Soviet Agent Oscar D. Skelton Recruited Soviet Agent Lester Bowles Pearson into the Civil Service of Canada

Foreword

In his 1982 pamphlet entitled “Inside the Featherbed File? … “, former undercover RCMP Officer, Patrick Walsh, gave a cameo image of Oscar D. Skelton.

Walsh reports that in the “Featherbed” file, other RCMP Officers claim to have established that the “Father of Canada’s Civil Service”, meaning Skelton, was a Soviet agent, a recruit of Louis Kon of the USSR’s infamous Comintern.

Walsh also alludes to a short reference on Skelton in Peter C. Newman’s The Canadian Establishment. Said Walsh:

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 his Appendix I 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 & how he also enticed* MacKenzie King to join!

Walsh continues:

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 & London where their counterparts were also members of Soviet espionage rings.

According to declassified parts of the infamous Silvermaster spy file, Elizabeth Bentley, an American who had worked for the Soviets in military intelligence defected back to America and was debriefed on a number of occasions, including by the U.S. McCarran Committee and by agents of the New York Office of the FBI in 1951.

Bentley revealed that Lester (akaMike”) Pearson, a “highly placed Canadian government official” in “the Canadian Embassy in Washington” in 1943 and 1944, fed information to Soviet military intelligence (i.e., Bentley, herself) on “top level British policy and political matters” through Hazen Size, a “member of the Canadian Film Board in Washington, D. C.” with whom Pearson was “very friendly in Canada”, the two being “connected with left wing circles in that country”.

“By confidential memorandum dated August 27, 1951, Inspector Bayfield of the RCMP was advised of the identical information provided to the Department of State and the Department of Justice under letters of that date” by Elizabeth Bentley.

Nonetheless, Soviet agent Lester Bowles Pearson, who at some point was President of the infamous Canadian Institute of International Affairs (CIIA) which was “briefing” the pro-Soviets hired by Skelton, rose to become Prime Minister of Canada.

The following black and white archival video footage documents the fact that Red agent, Oscar D. Skelton, recruited Red agent Lester Bowles Pearson into Mackenzie King’s federal civil service.

TRANSCRIPT:

Lester (Mike) Pearson, M.A.

Lester (Mike) Pearson, M.A.


Narrator: Armed with his M.A., Mike (aka Lester Bowles Pearson) returned to Canada, and the next few years found him lecturing in history and coaching sports at the University of Toronto.

But, off in Ottawa, a Dr. O. D. Skelton was Deputy Minister of a new department called External Affairs.

He intruded into the academic life and asked Mike to write a civil service examination.

O. D. Skelton and Lester (Mike) Bowles Pearson

O. D. Skelton and Lester (Mike) Bowles Pearson

Lester Pearson: It was one of the top positions in this new department. And I thought it would be a good thing to write. I didn’t have any particular intention of taking the job. But I thought it’d be interesting to write it. And uh — I never can resist a competition.

Lester (Mike) Pearson, M.A. (class)

Lester (Mike) Pearson, M.A. (class)

Narrator: He won. It was 1927. Mackenzie-King was Prime Minister, and it was Canada’s Diamond Jubilee when Mike Pearson came to Ottawa.

Mackenzie-King was Prime Minister

Mackenzie-King was Prime Minister

Lester Pearson: I was uh — I had rather a kind of a — exalted idea of foreign offices and diplomacy from reading books. And uh, I considered I had achieved a pretty — a position pretty high — of professional distinction. I was now almost a diplomat, and, perhaps I was a little too impressed by my transition.

Parliament Buildings, Ottawa (1927)

Parliament Buildings, Ottawa (1927)

I remember going into the door — through the door at the East Block behind Dr. Skelton and the guard saluted Dr. Skelton smartly and paid no attention to me whatever. I thought, well, obviously, he doesn’t know who I am.

Well, he didn’t pay any attention to me for a good many years.

– 30 –
 

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* Quite frankly, I doubt that Mackenzie King was “enticed” into the Canadian-Soviet Friendship Society. I think he walked in happily. Nor do I believe he was merely the “docile puppet” that some have made him out to be. King was a long-time protégé of the infamous American financiers of the bloody Bolshevik “revolution” (military coup on Russia) in 1979: the moneybag Rockefellers. The Rockefellers’ oil empire in America was financed by the equally if not more infamous Rothschilds of Europe who also financed the 1917 war of the Jews upon Russia. The Rockefellers maintained a leash on their Liberal poodle Mackenzie King by employing him in between his elected mandates. In a like manner, Power Corporation of Canada today, whose top men sit on the Board and Senate of the CIIA which was briefing the Reds recruited by Skelton, have kept all their own political dogs well fed between stints in the Prime Minister’s Office — (i.e., Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin Junior). All these men, as well as other coddled agents of the supercapitalists, have been involved in merging North America into a Leninist regional union). Ed. NSIM.

Read more on Skelton in Patrick Walsh’s “Inside the Featherbed File?“:

 

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