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What did he really think?

The November 14 1957 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this ad for Maclean’s magazine, featuring an article about Toronto by a Canadian-born British member of Parliament, Beverley Baxter.

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Beverley Baxter (1891-1964) served as a Conservative member of the British Parliament from 1935 until his death. Among other things:

  • During the Great Depression, he suggested that poor British people could emigrate to other countries of the British Empire.
  • He strongly supported appeasement of Hitler (though he later became a strong supporter of Winston Churchill).
  • He supported the abolition of capital punishment.
  • In 1961, he supported a Conservative backbench amendment to restore corporal punishment for juveniles.

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