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Les Relations des Jésuites contiennent 6 tomes et défont le mythe du bon Sauvage de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, et aussi des légendes indiennes pour réclamer des territoires, ainsi que la fameuse «spiritualité amérindienne».
samedi, juin 09, 2007
by Serge Monast
CONTACT: THE PHOENIX PROJECT 15 MARCH 1994 P. 22
United Nations Threats Intensifies
Editors’ note: This press release was sent to the CONTACT offices from our persistent and daring patriot friend in Canada, Serge Monast, dated March 9, 1994 and is preceded by the heading: International Free Press Agency And Network; fax & phone: 1(514)244-6288 (NO LONGER VALID).
UNITED NATIONS THREAT ... Something quite frightening is in process here, 30 miles south east of Montreal (Que.), 35 to 40 miles north of New York State, in St. John (Que.) The very official Military College which has existed for decades to give French Canadians in Canada a University training to become army officers - like West Point in the United States - is being forced to shut down by the Canadian government under economic cuts, the Prime Minister of Canada said about three weeks ago.
This morning, March the 9th, on CBC National Radio Broadcast, sources from the government announced clearly that the College would still keep its first goals, but now under United Nations’ Command while the military personnel from this college will be moved to Kingston (Ontario) - North of Ft. Drum (N.Y.) - and the civilians from the same College would, for the most part, be laid off.
The news, released at 7:30 A.M. (Eastern time) on this matter, unveiled the fact that the United Nations has been looking for years in different countries for a sure place to establish an official Military Officers University for the future formation of the United Nations’ Officers of the Multi-National armed forces.
LARGE TROOP TRANSPORTS ... In the last three weeks, large military helicopter troop transports regularly cross the Canada-US borders into Canada from Maine, Vermont and New York State towards secret destinations. Strange - because Quebec is just a few months before its next Provincial election and Referendum concerning the Independence of Quebec, its separation from the rest of Canada. Looks like sort of a 'Coup' is in preparation, which might end up, according to some confidential sources, into the beginning of a state of civil war in eastern Canada.
CONCENTRATION CAMP BOOK...It will be only a week before receiving the first copies from the printshop. So, everyone who ordered it will have their own copy before the end of March. It will be my pleasure to personally autograph a copy to the Director of the APFN Network.
STRANGE SILENCE...Since about two weeks I did not receive my fax or communication from anybody in the states. My Fax is always open for my American compatriots.
Truly yours, and God Bless you all.
Editor’s note: We strongly encourage support of highly decorated Canadian investigative journalist, Serge Monast, and the following, written by Serge, is how you can assist him and become informed in the process:
The main reason why it took so long, from November 1993 until now, to finally have this first book on The United Nations Concentrations Camps in America published deals with security problems. This is why, also, I couldn’t tell anyone this book is to be, in fact, a series of four separate publications covering all the United Nations Conspiracy in America. For example, on Feb 11, 1994, a man pretending to be an undercover RCMP - Federal Canadian Police said to me that they will have to do something else to stop me in my work to expose the underworld of the "World Government" because all previous economic pressures and threats seemed not to have discouraged me so far. I wanted to make sure to deliver as much information as possible as possible to everybody before something might happen. I didn’t have any other choice than not telling anyone, before the first book of the series would be printed, what the main project of this exposure would be. I’m sure everybody will understand this.
Right now, actually, since I have in hand all the information to fully complete the series planned, I must hide myself somewhere in Canada in order to avoid any seizure of documents, any arrest or even any attempt against my life. I even had to cancel, for an indefinite period of time, all public appearances, so my financial budget is getting low and hard to live with.
THE UNITED NATIONS CONCENTRATION CAMPS PROGRAM IN AMERICA, a series of four books that will be published one after another in 1994, each book to be between 125-150 pages with "Official Documents’ and "Maps" reprinted. - Is anybody aware of the fact that in Jan. 9;4 the very Official Quebec League of Rights and Liberties has publicly accused me of racism only because I was using some extracts from the newspaper The Spotlight, and even published something about that?
The Titles of each Book in the series are:
COUP D’ETAT AND WAR PREPARATIONS IN AMERICA, Book I; $12. U.S.
BIRTH OF A POLICE STATE IN AMERICA, Book II; $12. U.S.
THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS’ PROGRAM, Book III; $12. U.S.
THE UNITED NATIONS MEDICAL CONSPIRACY AND SLAVE LABOR IN AMERICA, Book IV; $12. U.S.
(All prices are Postage and Handling included). Donations are more welcome to help.
For those interested in obtaining each book after each printing, send Postal or Bank money order to: Mr. Serge Monast, P.O. Box 359, Mansonville, Qué., Canada J0E 1X0. (PHONE NUMBER AND ALL INFORMATION TO BUY ARE NO LONGER VALID) Jacques Clouseau
Thank you, and God Bless you all.
The above article appeared in Contact: The Phoenix Project (15 March 1994, p. 22 of 32).
Serge Monast's two forthcoming books on these subjects Concentration Camp Program in North America (now published, over 100 pages, with Maps), and his Vaccine, Military Experimental Medicine and Liquid Crystals (to be published shortly, also over 100 pages), each $16 American, can be ordered from Mr. Monast at Box 359, Mansonville, Quebec J0E 1X0, phone and fax 514-244-6288, 24 hours daily.
Notes: Corruption in Canada was published in 1994 and Serge Monast was still alive. He died many years ago and this information to buy the books is completely obsolete. However, I have found this link ont the Web:
Some nine years ago a French-Canadian reporter named Serge Monast called the ministry, desperate to speak with me personally. Mr. Monast stated he had come into possession of documents which proved the existence of a secret plan for a concentration camp system throughout North America. He sent them to me and, after a parallel investigation of my own, I became convinced the documents were authentic. Serge Monast was telling the truth. The horrible, horrible truth.
Not too long afterward, Serge Monast, a vigorous man in his 40s, died unexpectedly of a brief and mysterious illness. His friends suspected foul play, but there was no definite proof he was murdered. Just before he died, Serge wrote to tell me he would be contacting me soon to give me details of stunning new information he had discovered about the concentration camps, including a map pinpointing locations. Information which, Serge assured me, "will blow your mind."
I never received that information. Serge Monast died before he could get it to me. I made a promise back then that I would get to the bottom of this matter and report the truth to you, the dear readers of Power of Prophecy newsletter, who truly care for humanity and are concerned about the rapid growth of the Police State.
Now, after years of intensive research and investigation, I have just released my latest video, Gulag USA——Concentration Camps in America (Available in VHS or DVD). In this jaw-dropping new video, I present a mountain of new evidence and facts with many photographic materials. I encourage you to obtain a copy of this revealing and documented video. Judge the facts for yourself-and then act accordingly
In an article, 'Like WPD BLUE - Only Worse' by Bart Johnson, that appeared in The Edmonton Sun (11 March 1994), and in the accompanying photograph, the description of the police involved in the incident very much resembles the newly-formed MJTF police operating on behalf of a UN force that is now firmly established in North America (see lead article in this section).
What was supposed to be the high-risk arrest of dangerous armed robbers turned into a nightmare for four teenagers in west Edmonton yesterday.
Mike Varro and three friends were on their way to pay some utility bills and a speeding ticket when they found themselves in the middle of a Hollywood-like cop drama.
'Ever seen (the TV show) NYPD Blue? It was just like that only worse,' said Varro, aged 19.
'Looking down the barrel of a gun at guys in gas masks and bulletproof vests, I've never been so scared.'
The four teens were in Varro's Volkswagen Jetta headed south on 170 St. about 1 p.m. when two unmarked police cars and a van boxed them in. Then a marked cruiser pulled up behind
Before they realized what was happening, the doors of the van flew open and tactical cops, clad in gas masks and flak jackets and armed with submachine-guns, stormed out.
They ordered the teens - two men and two women - out of the car and demanded they lie face down on the ground. Officers trained their weapons on the teens and handcuffed them.
All four were taken in for questioning and released without charge about three hours later when investigators determined they weren't the people they were looking for.
Police said they began watching Varro a couple of days before because his car fitted the description of one suspected in a hotel robbery.
Varro said police apologized and 'were really decent about everything.' He said he holds no grudges.
Plate 35: This appears to be the United Nations MJTF-trained military police in combat gear, identified here as
Edmonton Police. They seem to be the same type of police and similarly equipped to those mentioned in Brian McCurdy's 'Report from Ontario'. The photograph and article appeared in The Edmonton Sun (11 March 1994).
Highlights taken from the discussion between Tom Valentine of 'Radio Free America' and Mike Blair, the foremost authority in the USA on Prisoners of War and those Missing In Action, 2 June 1994, shortwave channel 5.810.
Canadians are very upset upon seeing Black Hawk Helicopters flying across our Sovereign border at all times of the day and night out of New York, Maine and Vermont states.
The helicopters in question have been, in effect, painted with stealth technology to mask detection.
It was pointed out, that in the United States there are two training centres which have mock villages to train troops for rapid deployment of gun confiscation and Country occupation. Fort Polk, in Louisiana, has become the North American command centre for UN foreign troops including many Russians.
The most mysterious place of all is located at Fort Drum, New York just 30 miles due south of Brockville, Ontario. While dozens of bases are closing down, it is the only base in the US since WW2 that has undergone a massive 1.2 billion dollar construction renovation.
It is the home of the most mysterious élite division in the US without armour, but concentrates on the use of Black Hawk Helicopters. This is the home of the élite 10th Mountain Division whose sole purpose is rapid deployment, gun confiscation, and country occupation.
It specializes upon trouble spots in the World and for the first time in history, President Bill Clinton went there to welcome them back - personally - from Somalia.
This facility is being shared by CANADIAN TROOPS now, to get them better trained in the mock village as puppets for the new world order. What are our Canadian troops learning from the vipers of the world? And what country do they intend to occupy for the UN? Ours?
by Mervyn Erb
We have space here to publish only a short extract from Mervyn Erb's excellent article which appeared in The Rural Voice (Ontario, Summer 1991).
The World Conservation Bank (WCB) was proposed at the Fourth World Wilderness Congress held 13-18 September 1987, in Denver, Colorado. It will be the largest bank ever created, and will contain trillions of dollars in capitalization, the collateral being derived from the receipt of wilderness properties throughout the world.
It will have central bank powers similar to those of the Bank of Canada or the US Federal Reserve central bank. The World Conservation Bank will create currency and loans and will engage in international discounting, counter-trade, barter, and swap transactions.
How will this WCB scheme work exactly? It will be enacted by the United Nations but will need to be approved by every country participating. Governments around the world will give title to their wilderness lands to the World Wilderness Land Inventory Trust. This trust will then be floated into the WCB by the unanimous decree of the world's ecological movement, supposedly to preserve and protect reindeer, rainforests, and the ozone layer.
This trust will be vested with title to 12½ billion acres, which is 30 per cent of the world's land surface.
For instance, there could be a gradual loan swap for Brazil, taking it out of its old loans and putting it into a new WCB loan, which would certainly sweeten the present slow loan on Chase Manhattan's balance sheet. Or it could just pay it off.
But what will really happen is that the Brazilians will give up title to millions of acres of land and, in exchange, the Chase Manhattan will have its loan to Brazil paid off by the WCB.
The WCB propose that it act as intermediary between certain developing countries and multilateral or private banks to transfer a specific debt to the WCB, thus substituting an existing 'doubtful' debt in the bank's books for a new loan to the WCB. In return for having been relieved of its debt obligation, the debtor country would transfer to the WCB natural resource assets of 'equivalent value.'
World Bank loans, as they stand now, are not backed by collateral. [The lesser developed countries cannot pay off their present debts, let alone keep up with interest payments. They will face financial collapse if they don't get the WCB, and most likely they will lose their collateral because they won't be able to pay off the WCB loans. However, somebody, somewhere, is going to make their bad loans good, and somebody, somewhere, is going to end up with title to a lot of real estate: the United Nations.
An international currency has reportedly already been printed in Canada, including the United States' portion [it is at Dorval airport, waiting to be dispensed]. The notes are in various coloured denominations because our mint had the expertise in using coloured polyester threads that the US does not have. The new currency is to be called Phoenix, a word that implies immortality, since the mythological Phoenix rose from the ashes of its predecessor. It is all part of a carefully-planned agenda of the new world order.
Merv Erb is an independent crop consultant and agronomist from Brucefield, Ontario. The above article appeared in The Rural Voice (Summer 1991).
Rye Gate Montana, USA, Marchl994. 100 unit freight train transporting wheeled, armoured military rolling stock bearing U.N. insignia, which is clear in one of the photographs (written on white with blue letters) and camouflaged in the others. One of these photographs was reprinted in the 27 June 1994 issue of Spotlight. The headline of the article is 'Secret Military Maneuvers Concern To Loyal Americans', and the Author - Mike Blair - argues that the evidence is 'irrefutable' that there is a very strong UN presence in North America. The photos, backed up by video tapes which show 'dozens of the vehicles, including several chemical and biological warfare decontamination trucks, that have been painted white.’ Some of them bore the insignia of the UN.
Foreign Combat Vehicles Spotted Across the U.S.
You haven't been seeing things. There have been a number of strange military-related maneuvers around the country lately.
EXCLUSIVE TO THE SPOTLIGHT
By Mike Blair
The SPOTLIGHT has obtained irrefutable evidence that hundreds - perhaps thousands - of foreign military vehicles and armor are in the United States, including vehicles intended for use by the UN.
At he same time, President Bill Clinton has signed new Executive Orders, giving wide-ranging new powers to the UN to command U.S. military forces and delegating new powers to the National Security Council and the office of National Security Adviser to the President, a post currently held by Anthony Lake.
Hundreds of railroad flatcars bearing Russian military vehicles and armor and some UN vehicles and armor have been spotted in several states, including Montana, Colorado ans Wyoming in the West and Pennsylvania in the East.
In addition, in Mississippi, hundreds of Russian-built vehicles, obtained from what was formerly East Germany and apparently being refurbished for the UN, are located in a massive depot. Many of the vehicles were designed for chemical and biological warfare purposes.
The SPOTLIGHT has obtained photographs of railroad flatcars filled with Russian and UN trucks and armor spotted in the Western states, along with othes taken of the massive depot in Mississippi.
The SPOTLIGHT has also obtained copies of bills of lading for Russian vehicles obtained for UN purposes from what was formerly East Germany, which have been shipped to the United States, landing at Gulfport dock facilities in Mississippi and driven to the depot, located three miles south of Saucier,
(See WHAT, Page 3)
Soviet chemical and biological warfare trucks and other vehicles, reportedly destined for the use of the United Nations, are parked in a special depot in rural Mississippi.
Plate 40: Spotlight article with regard to military equipment we have seen on previous pages.
Vide Henry Kissinger: Soviet Agent (since 1946), code-name Bo[a]r
"WHEN THE PRESIDENT DOES IT, THAT MEANS IT IS NOT ILLEGAL"- RICHARD NIXON
"THE ILLEGAL WE DO IMMEDIATELY. THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL TAKES A LITTLE LONGER." HENRY KISSINGER
"FOR THEY HAVE SOWN THE WIND, AND THEY SHALL REAP THE WHIRLWIND." - HOSEA 8:7
"WE'VE MOVED FASTER AND MORE RAPIDLY THAN I EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE. THE REDUCTION OF STAFF AND COSTS IS MORE THAN ANY OTHER CORPORATION IN CANADA."- MAURICE STRONG (ONTARIO HYDRO)
"THEREFORE REJOICE, YE HEAVENS, AND YE THAT DWELL IN THEM. WOE TO THE INHABITERS OF THE EARTH AND OF THE SEA! FOR THE DEVIL IS COME DOWN UNTO YOU, HAVING GREAT WRATH, BECAUSE HE KNOWETH THAT HE HATH BUT A SHORT TIME." REVELATION 12:12
by Rolf Rentmeister (Toronto, Ontario)
The following article appeared in Echo Germanica (March 1994).
In 1968 uberquerte eine Gruppe von ungefahr 150 Westdeutschen den Atlantik, um nach Kanada einzuwandern. Von ihnen blieben nach Berichten vom Toronto Star innerhalb von drei Monaten weniger als ein Dutzend hier. Sie kehrten nach Hause zurück.
In 1968 a group of about 150 West Germans crossed the Atlantic to immigrate to Canada. According to the Toronto Star, less than a dozen of them remained here for longer than three months. They returned home. The one unique reason for leaving was the extreme Americanism -meaningc apitalism or materialism that they had encountered in Canada. For most of them, it was the harsh Toronto business world which painted their picture of Canada. What those West Germans had experienced was a
They simply had a few bad experiences. These Germans never got to experience the real Canada of 1968. A Canada with hardly any bureaucracy in government offices, with low taxes, filled with friendly people. A Canada which we would love to have back right now.
The amazing thing is that this group of Germans was used to being called capitalist pigs across the border which divided their country. In Canada the name calling went into the opposite direction. The worst one could call anybody here was: 'You communist pig!' The amazing thing was that these West Germans could not believe how naive Canadians were in regards to Communism.
And this fact has remained. Many Canadians do not seem to know what Communism means, and nowadays many even believe that it doesn't exist any more. Germans on the other hand knew very well what Communism meant. After all, if they didn't experience it themselves as citizens of the former GDR, they were accustomed to living right beside the model state of all Communism.
As a matter of fact, many might ask: Why mention Communism at all in conjunction with Canada?
Many Canadians have been painting a beautiful and glorious picture of their country. An idea of a world in which they would like to live. This is understandable as Canadians are truly surrounded by a beautiful landscape. It is also correct to paint an ideal scene toward which one is working to make it come true. But are Canadians really working to reach this ideal?
By stepping out of the fairy tale world that has been crashing in on many Canadians more and more frequently in the last few years, they will perceive that somebody must be very hard at work to create the opposite of the ideal world they have been envisioning. They might very well experience a cultural shock like those West Germans, but they have no other country but Canada to return to. With this realization comes the determination that it is time to make changes, to put Canada back on its path to ideals that most Canadians have been hoping for.
How much has Canada changed? To understand it one had to look at Communism.
In an extreme capitalistic society, the group means little and the individual means everything; in an extreme Communistic society the group (country, political apparatus, government, etc.) means everything and the individual means nothing. In other words, in a Communistic society the individual works only to further the goals of the government, political apparatus, the country. Personal goals and possessions have little meaning and can be controlled or taken away by the Communistic government. The individual does not have a job of his choosing but a guaranteed work place.
Under Mulroney, Canadian federal employees have already reached that dubious state of having a guaranteed work place. At the same time, high taxes have moved personal goals and possessions close to being fully under the control and in possession of the government. Indeed, many Canadians complain that they seem to be working for the government only, especially if the First Minister - as is the case in the province of Ontario at the moment - believes that his government should stand above the wishes of its citizens, or in other words if the government is elevated to the point of being served by the people rather than doing what it was formulated to do: that is, serve the people.
An individual in Communistic society, stepping out of the bounds of their rules, will finally be given over to psychiatric institutions to be 'controlled' through the typical subhuman way which makes psychiatry so famous. Reports from Russians confirm that this was the most loathed punishment a Russian citizen could experience. All other punishments like prison, Siberian labour camps, etc. paled in comparison. In other words, psychiatry is used by a Communistic government as the ultimate control agency if an individual steps out of line. In short, the Communistic society is basically a slave society.
While Communism is fighting a losing cause in Russia, what about Canada?
By now, we have come to realize that somebody is hard at work to create a different version of Canada than the one Canadians have envisioned as the kind of country in which they and theirfamilies have chosen to live. What has this someone or someones been working towards? [our italics]
We can only see the results of their workings. First of all, it looks like Canada has the highest number of psychiatrists per capita in the western world. Why? We are not certain. As far as Echo Germanica can determine, Canadians are definitely not crazier than the rest of the population of this planet. There seems to be no plausible reason why Canadians need to be controlled more thoroughly than other people, unless there is a future plan for the Canadian population. Facts and figures about psychiatry show that its only function is to control people and that it cannot survive on the funding from private citizens. Surveys show that average Canadian citizens do not like psychiatry and want nothing to do with it. Psychiatry survives solely through the funding by the government. The funding of psychiatry through the Canadian government runs in the billions of dollars. True figures are hard to establish as psychiatry receives funding through many channels. Their funding runs for instance through channels of medical and health services as a psychiatrist has to be a medical doctor (which is a favourite hiding place for them) and thus belongs officially to that profession.
Asking a Canadian politician how he or she arrived at the conclusion which he or she is forwarding, the answer is very likely: 'I consulted the authorities!' Every time that Echo Germanica has investigated the identity of those authorities, it leads to psychiatry and its offsprings. The question Echo Germanica asks is: 'How did psychiatry get into the position of being regarded as an authority for the Canadian government?' Or better still: 'Why is psychiatry in a position where it can influence and shape the future of the Canadian society even though it is not liked and has never been selected for that position by the Canadian voter?' One has to also ask oneself: what prospects does the future hold if it is being shaped by an agency whose only function is the control of mankind.
When looking at the former Russian regime we see a government which has taken Communistic ideas to the extreme, a government that has consistently used psychiatry to control the last of the free spirits of their society.
When looking at the present Canadian regime we see a government that allows itself to be run by so-called authorities from the psychiatric field: all we have to do to demonstrate this is to look into the books containing government reports and studies, investigate the people who conducted the studies and who formulated them.
We can now ask: 'Does anyone believe that the aim of psychiatry in bringing the individual totally under its control are different in Canada now than it was in Russia a few years ago?
By Echo Germanica's observation, Canadian politicians are not aware of the dangers in our present system. But how far is Canada away from Communism? It was shocking to hear this Canadian from eastern Europe say: 'Is this why I left my country and came to Canada, just to see the nightmare all rising up again?' He had some difficulty in holding back his tears.
The fact is that some Canadians still have an ideal of their country in mind, but Canada, as we observe it today, has moved further and further away from approaching this ideal. There exists now a vast gap between what Canadians envision as their Canada and the one we actually have at hand.
Viewing all the facts leaves us with an inescapable conclusion: Canadians (and their officials) did not follow their own dream. Someone or some group gave them wrong advice. This group or this someone convinced Canadians that they are the authority to be listened to, and Canadians have been listening to them for a long time.
Is it not time that we began to shape our own future and that we turn away once and for all from those self-constituted false gods whose only legacy has been tears and sorrow by the wayside of our ever faltering pathway through life?
vendredi, juin 08, 2007
RCMP Undercover Officer Patrick Walsh
There are certain assumptions in the article below which are not immediately explicit. Patrick Walsh, in his brilliant analysis of the subversive activity that has been going on in Canada for at least fifty years, concentrates on the 'mask' of communism rather than the reality that mask was designed to conceal. When the words 'Soviet', 'Communist', or 'Russian' are used, what is really meant is the new world order, since the Bolshevik Revolution and the creation of the Soviet Union were only stages in its PLAN to achieve mastery over the entire world.
The strategy for Russia was to be a take-over from without. The strategy for Canada and the United States was to be a take-over from within, through 'members of the public service’ working with 'Russian agents'.
Those are the words of Igor Gouzenko, a code and cipher clerk in the Russian Embassy in Ottawa in the forties, who on 5 September 1945 became alarmed by something he has seen in the files. He decided to flee the Soviet Embassy, taking with him more than one hundred secret documents, and finally contacting, with RCMP help, the Prime Minister, MacKenzie King. King granted him asylum in Canada and appeared in Parliament to defend his decision:
Those are the words of the Prime Ministert o the Canadian Parliament in September 1945: 'supreme power', 'vast espionage plot, 'totalitarian government', 'vast plot': to what is the Prime Minister referring? He makes no reference to the Second World War, or to the First World War to which the Second World War was connected. No, the 'vast espionage plot' seems vaster than the two World Wars. What could it be? Certainly not the passing of atomic secrets (as a recent book, Spy Wars, by Canadians Jack Granatstein and David Stafford, claims) for, as Mr. Griffin has shown in The Descent of Slavery, the atomic and hydrogen bomb secrets had been passed directly from the Rasputin of the White House, Harry Hopkins, to the third man in the Kremlin, Mikoyan.
The first intimation of the existence of a widespread espionage plot in Canada came from Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk in the Soviet Embassy. Mr. Gouzenko had nothing to gain by his disclosure. He sought no reward that would compensate for the fear that would haunt him, fear not only for himself but for his wife and child.
His statement to the police set forth the motives of his action. He had been impressed by the contrast between life in Canada and life in his own country. When he came here two years ago he had been surprised by the freedom of the people and the working of democratic institutions. He had seen what Canada was doing to help Russia with munitions, money and food, while affording him and others every facility that could be extended in the way of freedom. As a result he felt he could no longer keep silent about what was happening. He told the police that 'what was being created in Canada was a Fifth Column, and that it was being created through Russian agents in contact with members of the public service.
Mr. King told Parliament he believed this description of his motives was true, but what he attached importance to was not the individual and what he said, but the documents which were produced. The documents are unquestionably of the first importance as evidence of a vast plot, but the story of the individual's motives contains for the people of Canada a lesson which, improperly learned, would make them proofs against all such plots in the future.
The lesson is in the fact that a man who knows life under the Soviet and who has seen life in Canada, could not tolerate the thought that the freedom which human beings enjoy here should be stamped out by a totalitarian government.
There are people who think that there is no danger to Canada in Russia's ambition, and many who believe that even if Moscow dominated the world it would not interfere with liberty here. They are living in a fool's paradise. The plan of world revolution, which has never been abandoned by Moscow for a moment, contemplates a purge in all countries as ruthless as any of the purges that have been carried out in any of the satellites of the Soviet or in Russia herself. In Toronto it is taught, as part of the campaign of 'understanding' Russia, that such purges are pardonable and proper if carried out by Communists against the 'bourgeois.' Innocent students are led to believe that the bourgeois - the term as understood by radicals means those who have private property interests are a criminal class which deserves to be exterminated.
It is this teaching that persuades Canadians who know nothing by actual experience of life under the Soviet system that it would be a praiseworthy action to help the Moscow government in its struggle for supreme power. Others believe that whatever happens elsewhere, nothing disastrous can happen here. Mr. Gouzenko, who has known life in both countries and who has been in the Soviet secret service, knows what is intended and what may happen. To prevent it from happening, and to preserve what he had learned to prize, he dared death for himself and his family (1).’
Was it the spread of a political doctrine - Communism? Hardly! Not the spread of Communism, but what Communism was designed as an instrument to achieve: a new world order, the imposition of a man-made blueprint onto the rest of mankind with all the ruthlessness that this implies.
In his first book, This Was My Choice (Toronto and Vancouver, 1948), Gouzenko writes of the strategic plan that lay ahead:
The Soviet strategy was apparent where, previously, it had been obscured by my Communist-trained mind.
The strategy consisted in having Soviet spokesmen or their unofficial minions hold forth on every occasion - and especially international conferences - about peace and security. This was the verbal smoke-screen for active and vigorous preparation for the third world war!
I could see that, for purposes of weakening the rear, the Soviet Government was industriously engaged in establishing a Fifth Column in Canada. Even diplomatic representatives were taking part, and the Communist Party within Canada had been changed from a political party into a Fifth Column for use in case of war. Meanwhile, during the peace period, this Fifth Column's work was to create unrest, particularly in labour ranks.
Canada, then, was warned as early as 1945 that 'vigorous preparations' were taking place within the country for nothing less than a 'third world war' which presumably - at some stage or other - would be waged against Canadian citizens. The Prime Minister was shown the evidence by the RCMP. In the situation, he had no other choice but to inform Parliament and the country. What, we may ask, has happened since?
In the remarkable text below, Pat Walsh reveals that the key Gouzenko files are still secret, and that one of Trudeau's last acts as Prime Minister was to ensure that the files would be sealed for another twenty years, bamboozling his naive successor, Joe Clark, into an agreement on the matter. This suggests that the conspirators have been successful in deflecting the alarm, that the perpetrators of the plot are still at large and the subversion still going on, with an unbroken line back to the forties and beyond, probably as far as the planning sessions in New York in 1917 where the destruction of Russia, Canada, and the United States was planned.
Implicated in the 'plot' is not only MacKenzie King, but almost every Canadian Prime Minister since then. A young Russian risked his life to warn Canada of peril. Our politicians have made sure that the Canadian people, towards whom the threat was directed, have never been told.
Few, if any, can match the first-hand, life-long experience of Patrick Walsh in battling the Communist conspiracy in Canada. His wide experience as a trade union organizer, soldier, undercover agent for the RCMP, lecturer, writer, and researcher on Communism, Marxism, and related subjects, has made him one of the free world's leading authorities in his field and ably qualified him to write this extensive paper on Red infiltration and subversion in Ottawa.
In 1953, after his service with the RCMP, Mr. Walsh was a voluntary witness before the USA House of Representative unAmerican Activities Committee, and received its thanks for the valuable evidence he presented, particularly on the top Communist agent, Alger Hiss.
Patrick Walsh is now an Executive Board Member of the World Anti-Communist League, and research director of the Canadian League of Rights.
Mr. Walsh, in this booklet, does not pretend to deal with more than a few highlights of a long history of Communist infiltration and subversion within the Federal Government. He goes right back to the recruitment of Oscar D. Skelton by Comrade Louis Kon in 1923, and shows how Skelton - the 'father' of External Affairs - used his key position to recruit young Marxists and 'colonize' the Federal civil service in general, and External Affairs in particular, with Marxists and Red 'sleepers' who could be activated in the future.
Perhaps even more incredible than the success in recruiting young academics of well-to-do backgrounds at our universities was the support and cover-up these subversives received in their betrayal of Canada from some civil servants in top positions, from Cabinet Ministers, and even from Prime Ministers. As Whittaker Chambers, in his classic, Witness, so eloquently puts it:
Security shatters, not because there are no more locks, but because the men naturally trusted with the keys and combinations are themselves the conspirators.It should be noted - indeed, emphasized - that while Mr. Walsh exposes a number of individuals within the public service who turned out to be Red agents and subversives, this in no way reflects upon the character and integrity of the tens of thousands of dedicated men and women who have laboured throughout the years in the Federal civil service. The betrayer, we must remember, is the exception, not the rule, and we must thank God for the commitment and loyalty of the great majority of those public servants whose only loyalty and commitment are to our country and our people.
As publisher of The Canadian Intelligence Service and other reports for over thirty years, most of the facts presented by Mr. Walsh are familiar to me. But the marshalling of this material in chronological order and its presentation in a concise and coherent continuum will make it much easier for this essential documentation to be grasped by our countrymen.
Therefore, in writing this little work, Mr. Walshhas rendered a significant service to the cause of freedom in Canada. And because he is one of this country's true patriots, this service in itself will be his reward.
The prevalence of homosexuals in government enabled the Soviet Union's KGB spy network to score its greatest post-war successes in Ottawa (Columnist Bob Reguly, Toronto Sun, 30 March 1981).
The publication of Chapman Pincher's book, Their Trade is Treachery, dealing with the penetration of Western secret defences by Soviet KGB secret police, has created concern throughout the Free World. This book also revealed - rather startlingly - that John Watkins, Canada's ambassador to Moscow for 1954-56, and his successor, David Johnson, were both blackmailed by the KGB through set-up pictures of homosexual encounters.
The RCMP Security Service has likewise disclosed that a third ambassador - the name was not revealed - had also been blackmailed in similar circumstances by the KGB.
Further investigations by reporter Bob Reguly of the Toronto Sun in the spring of 1981 cite a former top-level RCMP officer to the effect that the Watkins 'affair' had unleashed a large-scale clean-out of homosexuals in government as security risks, with the hunt focusing on the External Affairs Department in Ottawa. RCMP sources indicated that they had identified 3,000 homosexuals in middle and senior positions in the civil service and wanted them all weeded out: they did not, of course, succeed.
Many Canadians were somewhat puzzled in 1967, when the then justice Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, spawned his Criminal Code amendments which included legalizing homosexuality. Bob Reguly and others have claimed that when he became Prime Minister, Trudeau was instrumental in easing up the security restrictions on homosexuals, especially in External Affairs. It was around this time that the first inkling of a 'Featherbed File' became known, and for the next 13 years all attempts by the Opposition MPs and the mass media to have the 'Featherbed File' made public were thwarted by the Trudeau regime. However, the on-going security investigation pursuant to the 'Gouzenko revelations' of 1945-46 (which led to the arrest of fifteen top civil servants involved in Soviet espionage) brought out other aspects which have been carefully concealed by successive federal governments over a 60-year period.
Some background information is necessary in order to understand the link-up between the Comintern (Communist International) and the KGB Soviet secret police in the context of Soviet penetration of the Federal civil service.
Let us go to the outstanding authority on the Comintern, Victor Serge, who broke with Stalin in 1936 after having been an outstanding member of the Comintern Executive Committee. In an article entitled 'Inside the Comintern' (Plain Talk, February 1947), Serge gave this first-hand description of the organization:
‘The central bureaus of the Comintern in Moscow, located in a vast building opposite the Kremlin, guarded by the GPU, became a sort of worldwide intelligence centre such as exists in no other country in the world. The central apparatus of the Comintern was subdivided into regional bureaus for the Latin countries, Central Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, the Far East, North
America, Latin America, etc. These subdivisions varied with the needs of the moment. Each of these bureaus is, in turn, subdivided by countries. Economists, sociologists, political analysts examine with microscopic care the literature, press, secret intelligence, and other pertinent information stemming from the country of their specialization. They study the political configuration of these countries, and on the basis of their forecasts, the activities of Soviet agents throughout the world are outlined. This digested information and the elaborate plans worked out are finally submitted to the Politburo, passing through the hands of the party secretariat.
The ten years since the bloody purges of 1936-37 liquidated the Comintern's former staffs have witnessed the formation of a new highly qualified personnel in this organization. A colossal set of archives has been accumulated and kept strictly up to date. No government anywhere has at its disposal as complete and documented an archive on its own country! Filed with the Comintern are the dossiers of sympathizers, active Communists, agents, subagents, anti-Communists, intellectuals, politicians, businessmen - all the material showing their usefulness to the Soviet Union, their corruptibility, their value in the struggle against the world. Two years after the 'dissolution' of the Comintern, dossiers of the heads of the Canadian Communist party, removed by Igor Gouzenko from the files of the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa, included notations such as 'Sam Carr, alias Frank, member of the Labor Progressive Party, see detailed biography at the Center, Comintern.'
There has never been any question of 'dissolving' or 'liquidating' this remarkable inner organization. It has become an integral part of the Soviet state mechanism. And it would be stupid to doubt that these Comintern bureaus continue to gather their intelligence data, to stuff their dossiers, to supply their agents. If the Politburo were to decide to 'reconstitute' the Comintern, under its old name or a fancy new one, officially or unofficially, it could do so with the scrawl of a pen - complete to the last dossier and the last pay voucher.
The Sam Carr referred to was the National Secretary of the Communist Party in Canada in the '40s who was one of the masterminds of the Soviet spy network in the federal civil service. The Communist Party, after being banned in WW II, changed its name to the Labour Progressive Party, but with the same leadership as before.
It is not the purpose of this paper to attempt to give the whole background of the Soviet KGB secret police. The informative book, KGB: The Secret Work of Soviet Secret Agents is undoubtedly the most authoritative account of the KGB and is available from Canadian Intelligence Publications (CIP): pressure from Ottawa prevented Bantam Book (Canada) from publishing a Canadian edition for very obvious reasons which any careful reader can ascertain.
We must point out that although Soviet espionage generally operates on a parallel but separate level, the Canadian Royal Commission Report on Soviet espionage (generally referred to as the Gouzenko Report) did mention that several Soviet spy rings were operating in Canada, including the NKVD (now the KGB), and that the 'Centre' (Comintern) had provided dossiers on some of the participants, including Sam Carr and Fred Rose, MP for Montreal /Cartier Constituency.
From the accumulation of material 'leaked' to various individuals, in addition to the revelations in Chapman Pincher's book, Their Trade is Treachery, we are now in a better position to link the Comintern-KGB 'connection' in terms of the penetration of the civil service in general and of the External Affairs Department in particular.
Readers of the Canadian Intelligence Service [CIS] for over 30 years and more recent On Target readers will, of course, find nothing startling in this booklet, except the Oscar Skelton 'affair.' Had we published all of the CIS material dealing with treason and subversion in Ottawa, a more lengthy book would have been necessary. It is to the credit of the CIS publisher and editor, Ron Gostick, that such explosive material was printed and circulated (albeit to a smaller readership than CIS has today), especially the articles dealing with Herbert Norman and Jean-Louis Gagnon.
Perhaps the most ominous Featherbed File finding from a security standpoint was the conclusion that O. D. Skelton, the revered 'father of the civil service,' was a Comintern agent recruited 1923 (Bob Reguly, 'Do Soviets Run Civil Service?' Toronto Sun, 31 March 1981).
The almost incredible story of Soviet penetration into the Canadian civil service has never been written, with the exception of the Gouzenko expose of the '40s which uncovered one branch of Soviet spying: the GRU military intelligence network masterminded by Col. Zabotin. However, the Royal Commission Report dealing with Soviet espionage in the '40s revealed that other Soviet spies active in the External Affairs Department had either fled the country (Jean-Louis Gagnon fled to Brazil, with the cooperation of Mitchell Sharp, then a director of Brazilian Traction Corporation) or could not be positively identified because only their code names were known.
The American government had permitted the Soviets to open a 'trade' office in New York under the name of 'Amtorg Corporation,' and in 1924 Canada followed suit and the Amtorg Trade building in Montreal soon became a transmission belt for Comintern agents. In his informative book The Communist Party in Canada, Ivan Avakumovic, a History Professor at University of British Columbia and author of several other books on Communism, refers to this period:
The Communist International, besides issuing general guidelines, expressed its views on specific Canadian problems through the Anglo-American Secretariat, one of the organizational subdivisions of the Comintern. It was composed largely of American and British Communists working in Moscow, who followed events in Canada, read the minutes of leading CPC bodies and reports submitted by Canadian Communists on various topics. Periodically, Comintern officials discussed the affairs and problems of the Canadian Communist movement with delegates from the CPC. On the basis of these discussions and analyses, statements and advice in the form of directives, resolutions, telegrams, 'Open Letters' and articles in the Comintern press reached the CPC. Material that could not be entrusted to the mails was sometimes delivered by the special courier service of the Comintern either directly from Europe or via the Communist Party of the U.S.A.
Occasionally, in the years 1924-1927, the Comintern would use the facilities of the Soviet Trade Mission in Montreal.
Featherbed concluded the Federal Civil Service was riddled by Soviet-sympathizing 'agents of influence,' including four deputy ministers (Bob Reguly, Toronto Sun, 31 March 1981).
The AMTORG 'Trade Mission' in Montreal was run by an old Bolshevik by the name of Louis Kon.
In the late '20s and '30s, the Comintern (Communist International) sent hundreds of Red intellectuals, mostly from French-speaking countries (France, Belgium and Switzerland) to help in a massive infiltration project aimed at the civil service of Quebec and Ottawa.
Because of his previous experience as a translator-interpreter for the Canadian expeditionary force in Siberia in 1919, Louis Kon had been able to set up a network of Russian language translators/interpreters from Halifax to Vancouver, mainly in the large centres but also scattered in rural areas among the leftwing elements of the Doukhobors led by Moscow agents like the Verigins. The backbone of this Russian-speaking group was the Communist Party front, the Federation of Russian Canadians (FRC). The Russian language publication, Vestnik, was the official organ of the FRC.
Louis Kon, while a student in his native Russia, had participated in the abortive 1905 uprising led by Leon Trotsky. His father owned one of the largest textile factories in Czarist Russia but Louis (like most of the other future Bolshevik leaders) became infected with the Marxist virus and a cell member of the underground social democratic revolutionaries which became the short-lived 'Petersburg Soviet.'
Louis Kon escaped from prison in Russia and finally made his way to New York and then to Montreal around 1916. He managed to be hired as a translator, and later as an engineer for the old Montreal Light, Heat & Power Company when he returned from the ill-fated Vladivostok expedition in 1919.
He then took over the Soviet AMTORG trading office in Montreal and set up the Maxim Gorky clubs across Canada with the help of Bella Gauld, Annie Buller and other Communists active in the Labour College in Montreal. It was during a meeting of young students at Queen's University in Kingston that Louis Kon was able to recruit Oscar D. Skelton and to successfully infiltrate him into the federal civil service, where Skelton later launched the External Affairs Department.
When the NKVD (known as 'The Neighbours' in Soviet spy lingo - now the KGB) under Comrade Norman Freed succeeded in setting up a network of translators/interpreters from Halifax to Vancouver, the first step had been taken to start a massive penetration of the federal and provincial civil services, the law courts and the universities. Some of the older translators/interpreters were too well known as Bolshevik sympathizers to be able to participate in this 'colonizing' of the federal civil service. They included Louis Kon, Albert Saint-Martin and David Horwetz. The latter was the official interpreter (Russian) for the City of Halifax, and it was in Horwetz's Market Street home that Mrs. Leon Trotsky (Natalia Sedova) and her children lived during Trotsky's incarceration at the Amherst internment camp in April 1917.
The NKVD-Comintern, in close cooperation with the 'AngloAmerican Secretariat', had been carefully recruiting young Canadian university students in British and Canadian universities. Undoubtedly one of their best recruits was O.D. Skelton who later became known as the revered 'father of the Canadian civil service.' In his best-seller, The Canadian Establishment, Peter C. Newman gives only a superficial thumbnail sketch of comrade Oscar Skelton: 'During the next 16 years, Skelton founded and built up Canada's External Affairs department and as MacKenzie King's closest adviser became the most important civil servant in Ottawa.' In an Appendix dealing with Ottawa's Mandarins, there is only a mere mention of Skelton's belonging to the Rideau Club and having taught at Queen's University, and no mention of his membership in the Canadian-Soviet Friendship Society and how he also enticed MacKenzie King to join!
Skelton was careful to groom only pro-Soviet civil servants in the External Affairs Department. Most of them were being briefed by the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA), the Canadian branch of the notorious pro-Soviet Institute of Pacific Relations. Many of them (including Lester B. Pearson) saw service in Washington and London where their counterparts were also members of Soviet espionage rings.
The most important cog in the Soviet KGB is the 'recruiter,' nearly always a 'sleeper,' i.e. a secret member or at times even only a fellow-traveller of the Communist Party. Whether this recruiting of potential KGB spies was done at the university level, or within the federal civil service, is immaterial. We have several case histories of KGB penetration into both the universities and the civil service which clearly show the results obtained eventually justified the patient and persuasive characteristics of these 'recruiters.' Possibly the two best books dealing with this question are Whittaker Chamber's Witness and Arthur Koestler's Invisible Writing. Also, Eric D. Butler's informative booklet, The Fabian Socialist Contribution to the Commiinist Advance, contains invaluable material which proves how effective pro-Soviet Fabian Socialists became when they were infiltrated into the civil service of Australia, Great Britain, Canada and the USA. We read (p. 42):
‘The Fabian Socialists have not only produced a fertile recruiting ground for the Communists; many of them have actively collaborated with the communists. And when they have not directly collaborated, they have provided an effective smoke-screen for the Marxist-Leninists, both helping to shield Communist activities and to mask the Communist advance.’
It was not surprising, therefore, that the secret Comintern agent, Oscar Skelton, was undoubtedly given instructions to concentrate on recruiting or 'colonizing' the civil service with reliable pro-Soviet Fabian Socialists, most of them recruited from Canadian and British universities. In the May 1981 issue of Saturday Night, I. M. Owen, reviewing Professor J. L. Granatstein's Norman A. Robertson: A Man of Influence, writes, inter alia:
The three stars of Skelton's team (in External Affairs - P. W.) were Hume Wrong, Lester Pearson and Norman Robertson. It was Robertson, the youngest of these, who was Skelton's successor.
It is interesting that Professor Granatstein underlines what he charitably terms 'weaknesses' in Oscar Skelton's career, i.e., the fact that he was an avowed isolationist (it is significant that he opposed Canada's participation in the war against Nazi Germany which was the Communist 'line' during the 1939-41 German-Soviet Pact) and 'a notoriously bad administrator,' and also points out that Norman Robertson, his successor,'was a hopeless administrator.'
Surely a Canadian taxpayer must wonder why these two top mandarins of External Affairs had been able to qualify as federal civil servants! Professor Granatstein seems to think that Skelton's forte was - you guessed it -'his extraordinary skill and success as a recruiter.'
As for Norman Robertson's redeeming 'skill,' Professor Granatstein underlines his capacity to 'influence the course of events.'
According to a newspaper leak in the 'Featherbed File' (from 'birds of a feather') it was ascertained that Norman Robertson joined a Communist cell at the UBC in his student days and later worked under direct KGB instruction in Washington and London in his various External Affairs assignments. Reports from the era when he was in Great Britain as Canada's High Commissioner tend to confirm oft-repeated stories that he preferred the company of known Soviet sympathizers who clustered around Sir Stafford Cripps, the pro-Communist Labour Party Cabinet Minister in the Attlee Government. The Vancouver Province (29 February 1964) mentioned that 'Prime Minister Attlee and Sir Stafford Cripps often used to seek his advice on domestic problems over the bridge table.'
Was it a coincidence that Norman Robertson was recalled from Great Britain at the time of the Suez crisis when Herbert Norman committed suicide in Cairo? It is worth noting (although Professor Granatstein sees no ideological significance in this) that when Robertson (in the spring of 1957) was named Ambassador to Washington he was able to contact friends from his Brookings Institute days, including US Supreme Court Judge Felix Frankfurter (who had recommended Alger Hiss initially) and that top Fabian Socialist journalist, Walter Lippman!
Before we leave the Norman Robertson 'case', it might be of interest to note that this 'hopeless administrator' who entered External Affairs in 1929 at the age of 25 was given full responsibility in all League of Nations matters until the outbreak of the Ethiopian crisis and was assigned to 'United Kingdom and United States commercial relations' and 'general economic and financial questions' (Saturday Night, May 1981, p.54). Was it a mere coincidence that people like Lester Pearson and Norman Robertson became acquainted with individuals in Washington who were later exposed as Soviet spies within the American administration, agents who were being utilized by the Soviet-directed Institute of Pacific Relations (IPR) and its Canadian branch, the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA) of which both Robertson and Pearson were active members? Professor Granatstein notes:
Thus began a useful tradition of collegiality, whereby the top job in External Affairs could be rotated among the top people without the bruised feelings that had attended Robertson's appointment in 1941.Long-time readers of The Canadian Intelligence Service report will recall its many articles dealing with the IPR-CIIA nexus which ultimately involved the Herbert Norman 'case' and the subsequent move of the IPR from its former American base to the University of British Columbia (see CIS, Vol.11 - No.1). In this report, we read:
From a Canadian viewpoint, we know that Fred Poland, Dr. Raymond Boyer and Herbert Norman were in the leadership of the IPR council in Canada, known as the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA). At least twenty other Communist intellectuals across Canada have been identified at one time or another with the CIIA organization in Toronto and Vancouver.
The Globe & Mail (13 April 1970, Zena Cherry column) stated that Lester Pearson 'was now the chairman of the advisory board' of the CIIA and that there were 24 Canadian branches with one in New York City [emphasis added - P.W.] with a total of 3,000 members!
In a sensational article entitled 'New Spy Revelations: Soviets Blackmailed Homosexuals in Ottawa,' Reguly stated, inter alia:
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau tried to stem the drain of senior civil service talent by easing up on security restrictions for homosexuals.The most startling disclosure in the suppressed 'Featherbed File' deals with almost similar statements by two former top officials in External Affairs, Herbert Norman and Hugh Hambleton (now of Laval University, i.e. 1982). In both cases, these exposed Soviet infiltrators expressed concern that if they admitted their own complicity 'many others would be involved in top places.' Here is what the August 1957 CIS issue reported on the Norman case:
'Trudeau saw the end of the External Affairs department with so many top people being investigated and seen at orgies, that he opted for keeping them if they accepted medical treatment,'said a former top-level RCMP officer.
'But the Russians never eased up one bit in blackmailing homosexuals in government. Many had families to conceal it from. It's still a Sodom and Gomorrah in Ottawa.'
The RCMP investigation of the blackmailed ambassadors, helped by the CIA and FBI, delved deeply into the chain in External [Affairs] that had promoted suspect ambassadors, at least four, to sensitive posts.
Part of that investigation was directed at Pearson, a friend of Watkins who had served as External Affairs minister before becoming prime minister.
The FBI had 4,000 transcript pages of testimony, interrogation and cross-references from and about Elizabeth Bentley, long-time secretary of the Communist Party of the US. Included in the bundle sent to Ottawa was Bentley's secret testimony before the US Senate Internal Security subcommittee.
She testified that during World War II, Pearson - as ambassador to Washington - had fed details of top-secret deliberations among western Allied powers to a Soviet agent, Hazen Size.
Bentley said Pearson knew that Size was a Soviet agent. Size, an architect, came to Ottawa after the war and worked for the National Capital Commission until his retirement. He died in Montreal several years ago.
The US spooks were also unnerved by Pearson's vigorous defence of his colleague, Herbert Norman, ambassador to Egypt who had jumped to his death in Cairo in 1957.
While Pearson was denouncing in Parliament the senate committee's 'witch-hunt' in identifying Norman as a communist, US President Dwight Eisenhower held a CIA dispatch from Cairo.
The message told him that on the night before Norman died, he had dined with a doctor friend and, according to the doctor, Norman said he feared that a royal commission would be called into the US allegations.
If called to testify, Norman said he would be forced to implicate '60 or 70' definite and possibly up to 400 Canadians and Americans in a Soviet spy network. He said he'd rather kill himself.
Early this month Willard Edwards, head of the Washington bureau of the Chicago Tribune Press Service, filed a most significant story relating to the Norman 'case'. Because it was widely suppressed by Canadian press and radio, we are reproducing, in part, the release which appeared in the July 12th Tribune.
'Washington, July 11 - Canadian Ambassador Herbert E. Norman leaped to his death in Cairo last April 4 because he could not face the prospect of an investigation in which he would be forced to involve a large group of American and Canadian officials.
'This is the gist of a highly secret report in the files of Canadian and American intelligence agencies which has deeply disturbed the governments of both countries.'
'Norman's suicide has remained officially a mystery. Originally, the Canadian government, then led by Lester B. Pearson, secretary of state for external affairs, attacked the senate internal security subcommittee for 'slanders' and 'unsupported insinuations' regarding the ambassador's alleged communist background which caused him such mental grief that he ended his life.'
'But new evidence from Cairo has fumished an entirely different motive. It came from an agent, given the highest classification for trustworthiness, who reported as follows:
'On the eve of his suicide, Norman had dinner with his personal physician and confessed to him his mental tribulations over the international storm aroused by the senate group's disclosures.' 'I fear that St. Laurent is not backing me up in this affair,' Norman was quoted as saying. 'I am seriously thinking of suicide. If there is an inquiry and I am forced to testify, I would have to involve 60 or 70
Americans and Canadian officials.'
'Early the next morning, Norman went to the top of the highest building in Cairo and jumped. He left two suicide notes, the major portions of which have been impounded by the Canadian government.'
In the closing paragraphs of his story, Willard Edwards refers to Norman's activities in the Institute of Pacific Relations, which was found by a Congressional committee to be 'an instrument of communist policy, propaganda and intelligence.'
At the present time two of the key figures in the External Affairs Department are Chester Ronning and Escott Reid. In Red Fog Over America (page 213) Commander William Guy Carr gives the details of the pro-Communist backgrounds of these officials, both of whom were members of the Institute of Pacific Relations.
Are these key figures, operating at the policy-making level of our government, two of those whom Norman would have had to identify?
Would several figures prominent in the annual Lake Couchiching 'Conference' - sponsored by the Institute of International Affairs and the CBC - have been identified?
These vital questions cannot be brushed aside just because Mr. Pearson was removed from his ministerial post a few weeks prior to this. The others involved still hold key posts in Ottawa.
'From 1962 to 1968, after a six-year residency in Canada, Col. Rudolph Albert Herrmann, a Soviet KGB illegal resident, was instructed by Moscow to proceed to the United States. Col. Herrmann's twenty-year career with the KGB began in the 1950's while serving in the military of a Soviet-bloc country. His initial training in espionage techniques such as secret writing and cipher systems took place in Communist East Germany. More advanced training was received in the Soviet Union. Not long after his arrival in the USA, Col. Herrmann was identified by FBI agents and then decided to cooperate with the FBI.'
'Through Herrmann's cooperation, the FBI has achieved a significant and sustained counter-intelligence objective and is pursuing additional leads developed from Herrmann's information. The Herrmann family has been granted asylum in the United States and has been resettled under a new identity.'
Herrmann has also provided significant leads on previously unidentified Soviet agents including Hugh George Hambleton, now (1981) a professor at Laval University in Quebec City. Hambleton, whom Herrmann identified as a long-time and trusted Soviet agent, has recently been interviewed by Canadian authorities. (Emphasis added)
The above excerpts are taken from letters to me from the US Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on 3 March 1980. When they were released to the public, the mass media located Professor Hambleton in Quebec City and he acknowledged that he had been a Soviet spy while working with External Affairs and CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) in Ottawa, as well as for the Canadian government and Crown corporations in France, Israel, Saudi-Arabia, Spain and Latin-America. He also stated he had no fear of being arrested because if he were 'a lot of big names in Ottawa are going to go down with me.'
For several weeks the mass media splashed Professor Hambleton's declarations on the front pages and on the TV screens. Hambleton gave an interview to the Ottawa Journal in which he boasted of his many 'achievements' during the 30 years he admitted working for the Soviet KGB in Ottawa and foreign countries. Repeated attempts by federal MPs to get some kind of confirmation from the federal government failed to even get on the 'Order Paper' at question time.
However, on 15 April 1981, the fighting Tory MP for Leeds, Tom Cossitt, did succeed in getting two questions on the Order Paper. Here is the Commons Debates [Hansard] report on Questions 990 and 991, with the usual cover-up reply from the Solicitor-General, Robert Kaplan:
As Toronto journalist, Paul Fromm, stated in the August 1981 issue of CIS:
Question No. 991 - Mr. Cossitt:
1. To the knowledge of the government, did Professor Hambleton of Laval University work for the KGB in (a) Canada (b) France (c) Israel (d) Saudi Arabia (e) Spain (f) certain sections of Latin America (g) any other country?
2. To the knowledge of the government, did Professor Hambleton make the statement, that if he was charged and put on trial 'a lot of big names in Ottawa are going to go down with me'?
Hon. Bob Kaplan (Solicitor General): The Government of Canada believes that it would not be in the public's interest to either confirm or deny or provide additional information on this investigation. Question No. 992 - Mr. Cossitt:
1. Did Professor Hambleton of Laval University admit to having contact with a known agent of a foreign power and, if so, was he charged under the Official Secrets Act and, if not, for what reason?
2. Was he receiving coded wireless instructions from Moscow, depositing messages in 'dead letter' drops, etc?
3. What is a complete history of all employment directly or by contract with the government or any Crown corporation by Professor Hambleton, and did he perform certain duties in connection with the Canadian International Development Agency and, if so, what are the details of such duties?
Hon. Bob Kaplan (Solicitor General): The Government of Canada believes that it would not be in the public's interest to either confirm or deny or provide information on this investigation.
To all his questions he received from Solicitor-General Robert Kaplan the Canadian Cabinet Minister's equivalent of the Fifth Amendment: 'The Government of Canada believes that it would not be in the public's interest to either confirm or deny or provide any additional information.' Professor Hambleton has never been charged.
These cumulative revelations well merit Otto Jelinek's description of them as a 'stinking mess'. Jelinek called on Prime Minister Trudeau recently to initiate a full-scale investigation into espionage activities in Canada, both past and present, where they are connected, for the sake of national security. Trudeau responded: 'Presumably espionage has been going on, is going on, and will go on. If we know of any spies we will get rid of them. If we do not know of any, I fail to see how an investigation by some public body will turn up any names of spies.
For the moment the deeply penetrated Canadian civil service, diplomatic corps, and academic community can breath easier. There'll be no full-scale inquiry. Nobody will be embarrassed. For the moment.
At this stage, the reader might begin to wonder how in the world I have neglected to mention Pierre Elliott Trudeau and the clique which surrounds him, including Gérard Pelletier, Jean Chrétien, Jean Marchand, and a few others who were elected on the Liberal Party ticket from 1968 on, but who were previously identified in Quebec with Socialist and Marxist groups. I shall have a word to say about them shortly. At least these infiltrators were elected. But how about that coterie of assorted revolutionaries, Soviet agents, former NDP Socialists and Unilateral Disarmers who, although they were never elected, have held and still hold influential positions in the upper civil service, in ambassadorial posts abroad and in top positions of the CBC, the CRTC, the National Film Board, CIDA, etc.? People such as Jean-Louis Gagnon, Al Johnson, Graham Spry, Bob Bryce, Jacques Roy, William ('Bill') Lee, Hazen Size, Alan Gottlieb, Mark Starowicz, Robert Rabinovitch, Ed Clark, Michael Pitfield, John Grierson, Bernard Ostry, Escott Reid, Chester Ronning, and many others who were able to worm their way into key positions in the Establishment and to keep these positions even when there was a change of government in Ottawa.
Long before the 'Three Wise Men' from Quebec (Trudeau, Pelletier and Marchand) took over the federal Liberal Party in a typical Fabian Socialist coup d'etat, the civil service, the CBC, the National Film Board and other Crown agencies had been deeply penetrated by a group of Fabian Socialists, most of them graduates of the London School of Economics.
A most valuable analysis of the deadly subversion of our free society by the Fabian Socialists is Eric Butler's The Fabian Socialist Contribution to the Communist Advance. It is 'essential reading' for all my fellow countrymen who wish to defend freedom.
The famous French writer, Julien Benda, created a sensation in the '30s when he wrote a book which became a classic: La Trahison des Clercs (The Treason of the Intellectuals). A similar book could be written in the Canadian context, as it has been largely our universities which have produced the leadership of the whole Marxist Conspiracy - both the revolutionary Communist leadership and the élite echelons of the 'gradualist' Fabian Socialists.
The Comintern agent, O. D. Skelton, to whom we have already referred, had been a professor at Queen's University in Kingston. Another notorious Comintern agent, Stanley B. Ryerson (alias E. Roger), of the famous early Toronto Ryerson Family, recruited those who were to become future leaders of the Quebec Communist Party from among his students at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, including Gui Caron, Kent Rowley, Madeleine Parent, Camille Dionne and John Switzman.
It was Professor Frank Underhill, however, tutored by such Fabian masters as Harold Laski and George Bernard Shaw when he was at Balliol College, who later was responsible for hundreds of his pupils being able to infiltrate the civil services of both Ottawa and the provinces. In an article in the Toronto Star (27 November 1969), referring to the testimonial dinner given old-time Liberal Party advisor Frank Underhill, Peter Newman wrote:
They were all there, the big 'L' and small 'l' liberals - Lester Pearson, Frank Scott, Eugene Forsey, Bob Bryce, Escott Reid and Graham Spry among them - all moving out of public life now and watching their ideology being assaulted on the outside by the radical young, and on the inside by the technocrats.Further on, in the same article, we read:
While at Balliol himself, from 1911 to 1914, Underhill joined the Fabian Society and came under the influence of Bernard Shaw...And then the significant revelation: 'Underhill drafted the original Regina Manifesto which launched the CCF.'
It is the old familiar story of the Fabian Socialist who works openly in the Socialist camp and then infiltrates the Liberal Party. Most of those mentioned above were in this category, with Bob Bryce being the grey eminence of the federal civil service and Graham Spry being acknowledged as the 'father' of the CBC.
When we come to the Trudeau era it is significant that the ongoing 'useful tradition of collegiality' referred to previously by Professor Granatstein, by which the top mandarins in the civil service were switched around like musical chairs, accelerated rather than diminished. This not only applied to the members of the Privy Council but to the Crown corporations as well. A typical case is that of Jean-Louis Gagnon, a long-time personal friend of the Trudeau-Marchand-Pelletier triumvirate.
Jean-Louis Gagnon's long pro-Soviet record has been the subject of many questions in the House of Commons over the years. Yet Gagnon has been appointed repeatedly to top-level positions such as Co-Chairman of the Bilingual and Biculturalism Commission, Director of the ill-fated Information Canada, Ambassador to UNESCO, and finally Commissioner of the Canadian Radio & Television Commission (CRTC). On 26 November 1979, John Gamble (MP for North York) asked these questions in the Commons (see Hansard):
In a special Supplement to its June 1960 issue, The Canadian Intelligence Service published a report in which I document what can only be called as the 'incredible' case of Jean-Louis Gagnon. I publish below excerpts from this Report:
Mr. John Gamble [York North]: Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Secretary of State and Minister of Communications. Is the Secretary of State and Minister of Communications aware that a certain Jean-Louis Gagnon, as a member of the CRTC, was observed while in Paris by the French security forces in the company of a known KGB agent who was apprehended transmitting missile secrets to the USSR?
Is he further aware that the said Jean-Louis Gagnon was a card carrying member of the communist party and, if aware of these circumstances, does he consider it appropriate that this gentleman, occupying this sensitive position moulding communications policy, should retain his present position?
Hon. David MacDonald [Secretary of State and Minister of Communications]: Mr. Speaker, I should point out that it is not as Secretary of State, but as Minister of Communications that I will be responsible for questions related to Mr. Gagnon. Accusations similar to what the hon. member has said have been made before. As I understand it, there is nothing in Mr. Gagnon's career that would make him ineligible to serve on the CRTC. Indeed, he has given outstanding service on that body.
In its 19 March 1960 issue, the Star Weekly Magazine published an article by Kenneth Leese entitled 'HE'S MONTREAL'S FIGHTING EDITOR.' This followed closely on the heels of a similar article written by Leslie Roberts in The Montrealer. Both of these articles refer, of course, to Jean-Louis Gagnon, the present managing editor of La Presse, the largest French-language daily in North America and Canada's second largest daily newspaper.
Trying to follow the distortions of truth in both these articles is like trying to wrestle with fog. First, I will give a background account of my own personal acquaintanceship with Jean-Louis Gagnon, so that the reader may have the proper perspective of this article and be able to judge if both Kenneth Leese and Leslie Roberts have been deliberately misled by Gagnon.
I first met Gagnon in 1935 when we were both in the Valcartier Camp Unemployed Project. Gagnon was a member of the Young Communist League at that time, and had been sent there by Professor Stanley B. Ryerson, the editor of the Communist publication Clarte in Montreal. Ryerson was then known under the name of 'Comrade E. Roger.' This was the same Ryerson who later became one of the top leaders of the Communist Party in Toronto and whose sister, Edna Ryerson, is a school trustee on the Toronto School Board. Ryerson had just returned from the famed Sorbonne University in France, and Gagnon became one of his many 'prize' recruits.
We came out of Valcartier Camp together and were prominent in organizing the Quebec City unemployed from 1935 to 1938. Quebec City newspapers of those years abound in descriptions of our meetings. Those were the days of the 'Popular Front', and Gagnon succeeded in infiltrating the nationalistic separatist movement which centred around the publication La Nation (founded, incidentally, by Paul Bouchard, and not by Gagnon as Leese states in his article).
Gagnon became Secretary-Treasurer of L'Union Nationale Ouvrière (UNO), an unemployed organization controlled by the Separatists in 1936-37. He was also writing in La Nation, and succeeded in creating a Communist cell of four members. When this secret cell (code name 'Politburo') was exposed by Paul Bouchard, who accidentally found a document that one of the cell members had thoughtlessly forgotten, these four Reds and Gagnon were expelled publicly from La Nation as Communist infiltrators. All of these five were then in turn expelled from the UNO when they tried to 'take over' this unemployed organization. All of this is public knowledge and was published in newspapers in Quebec City at that time. Needless to say, the Gagnon group did not dare sue Bouchard for libel because he had the secret document in his possession, in which the conspiratorial activities of the Gagnon group along Communist infiltration lines was clearly outlined. During this time I was learning to speak French and was only a simple member of the UNO, but because I was identified with the Gagnon group I was also 'expelled' from the UNO.
After this event, we received a visit from Stanley B. Ryerson, Dave Kashtan and Emery Samuel, three top Commie 'functionaries.' Ryerson analyzed the situation ensuing from the failure of the Quebec Communists to infiltrate the Separatist organization, and it was then decided that Gagnon would infiltrate the 'bourgeois' press. The very next morning he was hired as a 'reporter' for Le Journal!
In 1939 when war was declared, the Communist Party was outlawed and, following a strategy that had been decided on beforehand, all of the Communists went 'underground.' Gagnon, however, had succeeded so well in infiltrating the 'bourgeois' press that he became editor-in-chief of the now merged L'Événement Journal and received strict Communist Party orders to 'play his role and avoid internment.' Leese conveniently forgets to mention that Gagnon only advocated a pro-war policy the same day the Soviet Union was attacked by Nazi Germany - and this was in accordance with an acrobatic flip in the 'party line': overnight, the slogan 'imperialist war' was changed to 'war of liberation.' During all these years I was in continual contact with Gagnon, either at meetings or through written correspondence when I was a union organizer in the Abitibi district in 1938-39. I knew Gagnon as a hidebound, blinkered Stalinist, a dues-paying member of both the Communist Party and the subsequent Labour Progressive Party which replaced the outlawed CP after 1942.
From 1935 to 1940 Gagnon had been involved in so many Red 'fronts' that he became a master of intrigue and duplicity. He could be a 'respectable' newspaper editor one day, and the next he could arrange a secret meeting between Communist leader Tim Buck and gullible sympathizers of the Soviet cause from the 'bourgeois' Upper-Town. His many talents equipped him for such diverse tasks as trying to blow up the monument to the Boer War Veterans one night, and the next night blandly speaking about English Literature to a Kiwanis gathering.
But it was during the vital war years of 1942-45 that Gagnon was to surpass himself in Red intrigue and Soviet espionage. He was much too valuable and well-trained for the Communist bureaucracy to leave in Quebec City. Precisely because his Commie background was unknown to the Montreal public at large (but not unknown to the Provincial Police anti-subversive squad, which conveniently had been'disbanded' by the Godbout Government in 1941), he was ordered to Montreal by Fred Rose and Stanley Ryerson, and before long he had become a darling of the CBC, where the Communists were solidly entrenched during the war years. He publicly appeared at Communist meetings on the same platform as Fred Rose; and, with the help of secret Communists in Ottawa he was soon 'attached' to External Affairs, another Red breeding-ground in these years when hundreds of known and secret Communists were infiltrating the civil service.
At the time the Communists had wide influence in Washington under the protective wing of the Alger Hiss-Harry Dexter White groups. With Dr. Raymond Boyer and Frederick Vanderbilt Field as 'sponsors,' Gagnon was able to infiltrate higher echelons, and his deceptive win-the-war speeches convinced many honest Liberals that 'this young man' was going places. We shall see what places he went and the almost unbelievable manner in which he was able to hoodwink even the usually suspect British Intelligence Service. Alger Hiss was a novice compared to Gagnon when it came to 'playing roles' along Commie infiltration lines. This is why Hiss is passe and Gagnon is still 'playing roles' successfully as a secret Communist amongst the Provincial Liberal organization in Quebec, and as managing-editor of a 'capitalist' newspaper, La Presse.
One incident stands out vividly in my mind and gives an insight into the secret of Gagnon's success as a Communist infiltrator. In 1952 I was returning from a meeting of the National Committee of the Canadian Peace Congress in Toronto, and met Gagnon in the diner of the train going to Quebec City. The diner was practically deserted and we could talk freely. Somehow the conversation turned to the Alger Hiss-Whittaker Chambers affair - and, of course, Gagnon did not know that he was speaking to an RCMP Special Branch undercover agent. In his eyes I was one of the outstanding Communist fellow-travellers in Canada. He understood the fact that I was not, like him, a card-carrying member only because of tactical considerations. Consequently, he had no need to guard his words with me. 'Hiss made one big mistake, Pat,'he confided as he looked around the diner, 'and that mistake was when he sued Chambers for libel.'
A few years later Gagnon was to prove that he would not make a similar mistake. When I publicly called him a Communist in 1956 and produced a photostat of a letter of his which he had once written to me, showing beyond any shadow of a doubt that he was a Communist, he refused to
be goaded on to sue me for libel - although he did bluff a libel suit on a few prominent politicians who had repeated my statements. But, significantly, when the time for the trials came along Mr. Gagnon failed to show up and the suits were dismissed. He knew only too well that I could easily prove he had been, and was still, a Communist.
A number of Liberals were disturbed by the references in the press to his Communist record. As the Quebec Liberal Party was trying to recoup its lost political prestige, and Gagnon was the virtual head of the Provincial Liberal publicity department, many sincere anti-Communist Liberals were convinced that he was more of a liability than an asset to the Liberal cause. Some of the more outspoken Liberals were always urging Gagnon to sue newspapers for libel whenever any reference to his Communist past or to his participation in the Gouzenko affair was mentioned.
But Jean-Louis Gagnon knew all the details of two of the most famous trials of recent history: the libel suit of Oscar Wilde against Lord Queensbury (in which Queensbury turned the defence into a prosecution which led to Wilde's imprisonment), and the Hiss-Chambers trial (in which Chambers was instrumental in turning his defence into a prosecution which led to Hiss' imprisonment for perjury). Somehow these two trials had become an obsession with Gagnon! He was not, too, the only 'Liberal' involved, and the same situation that existed in Democratic circles in the USA was being paralleled in Canada. As Chambers said in his book, Witness (page 473): 'Every move against the Communists was felt by the liberals as a move against themselves. If only for the sake of their public health record, the liberals, to protect their power, must seek as long as possible to conceal from themselves and everybody else the fact that the Government had been Communist-penetrated.'
To get back to our conversation in the diner in 1952, Gagnon stated that he was 'better protected' than even Alger Hiss, who even after conviction enjoyed the support of the Secretary of State and Supreme Court Justices! After a furtive look-around, Gagnon exultingly whispered across the dinner table, 'What I have more than Alger Hiss had to protect me from exposure is the fact that I did work for British Intelligence at one time.' Obviously he thought that nobody could ever believe he had been a communist because of the fact that he had worked for British Intelligence during the war.
The mere fact that Gagnon was first recommended to the British Foreign Office by Donald Maclean (the Soviet agent in the British Foreign Office who later fled to the Soviet Union) is rather significant. And the fact that whilst in London and other cities he seemed more interested in looking up Soviet contacts than in carrying out the work he was paid for (radio programs for the BBC, British double-checking of North African 'contacts,' etc.) was one of the reasons the British Intelligence dropped him like a hot potato. His pro-Soviet past was even too unsavoury for the French in North Africa, and neither he nor his wife was allowed to stay in Algiers after the Allied landings.
While I was working for the RCMP Special Branch, I was continually given specific instructions to supply as much information as possible on Gagnon's underground Communist activities, and the late Superintendent, John Leopold, expressed disgust when the name of Jean-Louis Gagnon was 'omitted' from the final report of the Royal Commission pursuant to the Gouzenko revelations. In one of the Gouzenko documents it was plainly indicated that Jean-Louis Gagnon had supplied the 'Dday' date [June 5th-6th] to Colonel Zabotin after Gagnon had received this information from the famous 'missing papers'.
I quote now extracts from a most revealing letter (the original is in French) which Gagnon wrote to me in 1940:
'I haven't got a drop of national glory in my veins, but I have a lot of hot red blood that demands vengeance.
'I believe that revolt is the law of the slave, and one must die according to his law - but I do not believe any more that there are races that are born to reign or to dominate.
'Nationalism leads to useless wars; class struggle leads to the liberation of the oppressed. The class struggle is a liberating factor.
'I believe that we will find ourselves, inevitably, on the same side of the barricades; because, first of all l believe that one day there will be barricades, and finally because I believe that lead [bullets], fire and blood will suffice to ensure our agreement.
And that is the pro-Red background of Mr. Gagnon, who held so many top posts under the Pearson and Trudeau 'Liberal' regimes.
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