February 22, 1934
Montreal journalist Adrien Arcand forms the Parti National Social Chrétien (later known as the Fascist Christian National Socialist Party) in Montreal. The party idenitifies with Nazism, the political philosophy outlined by German leader Adolf Hitler.
June 10, 1934
Italy wins its first World Cup. The soccer tournament takes place in Italy and the final is held in the Stadium of the National Fascist Party (later demolished in 1953). This high-profile sporting event is used by Benito Mussolini to promote Italy, his leadership and fascism to the world, while at the same time uniting the country behind the national team. Il Duce regularly attends matches and celebrates the overtime victory against Czechoslovakia on June 10.
August 19, 1934
On August 2, 1934 the president of Germany, Paul von Hindenburg dies. The day before his death the cabinet enacts a law that would abolish the office of the president and merge its powers with that of the chancellor in the event of Hindenburg's death. This merger is approved on August 19, effectively making Adolf Hitler the head of state and government and taking the title of Führer of Germany.
October 27, 1934
By a recent disposition of the superior authorities, Lieutenant Mancuso, President of the War Veterans’ Association, has been nominated a member of the Directorate of the Fascio of Montreal and has been assigned to the office of propaganda and assistance. We congratulate Lieutenant Mancuso who is a most active element of our community and is always ready to cooperate in all patriotic manifestations.
October 27, 1934, L’Italia, newspaper referenced in the records compiled by the RCMP, Library and Archives Canada