I have just written Scott
a letter of appreciation of the
claiming that the page was never so brilliant and attractive as
it is at present, and that I believed I was expressing not only my own views but those
of a large body of Canadian writers and readers and so on and so on.
On 15 November, Deacon had written an anxious letter to Pratt: John Scott, the Managing Editor
of The Globe and Mail, had received six letters of complaint about his Janey
Canuck article (see the letter to Deacon, 5 November 1933) at a
time when the paper was already disturbed by the radical political views expressed in
his My Vision of Canada. He asked if Pratt and his colleagues might send some
positive comments about his work to Scott. After this initial reassurance, Pratt's campaign
on behalf of his friend escalated.
See his letter to Deacon, 16 November 1933.