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Witness to Persecution: Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Quebec Canada

Title

Witness to Persecution: Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Quebec Canada

Subject

Canada, history, Quebec, religion, Duplessis, Jehovah's Witnesses

Description

This three part documentary explores the persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Quebec under Premier Duplessis.

Source

Youtube
manuel lusitanio (Youtube user)

Publisher

Youtube

Date

1950-1969

Contributor

manuel lusitanio

Rights

Standard Youtube licence

Format

moving picture
Video

Language

English
French

Type

Moving picture

Video Filename

Witness to persecution (Three Parts)

Video Streaming URL

Part 1 of 3: https://youtu.be/y_jGrPTbmmg
Part 2 of 3: https://youtu.be/ILLA_7ruZ0o
Part 3 of 3: https://youtu.be/-jLEUGUPo78

Video Source

Youtube

Duration

Part 1: 0:14:55
Part 2: 0:14:35
Part 3: 0:13:56

Transcription

Part 1:
0:03in the mid-1940s members of a tiny
0:14religious sect are campaigning
0:16door-to-door for converts in Quebec the
0:18most Catholic province in canada
0:23the missionaries will be denounced
0:25beaten by mobs in jail by the hundreds
0:32they zealously spread the word of god
0:34they make enemies of the man whose word
0:36is law in Quebec
0:43this religious war to destroy one man's
0:47life
0:49revoke century from the highest court in
0:51the land and we'll define every
0:54Canadians right to religious freedom and
0:56free speech citizen apart a Catholic a
1:01revolutionary potentially protest
1:03actually Connecticut texas in my pocket
1:05and again shows that the rate we're in
1:08general is zero that's tradition
1:10suggests holidays and this a second the
1:11same thing about 64 vehicle grounds to
1:15simply contact the world to me a vagina
1:17paula is a popular
1:20in a province where eighty-five percent
1:22of the population is Catholic the
1:24church's guided public policy on health
1:27education social and moral issues but it
1:30is now slowly losing power to the
1:33provincial government under
1:34newly-elected quebec premier Maurice to
1:37play see
1:38complicity and he's right master that's
1:41why my mascus it in Seattle but that me
1:45a collectivistic this pass any part
1:48don't you poor pathetic me back at the
1:51Panda to walk into the valley religious
1:55man
1:56Maurice Duplessis declares he heads the
1:58only Catholic government in north
2:00america
2:02religious minorities except the balance
2:04of power in Quebec and stay within their
2:06own institutions and houses of worship
2:09all except one group that has only 450
2:13members in the province the witnesses of
2:16Jehovah
2:17they will challenge the way to Plessy
2:19runs the province they prepare a crusade
2:22in quebec in the spring of nineteen
2:24forty-five the module down this
2:27different companion of psychic and
2:29psycho key back not always have a pretty
2:32adept in Sector keep Lee sauna please
2:35the montage on Western Canada needed
2:38when your beauty school the auditors you
2:40need we get to tell not having you
2:42effective my monkey back you set
2:45accounts automatically Skelly
2:49jehovah's witnesses say the one true God
2:52Jehovah is one spiritual body that
2:54Satan's influence the Catholic concept
2:57of the Holy Trinity
3:00the witnesses believe only their
3:02interpretation of the Bible leads to
3:04salvation
3:08like the early apostles they go to where
3:10people live to spread their word no
3:14means only thoughts here phone is on the
3:17formless Anastacia you've all found
3:20massage may pick up to people use well
3:22as president Zhang canada series finale
3:27and katie and you don't have already
3:29means it only means keeping the leaders
3:31cancer pain
3:36you would have a territory and you
3:39wouldn't you would work just the streets
3:41on that territory and somebody else
3:43would have another territory and they
3:44were they would work that street and we
3:48would go to the door and we would say
3:53bonjour madame torogai alcala baci are
3:56like Layton when the Shova ebook a two
3:59mounts or Madeline solitude in some ways
4:0211-minute John house frequent partner is
4:08laurier some you provide the Mizar mizan
4:12step or look easy paths in LA she sent
4:16there is air for massage can be done on
4:20each is Ella bit.ly/b couple kitchen
4:24biblically Pascal apart the Rockaway
4:27conivent bibler special girl
4:32to most people jehovah's witnesses or
4:34innocence
4:41the Catholic Church they are nemesis to
4:45be eradicated
4:48from their pulpits priests denounced
4:51them as heretics they are Sean Michael
4:53Beck society or sit there i put the
4:58piece in the new Tsar Frankie come the
5:01bed the some step Ramadi sill nuclear
5:07Evan / more bid date my energy of a
5:11particle is a bit of pepper the control
5:16UD prob lame and I'm and clear everybody
5:22jump and then we play to play 30
5:26available water can in a vacant food
5:29gets on the bed or on a bell hacer caso
5:35new pin my men near plan our list to
5:39mark the harassment extends into
5:44classrooms to raise Boucher is just
5:47learning what it means to be a Jehovah's
5:49Witness into Plessis come back she'd
5:53have a physical busker little fella sent
5:56away 60-knot massage don't want to loose
6:00go on at the tourney play offers others
6:04altos
6:07jehovah's witnesses are undeterred they
6:10step up their campaign distribute
6:12pamphlets conduct more meetings and
6:15begin preaching over loudspeakers formal
6:19complaints began reaching quebec
6:21Saturnia general who also happens to be
6:23premier Maurice to Plessy it underneath
6:27family's dignity party without an LG ke
6:30bare response out don't belong probably
6:32not something you really were that the
6:36seller birds one date ever need
6:38I think that me and population problem
6:41and should the patient can make the
6:43amount of ddr3 don't get addicted but
6:45this don't prepare that's only got okay
6:47w permit friend and it was actually do
6:50with the morning and happy the activity
6:53in 10 of them to Plessy declares
6:56Jehovah's Witnesses enemies of Quebec
6:59society saying their agents of communism
7:03believing
7:04economists young life from now a little
7:07sleeker wire transfer thought suddenly
7:11coming mr. Stalin's a pickup in this
7:14course we had nothing to do with prime
7:17minister but that didn't stop the Plessy
7:19he made his words into the plushie meant
7:22whatever you want them to me
7:25IC threatens Jehovah's Witnesses with a
7:28law originally meant to curb communism
7:31the padlock law authorizes the state to
7:35raid and lock up any building used by
7:37enemies of the state
7:39anybody that disagreed with the plus you
7:43on anything was automatically labeled a
7:45communist so they threatened on a number
7:50of occasions to use the padlock law to
7:53close up any horse that you always
7:56witnesses were using but they never
7:59actually padlocked any of them on hard
8:01times to Plessy also orders police to
8:05monitor witness activity closely offices
8:09throughout quebec now arrest jehovah's
8:11witnesses for my law infractions
8:13disturbing the peace soliciting and
8:16circulating pamphlets
8:17department John how is arrested 13 times
8:22during the campaign we used to go in an
8:26East montreal you know you got sometimes
8:28three flights of stairs to an apartment
8:30and that we would look down without
8:33police car we try to engage the lady in
8:36a and conversation needs to stay in
8:38there as long as we could tell they went
8:40away then we can about Glenn how john's
8:45brother is a young lawyer involved in
8:47the cause my brother was involved in and
8:51I was consumed of course what I was also
8:54concerned about many of the other young
8:56folks that i knew at the time who were
8:59being abused young women held and
9:02present prostitutes and so on it was a
9:05it was a rough time
9:09mere news amnio past the police a lot of
9:15news and happenings and then our
9:18champagne about their after an arrest
9:24some you were and others turn to fellow
9:27Jehovah's Witness frank welker le to
9:29post bail
9:30Frank want anything that their star
9:32thermally if the people passed by
9:35tourists are under compression haven't I
9:38jealous easy
9:39appear normal as any don't get a video
9:42of need spaniel puppy Dakota nicosia
9:45multi-manager Overton Park Ave again my
9:48business that is your because I start
9:50workin easy needs to be shown up yonder
9:53to my java my father was a prosperous
9:58gentleman he owned apartment buildings
10:00his mother inherited the restaurant from
10:03his mother and he got to the restaurant
10:05business from his engineering profession
10:07but he had a prospect lifestyle he owned
10:09property frank with a very intelligent
10:11man and he was very spiritual
10:15believe it or not for a man of his
10:18caliber and his economic position he was
10:23very very spiritual he believed what he
10:26was doing was right this was his
10:28religious belief what he was doing was
10:30right and he believed that was it and
10:32what he you know and you have freedom in
10:35this country under the British North
10:36America Act the separation of church and
10:38state i can practice I'm not hurting
10:40anybody
10:42Reese to plessis heavy-handedness evokes
10:45painful memories for Frank wrong Corelli
10:48back in Italy he had fled the political
10:51strong-arm tactics of dictator Benito
10:53Mussolini
10:56but in Quebec wrong Corelli decides to
10:59fight he keeps posting bail as Jehovah's
11:02Witness arrests pile up this is what God
11:08willing and he would say this is what
11:11java directs this is what i'll do that
11:17was its attitude
11:19Frank arelys defiance has made him a
11:22high-profile target
11:24the depressing government is about to
11:27make him
11:31sep tember seven smiting 45 shuttle gay
11:35a small community south of montreal
11:38becomes a battleground in the conflict
11:40between the two Plessy government and
11:42Jehovah's Witnesses a model of a
11:45thousand people converge are Jehovah's
11:48Witness meeting and start throwing rocks
11:50and tomatoes
11:54in the clear green organization which is
11:56can't prove you need to map dollar the
12:00second you're really later on his own i
12:05will you need to mat-su new LCD TV new
12:10or a Avant romana prelab for finally
12:14million is like you're sorta sorta my
12:17also disappeared or he is on flappy an
12:22argument then I could plant and yell at
12:25me
12:26the mark gangs up monster muir he is
12:29badly beaten and spent several days
12:31recovering
12:33miss Kate available pontiac money and
12:37your DS run please your son community
12:41Martha teyla shmuli whose PS Move Lee is
12:48on is on 250 a week later fifteen
12:53hundred protesters show up at the
12:55Jehovah's Witnesses next meeting and
12:57shuttle gay I just remember the mom and
13:02the words a few of us there Franklin
13:04pirelli was there i was sent back to the
13:07car waiting for my father and my brother
13:11and father were there and the mob for
13:13led by the trees to note police
13:15provincial policeman is the picture
13:17shows it could have turned into
13:19something that could have been menacing
13:21because maybe the police would have
13:23stepped at that point at that point they
13:25were not really doing they were walking
13:27in front of the crowd they weren't
13:28holding it back
13:30my brother was hit in the face in the
13:32eye with the tomato and luckily some
13:34person road through the crowd and my
13:36father and brother jumped on the running
13:38board they had on those car in that car
13:40and the car drove over to our car wasn't
13:42got in the car drove away
13:43police respond to the shuttle gay riots
13:46by throwing more jehovah's witnesses in
13:48jail
13:50each court appearance is fraught with
13:52tension
13:54a case of Jehovah's Witnesses you see
13:57everybody scared and worried and the
14:00police were there they have a mob of
14:03placement but we're going to drop bond
14:06or something but this is what they've
14:09been told Frank wrong Corelli is kept
14:13busy posting bail at the Montreal
14:15courthouse 390 times between 1945 and
14:201946 you see the police were fed up with
14:24these all these arrests and cases that
14:28you hold his witnesses that they knew
14:30that we weren't hurting anybody and that
14:32there was no reason for it and so they
14:36got tired of processing all these cases
14:39they used to phone them up and say Frank
14:43the jails are full come down and bail
14:45them out he'd go down inside was all
14:46property bail no money changed hands
14:48city authorities strike a deal with
14:52wrong Corelli to speed up the process
0:04courthouse and they give my blanks pad
0:07of these things and each sport signature
0:09on all and then whenever wanted you
0:12always witnesses came images tear it off
0:14and write the person's name on it they
0:16could go up the street some Jehovah's
0:20Witnesses are often re-arrested the same
0:22de Leon's plant is one of the many
0:26judges who is tired at the parade
0:28one time he was annoyed 10 is where this
0:36is one in front of nieces why you're a
0:38bunch of crazy nuts
0:40this was the language that he used off
0:42the bench and so this got a lot of press
0:48across the country to
0:53Celia VES mala por la de risa cause part
0:59out a la of Allah and for men to public
1:04/ let 0 run that I am NOT that sunday
1:11that lacks your life asanka leaves usual
1:14route right there laughing softly
1:16probably seeing you tonight they're a
1:19four-page pamphlet entitled laying our
1:22don't do quebec or effects burning hate
1:25hits the streets in early November 1946
1:28the force behind quebec suicidal hate
1:33his priest domination thousands of
1:36Quebec Catholics are so blinded by the
1:38priests that they serve God's cause in
1:40mobbing Jehovah's Witnesses lee-char
1:44become a popular article and no survey
1:47passkey spot say hello alone are on a
1:52distribution so partially love don't be
1:54there for me neva said that he said
1:58about that many park hold real because
2:01we don't call call contradict level is
2:04your job and the park see that lets make
2:08it is right next to be our lucky day
2:11ever
2:13there's also he continually blessed and
2:15that's on that while the facing of the
2:17video today is imagine is that sin job
2:21done it already with that other now
2:24barely sleep anymore and apart
2:28the watchtower society the Jehovah's
2:30Witness headquarters near Toronto and
2:33some million copies in English a million
2:35in French sparks an explosive reaction
2:40from Plessy he declares a war without
2:43mercy against jehovah's witnesses
2:46because this pamphlet is seditious I've
2:50instructed the assistant attorney
2:52general to employ every means necessary
2:54to find the guilty parties and put an
2:57end to their unbearable actions across
3:02quebec police seize and destroy
3:04thousands of burning hate pamphlets they
3:07find a shipment in a housing sherbrooke
3:09owned by Frank Walker le zero in on the
3:13man they believe is a ringleader
3:14authorities hatch a plan to punish wrong
3:18Corelli to strike where he's most
3:20vulnerable his restaurant liquor license
3:24quebec Liquor Commission manager and
3:27while Shambo consults his boss Maurice
3:30to Plessy action but we are done ed
3:35envelope will need the Masonic dressed
3:38on Kennedy but I biologically secant
3:41cosecant really sticks it in when you do
3:43seem weaker than the other troubled life
3:46on December fourth 1946 liquor
3:50inspectors show up but wrong Corelli's
3:52restaurant they canceled his license and
3:55cart away almost three thousand dollars
3:57were the wine beer and spirits it wasn't
4:02right
4:02he was always upset because they
4:05confiscated several thousand dollars
4:07worth of liquor and he was supposed to
4:09get paid back for he never got them i
4:11remember that always saying that really
4:12bugs as they take it all this good why
4:14need important everything else and they
4:16never never remunerated for which they
4:18were supposed to do Plessy says wrong
4:21Corelli is reaping the consequences of
4:24his own actions
4:26the Communists the Nazis as well as
4:29those who are the propagandists for the
4:31witnesses of Jehovah have been treated
4:33as they deserved
4:36the restaurant isn't wrong Corelli's
4:38only business venture of the raid
4:40triggers of financial freefall
4:44the major international mortgage
4:46companies cancelled their mortgage they
4:48were through their money friends had
4:50gone to school with President of
4:51corporations because we went to Lord
4:52county college and McGill before i went
4:54back to Italy they were afraid they gave
4:57him support Frank where behind you where
4:59all behind you just don't stop and talk
5:01to me on the street where people can see
5:02me and it was that kind of atmosphere
5:05that duplessis he had had added gender
5:09you know because of his power
5:11blessy thinks he's delivered a mortal
5:13wound
5:15but roncar le will give the premiere of
5:17the fight of his life
5:21the war without mercy escalates through
5:26december of 1946 it causes outrage in
5:29the English press across Canada
5:32The Globe and Mail December nineteenth
5:34nineteen forty-six this is a monstrous
5:38outrage on civil liberties the
5:40Inquisition put heretics to death
5:43welcome back only puts them in jail
5:48no place is safe for witnesses in Quebec
5:53in the heart of the most region one
5:55family is about to feel depresses wrath
5:58Amy boucher was a little French farmer
6:04he lived right down in the heart of
6:09Catholic aback when he was the only
6:13skill with weapons for 60 miles around
6:16and he had distributed some of the
6:20burning head pamphlets two of his
6:24daughters Lucy and gizelle the first to
6:28feel the heat masala ate the fuzzy
6:32learned from that know that i am going
6:35to cubic stepper ads email the skeptic
6:38on security 30 eyetality powerful this
6:42possible points of the mechanics of
6:45people is all please on the air zone
6:49same icon should get away everything
6:53on December 11
6:56Russia is on his way to the courthouse
6:58to mail out his Gardens he only gets as
7:01far as the train station
7:03three years maribel you do philosophy WB
7:08purely on damn about this real
7:10difficulty civics their authority figure
7:15I when the Nazi look like yeah you know
7:18just like Pierre cannot be talking so
7:21for to race Boucher's sisters the
7:25charges are dropped her father is still
7:28in jail
7:29where's my pic on a baby bee sting we
7:33had a pissant beatified yes I be so your
7:38monkey here at bournemouth so possess ID
7:42ma Boucher is facing serious charges the
7:48glassy has raised the stakes in his war
7:50against jehovah's witnesses when the
7:54plus C then decided the get heavy-handed
7:58and lay these seditious libel charges
8:00the shot himself in the foot because now
8:04he had the kind of charges that were
8:07appealable to the Supreme Court of
8:09Canada and so once they got we could get
8:12them already come back then we could to
8:14get justice may
8:18there's for a fight that will take him
8:20to the Supreme Court by mid-december
8:24there are a thousand cases before quebec
8:27courts John how is ensnared in quebec
8:30city i was going door-to-door offering
8:34free home Bible studies to anybody was
8:37interested and this boy whose father was
8:40engaged in that and that impacts your
8:44Catholic he he came out and he started
8:47to fight with me and his mother came up
8:49with the room and then he picked up my
8:51briefcase and he ran to the police
8:53station and I chased him down to the
8:56police station and he did charge against
9:00me I later charge against him we never
9:01heard about the charge again to but I
9:04was brought up before mercy
9:06Judge John RCA says if he could he would
9:10put Jehovah's Witnesses away for life
9:13John how gets three months in jail
9:20they put me in a Cell Block with 12
9:25other man they won was accused was a
9:28taxi driver he was accused of rape and
9:31other whistle hotelkeeper II it was
9:34accused of having cut his wife's throat
9:37one was the priest who is in there for
9:39black marketeering
9:41in his New Year's address to Plessy
9:44promises to keep up the pressure on the
9:46most hated group in the province zealots
9:50of a subversive philosophy have launched
9:53repeated and virulent attacks against
9:55the traditions of our province attacking
9:58quebec because they know and sense that
10:00Quebec is the protector of Christian
10:02civilization in canada and even the
10:05entire American continent these people
10:08follow an untrue path loss katha example
10:13of you know nostril Prime Minister
10:16lufthansa kxz hope you're happy and my
10:19java the trashiness ongoing pain main
10:22seedha is on antibiotic bounded by
10:25cyclic suddenly selatan population don't
10:28get to tell me counselor in Montreal
10:32frank welker Elias restaurant is in
10:35trouble
10:36as montreal people got 42 our life they
10:39want a bottle of wine they couldn't get
10:41it they go elsewhere for lunch or dinner
10:44so what the business started slowly
10:46petered out he got his staff place got
10:48everybody in jobs and make sure
10:50everybody was looked after 3-4 months
10:52later he closed it down forced to sell
10:55his restaurant at a loss wrong Corelli
10:57instructs his lawyer frank scott to sue
11:00quebec liquor commissioner said washim
11:02bulb we tried to sue the government and
11:06couldn't because the Plessy was attorney
11:09general and wouldn't allow him to sue
11:10the liquor control board who's who tried
11:12to sue and then whether it was frank
11:15scott or whoever got the idea that we
11:17sue mr. du Plessis personally the
11:20premier as mr. du Plessis for using his
11:23position as criminal attorney general to
11:25foster his own personal religious
11:28beliefs and that is a big no-no under
11:31the british north america act in june of
11:331947 wrong Corelli sues the most
11:37powerful man in Quebec for ninety
11:39thousand dollars
11:42the mother is placing the scapular this
11:44is you know the the jacksepticeye
11:47responded to me convert really needed
11:50the Afghan Kelly this dude a pocket
11:52things and get indian cool polis and
11:55even today scientists say this physical
11:57damage down vehicle with the the-the-the
12:00when somebody esta what the executive
12:04include the the level of whistle a
12:08basket rated remain simply I said I mean
12:11it can destroy the static indistinct
12:13probability should suppose mishawaka any
12:17subsequent inquiry is lasse from the
12:21normal guy positions urgency a husky
12:25light-hearted applies with the
12:27controversial please see my left hand is
12:28anything else i count may do tests only
12:31have a filter is toppled the boner don't
12:35care system kissed on out about actually
12:39miss something
12:40dr. wrong Corelli's duel with two Plessy
12:44is also destined for the Supreme Court
12:47meanwhile is
12:49fortunes are plummeting
12:51tried various things couldn't do
12:53business and go back in canada in canada
12:56he could do business not just go back so
12:58we moved to the states and tried to do
13:00some projects there in Quebec City
13:03Maurice to Plessy men's legislation to
13:06increase the penalty for distributing
13:08pamphlets without a permit to one
13:10thousand dollars or three months in jail
13:14laurier soumya ignores the law he's
13:17arrested 103 times silly prison is
13:22becoming soon as second home
13:30should we keep bar a lollipop in Vienna
13:36presque actually room SWA shampine
13:39oppose it to sub the question asking
13:42said Mark stamp recipients and mothers
13:45you wonder if you put the very point
13:47that we see auras are in ithaca on it
13:52there are friendly about the yla
13:55language skills so many first step
13:59Polly cd-rom opportunities you'll see a
14:03chef1 Shirky you say Lee mainly huge a
14:11seed metra Pharaohs activity presume you
14:15are decides to counter the harassment he
14:18targets a quebec city by law that
14:20authorizes the Chief of Police to censor
14:23contents of any pamphlet some use case
14:27will become the third supreme court
14:29challenge to the Westies war without
14:31mercy against jehovah's witnesses
0:01as the nineteen fifties began me.
0:04she
0:04Frank wrong Carelli laurie is Sonia are poised to challenge the power
0:09Maurice classy is war without mercy
0:12isn't with six year the premier has no idea
0:16who's up against become a young people
0:23the Jehovah's Witnesses see biblical parallels in their plight
0:26me few these um
0:29can lever arm at the comedian or local
0:33have this is Keith any be nah not cut in full
0:37swept Andani cinnabun Rusconi
0:42have a need money them a demand a lot hold
0:45the MOI our team when ya Porter people in national
0:49a lot porno ok one yet of one essentially Beth Taylor
0:53don't be deterred him when you a Seattle WA asses
0:57GD hussy chef on live stream
1:00methanol are Muhammadan Lee is a national champion trees you have
1:04internet
1:04feasible June 1950
1:08Glenn how was before the nine judges Canada's Supreme Court
1:12he's arguing that I mean pushing case
1:15it's the first time the supreme court has been called upon to rule my case
1:19involving the fundamental issue religious freedom
1:24work much pack there was tremendous interest in this cage
1:28reporter Jim public they were standing around them
1:32the gauges the lose a lot of publicity
1:36am the supreme court justices deliberate for six months
1:41finally on december eighteenth nineteen fifty
1:44my an hour five to four ruling the court hands down to play see
1:48his first defeat in his battle against Jehovah's Witnesses
1:52how something I V do I have the car thing
1:55we had been can I would be sad
1:5918 ass on a bit and young you can I don't envy and Pierre
2:03on it she can be going across from living when we won that cage
2:08it was a declaration that there was nothing seditious in the document and
2:12all 123 cases that
2:15the place she had filed all anti-growth the 11 be withdrawn
2:19machine plant this setback finish a war he wages with the approval upcoming
2:24folger's
2:25who keep returning him to power poodle plessy
2:28putting down his enemies is politically convenient
2:31a charming is in ATL is gonna happen is an Excel
2:35and subtract from government as surrounds BC as you say
2:40a Republican is when it eliminated when Jill Meagher
2:43continental I'm de Madre pet owners should I hate you
2:48will provide on this the other issue that she'd ready
2:51or canada Mac new bright and it went to bed them
2:55and parking are very good at it now not other packets that on
2:59very drama you and I might be in any game
3:02a diplomatic effect de manana happen is that he has not had a gem
3:07or Canada emancipator Court nominee Ken am
3:12Jehovah's Witnesses win converts in Kabak on their legal problems aren't
3:16over yet
3:17another 1,000 cases are depending on the Sony
3:21ruling
3:26meanwhile wrong Carelli suit against plessy has reached the province's
3:30highest court
3:31Mon May 2nd 1951 connects superior court fines for longer rally
3:36but only awards him a fraction of the damage is on
3:41to plessy is enraged at his los an appeals to the Supreme Court
3:45sold is wrong a rally costume for more money because nine thousand dollars
3:50ever was was was a pittance but the judge again
3:53I'll cell my father was right but didn't wanna anger the government too much he's
3:57a government appointee
3:58do plessy uses his legal resources to delay the case for as long as he can
4:04can't hold office
4:07or ruling on the Samir case on October 6 1953
4:11the Supreme Court hands down another narrow five to four ruling
4:15Jones weaknesses
4:19who won the Supreme Court ruled that the censorship was illegal it was eleven
4:24hundred cases all of which had to be
4:26withdrawn hot mom to
4:29sit in the tabla deliver our safety
4:33talent like any I'm busca i dnt
4:36sheep en la on the Penn limber up to
4:40put it daily demands on me no he could food
4:44it the deleted defiantly poorer than the plan free
4:48the supposing ask on the fact
4:52to plessy still see has the power to get rigged
4:55as witnesses we had defeated them on all the laws he knew he decided he was gonna
5:00make anonymous
5:01which he did beginning %um the 19
5:0654 he enacted a new law that was
5:10and known as bill 38 was really an amendment to the freedom to worship act
5:16were you trying to do take away all the rights that were granted under
5:212 placees inspiration comes right out
5:25gardens as I hunted around I found
5:29that this was parallel by
5:33to work a miner's instructions to the Spanish Inquisition
5:36because people could be arrested and held in prison
5:40with no charge they would have to prove themselves
5:45not guilty well never being tall
5:48what they were charged with
5:53Glenn how petitions for an injunction against bill 38
5:57as a means to place he himself mind the hearing
6:01on my said that on your working
6:04I mean is the not the elite anything on this one said they found the money me
6:07know
6:07page PCU to do for our kids on the team one juror upon your
6:10when I found kennedy yes it is only the fungus a Sandwell
6:15on a mountain when the definitions and concepts and
6:18I'm done it would be no one hour cest
6:22yes exception in you with her
6:26highly abridged and as the cage when I kept asking him questions mission
6:32you're a very important young man and I said well mister policy if we were gonna
6:37get down to
6:38personalities I might have a few remarks in my own mind
6:42since we have business to attend to would you please instead
6:46tell us why you didn't answer the last question & Poor's then
6:50object and went on before the injunction succeeds
6:55and bill 38 is never enacted even the panel on long Israel
6:59unconstitutional du Plessis he has lost the tools to wage a war without mercy
7:05but they're still one unresolved conflict
7:10on January 27 1959 the Supreme Court awards Frank longer rally
7:15more than forty five thousand dollars in damages and costs
7:18calling the raid on his restaurant 12 years earlier a gross abuse
7:23to machines legal power and when the
7:26the I'm judgment came through it was like a relief
7:29wasn't formerly from a burden on was a relief that
7:33yes I was right you know he did when he was right he knew he was right he was
7:39proved right
7:39the rest if that's what it cost that would cost them
7:43that's the the cost
7:46being right and and sticking up for what you believe the print content and the
7:51on our Powerball mother saw mean a thing have to build this afternoon
7:56thank underneath the best mommy and their is on your
7:59this settlement me something that %ah the federal gov't the the
8:03had to adjust this 2 placees last month financial
8:07his party Union national out pains the damages
8:11to plessy still hopes to make political gains
8:14suggesting he might appeal to the Privy Council in London
8:18sconce deficit in be the best nap at sleazy
8:21not cycling across a compulsion to remain cool teacher Donna
8:25you ship shares will have its im the
8:28I think the bank come xoxo them 11 yet them not this election she found that
8:33I could take up to 20 am but in the late fifties
8:37lessees power is in decline the book because this thing
8:41complete washington and Anya you know my mother fasting for best known
8:46companies use mine the friend and enemy yes %ah
8:49splitting up in a min walking there must be the contest there's an Ikea
8:53policy
8:57to his fight against her husband's is dead
9:00seven months menswear
9:03brings an end to end
9:04society now
9:06his house lhasa the way
9:09this
9:14to play seized
9:15does not comedian to the harassment against Jehovah's Witnesses
9:22nationsbank decreases in awesome hand in hand so much PC Mac and I'm of age
9:28see map and nothing
9:30as a solid ashram demeanor sauce for some cap on the market's been a
9:34for some myth box on the quebecois cost-effective on-demand
9:38assignment at the jersey to my jewel box is the same camp and I think the Falcon
9:42a few years after the supreme court victories
9:46John house still encounters resistance from a priest while going door to door
9:52be set not either get in the car
9:55and go back home artesian I won't be responsible for what's going to happen
10:00to you
10:00and I said that much said you know you have Virgin Mary on your side
10:06I had you say you have gone on your sign and you have Jesus Christ on your side
10:10why do you need to defend your religion
10:14with a vaguely could play iMac
10:18with this well he
10:21I so mad he slammed the door it took up whenever someone can
10:24home Jehovah's Witnesses now
10:28the law on their side in the early 1960s
10:32Prime Minister John Diefenbaker government an ox the Bill of Rights
10:36County religious freedom in calendar
10:40hard cases highlighted for the Canadian public the fact that we can have a
10:45biller rights latter people thought we did
10:47so he just open the door to the
10:50biller rights the Stephen Baker adopted in 1960 as well as the churner rage
10:56to Wally these things the really resulted from the battle and we put on
11:02trying longer really never moved back to the country he held change
11:08he died at his home in connecticut in 1981
11:12his legacy arm I'd say very problem
11:16have a large spectrum change my life
11:20on I keep bumping into people became Canada
11:24every lawyer I need rockabilly
11:27are you any relation to people know about student study in school
11:33that's our problem fact no he did it I want my children
11:37understand what this gentleman did for the Catholic Church lost much of its
11:45power
11:45complex society
11:47making it easier for Jehovah's Witnesses to large meetings
11:50like this one in the late sixties Jehovah's Witnesses are no longer
11:56public enemy number one
11:57neither is army sonya he preached in combat
12:01until his retirement
12:03new quite young thanks mr. perjured what and
12:07Campania money for fatties um ok when YES Network one flank of cole slaw
12:14saw who the right now thirty-five thousand
12:17Jehovah's Witnesses living in Kabak legal expertise
12:21plan how gain their is found
12:23to other witnesses well I'm console and from time to time on
12:28cases another part to the world on our experience with
12:33both writing and practicing on
12:36and developing the Canadian Constitution has
12:39made it possible for me to speak with considerable authority in other
12:43countries to
12:441997
12:47a battle raps in a town north of Montreal requires clean house attention
12:52the mayor of Plainfield directs police to prosecute Jehovah's Witnesses
12:56for preaching door-to-door without a permit
13:01well-rehearsed to have another junior to plan she there who's trying to
13:06reestablish censorship here
13:10it's very interesting you wash the sensor Jehovah's Witnesses re while
13:14ensuring all the politicians that they can go for markdowns without a permit
13:18chill
13:18he got a law that he wants to apply
13:22and a very selective way in which is known as discrimination
13:26moderate but that name is an exceptional of them that ascap it to my job are some
13:31will see a am my season economic unease unicom
13:37the isn't anything this panel that was his early days in the town
13:40wheeler see how the keys goes I might tell yet so well-known
13:44and what are cases have done I have a cure but
13:48judges like me and you always wins as for what we've done the problems we come
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“Witness to Persecution: Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Quebec Canada,” Exhibits, accessed June 14, 2024, https://exhibits.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/2253.