WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1940 Page 21
FROM THE ARTICLE “FIFTH COLUMN” ON PAGE 3 & PAGE 21.
THIS EXTRACT IS FROM PAGE 21.
Mr Coldwell said “we readily admit the government in wartime must have adequate and ample power to prevent sabotage, espionage and subversive activities, provided always the accused has the right to have his case reviewed in the proper manner.
The C.C.F. group, long before the war, had tried to impress upon the government the danger to internal security from growth of Fascist organizations in Canada.
“Today we are worried over Fifth Column activities in Canada. Fascist organizations in Canada have been active for the past five years, and have not been investigated as they should have been.
“Nazi and Fascist organizations have been encouraged and often financed by powerful economic and social groups in all democratic countries.
It had been said that powerful financial groups with Canadian connections had contributed to the Nazi movement in Germany, he said. Among those was Sir Henri Deterding of the Shell Oil company. Mr Caldwell emphasized he was dealing only with established facts.