premier ministre après six ans dans un désert politique d’après-guerre.  Joey a déroulé une grande carte — voyagerait-il jamais sans? — montrant les plis et les rebondissements de la campagne brute du Labrador.  “C’est un Empire en soi, monsieur, et c’est britannique”, lui a dit Joey.  Elle avait besoin d’une grande nouvelle société de développement pour que sa richesse soit un jour pleinement exploitée.  Quelque chose comme la Compagnie de la Baie d’Hudson ou la Compagnie des Indes orientales, des noms qui ont résonné à travers l’histoire britannique.  Pendant que Joey parlait, le vieux bouledogue derrière le bureau s’est réchauffé à l’idée.  “Un grand concept impérial”, a-t-il déclaré.  Quelques jours plus tard, Smallwood a présenté le plan à un déjeuner d’hommes d’affaires britanniques.  Ils en ont été captivés.  Les médias londoniens ont été emportés par l’excitation. «LABRADOR CALLING BRETAIN», titrait le Daily Mail.

Two years later, Joey found himself in the Cabinet room of No. 10 Downing Street in London, facing Winston Churchill, once again prime minister after six years in a postwar political wilderness.  Joey unrolled a large map — would he ever travel without one? — showing the folds and twists of the raw Labrador countryside.  “This is an Empire in itself, sir, and it’s British,” Joey told him.  It needed a great new development company if its wealth was ever to be fully tapped.  Something like the Hudson’s Bay Company or the East India Company, names that resounded through British history.  As Joey talked, the old bulldog behind the desk warmed to the idea.  “A great Imperial concept,” he pronounced.  A few days later, Smallwood took the scheme to a luncheon meeting of British businessmen.  They were enthralled by it.  The London media were swept up in the excitement.  “LABRADOR CALLING BRITAIN,” the Daily Mail  headlined.

L’approbation de Churchill était suffisante pour gagner pour Smallwood l’attention de la Chambre des Rothschild, la grande maison bancaire britannique dirigée par Antony et Edmund de Rothschild.  Des investisseurs internationaux ont réclamé de faire partie de la British Newfoundland Development Corporation (BRINCO), créée par une loi de la Chambre d’assemblée de Terre-Neuve le 31 mars 1953.  Avec sa charte, 150 000 kilomètres carrés riches en minerai, en bois et en eau.  Rothschild est devenu un actionnaire important par l’intermédiaire de Rio Tinto Co., son géant minier international.  Les autres grands investisseurs étaient Prudential Insurance, Bowater Corporation, Suez Canal Company, Bowring & Company of Newfoundland, la Banque de Montréal et la Banque Royale du Canada.»

Churchill’s endorsement was sufficient to gain Smallwood the attention of the House of Rothschild, the great British banking house headed by Antony and Edmund de Rothschild.  International investors clamoured to be part of the British Newfoundland Development Corporation (BRINCO), established by an act of the Newfoundland House of Assembly on March 31, 1953.  With its charter went rights to 150,000 square kilometers rich in ore, timber, and water power.  Rothschild became a major shareholder through the Rio Tinto Co., its international mining giant.  Other big investors were Prudential Insurance, Bowater Corporation, Suez Canal Company, Bowring & Company of Newfoundland, the Bank of Montreal, and the Royal Bank of Canada.”

New eBook: Memorandum and Request Re: Claims of Canadian Nationalists Against the Government of Canada for Unjust Internments submitted by Adrien Arcand, 1957

Memorandum And Request Re: Claims of Canadian Nationalists Against The Government of Canada for Unjust Internments

“Memorandum And Request Re: Claims of Canadian Nationalists Against The Government of Canada for Unjust Internments,” submitted by Adrien Arcand, 1957.  Download the free Flash flipbook, PDF and ePub in a zip file.

The download isn’t quite ready yet.  I’m giving you a preview, Arcand’s 1957 text from the upcoming eBook, with a 1930 Editorial and a few cartoons to illustrate why the Liberals would have interned Arcand and his men, in part as “political revenge”.  It’s been a hairy three days, sleepless with a party animal under my window all night before Canada Day, who lives in a condo upstairs; then a plumbing emergency at 7:00 a.m. for a pipe-leak in the laundry room, and that’s all it took to delay the big celebration.  But, it’s coming, excuse me!  Hang in there!  More is on the way.

The Memorandum and Request is not a translation.  This is Adrien Arcand writing in English.

 

MEMORANDUM AND REQUEST RE:

Claims of Canadian Nationalists Against The Government of Canada for Unjust Internments”

submitted by Adrien Arcand

Draft dated 1957 by the Archivist in Special Collections at Vanier Campus,
Concordia University.  See citation below the document.

Cartoons from Arcand’s magazines and excerpts from documents and
correspondence are added to illustrate Arcand’s points.
Pagination follows the new eBook.

L-R:  William Lyon Mackenzie King, Ernest Lapointe, PC

L-R:  William Lyon Mackenzie King and Ernest Lapointe, PC.  William Lyon Mackenzie King, “our American Prime Minister” in WWII, interned Arcand and his men without proof and without trial.  Meanwhile, Ernest Lapointe, PC, a top adviser to Mackenzie-King on legal affairs, Quebec and French-speaking Canada, apparently tried to frame Arcand before the arrests for violating war-time regulations as Editor in Chief of a newspaper, L’Illustration Nouvelle.

The claimants are members of the National Unity Party of Canada. (Appendixes I & II) of the present document explain the origin of this educational group, and the reason why it dealt with the politically dangerous Jewish question.

The claimants have been interned during the last war for periods from one year to over five years. As they all have affirmed in their petitions of right, their internments were unjust and unjustified, despotic tyrannic, ordered without any semblance of reason or pretext, for motives of political revenge. All avenues of justice to which loyal citizens and faithful subjects of His (then) Majesty the King are entitled under a British system and tradition of law, were closed to them. In their case, all prerogatives and privileges issuing from the Magna Carta, from their citizenship and even from the Canadian Parliament were sus-pended – whilst granted to other internees or associations –, and the letters de cachet issued against them were extorted from the King by willful deception of His Majesty. When their judi-cial cases were to be taken up by the Court of the Exchequer, the Deputy-Minister of Justice, Mr. J. P. F. Varcoe was in-structed to raise a point of law which could be summed up thus: “The claimants have been interned by an Order in Council, viz.: by the King, and since the King can do no wrong, the claimants cannot prosecute”. This closed the door to any trial on facts through which, with official parliamentary and governmental documents, the claimants could prove that H.M. the King had been deceived by his Minister of Justice for Canada (the Rt. Hon. J. Ernest Lapointe, who had been waging for years a per-

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personal feud against Adrien Arcand for the latter’s anti-Liberal campaigns of 1930 and 1935 for Bennett, of 1935, 1936 for Duplessis). When that point of law was raised, the claimants, after consulting with their legal councillors, came to the conclusion that their judicial effort was still kept in the political realm, that the political party in power which had taken the responsibility of punishing them could not admit that it had been wrong, and that nothing could be expected before a change of political regime. That change having happened, the claimants have decided to resume their request for a redress in court on FACTS and see if, under a non-Liberal regime, the expression “British justice and fair play” means more than under a Liberal government.

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Synopsis

OF FACTS AND EVENTS

For several months prior to the Second World War (Sept. 3, 1939), the National Unity Party of Canada campaigned against “a plot to impose a new world war upon humanity”, publishing prints 1 and organizing meetings in several provinces to that effect, affirming with numerous quotings that it was intended to spread communism which had been established in the First World War. The party leader, Adrien Arcand, had redacted 2 in May 1939 an article which was printed in more than 400 periodicals throughout the world; after numerous quotations from numerous books, speeches and editorials from Jewish world leaders and publications, the article went on: “so, war is announced as made inevitable and imperative by those people, if western statesmen are light-headed to fall in for it and throw humanity into a new world war desired and willed by the Jews, what will be the outcome of it? The spreading of communism over Europe, its overwhelming of exhausted, mutilated and ruined western nations, of many crushed states and shattered peoples.” This drew against the claimants and their movement an unprecedented broadside of smearing from the communist and Jewish press of Canada, faithfully repeating the slogans screamed in the House of Commons and across the country by Mr. Fred Rose, M.P., Secretary Caiserman of the Canadian Jewish Congress and a United States citizen known by the name of Rabbi Eisendrath, of Toronto. – (In the first few weeks that followed the declaration of a state of war, according to “The Forrestal Diaries”, Sir Neville Chamberlain stated that…“Poland was no cause of war either for France or the

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1 This is “franglais”, a French word converted to English. He’s thinking in French: “imprimés,” (“prints”) printed papers.
2 This is more “franglais”. By “redacted” Arcand means that he “wrote,” he “drafted”.

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United Kingdom… England was forced into this war by Washington and the world Jews”. Which statement is not yet accounted for as a possible reason for his unexpected and premature passing away, and later the unexpected sad end of James Forrestal who had dared reproduce it in his Diaries).

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When Great Britain issued its second ultimatum to Germany, the Council of the National Unity Party was summoned on the same day, Sept. 2, 1939, for an appraisal of the situation and of policy. Rightly or wrongly, the party leadership saw in the German move into Poland the last step to meet the Soviet armed forces, which had been forewarned by the leaps across Austria and Czechoslovakia, the immediate preparation for a fight to a finish with communist Russia as forewarned by the Anticomintern Pact, the Third Reich leitmotiv of “Drag Nach Osten” and its frequent allusions to the necessity of “Lebensraum” and of developing “the plains of Ukraine and the mines of Caucasus” for western Europe’s needs. It was felt that the best interest of Canada and of the Empire would be to keep their strength intact whilst Germany and the USSR would wear out and exhaust themselves, by striving for localizing the conflict; that a generalization of the conflict would in the end make us fight only for the survival of the USSR and the spreading of Communism everywhere with a corresponding destruction of Christian civilization. Consequently, the following was agreed upon and the Leader was requested to instruct the Party accordingly: 1. The British prestige makes it impossible to withdraw her second ultimatum to Germany and war is certain; Canada will inevitably be drawn into that war; when Germany engages a conflict with the Soviet Union, it is evident common sense that Britain will not allow the destruction of the balance of power upon which the Empire rests and in which it finds its justification; 2. When Canada becomes in a war, unity of political pur-pose and action will be imperative for as long as that state en-

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dures, and a Union government will most probably be formed and with which all political entities will have to cooperate; 3. The National Unity Party having no official responsibility nor representation in the House of Commons and being known to deal with the influence of world Jewry in national and international affairs, and the coming war being related with the Jewish question, it will be wiser for the N.U.P., in order not to embarrass the government in power, to suspend its publications and public activities for the duration of the war. – Immediately after that council meeting, the latter issued instructions for the cessation of publications and public activities, which instructions were transmitted throughout Canada by telephone, telegram and mail. After Canada had been voted into a state of war by Parliament, the war-time censor of the French press paid a visit to Adrien Arcand, then Editor of L’Illustration-Nouvelle, in his office, stating he had come under special instructions from the Rt. Hon. J. Ernest Lapointe, to loan him (Arcand) a copy of the War Regulations and warn him that his paper was under particular surveillance. Later, the same censor addressed a letter of severe reprimand to Arcand because, in reporting the naval battle of La Plata, L’Illustration-Nouvelle had printed that the German cruiser Graf Spee was … “an enemy ship”, the letter saying that such an expression was beyond all limits and threatening the paper with due action if another breach of the war regulations were committed. After that baffling letter, no other correspondence was received from the censor.

As the then “Phoney War” dragged along, Mr. Fred Rose, M.P., published a booklet under the title of “Hitler’s Fifth Column in Canada”, attacking the claimants and their organization as led, controlled, organized, financed, etc., by Hitler or his government or his party. Already in 1937, in his yearly report (“Not for Publication”) to the Canadian Jewish Congress, reading the report of the ‘Committee of Public Relations’ of the B’Nai B’Rith and CJC, said and had it mimeographed that ‘The Committee had succeeded in making the Canadian public believe

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that Arcand’s movement was a German affair’ (which had been denied many times in public meetings and publications of the party). That kind of propaganda was carried on with an increasing intensity in the communist, socialist and Jewish press until the Spring of 1940.

Meanwhile, in October 1939, a party member of military rank was instructed to offer to the Department of Defense the im-mediate formation of a whole brigade from among the party membership for the defense of Canada. Major-General Laflèche acknowledged the letter with thanks and a commendation for loyalty, advising individual enlistment in existing regiments. Several party members who offered their services were not accepted because, as they were answered orally and in writing, they “were against international Jewry”.

By the end of April 1940, Lord Lothian, British Ambassador to Washington, sent to Montreal someone to ask Arcand “Can you pull through?” after telling that the pressure of the Jews and F.D.R. against you is so great that you will have to be interned for the duration”. He added: “You will be arrested in about thirty days”.

On May 28, 1940, about nine months after the beginning of the War, the claimants were arrested, charged, denied bail and brought to preliminary enquiry. This enquiry, with the postponements, lasted for three weeks, and no shred of evidence relating to the charge was ever brought by the only witness to be heard and for whose cross-examination no opportunity was given to the defense. The preliminary inquiry was abruptly postponed sine die by the presiding judge who overruled the protests of the defense.

The claimants were sent back to jail, denied bail again and ordered to be kept incommunicado. While they were in jail, under a postponement sine die of their preliminary inquiry, an Order

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in Council was passed making the National Unity Party illegal, and another Order in Council passed for their internment for their being members of an illegal association. The official pretext for outlawing the party was that it was “suspected of intending to take power by force or violence”; such a pretext was ridicule to the utmost since the official party program, regulations of membership and constant teachings condemned formally the preaching and use of force or violence in all situations, and particularly that relating to the assumption of political power.

On the same day that the internment of the claimants was announced to the public, the Rt. Hon. J. Ernest Lapointe, Minister of Justice, speaking in the House of Commons, explained the motives of his government for issuing the Orders in Council. Profiting by the fact that his victims were in no position possible to answer, he deceitfully spoke of a plot to seize power by force after which he was to be executed. “I have ordered their internment so that we know they are not at large”. He also said: “It is not the only PUNISHMENT that they will incur, for after the war they will undergo trial on the charges proffered against them”. He stated that the internments would last for the duration.

For several months, at Petawawa internment camp, the claim-ants were invited to appeal for their liberation to a Commission of Inquiry, which invitations they declined.

When pressed and urged to agree to appeal by the authority of the camp, they answered that they had lost all faith in the integrity, morality and honour of the political power then in office, but that they would willingly refer their particular case to H. M. The King if the military would agree to transfer their explanations to their Supreme Commander in Chief or his representative the Governor General. The camp commandant declared himself agreeable to such transfer, and the claimants gave him a

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letter to the Sovereign containing the following:

  1. The only forms supplied for appeal are intended, in their printed headings, for “enemy aliens” and “prisoners of war”. The internees, feeling that they are neither “enemies” nor “aliens” nor “prisoners of war” cannot accept to use such forms.

  2. The Minister of Justice is the highest and final appeal to rule over the recommendation of the Commission of enquiry hearing the internees. The said Minister of Justice has notified the nation officially that we internees would be captive for the duration of the war, so lodging an appeal in our particular cases, would be a mockery of justice.

  3. As internees we have to answer questions under oath; as defendants in a criminal court, under a preliminary enquiry simply postponed, our right not to answer is jeopardized by the obligation to answer if we appeal from our internments. So that all avenues of justice have been closed to us, a situation which we lay at the foot of the Throne.

For the above reasons, it is impossible for us to appeal from our internments. Yet, if Your Majesty deems it fit for us to appeal, for reasons of obedience, service and good order, we shall.

After several weeks, the camp commandant came with an answer which he said had been through the Secretary of State 3 and had orders to read to the claimants as many times as they would. In the secrecy of an empty hut surrounded by guards; he asked the claimants to memorize the letter since he could not leave the document with them nor let them touch it or copy it. The letter gave to understand that the claimants were not enemy
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3 The “Secretary of State” is a government minister for foreign relations. AAB

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aliens nor prisoners of war, but rather political prisoners who, having not been condemned or sentenced, could not be placed in prisons or penitentiaries; that, for certain reasons which they could surmise, they were put under the “protection” of the Geneva Convention.4 And the letter advised them to enter appeal of their internments, against their loathing it, answering them that they would receive true justice.

The claimants have appeared before the Commission set up for hearing the appeals of the internees.

Those commissions proved to be, rather than bodies reaching for the truth, simply enterprises for intellectual trapping, trying to extort from internees answers which would justify their internment. In many instances, the questioners ordered the answers to be put off the record because they might compromise politicians in office. The claimants, interned as suspects of intending to take power by force, were questioned for hours on all kinds of irrelevant and often silly subjects and not on the motives alleged for their internment.

In the first months of 1941,6 the department of war services published and distributed throughout Canada, in both languages, a booklet entitled “Canadians All” – “Tous Canadiens”, under the authority of the Minister of that department and with the coat-of-arms of Canada. That booklet described the claimants as members of an organisation founded by Germany in Canada, financed by Berlin, inspired by and under the leadership of the German government. When, after several months,
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4 The Geneva Convention is an agreement first drawn up in Geneva in 1864 and later revised concerning the treatment of captured and wounded military personnel and civilians in wartime. AAB
5 Ernest Lapointe was Liberal Justice Minister when the booklet defaming Arcand and the NUPC was produced. Lapointe was in office from October 23, 1935 to November 26, 1941. Louis Saint-Laurent was Justice Minister next from De-cember 10, 1941 to December 9, 1946. AAB

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Adrien Arcand received a copy of that booklet, he immediately wrote to his lawyer instructions to apply for a Writ of Prohibition for the cessation of publication and the repeal of circulation of the said booklet by the Government of Canada, and to take proceedings against the government for libel and defamation. It was evident that the government of Canada had published the said booklet only to justify the internment and its continuation of the claimants, in the public opinion. After two weeks, the Petawawa Camp censor (Sgt. Marquand) summoned Arcand to his office and informed him that his letter would not be transmitted to his solicitor, as per orders from Ottawa.

Shortly after that, Brig. General Woods,6 national commissioner of the R.C.M.P., in a report to the Minister of Justice and tabled in the House of Commons, stated that The National Unity Party was essentially a Canadian movement, after having given the foreign connections of the Communist Party of Canada, the Canadian Fascio and the Canadian German Bund.

In the summer of that same year (1941), a parliamentary committee of the House of Commons was appointed, under the chairmanship of the Hon. Mr. Robichaud, Minister of the Department of Fisheries, to hear the appeals of outlawed organizations against the Orders in Council making them illegal.

The National Unity Party was the first to enter appeal but the chairman of the committee would never grant it a hearing, and house publications give no indication that the Hon. Mr. Robichaud even showed his correspondence with Adrien Arcand to the Committee. The Communist Party of Canada, the wit-
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6 Keep in mind again, this is a typed draft from 1957; this may be a typographical error. Arcand might mean Stuart S. Wood of the RCMP, or he might mean Mr. W. S. Woods, C.M.G., a Deputy Minister. It’s difficult to clarify, because it is hard to find anything using the search form for historical Hansard at parl.canadiana.ca. Also, that form searches OCR’d materials, and OCR is not always perfect. AAB

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nesses of Jehova and Technocrats, Inc. were granted a hearing and relieved of the illegality decreed against them.

After months of vain communications tried in various ways to reach the then Minister of Justice, the Hon. L. S. Saint-Laurent, three ladies, Mrs. H. Bouchard, Mrs. G. Lanctôt and Mrs. M. Gatien succeeded in reaching him in his home in Quebec City. They had tried everywhere in the department to have an answer to a clear-cut question: for what wrongs are our husbands kept interned? To which Mr. Saint-Laurent answered: “Mesdames, I do not know any more than you for what reasons your husbands are interned, and I do not know any more than you do when they will be released.

In 1953 7 Mrs. A. Arcand obtained a special permit to visit her husband in Fredericton internment camp. The only purpose of that visit was to notify him to get prepared to come out, for it had been arranged with a personal friend and… a minister of the Crown that Arcand’s release would be ordered within a fortnight for a sum of $10,000.00. The repulsive deal was “killed” in the camp.

Arcand was the last member of the National Unity Party to be released, July 3rd, 1945. Fred Rose, M.P., two days later petitioned the Minister of Justice for hanging Arcand after due trial for being a traitor and a spy in the service of a German fifth column. Arcand and his friends also requested that their
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7 The year is unclear, it looks as though a “4” was typed over by a “3”. “1953” or “1954” is a typographical error in Arcand’s manuscript. He was released on 3 July 1945, so the visit from his wife was more likely in 1943 or 1944. Jean Côté says an attempt was made on Arcand’s life by poisoning in the camp. Did his wife try to bring him home before or after the attempt? Another document in Jean Côté (1994) suggests that a Liberal minister initiated the $10,000.00 offer to release Arcand. See: “Gérard Pelletier fausse la vérité”. (This title is odd, however; it doesn’t seem to reflect the article’s contents.)

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preliminary enquiry started in 1940 and postponed sine die be resumed so that they could be judged in regular courts. On October 1st, 1945, the Minister of Justice, the Hon. Mr. Saint-Laurent issued an official statement which was distributed to the press. The statement announced that the government would not carry on legal proceedings against Arcand and his friends on the following grounds:

  1. The charges, dating from 1940, might be found stale.

  2. If the accused were found guilty, the maximum sentence would be less than half the time they have been in captivity.

  3. The trials would probably not end in a way which certain people desire.

  4. “In the case of Mr. Arcand and his friends, I had an enquiry made by the Deputy Minister of Justice, Mr. J. P. F. Varcoe, and Mr. Gérald Fauteux, Crown Prosecutor. The report on that enquiry revealed that never did Mr. Arcand and his friends, directly or indirectly, in the least way possible, injure the war effort.8

The claimants then petitioned the Chief Justice of the Court of
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8 The precise statement on Arcand was this, also reported by Pat Walsh in a letter in 1963: “There is no evidence that his activities or those of the party in fact did any injury or in the slightest degree prejudiced the successful prosecution of the war.” See page 590, Debates of the House of Commons, First Session—Twentieth Parliament, in years 9-10 George VI, 1945, Volume I, 1945, available at Canadiana.org. Adrien Arcand and his men were obviously “set up” for incarceration without grounds by 1) the Canadian Jewish Congress, 2) a Soviet spy sitting as a federal MP, Fred Rose(nberg) who two days after Arcand’s release on 3 July 1945, asked for him to be tried and “hanged” for “treason”, and 3) by the Liberals who, to this day, continue their unrelenting attack on the country for these same Red-Zionist interests. Eventually, Rose himself was tried and found guilty of treason, but he wasn’t executed as he had wanted the innocent Mr. Arcand to be.

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the Sessions of the Peace to order the continuation of their preliminary enquiry postponed sine die against their opposition in 1940. In a written decision, the Chief Justice stated that the postponement sine die of the preliminary enquiry had had the effect of taking the cases off the roll, that the judge presiding in 1940 (Mr. De Serres) was dead, that there was nothing left over which to issue an order about, etc., etc.

The claimants requested the Governor General to grant them petitions of right for claiming damages for unjust and unjustified internment against the Canadian government in the court of the Exchequer. The petitions were granted.

In order to prepare their cases the claimants, through their solicitor, requested copies of certain documents in the possession of the Department of Justice, especially the R.C.M.P. Those documents are false reports, fabrications, malicious inventions, deceptive memoranda, etc., addressed to authorities of and in the Department of Justice, emanating from official Jewish sources, especially the public relations committee of the B’Nai B’Rith and Canadian Jewish Congress, which documents have been used to deceive the King and his Council, and have been effective in influencing them into prosecuting, smearing, defaming and keeping in prolonged captivity some of His Majesty’s loyal and faithful subjects. In the request of the claimants, Mr. Varcoe, the Deputy-Minister, wrote that such documents were confidential and privileged, and he could not issue copies of them.

A few days before the date set for the hearing of the claimants’ case in the Court of the Exchequer, the Deputy-Minister of Justice notified the claimants that he would raise a point of law before any hearing on facts. That point of law summed up to the axiom “The King can do no wrong”.

The claimants, in search of establishing truth and justice would

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not fall into that political trap set under a judicial dressing, knowing that they had been willfully wronged by ministers who wronged the King in deceiving him—the whole of which can only be established by producing documents in a case of facts. They decided to await a change in government, since the culprit politicians would always manipulate the official power at their disposal for perpetuating the wrongs done to the claimants and prevent a true discharge of justice.

The Hon. George Drew, speaking in a public meeting in Pembroke, Ont., on the 9th of July 1953, stated about it all: “In the last war, men were thrown in concentration camps without any charge brought against them, and they were denied any resort to the courts of the country. After these men had been kept in captivity for long years, it was found out that they were innocent. And no compensation was offered them for the many wrongs done to them” (Canadian Press).

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For all of the above, the Claimants respectfully petition the Minister of Justice to:

  1. See to it that, at long last, avenues of justice be open to them.

  2. Allow them to proceed on facts in their cases against the Canadian Government in the Court of the Exchequer.

  3. Allow them permission to obtain copies of all the deceptive documents against them and addressed to the authorities of the Department of Justice by Jewish agencies, such documents being not privileged unless the said agencies are sworn officials and members of the Department.

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    4. Allow not expediency to supersede the justice owed by the Sovereign to his loyal subjects as fundamental basis of order, a superseding which was committed and prolonged for years by the Liberal Party in office to the detriment of the claimants.

(Adrien Arcand)

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Appendix I

Adrien Arcand — born in Montreal. Age 58. Journalist.

In 1929, started weekly papers of his own and a youth political association which were to combat left liberalism, socialism and communism, both the papers and the movement, responding to a need, met with quick success.

In 1930, R. B. Bennett, then leader of the Conservative opposition, summoned Arcand to Ottawa to ascertain whether he could get his support in the coming federal election. Arcand agreed upon one only condition: that the government do really something to counteract the fast increasing red propaganda and organisation. Arcand teamed his efforts with those of J. H. Rainville, and the Bennett government came into office thanks to 24 seats won in Quebec.

In 1931, Bennett began to counter the Komintern action in Canada: application of Art. 98 Criminal Code, embargo on products from the USSR, etc. Once, after an interview in his office with Sen. Jos. Rainville and Senate Speaker P. E. Blondin, he told Arcand: you deal with the Jewish question as related to the origins, expansion and financing of socialism and communism, and you are right. Yet, you don’t know one hundredth of the evil they inflict upon our world. On that question, you will never go too far, go to the last limits. I have to rub elbows with them and I know quite a bit. I cannot raise that question in the House but if it ever be, the whole country will know where I stand and you will be satisfied. The anti-Red campaign continued with increasing vigor, corresponding with the increase of Red propaganda and agitation during those economically dark days. In 1932, Arcand’s printing plant was completely destroyed in a third attempt of sabotage and incendiary. Bennett helped equip another one through John C. Newman and Rainville.

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In 1934, Arcand was asked by Bennett if he would take charge and begin preparing the Conservative propaganda for French Canada for the 1935 election. He agreed to it. Sir Robert Bor-den wrote of that work (Memoranda for organizers, speakers’ manuals, weekly bulletins addressed to partisans and advertisements): “In its whole history never has the Conservative party been equipped in Quebec with more thorough and enlightening presentation. The unfortunate result is to be found in other causes”.9 In Sept. 1934, Bennett hinted that, after the 1935 session, there might be changes in the Cabinet and he asked Arcand how he would react to the idea of being Minister of Labor and a candidate in Montreal-St. Mary’s. There ensued a long conversation. Arcand: “Communism, the ultimate conclusion of the Liberal idea, is out to conquer the world and will attract in its orbit the cooperation or at least the passive laisser-faire of all schools of reddism. The more Liberalism will go left, the more Conservatism will have to go right, for the only answer to internationalism is nationalism. I think my generation will have to face the final onslaught of both ideas in their extreme form. Out of Conservatism there must spring a more rightist group, just as Liberalism gave birth to Socialism, or else our Conserva-tives too much in earnest may flock leftwise. I think I would be more useful in such a movement which [I] intend to create out-right”. Bennett only said: “You may be right, who knows? The future is such a riddle”.10
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9 The “unfortunate result” would seem to be that the Liberals lost the election. AAB
10 In The Universal Republic (1950), Arcand said: “But for the leaders in authority, the directors, the elites, there is no excuse for blindness, incomprehension and lack of vision. Since ‘to govern is to foresee’, their role and duty as rulers or leaders is to clearly foresee the inevitable consequences of the actions of men.” La République Universelle: “Mais pour les chefs en autorité, pour les dirigeants, les élites, il n’y a pas d’excuse à l’aveuglement, à l’incompréhension, au manque de vision. Puisque ‘gouverner c’est prévoir’, leur rôle et leur devoir de gouvernants ou de chefs est de prévoir clairement les conséquences inévitables des actes posés par les hommes”. AAB

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After 1935, Arcand participated actively in all political campaigns, provincial and federal (except when interned), against the Reds of all shades, and considers it an honor to be held as a curse by them.

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Appendix II
THE NATIONAL UNITY PARTY OF CANADA

In the Fall of 1934, a nationalist political association founded by Adrien Arcand and some of his friends was launched in Montreal under the name of Parti National Social Chrétien. It was intended to deal only with federal politics and to combat in all circumstances Liberalism & its offshoots Socialism and Communism in the Province of Quebec.

Up to 1938, similar groups cropped up in other Canadian provinces, as a reaction to Communist propaganda, the sitting strikes and violence of the mid thirties and the Spanish Civil War.

Those various groups got in touch with one another and, after long negotiations, decided to try and merge into a national organisation.

A convention was called and delegates from eight provinces met for the formation of committees to prepare resolutions in Toronto. Empowered delegates declared the eight provincial separate parties dissolved and founded a new national organization called the National Unity Party of Canada, with a torch as its emblem and the word “Serviam” as its motto. A program was adopted, rules were drafted, and Adrien Arcand, the only name suggested by all delegations for leadership, was chosen unanimously. As predecided by the delegates, all documents were signed by chief delegates in Kingston, Ont., for historical reasons, on July 1st 1938.

The National Unity Party operated as a school of thought from its inception until September 2, 1939 when its activities and publications were suspended.


POLITICAL CARTOONS

Long before Facebook “memes,” there was Adrien Arcand.

On January 31st, 1930, in “The Editorial Corner,” under the title “The Strength of an Idea”, Adrien Arcand announced (translation):  “A healthy and vigorous idea, well directed and well launched, can accomplish more than all the combinations and all the capital in the world; like the drop of water that always strikes the same place, with the same fore, it can pierce the hardest rock, overcoming the most tenacious opposition.  With this in mind, with a well set goal, I decided one day to launch the “Goglu”, with no other capital than my humble wooden pen, but supported and aided by the ideal printer, a devout patriot, a brilliant organizer, the complement and necessary adjunct …”.

On May 30th, 1930, illustrating the effectiveness of Arcand’s Le Goglu, the following headline appears on the front page of Le Goglu:

“The Clique Set the Fire”

There were sub-headings and a conclusion (translation):  “They set a second fire in our workshops, causing heavy damage.”  “A real petty attack”  “Five employees, surprised by the sudden flames, were hard-pressed to save their lives.”

WE WILL BEAT THEM NONETHELESS.

By “Clique,” Arcand means the Liberals.  The triumphant lead story continues and we now see precisely why these Liberals might have had “political revenge” in mind while interning Arcand and his men in 1940:

“The people of this province were plunged into keen distress last week, when the news spread like a lit fuse to the four corners of the country: “The Goglu is on fire!” Telegrams, phone calls and letters arrived by thousands from almost every county asking if the people’s newspaper, which has never yet been gagged, would publish nonetheless.

As our readers have noted, and once again will note this week, the Goglu is the most stalwart bird and always emerges unscathed from traps that are set for it, from attacks waged against it. Likewise, the valiant “Miroir” and the funny little “Chameau” have published and will publish again, to the greatest bewilderment and definitive downfall of the Clique.

After a meticulous and carefully conducted investigation, we can say that, as with the first fire set in our workshops nine months ago, the one last week was an act of violent-tempered vengeance by the Clique. From our first week of publication, we have been in a running battle against the most violent attacks by the Clique which sensed in us, from the start, the force which would break it into a thousand pieces like fragile porcelain, in spite of its extraordinary power. There were threats, lawsuits, financial combinations, offers, seamy proposals, ultimatums, disguised attacks, a first fire, the considerable fire of last Tuesday, then even worse threats. But we always emerged unscathed, more courageous and determined to achieve our duty until the end. Each time, adversity strengthened our energy and our convictions, each new misfortune redoubled our ardor, for we will never cease believing that good faith, honesty, frankness, justice and patriotism will always triumph over perfidy, crookedness, lies, intimidation and treason. The necessity of our cause is enough to sustain us and we will give all that a man can give of himself to arrive at our triple objective: the purification of our political practices dirtied by the Clique, the economic restoration of the country, betrayed in every way by the Clique, and the dominance of the French-Canadian on the soil of his fathers.

The fire last Tuesday night, according to our investigation, was lit deliberately by someone who was instructed to do so. A flammable liquid, apparently benzol, supplied by a paid bandit for the Clique, was used to spread the flames. The arsonist, who knew the place, chose the area most favorable to his criminal work: the bindery department, where huge masses of paper were stacked. In the twinkling of an eye, the immense room became an inferno, where 42,000 copies of the “Chameau” and 35,000 copies of the “Goglu” were consumed that had been printed in advance, and considerable works consisting of luxury editions, hundreds of copies of books, in short over $9,000 in printed matter alone, not counting precious, unique collections. Superb pieces of machinery were distorted, causing huge losses. Traveling to the upper floor, the flames and smoke continued their ravages in considerable proportions.

It took only a few seconds to incur these fatal losses, because five of our employees were busy with their presses whose noise prevented them from hearing the criminal enter. They were suddenly surprised by the flames and barely had time to escape by a staircase which then went up in a raging fire. Fortunately for all, and especially for the treacherous Clique, they all escaped without any injury. A charming little dog, named Goglu, spent the night in the burnt-out room, hosed by the water jets, and was found the next morning, to general stupefaction and joy, alive and well. It can hardly be understood except as a symbol of the fact that anything called Goglu will withstand the worst attacks.

But the Clique will be back, we are warned. It will always arrive with the same treacherousness, “by a back door”, secretly, at night. The blows will be hard, we know, it will take everything a man can deploy of courage to resist, but we will resist. We know how far the Clique can go in terms of crookedness and crime, but that doesn’t frighten us. We know the Clique has Jewry, the underworld, banditry, and dirty money at its disposal; we also know how far its offshoots go, and it will one day be the most astonishing surprise for our readers to learn how some unsuspected people are in the ranks of the Clique, worshippers of the Golden Calf.

Our readers can count, as in the past, on our incorruptible loyalty, and if we are not always quite so funny or energetic, they will understand that physical fatigue can momentarily make itself felt by so many worries and assaults.

UNSIGNED Editorial.

No, this cannot be the successor to Laurier

No, this cannot be the successor to Laurier  (Mackenzie King, seen serving up the Canadian Pie to foreigners instead of keeping our wealth at home.) Le Goglu, July 11th, 1930

“Crush Him on Election Day!”

NO, THIS CANNOT BE THE SUCCESSOR TO LAURIER (Mackenzie King, seen serving up the Canadian Pie to foreigners instead of keeping our wealth at home.) Caption (translation): Our great Laurier was patriotic enough to defend our wealth against foreigners. But King, who took pleasure in destroying his work, has for 9 years passed laws to hand over all we have to foreigners. We do not recognize him as the successor to the great Canadian and the whole people will crush him on July 28th to replace him with devout patriot, Bennett. LE GOGLU, July 11th, 1930.


Mackenzie King, Enemy of the People.  18 July 1930, <i>Le Goglu</i>

Mackenzie King, Enemy of the People.  18 July 1930, Le Goglu

“Enemy of the People”

MACKENZIE KING, ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. Extract from the Editorial with subtitles (translation:) How Mackenzie King shafted the workers before he came to power. A New Machiavelli. Official texts now make clear the reason for misery and unemployment. Persecution of the little fellow. Machiavelli, in the Middle Ages, taught Princes how to dash the hopes of the humble classes, how to keep them in tutelage, how to dominate those without power or influence. We think that in the 20th Century we have found a new Machiavelli who counsels and advises the Trusts, today’s powers, on how to keep the workers in servitude and dash their hopes. 18 JULY 1930, LE GOGLU.

CARTOON CAPTION: A MAN WITH HEART AND APPRECIATION. The province of Quebec supplied 62 MPs to Mr. King. The rest of all of Canada only gave him 56. When the time came for awards for the railways last year, Mr. King only gave Quebec $19,500,000 out of a total of $207,230,000 voted for all of Canada. This ingrate Prime Minister has always treated us this way. We need to unload him and replace him with Mr. Bennett, a man with a heart. “Mackenzie King, Enemy of the People”. LE GOGLU, July 18th, 1930.


William-Lyon Mackenzie King, our American Prime Minister

William-Lyon Mackenzie King, our American Prime Minister

“Our American Prime Minister”

WILLIAM LYON MACKENZIE KING, OUR AMERICAN
PRIME MINISTER.

CARTOON CAPTION: (Translation:) “Seen here in his true colors is he in whom Canada put its confidence and who for nine years has passed laws and tariffs only to benefit the USA, while imposing here American fruits, vegetables and industries, even killing our alcohol industry in deference to American prohibition; imposing on Canada the principle of American divorce courts, bleeding dry our metallurgical, textile and agricultural industries to encourage those of the United States, where he took his training at Chicago and Harvard Universities, where he served the interests of billionaires against the working class. He has passed laws in favor of the United States, New Zealand, Australia and the Empire, but not a single one in favor of Canada. Again, the Canadians want to chase out this damaging American who has brought us unemployment, ruin and misery in order to answer the comforting cry of the great patriot, Bennett: ‘Canada first!’.” Plaques on the wall: Rockefeller Institute; New Zealand. Source: Front page of LE GOGLU, July 25th, 1930.


Experiment by the American  <i>Goglu</i>, July 25th, 1930

A NEW EXPERIMENT BY THE AMERICAN  Goglu, July 25th, 1930

“A New Experiment by the American”

CARTOON CAPTION: A NEW EXPERIMENT BY THE AMERICAN. Floating at the caprice of a balloon inflated with bluff and unfulfilled promises, our American Prime Minister, Mackenzie King, has no pity for our so depressed Canada, when with the ridiculous parachute of the Dunning tariff, he launched the country on the most disastrous economic adventure of our history. LE GOGLU, July 25th, 1930


Headline: Taschereau Next!  Scenes of hysteria in the Grand Caucus Hall

Headline: Taschereau Next!  In the Grand Caucus Hall, says the cartoon, the Quebec Liberals, led by Alexandre Taschereau, gather to read the 1930 Federal Election Results.  The cartoon caption reads:  “SCENES OF HYSTERIA IN THE GRAND CAUCUS HALL”.  Hysteria as in panic.  Under the front-page headline, the subtitle reads:  “Having offloaded the American King, the Goglus will now scorch Smoked Herring.” (Goglu nickname of Taschereau).


SUMMARY: POLITICAL REVENGE

  1. Political revenge by Liberals for Arcand’s “anti-Liberal campaigns of 1930 and 1935 for Bennett, of 1935, 1936 for Duplessis)” (Arcand delivered Quebec to the Conservatives.)
  2. Political revenge by Jews, Communists and Jewish-controlled Roosevelt since Arcand widely published months before WWII his warning that the Jews were setting up a new war for communism (aka Jewish interests).

SUMMARY: ABUSES

  1. Denied Magna Carta (denied a trial; property confiscated and destroyed.)
  2. Denied their rights as citizens
  3. Imprisoned and interned arbitrarily (letters de cachet)
  4. Harassment from Justice Minister Lapointe at L’Illustration Nouvelle (looks like attempt to frame Arcand for violating war regulations)
  5. Arcand and NUPC attacked and branded as Nazis by communist and Jewish press.
  6. Arcand and NUPC attacked and branded as Nazis by communist MP Fred Rose.
  7. Arcand and NUPC attacked and branded as Nazis by Secretary Caiserman of Canadian Jewish Congress.
  8. Arcand and NUPC attacked and branded as Nazis by B’Nai B’Rith, who in 1937, internally claim they have succeeded in making Canadian public believe Arcand and NUPC a German instrument.
  9. Late April, 1940, Lord Lothian, British Ambassador in Washington, tells Arcand he and his men will be interned in 30 days’ time: pressure from Roosevelt. (Arcand knows this before the Canadian government knows it; obviously, once the King Liberals “knew” they were under orders from Roosevelt, they had to come up with a pretext to intern Arcand and his men.)
  10. Official pretext for outlawing the NUPC: “suspected of intending to take power by force or violence”. (Yet, after the war, no evidence of anything, thus no evidence is new pretext for still no trial.)
  11. In House of Commons, Lapointe claims Arcand & NUPC: plot to seize power by force and execute Lapointe: pretext for the illegal internment.
  12. Lapointe promises “fair trial” after the war; but none forthcoming.
  13. Arcand and his men unable to apply for a hearing because all the form are for “enemy aliens” and “prisoners of war”.
  14. Camp commandant admits they are “political prisoners”.
  15. Commissions set up to hear appeals from internments are fronts to fish for pretexts to confirm the illegal internments.
  16. Early 1941: King’s Liberal government slanders Arcand and his men in booklet alleging they are German organization: pretext to continue the illegal internments.
  17. Arcand is denied legal right to instruct his lawyer to file for prohibition against the booklet.
  18. Shortly afterward, likely Stuart Wood, RCMP commissioner, states no, they are a Canadian movement, not a foreign arm, like the communists.
  19. 1941, parliamentary committee fails to summon and hear its first applicant: Adrien Arcand. All others get a hearing, but not Arcand and his men.
  20. Wives of Arcand and interned men reach Louis Saint-Laurent, now Justice Minister, who says he has no idea why they are interned or when they will be freed.
  21. 1943 (circa), Arcand’s wife comes with news he is to be released in exchange for $10,000 to be paid by a friend: Arcand refuses to have his freedom purchased.
  22. Arcand is finally released on July 3rd, 1945, the last member of the NUPC to be freed from the “longest internment of its kind in the whole British Empire”.

Coming Soon:  Memorandum and Request Re: Claims of Canadian Nationalists Against the Government of Canada for Unjust Internments, submitted by Adrien Arcand 1957

Coming Soon:  Memorandum and Request Re: Claims of Canadian Nationalists Against the Government of Canada for Unjust Internments, submitted by Adrien Arcand 1957

Coming Soon:  Memorandum and Request Re: Claims of Canadian Nationalists Against the Government of Canada for Unjust Internments, submitted by Adrien Arcand 1957

Adrien Arcand Memorandum and Request BACK COVER

“POLITICAL REVENGE” by the Mackenzie-King Liberals.  “As they all have affirmed in their petitions of right, their internments were unjust and unjustified, despotic tyrannic, ordered without any semblance of reason or pretext, for motives of political revenge.”

(Above, front cover, back cover.)  Are you starting to see where all my recent posts are going?  For the 74th Anniversary of the “longest interment of its kind in the whole British Empire”.  They were known to be innocent!  The charges were fabricated!  They were framed by the Mackenzie-King Liberals.  It was political revenge!

FROM ADRIEN ARCAND’S TYPEWRITER:

Coming Soon:  Memorandum and Request Re: Claims of Canadian Nationalists Against the Government of Canada for Unjust Internments, submitted by Adrien Arcand 1957

POLITICAL REVENGE” by the Mackenzie-King Liberals against Adrien Arcand and his men.  “As they all have affirmed in their petitions of right, their internments were unjust and unjustified, despotic tyrannic, ordered without any semblance of reason or pretext, for motives of political revenge.”

One man died:  Major Joseph Maurice Scott.  Another man had his life shortened:  Adrien Arcand.  No evidence adduced, no trial held, either before or after the War.  The Liberals, running the government, abused their power to slander Arcand and his men and deny them any legal recourse.


The Mackenzie-King Liberals, on behalf of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Communists led by Soviet agent Fischel Rosenberg (aka Fred Rose, a Communist MP:  code name “Dabouz”), and Franklin D. Roosevelt, imprisoned Arcand and his men without trial, outside the law while preparing World Government!


The July 3rd, 74th Anniversary celebration is already underway!

Rare photos from the WWII internment of Adrien Arcand and his men are online today.  And much more is to come.  Subscribe and check back!  Because the big July 3rd, 74th Anniversary of Arcand’s release from internment is now underway.

Arcand and his men in a concentration camp

Rare photographs of Arcand and his men in WWII internment

I could not possibly manage to put up everything at the same time at the last minute.  So I’m doing it piecemeal.  Still to come: 

  • Arcand’s own 1957 Memorandum and Request for compensation

  • a 1963 letter from communist defector Pat Walsh stating Arcand’s innocence

  • and Hansard with Justice Minister Louis Saint-Laurent proving Walsh’s point.

  • A rare audio tape of Louis Saint-Laurent addressing the United Nations on 13 January 1946, calling it “the basis of the world government”.

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Coming soon: 74th anniversary of the release of Adrien Arcand from internment

Biographical Sketch of Adrien Arcand (1983)

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Ils furent entassés dans des baraques, jusqu’à 85 prisonniers logeant dans des bâtiments d’une capacité de 48.  Il n’y avait aucune installation sanitaire, seulement deux grandes chaudières près des lits de camp.  Les baraques étaient construites d’un rang de planches clouées sur des poteaux.  Elles étaient mal chauffées :  par trois poêles qui rôtissaient les occupants les plus proches.  Les fenêtres étaient grillagées.  Après l’appel matinal, les détenus allaient aux travaux forcés, et s’ils refusaient, ils étaient relégués au cachot.  Dans le dos de chacun, il y avait un disque rouge.  Les installations avaient visiblement été improvisées, ce qui rendait la peine d’incarcération doublement insupportable.  La Croix-Rouge canadienne n’intervint jamais en faveur des Canadiens détenus dans ces camps, considérés qu’ils étaient comme des apatrides ; quand ces derniers voulurent donner leur sang, on osa même le refuser !  Seuls les Allemande partageaient leurs propres colis avec eux.

They were tossed into barracks, up to 85 prisoners lodging in buildings with a capacity of 48.  There were no sanitary installations, only two big cauldrons near the camp beds.  The barracks were constructed from a row of floors nailed to posts.  They were poorly heated:  by three stoves which roasted the occupants nearest.  After the morning wake-up, the detainees went to forced labor, and if they refused, they were locked in cells.  On the back of each (detainee), there was a red disc.  The installations visibly had been improvised, which made the pain of incarceration doubly intolerable.  The Canadian Red Cross never intervened in favor of the Canadian detainees in these camps, deeming them stateless.  When they wished to donate their blood, they were boldly refused!  Only the Germans shared their own packages with them.

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