Trudeau Biographers Ignore Known Red Agents in Canada’s External Affairs Department

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

 

 
In their chapter on millionaire Pierre Trudeau’s first paid job in the Privy Council Office of Canada in the late 1940s and early 50s,1 authors Max and Monique Nemni, at page 214, quote Trudeau criticizing an official speech of Lester Bowles Pearson on the Communist menace:
 

“Soit M. Pearson n’est pas au courant de ces rapports, auquel cas il ne fait pas son travail. Soit il est au courant et il conteste la véracité, auquel cas il est coupable d’avoir confié des missions à deux agents du service extérieure qui ne sont que des laquais crédules des Soviétiques. À moins que, convaincu de leur véracité, il préfère continuer de répandre le mythe que les communistes cherchent à provoquer la guerre, auquel cas il trompe la population.”

“Either Mr. Pearson is unaware of these reports, in which case he is not doing his job. Or he is aware and disputes their veracity, in which case he is guilty of having entrusted missions to two agents of the external service who are nothing but the credulous lackeys of the Soviets. Unless, convinced of their veracity, he prefers to continue to spread the myth that the Communists seek to cause war, in which case he is misleading the population.”

If you read the whole section, it is clear that Trudeau sides with the “official reports” of John Watkins and Chester Ronning alleging that the USSR is on a pacifist road and like Communist China, is working to better conditions for its citizens. Pierre Elliott Trudeau thus shares their alleged official viewpoint that the USSR is:

“tired of war, pacifist and […] has even begun to demobilize a part of its troops” (1951 report of John Watkins) and that “qualified Chinese leaders […] are busy finding solutions […] for the greatest good of the Chinese people” (1951 report of Chester Ronning).

However, both these men are in fact Reds (which Trudeau denies, by inversion), as will be apparent.

First, in a segment of his 1982 “Inside the ‘Featherbed File’?“, former RCMP undercover agent Patrick Walsh quotes the Edmonton Journal on the subject of Watkins. Says Walsh:

TRUTH IS FINALLY EMERGING

The Edmonton Journal (30 March 1981) concluded an article on Lester Pearson’s cover-up for Soviet spy John Watkins:

“A remaining question is why Pearson and the Liberal hierarchy decided to cover up for Watkins.

“Was it simply because Pearson and Watkins were huge personal friends?’

“If so, this meant that Pearson’s own priorities came ahead of those of Canadians in general.

“Or was it because letting one skeleton out of the closet would lead to many more exposures and create shattering embarrassment for the Liberal bureaucracy?”

That article is from March, 1981. The Nemnis are publishing Trudeau’s biography in 2011, when this information is available to researchers. Yet, the Nemnis — who have also taken over publication of Trudeau and Pelletier’s infamous pro-Red Cité Libre — offer the reader no clue that Watkins indeed was a Red agent.

But so is Chester Ronning!  In a 1971 article, “The Men Who Control Canada” by F. Paul Fromm, published in the journal of the Edmund Burke Society, we learn that in October 1970, the Trudeau government conferred diplomatic recognition on Mao’s dictatorship. Fromm then points out that:

“[o]ne of those who had long propagandized for such recognition was former diplomat, Chester Ronning, Bilderberger (1955, 1956). In his book, THE RED FOG OVER AMERICA, Commander Guy Carr says that Ronning joined the revolutionary army of Sun Yat Sen in China in 1911 and worked under the direct orders of Michael Borodin, the envoy of the Comintern in China…. After Ronning arrived in Canada he openly formed the I.P.R. and infiltrated into Mr. Pearson’s Department of External Affairs…. Ronning is a personal friend of Chou En Lai and Mao Tse Tung (page 213).

U.S. Senator Barry M. Goldwater (1979)2 has this to say about Ronning’s “I.P.R.“, the infamous Institute of Pacific Relations:

The international bankers’ C.F.R. is disarming America while they finance the world’s largest military machine in Soviet Russia.

“Starting in the ’30s and continuing through World War II, our official attitude toward the Far East reflected the thinking of the Institute of Pacific Relations. Members of the Institute were placed in important teaching positions. They dominated the Asian affairs section of the State Department. Their publications were standard reading material for the armed forces, in most American colleges, and were used in 1,300 public school systems.

The Institute of Pacific Relations was behind the decision to cut off aid to Chiang Kai-Shek unless he embraced the Communists, and the Council on Foreign Relations is the parent organization of the Institute of Pacific Relations.”

— Source: Goldwater Sees Elitist Sentiments Threatening Liberties (1979)

“Commander Guy Carr says that Ronning joined the revolutionary army of Sun Yat Sen in China in 1911 and worked under the direct orders of Michael Borodin, the envoy of the Comintern“. What is the “Comintern”? Former undercover RCMP agent, Patrick Walsh, in his Featherbed article in 1982 quotes:

“the outstanding authority on the Comintern, Victor Serge, who broke with Stalin in 1936 after having been an outstanding member of the Executive Committee of the Comintern. In the February, 1947 issue of the magazine Plain Talk, in an article entitled Inside the Comintern, Serge gave this first-hand description of the Comintern:

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 center 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.

Therefore, Chester Ronning, who answered directly to Michael Borodin, Moscow’s envoy of the Comintern in China”, had been taken directly into Canada’s civil service, External Affairs, while apparently still a Red agent under control of the Comintern. No doubt, his assignment had been switched to North America.

In his January, 1972 report on Bilderberger Mark Gayn (alias Julius Ginsberg), F. Paul Fromm quotes the “REECE COMMITTEE REPORT of the United States House of Representatives” concerning the known activities of the I.P.R. in 1945-1949:

“… the I.P.R. has been considered by the American Communist Party and by Soviet officials as an instrument of Communist policy, propaganda and military intelligence.”

Jaanus Proos, writing in “Praxis Exposed!” for the January-February 1971 issue of Straight Talk!, journal of the Edmund Burke Society, says:

“IPR has been thoroughly unmasked by the US Internal Security Subcommittee as the Red-dominated organization responsible for the sabotaging of US foreign policy against CHIAN Kai-shek and facilitating the Maoist takeover of mainland China. Subsequently, the IPR, with Owen Lattimore and company migrated, at your expense, to the University of British Columbia.” 3

While Commander Carr thinks Ronning “infiltrated” “Mr. Pearson’s” External Affairs Department, it is much more likely that he, like Pearson — himself a Soviet mole — was smuggled in. (Pearson, too, must have been smuggled in, because the F.B.I., in 1951, notified Canada’s RCMP that Pearson was a Red Agent.) Watkins, Ronning and other fellow Reds, including Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Jean Marchand and Gérard Pelletier were not simply “infiltrated” into Canada’s federal government, they were ushered in through the “Open Gates of Troy,” as well known documentary researcher and film maker G. Edward Griffin has called it, in his eye-opening two-part series, “The Subversion Factor” (on the Media tab).

Pearson moreover, while prime minister, stacked his famous Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism with still more elements of the left, including Soviet agent Jean-Louis Gagnon, a protégé of both future Trilateralist Mitchel Sharp and pilgrim of Moscow, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the latter who led a Communist delegation at Moscow in April of 1952, organized and all expenses paid by the Canadian Communist Party.

Which begs the question, what were the Reds really up to on that Royal Commission? (In fact, I have a very good inkling, and I will deal with it in another post.)

READ my exclusive English translation of a segment from the Nemnis’ 2011 biography of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, which I have entitled “Trudeau, Communism, and the Privy Council Office of Canada (circa 1950)
 

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1 Trudeau, Fils du Québec, père du Canada, Tome 2: La formation d’un homme d’Etat: 1944-1965  [Translation: Trudeau, Son of Quebec, Father of Canada, Volume 2: The Training of a Statesman: 1944-1965]. ISBN 978-2-7619-3192-2.
 
2 Goldwater Sees Elitist Sentiments Threatening Liberties, 1979
 
3 After the I.P.R. folded in America and moved to British Columbia, no more seems to have been heard about the need to investigate it. Therefore, a potential channel for Kremlin control over part or all of Canada has been left operating for over sixty years to the present. A question comes to mind. Could the unmolested presence of the I.P.R. in British Columbia have anything to do with the fact that in 1980, the United Nations apparently expected not only Quebec to “secede” by referendum, but also British Columbia? Both Quebec and B.C. were singled out for special notice a few months before the 1980 Quebec “secession” vote. At paragraph 159 of a document labeled CCPR A/35/40 (1980), the Committee of the “UN Human Rights Treaty System” of the United Nations, which deals with “secession,” declared in its “concluding observations” that:

Commenting on article 1 of the Covenant, some members noted that the right to self-determination was not expressly guaranteed in any of the Canadian provinces and that it was not even mentioned in the laws of British Columbia and Quebec.

“Self-determination” is a concept of international law expressed in the Charter of the United Nations and other international instruments, involving the right of “all peoples” to “secede” from a parent state under certain conditions. Moreover, “self-determination,” constitutionally, cannot be “mentioned” in any measure by any Province of Canada, because the power to “secede” is expressly denied by elimination of all risk of residual (national) sovereignty from the provincial sphere in 1867 using enumerated powers (powers confined to a list), thus prohibiting any provincial activity “in relation to” (legal phrase) “secession”.

Was the Communist U.N. expecting B.C. to “secede” in 1980, if Quebec registered a “Yes” and declared U.D.I.?

The Province of British Columbia has a “secession” movement called “B.C. Refed”. Moreover, in 2010, we learn that B.C. Premier, Gordon Campbell, attended the pro-Communist Bilderberg, which sources note is tightly entwined with the C.I.I.A. whose “evil granddaddy” is in fact the Kremlin-controlled I.P.R. which moved to British Columbia. Campbell’s conflict of interest commissioner, Paul Fraser, asserted that Campbell’s use of taxpayers’ moneys to attend the summer 2010 Bilderberg in Spain was not a conflict of interest, because he attended the secretive confab “as” the Premier. (“CBC News – British Columbia – Campbell’s Bilderberg trip no conflict: official,” according to CBC.ca online, Last Updated: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 12:24 PM PT.)

And in 2005, as we can see at page 11 of their English-language program, the “Prestige Sponsors” of the newly hatched North American Forum on Integration (NAFI), include the Province of British Columbia, the other “Prestige Sponsors” being federal government departments of Canada, the United States Embassy (of all things!), the unconstitutional “International Relations” Ministry of the Province of Quebec, the Bloc Québécois (federal counterpart of the veiled Communist Parti Québécois in Quebec), the Forum of Federations, and the IDRC-CDRI (See: Triumvirat — The first interparliamentary simulation of North America (May 23 to 27, 2005, Canadian Senate, Ottawa, Canada).
 
The NAFI is a criminally seditious movement to federalize North America, involving the destruction of all three Constitutions, to eliminate Canada, the USA and Mexico, extinguishing the true fundamental right to self-determination of every Province of Canada under its lawful Constitution of 1867.

Other sponsors include universities; “Privileged Sponsors” are listed specifically: GazMetro, North American Fund for Environmental Cooperation, Bureau du premier ministre du Québec (office of the Quebec premier), The Washington Center. So, Quebec and B.C. are specifically targeted by our embedded Reds.
 
Thus, at the 2005 launch of the model parliament for (a Leninist-style regional) North America, the two provincial governments sponsoring the model parliament for the new Red entity were those of Quebec and British Columbia.
 

 

Exclusive: the Complete Text & Scan of Pat Walsh’s “Inside the ‘Featherbed File’? Canada’s Watergate — The story of treason in Ottawa”

Notorious Soviet Mole Oscar Douglas Skelton Father of Canada's Civil Service

Notorious Soviet Mole Oscar Douglas Skelton Father of Canada’s Civil Service

NoSnowinMoscow.com has the only complete scan online of this RARE historical record of Communist treason from the top-down in Canada.

 

Patrick Walsh’s “Featherbed File” exposes high-level Soviet Comintern penetration and infiltration of Canada’s civil service and federal government that has never been investigated. The reason being that those who would normally conduct the investigation are themselves the Communist infiltrators.

A complete, cover-to-cover scan of the original document was obtained on 10 February 2015 from the Wisconsin Historical Society and placed online, as well as OCR’d using ABBYY Screenshot Reader. View the Library Record of “Featherbed File” from the Historical Society:

 
The scanned copy of Walsh’s “Featherbed File” will be filed into court as evidence in a law suit now in preparation: HABEAS CORPUS CANADA – The Official Legal Challenge to North American Union, which is a Communist regional union, the goal of decades of Soviet penetration of Canada and America.

READ the OCR, now online at No Snow’s Anti-Communist Archive in Historical Reprints: “Inside the ‘Featherbed FIle’? Canada’s Watergate — The story of treason in Ottawa

 

1972: Peter Worthington Accompanies Igor Gouzenko to British Intelligence

Foreword:

On the evening of September 5, 1945 Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk for the military attaché, Colonel Nikolai Zabotin of the Soviet embassy in Ottawa, left the embassy carrying a number of secret documents. Gouzenko tried to give the documents to the Ottawa Journal and to the Minister of Justice, Louis St. Laurent. Both turned him away.

On February 5, 1946, Prime Minister MacKenzie King informed his Cabinet about the Gouzenko case. Ten days later, after the first arrests were made, King informed Canadians of the creation of the Royal Commission to Investigate the Facts Relating to and the Circumstances Surrounding the Communication, by Public Officials and Other Persons in Positions of Trust of Secret and Confidential Information to Agents of a Foreign Power.

Gouzenko exposed Joseph Stalin’s efforts to steal nuclear secrets, and the technique of planting sleeper agents. The “Gouzenko Affair” is often credited as a triggering event of the Cold War.

The evidence provided by Gouzenko led to the arrest of 39 suspects; 18 of whom were eventually convicted of a variety of offences.

Among those convicted was Fred Rose (born Fred Rosenberg) (December 7, 1907 – March 16, 1983), the first, and the only known member of the Communist Party — at that time called the Labour-Progressive Party — to be elected to the House of Commons of Canada. Rose is also the only Member of the Canadian Parliament ever convicted of spying for a foreign country.

As a Member of Parliament, Rose proposed the first anti-hate legislation, (i.e., the criminalization of emotions through state-imposed mind control).

Also convicted in the wake of the Gouzenko disclosures were Sam Carr, the Communist Party’s national organizer; and scientist Raymond Boyer.

In the March 1963 edition of Cité Libre, a French-language, pro-Communist magazine run by Communists Gérard Pelletier and Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Boyer is listed not merely as a contributor, but as a “Collaborator”:

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Other participating Reds of Cité Libre include Stanley B. Ryerson, principal theoretician of the Communist Party and editor of Marxist Review; and Pierre Gélinas, Quebec director of AGIT-PROP (Agitation and Propaganda) for the Communist Party.

[At left below (not speaking metaphorically) Igor Gouzenko with and without the white hood he wore for anonymity]

 
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Former Director of MI5 Was a Soviet Spy

Source: Peter Worthington, “Former Director of MI5 Was a Soviet Spy“, August 5th, 2009 at 8:04 am”, Frum Forum; http://www.frumforum.com/former-director-of-mi5-was-a-soviet-sp/

Igor Gouzenko (1919-1982). Photograph by: Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Photo HandoutThis year, 26 years after his death in 1983, the embargoed manuscript memoir of Anthony Blunt is being reviewed more generously than the man deserves.

Blunt tells how and why he became a spy for the Soviet Union -– recruited at Cambridge by Guy Burgess who, he says, persuaded him not to join the Communist party but to spy for the NKVD, forerunner of the KGB.

Blunt says his hatred of fascism motivated him to spy for Stalin against his own country. He joined MI5, Britain’s security service, and betrayed it from within as a “talent scout” for the NKVD.

As Surveyor of the Queens’ Pictures, Blunt was knighted. When exposed as a spy and disgraced, his knighthood was rescinded, but he was never prosecuted.

Margaret Thatcher, then Britain’s PM, reviled Blunt but exonerated another suspect Soviet mole — Sir Roger Hollis, Director of MI5 from 1956-65. Hollis died under a cloud of suspicion. Former MI5 agent, Peter Wright, wrote a book, Spycatcher, which claimed Hollis was a Soviet agent, and which Mrs. Thatcher tried but failed to prevent from being published.

For some, the jury remains out on Hollis — but not for me.

Igor Gouzenko, who escaped in 1945 from the Soviet embassy in Ottawa with documents that showed a massive Soviet spy ring, asked in 1972 if I’d accompany him to a meeting with British intelligence officers.

Gouzenko had been debriefed by the British in 1945, and was wary about meeting them in 1972. He feared they might try to assassinate him, and he wanted a friendly witness.

I told him I’d be as welcome as a polecat at a garden party. He said he had no intention of committing suicide, as Czechoslovakia’s Jan Masaryk supposedly did in 1948 when Soviet agents threw him out a window in Prague. If he were to die, Gouzenko wanted it seen as murder, not suicide.

After the meeting, we met again and Gouzenko was indignant. The Brits had shown him his original debriefing. “It was fabricated,” he said. “It was such nonsense that the person who interviewed me had to be a Soviet agent. The interview had me talking of British spies in the Kremlin. There were no British spies in the Kremlin.”

“Why didn’t you say something at the time, in 1945?” I asked.

“I wanted to check the transcript for corrections, but since I didn’t have security clearance, I wasn’t allowed to see what they had written.”

I chuckled -– typical, I thought, of bureaucracy.

“Who was the British agent who interviewed you?” I asked.

“I don’t know. They wouldn’t tell me. But he was a Soviet agent.”

As it turned out, it was Roger Hollis — apparently sent by Kim Philby (whom Blunt apparently later tipped off that he was about to be arrested).

Ever since, I’ve had no doubt that Hollis was a Soviet mole.

In the early 1990s I appeared on a British TV program, The Trial of Roger Hollis, to tell Gouzenko’s story, since he had died. Then, as before, TV prosecutors [producers?] weren’t interested in the possibility of Hollis’s guilt and ignored Gouzenko’s 1972 interview with British intelligence.

Part of the reason for covering up may be that by acknowledging Hollis’ guilt, many honorable careers in British intelligence would have been diminished into nothing.

If the KGB had a pipeline into MI5 and MI6, better to ignore treason and espionage, than to admit your loyalty and patriotism were betrayed.

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The Featherbed File: Trudeau Squelches Own RCMP File

INSIDE THE FEATHERBED FILE: Treason in the Civil Service
by RCMP Undercover Officer Patrick Walsh

BAMBOOZLED JOE CLARK

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

It was his home-town publication, The Gazette, which pinpointed how secret Orders-in-Council were used by Trudeau to ensure that the new Prime Minister Joe Clark would be bamboozled into an agreement whereby the hitherto unpublished portions of the Gouzenko report as well as the subsequent Featherbed File remained sealed for at least 20 years.

Following, are excerpts from a report published in the 1 October 1979 issue of The Montreal Gazette:

In a secret Order-in-Council issued in his last days as Prime Minister, PierreTrudeau ordered all the police intelligence files on him and his Cabinet colleagues be sealed for at least 20 years, The Gazette has learned.

The files were part of a top-secret investigation called ‘Operation Featherbed’ that was started by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the early 1960s.

Prime Minister Joe Clark agreed in a letter dated June 2 that Trudeau’s final Order-in-Council would be respected, an undertaking which has angered some Conservative MPs.

Repeated efforts by Trudeau and other senior Liberals to gain access to the Featherbed files were turned down by the RCMP security branch. But senior members of the security service have told the Gazette that the files include material on the private lives of influential Canadian figures, their past political affiliations, contacts with agents of foreign powers, private weaknesses or vices and even sexual practices. [Emphasis added]

Trudeau’s decision to issue an Order-in-Council sealing this Featherbed material just four days after the last federal election, but while he was still Prime Minister, also brought sharp rebukes from his former Cabinet colleagues.

There was such an uproar from backbenchers in the short-lived Clark government over this ‘Operation Cover-Up’ that pressure from the grassroots finally forced PM Joe Clark to make an amazing statement concerning the suppressed Featherbed File. The following excerpts are from a Toronto Star report, 1 December 1979:

The Prime Minister (Clark) said he has no intention of ever making the (Featherbed) file public. ‘Were we to publish that, we would be giving credence to gossip that affects people, some of whom are still in Ottawa, he told a news conference.

Clark’s blunt remarks conflict with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and back-bench MPs in his own party who maintain that the files show direct links between government officials and the Communist party.

Several MPs in the last month have demanded the government review the Taschereau Papers, secret records of a Royal Commission investigation of the 1946 Igor Gouzenko spy case, and check out reports that a ‘fifth man’ in the Anthony Blunt Soviet spy ring in Britain was Canadian.

Accusations also surfaced in Parliament this week that Jean-Louis Gagnon, a member of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, was connected with subversive groups…

The Sunday Star (Toronto), 7 June 1981, published a significant story by reporter John Picton. The first part of his report confirmed much of the Ottawa-based treason I have already mentioned, and then continued:

Lawrence also told the Sunday Star about the time he says he was asked not to check the Trudeau files.

He said he was approached ‘early on in the game’ (meaning Clark’s term of office) by a man who’d been appointed as custodian of Trudeau’s cabinet documents.

Under a so-called ‘convention,’ leaders of incoming governments traditionally have signed an agreement not to delve into cabinet papers of an outgoing administration.

Tory leader Joe Clark signed such an agreement – drawn tip by Trudeau’s office – the night before he was sworn in as prime minister.

Before signing, Clark wanted to consult Lawrence since he was appointing him solicitor-general, but couldn’t find him (‘I don’t know why he couldn’t find me’).

Some Tory MPs – Lawrence among them – think that was a mistake because the agreement, they allege, went much farther than any previous pact and effectively locked away many more papers than just cabinet documents.

(Tory MP Tom Cossitt describes the signing as ‘a grave error’).

‘He (the custodian) asked me specifically not to request documents relating to Trudeau’s personal life,’ Lawrence said. He said the RCMP had them, like past history associations.

‘They related to security questions about Trudeau himself in his younger days,’ when Trudeau was a world traveller.

The custodian – named by Lawrence but unavailable for comment -‘was obviously perturbed about he availability to me of these documents, and he indicated to me it would be a blow below the belt if I started looking at those.’

Lawrence wouldn’t say if he did look at them.

…. Cossitt (the Tory MP) also says that one of Trudeau’s last acts as prime minister in 1979, before handing over office to Clark, was to sign an order-in-council preventing the McDonald commission into RCMP wrongdoing from seeing certain cabinet documents without his permission.

The agreement Clark signed ensured that the order would stand.

But, says Lawrence, that agreement covered far more than cabinet documents. As solicitor-general he’d tried to see documents relating to the 35-year-old Gouzenko spy case dealing with a Soviet espionage ring.

Civil servants wouldn’t show them to him because of a previous order from Trudeau’s office.

When Lawrence asked officials why certain ‘security breaches’ weren’t prosecuted, he was told that was the policy of the day. The reasons for that policy were locked away in cabinet papers.

‘I was given reports on what happened, but not on the reasons for the government decisions on why they didn’t prosecute. Canadian governments have hushed up all sorts of things.’

Lawrence added: ‘One of the weird aspects of this is that we can see more about our affairs in other countries than we can see in Canada.’

So much for the Star report which confirms three decades of warnings by Canadian Intelligence publications that treason has been riding high in Ottawa. It also confirms the fact that Joe Clark was so politically immature that Old Machiavelli, before handing over the keys to him for a brief interlude in 1979, tricked young Joe into actually covering up the Featherbed File scandal and thus unwittingly becoming himself a party to treason.

It was, as Mr. Lawrence implies, the civil servants, still under the former PM’s ‘orders,’who called the tune, not the ministers in the Clark Government!

TRUTH IS FINALLY EMERGING

The Edmonton Journal (30 March 1981) concluded an article on Lester Pearson’s cover-up for Soviet spy John Watkins:

A remaining question is why Pearson and the Liberal hierarchy decided to cover up for Watkins.

Was it simply because Pearson and Watkins were huge personal friends?’

If so, this meant that Pearson’s own priorities came ahead of those of Canadians in general would lead to many more exposures and create shattering embarrassment for the Liberal bureaucracy?’

E. D. Ward-Harris, Editor of the Victoria Times-Colonist, reviewing Chapman Pincher’s remarkable book, Their Trade is Treachery, in the 30 May 1981 issue, says that the mind ‘boggles’ at the extent of Soviet penetration in high government circles, and adds: ‘Why, after reading this book it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that some Western president or prime minister had been recruited by the KGB in his youth and was taking his orders from Moscow Centre through a handy controller. It wouldn’t surprise me at all.’

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