Short Bio of Soviet Spy, Jean-Louis Gagnon

Jean-Louis Gagnon

Jean-Louis Gagnon

In Part Three of my Audio Transcript of highlights from Alan Stang’s April 1971 article in American Opinion, “CANADA – How The Communists Took Control,” Stang likens Jean-Louis Gagnon to “Joseph Goebbels” and “Spiro Agnew”. Says Stang in “The Rest Of The Ring” segment:

Pierre has created Information Canada, named Gagnon to run it at $40,000 a year. Jean-Louis doesn’t really need it, because his father, like Pierre’s, was also a millionaire. Trudeau has also appointed Gagnon Co-Chairman of the influential Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism.

Who is Jean-Louis Gagnon? He is a former Managing Editor of La Presse, one of Canada’s largest dailies. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of L’Evènement-Journal. He is a frequent commentator on the C.B.C. He is still another contributor to Cité Libre.

And he is a dues-paying member of the Communist Party.

[ …. ]

Jean-Louis has been a speaker at many Communist meetings. As you see on Page 14, for instance, he was one of two speakers at a meeting of the Labor Youth Federation — previously known as the Young Communist League. The other, as you see, was Fred Rose, an officer in G.R.U. (Soviet military intelligence), who later was convicted and sent to the penitentiary for Soviet espionage. Rose was one of Gagnon’s bosses in the Party. You also see on Page 14 the telegram Gagnon sent from Washington to Montreal, May 1, 1946, expressing his adoration of “the great Soviet Union.”

The papers brought by Igor Gouzenko to the Canadians from the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa revealed that it was Jean-Louis Gagnon who had supplied Soviet Colonel Zabotin with the information that the exact date of D-Day was June 6, 1944.

[ …. ]

Gagnon’s wife, Hélène, is on the payroll of Peking, where she has been Mao Tse-tung’s guest, and that Pravda pays her through Bucharest, where she goes to pick it up. “

Google Newspapers is proving to be a bit of a treasure-trove for “period pieces” on Jean-Louis Gagnon. Many are in French, and so I have translated this one, by French journalist, J.-P. Robillard, who interviewed Gagnon in 1956, while the latter was working for CKAC radio station.

During the interview, Gagnon hands Robillard a short CV, which Robillard then publishes to lead off his article, titled simply:

Jean-Louis Gagnon“.

As a journalist, Communist Party member Gagnon covers two of the major conferences which led to the set-up of the Communist-infiltrated UN.

In the bio given to Robillard, Gagnon amusingly glosses over his 1946 sudden change of occupation, city, and country, from journalist in Canada to “advertising manager” in Rio de Janeiro for a company called “Brazilian Traction”. He fudges the language in French, so you can’t tell he actually left Canada and went to Brazil for this odd position.

I know from another source, which I will get for you later, that in 1946, when Gagnon fled the country on the heels of revelations by Igor Gouzenko of a Soviet spy ring operating in Canada, it was apparently Mitchell Sharp who arranged for Gagnon’s job with Brazilian Traction. Sharp thus helped Gagnon escape the spy trials that would ensue in Ottawa.

Sharp went on to have a political career in Canada under both Soviet spy Pearson and Soviet mole Trudeau, as a “Liberal”:

PARLINFO – SHARP, The Hon. Mitchell William, P.C., C.C., B.A., D.Sc., LL.D.

And they call them “The Honorable”.

A couple of facts I have to stitch together:

Pierre Trudeau and Jean-Louis Gagnon apparently have a long-standing friendship, which precedes their stint together infiltrating Canadian politics.

Both Pierre Trudeau and Jean-Louis Gagnon were trained by the Jesuits.

Mitchell Sharp will join David Rockefeller’s Trilateral Commission.

Mitchell Sharp will be Pierre Trudeau’s advisor (whispering in his ear at the 1968 Liberal Leadership Convention, which returns Soviet mole Pierre as Prime Minister of Canada while Red spy Pearson conveniently resigns):

Click here to read Jean-Louis Gagnon now.

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