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February 24, 1942: A day of Inco infamy (by Jim Tester)

(Jim Tester, b. 1913, d. 1995, friend, mentor and Sudbury trade union activist and historian, was also a long-time columnist at Northern Life, Sudbury’s community newspaper.  The following column was first published there February 22, 1984).

February 24.  A day working people should never forget.  It is the anniversary date of a dirty deed unsurpassed in Sudbury’s history. There was not a word about it, not even a whisper, during our 100th birthday celebrations.  It has been left buried in a conspiracy of silence.  Yet it was an event that so shook Sudbury; our city was never the same.  It marked the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.

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