How The Communists Took Control
by Alan Stang
MANY Canadians know a lot about America.
They watch American television. They read
American magazines. But until a few years ago most Americans didn't know
much about Canada. There was the colorful Calgary Stampede, of course.
There were the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. There was Sergeant Preston
- and his loyal dog, King. But that, as far as most knew, was it.
The situation has now been simplified. There is only one thing anyone
has time to know: The events of last year prove that if enough
Canadians, with the help of enough Americans, don't act soon enough to
prevent it, Canada in a very short time will be a totalitarian
dictatorship of the kind in Cuba.
The story starts with Prime Minister Pierre-Elliott Trudeau who,
as your newspaper has told you, is irresistibly charmant. By now you
know that those admitted to his presence leave forever enchanté. His wit
is like champagne, his learning immense. He adores pretty girls. They
adore him. His overpowering masculinity may well destroy the Women's
Trudeau had an unhappy childhood, as a man of the people should. True,
he did like being driven to school in a Rolls Royce. He was glad his
father was a millionaire. Money came in so handy. But he became unhappy
because so many other fathers were not millionaires. He decided to
become "socially conscious."
Pierre Trudeau is now about fifty-one years old. As with so much else
about him, his exact age is a mystery. In 1939, Hitler and his ally
Stalin signed their Non-Aggression Pact, started World War II and
divided Poland between them. And Lucky Pierre apparently became two
years younger - less vulnerable to the Canadian draft.
He opposed the war, he explained, because,
"Like most Quebecers, I was taught to
keep away from imperialistic wars."
Stalin also called it an "imperialistic
war," and sabotaged our side - until Hitler attacked him, which made the
war "patriotic" - but this doesn't prove anything. After all, Joe may
have gotten the term from Pierre.
During the "imperialistic war," Pierre spent some time in the Canadian
Officers Training Corps, but was kicked out for what he says was "lack
of discipline" - which was a shame. His overwhelming masculinity would
have terrified the Nazis. He also spent some time in the
Communist-backed Bloc Populaire, helping to undermine the war effort.
Like the Communists at the time, he
apparently believed Hitler wasn't that bad.
In 1947, Trudeau was a student at the London School of Economics,
founded by the Fabian Socialists to train Marxists and spread Marxism.
Professor Harold Laski, then head of the Fabian Society, was publicly
advocating violent revolution at the time.
Almost twenty years later, Trudeau, about to
become Prime Minister, reflected on his training and told reporter
Norman DePoe that Laski is,
"the most stimulating and powerful
influence he has encountered."
For instance, Trudeau was also a student in
Paris, where, apparently under the influence, he was arrested with other
demonstrators but escaped from the police. Then come a mystifying couple
of years, during which, we are told, Lucky Pierre was a vagabond. Money
comes in so handy.
Apparently, he visited Communist Yugoslavia.
He was in the Middle East during the first Arab-Israeli war. He was in
Shanghai when Mao Tse-tung took over. He had many dangerous adventures.
He fought bandits. He fought pirates - all of whom his overwhelming
masculinity helped him overwhelm.
Then the young millionaire came home, dressed like a hippie, sporting a
beard. In 1949, he got a job as an economic advisor to the Privy Council
in Ottawa. Igor Gouzenko, the Soviet Embassy official who exposed
Communist espionage activities in Canada after World War II, says
Trudeau got that job with the help of Robert Bryce, who was Clerk
of the Privy Council at the time.
Bryce had earlier served in Washington, says
Gouzenko, where he belonged to a Communist study group and was a close
friend of Soviet spy Alger Hiss.
While in Paris, Pierre had spent some time with Canadian Gérard
Pelletier, who was then with World University Service, he says,
"giving American money to countries that
were about to go Communist."
(Maclean's, February 24, 72.)
Now, in Montreal, in 1951, Trudeau and
Pelletier began to publish a magazine they called Cité Libre, in which
they carried the commentaries of various distinguished intellectuals.
There was Professor Raymond Boyer, for
instance, who earlier had been exposed by Gouzenko and convicted of
Soviet espionage. There was frequent contributor Pierre Gélinas, Quebec
Director of Agitation and Propaganda for the Communist Party. There was
Stanley B. Ryerson, leading theoretician of the Communist Party and
editor of Marxist Review.
Toronto Star editor Peter Newman, a Trudeaucrat, wrote in 1968 that Cité
Libre did not publish Ryerson. As you see on Page 15, the table of
contents says it did.
Also in 1951, the Communist World Peace Council, and the Communist World
Federation of Trade Unions, then run by V.V. Kuznetsov of Soviet
Intelligence, began planning an international economic conference to be
held the next year in Moscow.
Indeed, so obvious was the nature of the· forthcoming conference that in
December, 1951, then-Canadian Justice Minister Stuart Garson warned all
Cabinet Ministers that it was a Communist operation, and advised that
government employees should not attend.
The conference was held in April, 1952. Of the 471 delegates, 132 were
from officially Communist countries. Observers at the time estimated
that 300 of the remaining 339 were known or suspected Party members -
which left 39 or so for window dressing.
Marcus Leslie Hancock, one of the six delegates from Canada, says the
Canadian delegation was organized by the Canadian Communist Party, which
also paid the delegates' bills. Hancock, then a Communist, says that
everyone else he knew in the delegation was also a Party member.
The report of that conference, printed in Moscow, is now very hard to
get. All copies in Canadian libraries have disappeared. You see a part
of that report reproduced on Page 3. As you see, one of the delegates
was Pierre-Elliott Trudeau. Indeed, the fact that Trudeau's name appears
first means he headed the Communist delegation.
Hancock says he didn't know Trudeau, who stayed at a different hotel.
Millionaires, after all, don't mix with peasants. It's outré.
Trudeau apparently was inspired in Moscow. He couldn't wait to get home,
where he began writing pro-Soviet articles. He couldn't understand why
Le Droit (Ottawa) and L'Action Catholique (Quebec City) began calling
him a Communist.
All he had done was attend a Communist
meeting in Moscow as a guest of the Communist Party at the head of a
Communist delegation. All he was doing now was publishing his thanks.
To the left of Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau is
the report of the
Reds' International Economic
Conference held in Moscow in 1952.
To the right is
the part of that report listing Canadian delegates.
Former Communist Marcus Hancock has testified that
the Canadian delegation, headed by Trudeau, was
organized by Canada's Communist Party, which paid
the delegates' bills. Hancock, himself a delegate,
says everyone he knew in the delegation was a Party
He couldn't understand why in 1953 he was
barred from entry into the United States.
The Eisenhower Administration was then
getting ready to admit some Soviet secret policemen to attend a meeting
of the World Council of Churches - but poor Pierre they kept out. Why?
Pierre later explained that while in Moscow for the conference he
actually threw snowballs at Stalin's statue - and remember that Stalin
was still alive.
Isn't the man's overwhelming masculinity overwhelming?
But Toronto Telegram correspondent Peter Worthington checked the
meteorological records and found that there was no snow in Moscow during
that conference in April, 1952. Worthington published that fact, and for
some reason Pierre has since been angry at him.
During the next few years, Trudeau clashed frequently with the Quebec
Provincial Police, published various Communist articles and organized Le
Rassemblement, a political front so communistic even the Co-operative
Commonwealth Federation - now the Socialist New Democratic Party -
refused to join. He applied several times for a teaching job at the
University of Montreal, but his Communist activities led Paul-Emile
Cardinal Léger to reject him.
Pierre apparently had developed a taste for leading delegations to
Communist countries. In 1960 he led another - to Communist China. He
participated in a Communist "victory celebration."
He met his idol, Mao Tse-tung. He
collaborated on a book called Two Innocents In Red China. (Toronto,
Oxford University Press, 1968.)
Trudeau describes his meeting with the Communist leaders like this:
"...It is a stirring moment: these
greybeards, in their ripe old age, embody today the triumph of an
idea, an idea that has turned the whole world upside down and
profoundly changed the course of human history."
Of the greybeard who has murdered more than
30 million Chinese, Trudeau says:
"...Mao Tse-tung, one of the great men
of the century, has a powerful head, an unlined face, and a look of
wisdom tinged with melancholy. The eyes in that tranquil face are
heavy with having seen too much of the misery of men."
You don't believe he said it. I know.
Neither did I. Get the book. Notice that the typical Trudeau sarcasm and
condescension are gone. Now the Lord Protector of the Realm fawns and
Indeed, says Trudeau:
"Everyone knows that the Communists
summarily rushed to the gallows or to jail many of the great landed
proprietors. It was the genius of Mao Tse-tung to realize the extent
to which his revolution must depend on the peasants, and he
mercilessly suppressed the class that inspired in these peasants
awe, respect, and submissiveness towards outworn traditions."
This you still may not believe, even if you
read the book yourself. Here, Trudeau not only justifies Mao Tse-tung's
mass murders - he applauds them. They are good, he says. They are
necessary. They prove Mao's genius.
Lucky Pierre loves to travel. He was in Ghana when Communist Kwame
Nkrumah took control. We don't know why. Pierre won't say. He was in
Algeria when Communist Ahmed Ben Bella took over. We don't know why.
Pierre won't say. Early in 1961, at about the time of the Bay of Pigs,
the U.S. Coast Guard picked him up.
Pierre was paddling a canoe to Cuba from Key West. We don't know why.
Pierre won't say. The Coast Guard deported Pierre to Canada, but he did
get to Cuba in 1964, after all. He doesn't say what happened there.
Neither does Fidel.
"When a question is tough or Mr. Trudeau
wishes to avoid it, he goes into an elaborate performance," writes
"His hands start gesturing, the
shoulders wriggle, the eyebrows squirm, the mouth puckers and after
some groping for appropriate words Mr. Trudeau invariably says
something that is often irrelevant, usually amusing and always
evasive. His listeners laugh or giggle as is their individual wont,
and the moment is past. Next question."
By 1962, traditionalist Quebec Premier
Maurice Duplessis was dead, and Trudeau finally became a professor
at the University of Montreal, overcoming the usual protests. He went
right to work turning out Fidelistas. Indeed, the school is now teeming
with them. Apparently he admires Castro as much as Mao.
And in 1963, he campaigned vigorously with the Marxist New Democratic
Party against the Liberals, who roughly correspond to the Democrats in
the States. Trudeau called the Liberals "idiots" because they had
decided to use nuclear weapons for defense. The Liberals, he said, were
"a spineless herd."
So much for Trudeau's biography. What about his ideas? What's behind his
Thoughts of Chairman Trudeau
"...The drive towards power must begin
with the establishment of bridgeheads," says Trudeau (Federalism And
The French Canadians, New York, St. Martin's Press, 1968)," since at
the outset it is obviously easier to convert specific groups or
localities than to win over an absolute majority of the whole
So Trudeau isn't simply trying to govern
Canada. He isn't just trying to protect the realm, as he should. What he
is really doing is using his powerful position as a weapon.
What he really wants, like his idol, Mao Tse-tung, is power.
Indeed, says Trudeau,
"the experience of that superb
strategist Mao Tse-tung might lead us to conclude that in a vast and
heterogeneous country, the possibility of establishing socialist
strongholds in certain regions is the very best thing..."
It's unnecessary and infeasible to establish
Socialism all at once, he says.
In a big country like China, or like Canada,
the best way to impose Socialism is to manipulate group after group and
seize region after region. He says,
"Federalism must be welcomed as a
valuable tool which permits dynamic parties to plant socialist
governments in certain provinces, from which the seed of radicalism
can slowly spread."
Notice the crucially important fact that
Trudeau's famous opposition to separatism isn't based, like Lincoln's,
on a desire to keep his country together. Federalism for Trudeau is like
everything else a tool - with which to impose Communism on Canada.
Socialism in one province will seep into another, he says. But if the
separatists are successful - if a Socialist province becomes a foreign
country - then that seepage is made more difficult.
On the other hand, without the degree of
provincial autonomy federalism allows, Trudeau says, he would be faced
with the difficult task of imposing Socialism at once. Federalism allows
it to be done province by province. That is why he wants just enough
autonomy - but not too much. What about specific tactics?
Trudeau explains that,
"in terms of political tactics, the only
real question democratic socialists must answer is, 'Just how much
reform can the majority of the people be brought to desire at the
present time?' "
People are "brought" to desire what Pierre
wants. They are manipulated.
The Socialism is slyly slipped over on them.
Canadians pace outside the Parliament buildings in
Ottawa on October 16, 1970, awaiting word of what
Premier Trudeau will do after declaration of the War
Measures Act has made him a virtual dictator. Using
as h is excuse the kidnapping of two officials by
the Communist F.L.Q., Trudeau set a precedent for
Police State methods which can only strengthen his
hand when he considers the time right for a more
permanent Communist takeover from the top.
Socialists must know how far to go at any
time. As Pierre puts it:
"I should like to see socialists feeling
free to espouse whatever political trends or to use whatever
constitutional tools happen to fit each particular problem at each
Use the law, the government, and the
political Parties to advance Socialism, says Pierre.
If something is useable for the purpose, use
"The Government is not in Quebec, not in
Ottawa, but out in the street," Trudeau has said. "We, too, must
take to the streets," he explained in Montreal in 1969, because "the
orientation to be given our society is going to be decided in the
What should we conclude about Pierre-Elliott
Observe that it was obvious his idol Mao was
a Communist long before the New York Times finally agreed. It was
obvious that Castro was a Communist long before he announced it. It was
obvious, long before he took over, that Ben Bella was a Communist. But
the incredible fact is that in Trudeau's case the same thing is more
obvious than in all the others put together.
Indeed, remember that we are talking here, of course, only about the
known facts. In Montreal, a former Police Intelligence official told me
that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (R.C.M.P.) over the years had
collected a big file on Trudeau, but that Pierre destroyed it as soon as
So there really is only one conclusion to be drawn. As you know, I
usually draw it only after discovering the serial numbers of someone's
Party card tattooed on his forehead. But in this case, as we have seen,
there is nothing else to say - and Pierre, after all, isn't trying very
hard to hide it. I wish there were some other conclusion, but there
isn't. Pierre-Elliott Trudeau is a Communist. He has always been a
He is now conspiring to impose Communist dictatorship on the people of
But a perennial question arises, so let's deal with it at once:
Why would a millionaire like Pierre
work all his life for Communism?
Isn't he working against himself?
If the people rise up - "from the
bottom, mad with hunger and disease" - and if the Revolution
succeeds, won't Pierre be overthrown?
And the answer, of course, as we have seen,
is: "No" - because Trudeau is the Revolution. People don't rise up from
the bottom for Communism mad with hunger and disease.
The Communists say they do, but they don't.
They're too hungry and too sick. Communism is dictatorship - of the
"proletariat" - and like every variety of dictatorship is always pressed
down on people by dictators at the top - by well-fed dictators like
Pierre Trudeau. What Trudeau wants - he says so himself - is power.
That's what every Communist wants. In a
cafeteria on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, a Member of Parliament, and of
the loyal opposition, leans across the table and tells me:
"Trudeau would starve you, your family,
and everyone west of Winnipeg to death, if he thought it meant one
more ounce of political power."
Three years ago, on television, Trudeau was
asked which politician in history he most admired. "Machiavelli,"
How does a Communist like this get to be Prime Minister of Canada?
The Big Switch
In 1963, as you will remember,
Trudeau had campaigned for the Marxist New Democrats, and had called the
Liberals "idiots" and "a spineless herd."
Two years later, in 1965, Trudeau, Gérard
Pelletier and Jean Marchand, of Cité Libre, decided to run for
Parliament themselves - as Liberals.
In an article in Le Devoir, Trudeau and Pelletier explained to the
dumbfounded N.D.P. that,
"we are pursuing the same objectives and
adhering to the same political ideas we have been espousing for so
long in Cité Libre..."
Among these ideas was "a politics open to
It should be understood, they explained,
that "a political party is not an end, but a means."
Trudeau, in other words, was still working for Communism. He had become
a Liberal simply because the Liberals could win and the N.D.P. couldn't.
He was frankly using the Liberal Party, in accordance with the Maoist
tactics he so admires.
The three revolutionaries were elected, shortly after which Prime
Minister Lester Pearson appointed Trudeau his Parliamentary Secretary.
Politicians and reporters stared at each other. Who is Trudeau? In 1967,
Pearson appointed him Minister of Justice. Politicians and reporters
stared at each other. Who is Trudeau? And in 1968 Pearson conveniently
retired, opening the way for Lucky Pierre.
I realize that what you have already read presses painfully on your
limits of belief but the fact is that Pearson is also a Communist.
Elizabeth Bentley, the late, former Soviet spy, testified in Executive
Session before a Congressional Subcommittee in Washington that "Mike"
Pearson had been one of those who passed information to the spy ring.*
The following is a true copy of part of the F.B.I. file documenting
Pearson's Soviet espionage activities with Bentley:
Lester B. Pearson, Soviet Espionage
(File Description: HQ, Pearson L.; Subject: Silvermaster; File No.
65-56402; Vol. No. 151; Serials 3897-3945) Excerpt (1951)
That a Communist of the Pearson sort should
become Prime Minister of Canada is understandable.
Bland and smiling, he tricked the Canadian
people, as other Communist traitors have tricked people in country after
country. He concealed his real color by continually mouthing "peace."
But Trudeau, as we have seen, boldly tells us what he thinks. Could it
be that the Conspiracy decided the time had come to make Canada an
official Communist state? Could it be that Pierre and Mike had a cozy
Early in 1968, Pierre announced his availability. Mike dropped the word
that Pierre was his choice. And suddenly, with the precision of the New
York Philharmonic, the Canadian Press began to sell Pierre to the
His Communist record was simply ignored.
Attempts to discuss it were branded as "hate."
Canadian women read instead about his
intense masculinity. So blatant was the blackout of Pierre's Communist
background that the Calgary Herald refused an anti-Trudeau ad composed
of passages from his own writings. The Toronto Globe & Mail and the
Toronto Star also refused ads to detail his Communist background.
And so complete has been the blackout that
in January, 1971, former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, of the
Progressive Conservatives - who correspond roughly to our Republicans -
demanded an investigation of the government-owned C.B.C. network.
There are notable exceptions, of course, such as Peter Worthington and
Lubor Zink of the Toronto Telegram, but in his office in Ottawa another
Member of Parliament told us that the mass media in Canada are even
worse than in the United States - an assertion an American finds hard to
In April, 1968, Trudeau was elected Party leader at the Liberal
Convention. The Liberals controlled Commons, which meant, in the
parliamentary system, that he had now become Prime Minister. He
dissolved Parliament immediately and called an election.
During the campaign no issues were
No program was presented. No questions were
resolved. Marxist T.C. Douglas, leader of the New Democrats, and Robert
Stanfield, leader of the Progressive Conservatives, indignantly defended
Lucky Pierre from "hate."
Canadians were told that Pierre should be Prime Minister because he is
sexier and cha-chas better than anyone else. And in June, 1968, Trudeau
Our great neighbor now had a Prime Minister
with a Communist record more blatant than Castro's.
*See "Trudeau - A Potential
October 12, 1968, Page E8989.
The Rest Of The Ring
If you are imposing a
totalitarian dictatorship, one of the imperative things you need is
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 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. Before World War
II, Jean-Louis was Secretary-Treasurer of L'Union Nationale Ouvrière, a
labor organization. The U.N.O. kicked him out for Communist activities.
He was also was a writer for La Nation. But La Nation kicked him out for
running a Communist cell. During the war, he worked for the British
Foreign Office, recommended for the job by Soviet spy Donald Maclean.
The British kicked him out for Communist activities. The French kicked
him out of North Africa after the Allied landings.
He has now finally found refuge as a Deputy Cabinet Minister.
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
You also see on Page 14 the telegram Gagnon sent from Washington to
Montreal, May 1, 1946, expressing his adoration of "the great Soviet
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 is therefore also fully qualified to be Canada's Prime Minister.
Indeed, in his office in Trudeaugrad, another opposition Member of
Parliament told us that 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.
Maybe she was simply bored as a housewife.
She has also been involved, he said, with the operation of Camp Beaver
in the Laurentians, the Communist Party training camp opened in 1967.
The head of Information Canada has a very pungent style. In a personal
letter, Gagnon once wrote:
"Nationalism leads to useless wars;
class struggle leads to 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 I 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..."
Another thing you need if you are imposing a
dictatorship is control of the police.
In Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
are controlled by the Solicitor-General. So Trudeau made Jean-Pierre
Goyer the Solicitor-General - when Parliament was not in session and
could not question him. Goyer, it goes without saying, was a regular
contributor to Cité Libre. Isn't everybody?
He was once arrested for staging a sit-in
outside the office of the Premier of Quebec. He has been involved in
several pro-Communist fronts. And he has attended Communist meetings
behind the Iron Curtain. Like his friend Trudeau, he is a revolutionary.
This is the man now running the national police of Canada.
Then there is Jean Marchand, of Cité Libre, now a member of Trudeau's
Cabinet. There is Gérard Pelletier, of Cité Libre, who, like Jean-Louis
Gagnon, has also been an editor at La Presse. Pelletier is now Trudeau's
Secretary of State.
One of the Members of Parliament quoted
earlier also told us that in his opinion Pelletier is,
"the most dangerous man of all - very
clever, very deceitful, very doctrinaire."
It was unnecessary to ask which doctrine he
had in mind.
And there is Paul Martin, Lester Pearson's Minister of External
Affairs, now the Liberal leader of the Senate (which corresponds to the
British House of Lords) - to which Trudeau appointed him.
Martin for some incredible reason has not
been a contributor to Cité Libre, as far as I know, but he is an
advocate of what we call "socialized medicine," is generally
anti-American, is a champion of the United Nations, strongly opposed to
our bombing of the Communists in North Vietnam, and has done what he
could to bring down anti-Communist Rhodesia.
Martin has also been a prominent, charter member of the Canadian branch
of the Communist Institute of Pacific Relations exposed by a
Subcommittee of Congress. One of his old friends is identified Soviet
spy Mark Gayn, of the Toronto Star, who left the United States after
exposure of his role in the Amerasia spy case.
The photograph including Paul Martin which you see on Page 15 appeared
in the April, 1938, issue of New Advance, official organ of the Young
Communist League. The First World Youth Congress to which the caption
refers was of course Communist-controlled.
As you see, the delegation included Roy
Davis, later of the C.B.C., convicted of Soviet espionage when Gouzenko
blew the whistle; William Kashtan, now head of the Canadian Communist
Party; T.C. Douglas, now head of the Marxist New Democratic Party - and
Paul Martin, M.P., the delegation's chairman.
Perhaps Martin felt that contributing to Cité Libre would be redundant.
It is interesting to note that in a 1962 article, Maclean's reported
that Roger Rolland, of Cité Libre, was already regional program director
of French networks for the C.B.C., that Charles Lussier, of Cité Libre,
was in charge of Quebec House, a provincial quasi-consulate in Paris,
and that Pierre Juneau, of Cité Libre, was executive director of the
National Film Board, a federal government agency.
Juneau is now chairman of the Canadian
Radio-Television Commission. Rolland is a Special Assistant in the Prime
Jean-Pierre Goyer was a contributor to the
pro-Communist Cité Libre, was neck-deep in Red
fronts, and attended Communist meetings behind the
Iron Curtain. Trudeau named him Solicitor-General
and head of the national police.
"Trudeau has homosexuals everywhere,"
says the Conservative M.P. in the cafeteria on the Hill. "They're
The Fabian affinity for homosexuality is of
course well known. John Maynard Keynes, for instance.
"Canada is completely in the hands of
the Fabians," says the M.P. "Stanfield, who is supposed to be a
Conservative, is also a Fabian."
"How possible is it that Canada will fall?" I asked. The Member
leaned toward me, his voice a combination of bitterness and
"She's already fallen," the Member said.
By Their Fruit
What have these various
revolutionaries been doing? Trudeau recently began muttering about the
Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
He says he wants to make it more
"efficient." Exactly what he means has not yet been made known, but
civil libertarians will no doubt shudder at the thought of "efficient"
police in the hands of a man who idolizes Mao Tse-tung.
The freedom-loving freedom lovers at the
Universities of Toronto and Montreal, ever alert to a whisper of "police
brutality," are no doubt now preparing demonstrations to protest. It is
interesting to note that Pierre wants to close up the Security and
Intelligence Directorate of the R.C.M.P. - which for years has been
doing a genuinely efficient job of catching Communists - and replace it
with a civilian security agency.
Perhaps Pierre's real complaint is that the
RC.M.P. has been too efficient. It is unnecessary to wonder whom his
civilian intelligence agency would investigate instead.
Chairman Pierre is trying to arrange this without the traditional debate
before Parliament. Parliaments and Congresses are so inefficient, are
they not? Some unenlightened Members might ask embarrassing questions.
Indeed, Chairman Pierre is responsible for Bill 75-C, which allows the
government arbitrarily to limit debate on Bills before Parliament.
The same thing is happening here, of course,
in the attempt to destroy the filibuster in the U.S. Senate. The
inspiration apparently is Chairman Mao's Council of Peoples' Commissars,
where such problems do not exist.
Then there is Chairman Pierre's Bill C-3, his attempt to liquidate
"hate" and "contempt." Under C-3, anyone caught being contemptuous and
hateful in print toward minorities apparently can be prosecuted and
Exactly what "hate literature" is, C-3 does
not make clear, but during the 1968 campaign Chairman Pierre gave us a
hint, when he used that phrase to describe opposition material on which
was reprinted excerpts from his own books. "Hate literature," under C-3,
apparently will be anything critical of Chairman Pierre - a handy
coincidence if you are imposing a dictatorship.
Trudeau has also drastically reduced Canada's N.A.T.O. commitment.
"He is weaning Canada away from being
any help to the United States," says the Conservative M.P. in the
cafeteria, "and Stanfield is helping him."
Trudeau also opposes our Anti-Ballistic
Indeed, says the M.P., Canada's own defense
today is nil. Pierre has reduced her forces from 92,000 men under arms
to 82,000, is destroying their professionalism and denying them needed
The defense of Canada's Pacific coast - all
one thousand miles of it - now consists, says the M.P., of [[[ GLITCH -
THERE ARE A FEW WORDS MISSING, SORRY ]]]...two (repeat, two) night
fighters. And recently there has been talk that gun control laws may be
needed, as in Nazi Germany. Imposing a totalitarian dictatorship on an
armed population can be dangerous.
And there is Trudeau's White Paper on Taxation - the "solution" to what
Finance Minister Edgar Benson calls "social injustice" - which would
impose ruinous taxation on small business trying to compete.
There would be a "Valuation Day," on which
the personal possessions of Canadians would be itemized and taxed.
The Poor War Revolution
In January, 1971, hundreds of
"poor people" from throughout Canada descended on Toronto's comfortable
Lord Simcoe hotel, to participate in a "Poor People's Conference."
The Conference was run by the Praxis
Corporation, which calls itself a "research institute for social
change." Praxis was established by some professors in 1968.
In a Praxis brochure we read as follows:
"Praxis Corporation is a non-profit
research institute established to generate the creative 'social
invention' that is needed for social change...The overall aim of
Praxis is to promote ways of organizing more democratic control by
communities and individuals of their social environment and a higher
level of participation by citizens in the decisions which affect
In other words, Praxis is what the
Communists call an "agit-prop" outfit (agitation and propaganda), egging
people on to Marxist revolution.
For instance, in March, 1970, Praxis had run another conference, on
"industrial democracy," at which Gerry Hunnius, who runs Praxis, said
workers should "control the means and processes of production."
What that means, said Gerry Hunnius,
"It should be obvious that a fully
operational system of workers' self-management cannot operate within
a Capitalist system..."
In October, 1970, Praxis had run still
another Conference - this one on "Workers' Control and Community
Control" - at which a demand was made to destroy Capitalism by
revolution. Capitalism would be replaced by "radical Socialism."
Confrontation is obsolete, the conferees
were told. What they should do now is "infiltrate," and, like
"microbes," destroy Canada from within. The guest speaker, Andre Gorz,
was one of the organizers of the Paris riots a few years ago. He
advocated revolution in Canada.
Praxis honcho Hunnius has an interesting background.
In 1956, at Sir George Williams College in
Montreal, he was program director of the Asian Studies Group, linked to
the Communist Institute of Pacific Relations. He was a founding official
of the London-based International Confederation of Disarmament and
Peace, an umbrella for such revolutionary outfits as the Fellowship of
Reconciliation, the War Resisters International, and the Student Union
for Peace Action.
At the time, he explained:
"There must be an examination...of our
tactics. We must develop a new loyalty, a world loyalty which must
be placed above loyalty to the nation state."
In 1968, he was in Communist Yugoslavia,
running a "peace" conference.
The next year, in Toronto, he was involved
with the Rochdale Play School, the educational policy of which is this:
"Giving children complete freedom,
within restrictions of the group, to do whatever they wish. No
taboos...we are determined that our Socialist, humanist values be
passed on to our children."
Hunnius has naturally been a consultant for
U.N.E.S.C.O., an agency of the United Nations. He has worked with the
Canadian Pugwash crowd, bossed by Soviet apologist Cyrus Eaton.
He has spent some time in Washington with
the Institute for Policy Studies, a radical outfit working for America's
defeat. In an article published by War Resisters International, Hunnius
"Marxism, for us, is a method of
analysis of the realities of our society, as well as being an
uncompromising call to fight."
Recently, Mr. Hunnius tried to arrange
another conference, for which one of the speakers he suggested was
Michel Chartrand, the labor leader and F.L.Q. supporter charged with
seditious conspiracy under the War Measures Act.
The Poor People's Conference run by Hunnius by way of Praxis began with
a speech by Alex Bandy, of the Unemployed Citizens' Welfare Improvement
Council of Vancouver.
"If there is anyone who came here for
good times, forget it," Alex says.
His lips quiver. He has been so abused.
"...As poor, oppressed people in Canada
we see our plight as inseparably bound up with the people of Asia,
Africa and Latin America and the poor in the U.S.," Alex explains.
"...We have more in common with a Vietnamese peasant than with the
Alex really has a thing about Trudeau.
Pierre is keeping the people down.
Alex, like Eldridge Cleaver, wants All Power
to the People.
"...Capitalism means concentration of
wealth and power," he says.
"To hell with everyone else. What we
desperately need is a distribution of the wealth...At this
conference we must come to grips with the fact that a thoroughgoing
war on poverty means nothing less than war on the rich. Nothing
"Whatever it takes," he says, "only when
we're willing to sacrifice do we stand a chance to win. No slave
should die a natural death."
During the Conference, a woman, puzzled by
the constant repetition of the word "fight," stands up and inquires what
the word means. She is expertly expelled by members of the revolutionary
Just Society. And the Press is denied admission to various secret
Now, who paid for this Communist Conference? Where did the necessary
thousands come from to fly people from all over the country back and
forth to Toronto, put them up at the Lord Simcoe and pay Praxis to
As with similar affairs in the States, the
money came from the federal government - from the same Trudeau whom
Bandy condemns - paid by Minister of Health and Welfare John Munro,
through such federal agencies as the National Council of Welfare.
Why? For the same reason it happens in the States. Incredibly, Alex
Bandy explained it at the Conference:
"...The way Munro tells it, the
government is really, secretly, on our side. It's everybody else who
is against us and that's why the government can't help us. So, the
master plan is to give us money to organize and demonstrate and win
popular support, then the government will move..."
Perhaps some of the delegates at the
Conference were suspecting that is true. Perhaps Bandy was just trying
to persuade them it isn't.
Communist Pierre Trudeau is using what Czech
Communist theoretician Jan Kozak called "pressure from above" and
"pressure from below." As in Czecho-Slovakia - and as in the United
States - the Communists high in the government are financing a phony
demand at the bottom, to provide an excuse for their takeover from the
Alex calls his boss a tyrant to keep the taxpayer well conned.
It is interesting to note that in 1962, Gerry Hunnius, who runs Praxis,
which ran the Conference Pierre paid for, was in Moscow at the World
Congress for General Disarmament and Peace, sponsored by the Communist
World Peace Council - which had sponsored Trudeau's trip to Moscow ten
An "American" draft dodger sits in the office of the
Toronto Anti-Draft Programme, financed in part by
America's National Council of Churches. It was
launched by William Spira, who has been connected
with the radical Communist National Guardian and
Canadians for the National Liberation Front
(Vietcong). When he is not promoting desertion from
America's Armed Forces, Spira runs a Communist
bookstore. The total of draft dodgers and deserters
lured to Canada by propaganda totals nearly 60,000.
In 1963, Hunnius went to work as European
representative of the Canadian Peace Research Institute, which the
Canada Council supports with public funds - and two directors of which,
at one time, were Trudeau and Pelletier. Another director, named in
1962, was Communist Jean-Louis Gagnon.
It pays to have important friends.
And Hunnius has been a consultant - at $1,000 per month - for the
Company of Young Canadians, which apparently is the Canadian version of
V.I.S.T.A., and which was established and federally financed by former
Premier Lester Pearson. Dozens of other C.Y.C. revolutionaries have been
caught using taxpayers' money to finance revolution, and in January,
1971, Diefenbaker demanded that the C.Y.C. be investigated too.
Trudeau has also told Munro to finance the Black Power forces in Nova
Scotia, despite the opposition of real Negro leaders who live there,
including Arnold Johnson, Halifax County Councillor, and Ross Kinney,
Moderator of the African United Baptist Association of Nova Scotia, the
largest black outfit in the province.
And the federal government awarded a large
contract it was forced to withdraw, for the purchase of dairy products
for the Armed Forces, to the People's Cooperative, a Winnipeg outfit
which has been described as a subsidiary of the Communist Party.
Trudeau is also using Crown Corporations, controlled not by Parliament
but by him, to communize the economy under the guise of private
What he is organizing, an M.P. tells us, is best called "the new
The Cannon Fodder
Of particular interest to
Americans are the thousands of American draft dodgers and deserters in
Premier "Red Mike" Pearson had already
opened the door to deserters, and in May, 1969, Trudeau opened it all
the way. Deserters from the American military, like draft dodgers, who
ask to become "landed" immigrants, are now processed by Canadian
Immigration without regard for their military status.
Five years later, they can become Canadian
citizens. It is impossible to know exactly how many are there, because
many don't try to get "landed," but the combined total of both types is
apparently between 50,000 and 60,000, most of whom are in Toronto.
Most of them used to be draft dodgers, better educated and more
ideological; but now, with the loosening of the draft, the majority are
--- Gagnon is Premier Trudeau's Deputy Cabinet Minister in
charge of the vast
--- Communications Canada. Gagnon, below left, is a member of
--- is a telegram he sent to a Communist May Day rally,
declaring "On this
--- --- --- May Day we can ---- ---- the victory of the working
--- --- to all trade union leaders STOP Let us go forward to
--- --- Soviet Union STOP ---- ---- ---- tomorrow ---- ---- ---
--- --- of speeches to the Communist --- by Gagnon and convicted
--- --- Mr. Gagnon's wife is now in the employ of Communist
-- Trudeau selected Paul Martin as Liberal Party boss of Senate.
-- e from April 1938 New Advance, an official Communist pub-
-- ng Martin led delegation of Comrades to the Communist First
-- Council. Davis was convicted of Soviet espionage; Kashtan is
-- da's Communist Party; T.C. Douglas runs Marxist N.D.P.
The OTTAWA CONGRESS sent two official delegates and endorsed
the sending of thirty others to the First World Youth Congress
held in Geneva, Switzerland, at the end of August, 1936. The
photograph shows part of the delegation aboard the S.S. Aurania.
able chairman of the delegation was Paul Martin, M.P.
Left to right the photograph shows: (First row) Arthur Jackson,
Yorkminster Baptist Church, Toronto; Murdoch Keith, Toronto
Council; William Kashtan, Young Communist League; Clarence
McLean, London, Ontario, Roy Davis; William Smart, Canadian
Youth Movement; Howard Rapson, United Church Young Peoples'
Groups; Norman Levy, Chairman Canadian Youth Congress; Evelyn
Buckley, Y.W.C.A.; Leon Katz, Kingston Youth Council; Fred
Ottawa Boys' Clubs; Kenneth Woodsworth, Secretary Canadian Youth
Congress; T. C. Douglas, M.P.; Cooperative Commmonwealth Youth
Movement; Allan Logan, Hamilton Youth Council; Ralph Dent,
Victoria Y.M.C.A.; Howard Langille, Halifax Y.M.C.A.; Alden
United Farmers of Ontarrio Young People
Soldiers were in the streets with automatic
weapons, above, when Trudeau instituted his first
Emergency dictatorship. Trudeau's Cité Libre,
below, carries an article by Stanley B. Ryerson,
top theoretician of Canada's Communist Party.
[The French title of the article by Ryerson is La Pensée de Marx
Translation: Marxist Thought in Canada. KM.HCC]
Some are Communists, some opportunists, some
ordinary cowards. Most of them work at very badly paid jobs, a few at
very good ones.
A few steal. A few scrounge. A few get
welfare. Half the welfare bill in Toronto is paid by the federal
government, thirty percent by the Province of Ontario and the rest by
the Metropolitan area.
And local Welfare Commissioner John
Anderson says he is not even allowed to ask whether an applicant is
"Almost nobody is sent back," he says,
"even if he's mildly criminal. Immigration is very lax."
Preeminent among those who agitated for
Canada's new federal policy toward deserters is William Spira, a former
American who apparently left at the height of the "McCarthy Era."
Spira launched the Toronto Anti-Draft
Program, formerly the federally-financed Student Union for Peace Action
already mentioned. He has also been connected with the radical Communist
National Guardian in the States, and with Canadians for the National
Liberation Front (Vietcong). He was a sponsor of C.N.L.F.'s Canadian
Rights Defence Committee.
And he runs the Third World Information
Service, a Communist bookstore in suburban Thornhill, which the
Castroites decided to establish at the Tri-Continental Conference in
Havana in 1966. They mail their propaganda to Comrade Spira in Toronto,
who remails it to the United States.
The Toronto Anti-Draft Program (T.A.D.P.) he masterminds consists of
several rooms and offices, the walls of which are covered with Communist
propaganda. Various "counselors" are sitting around, along with the
clients they are helping to dodge the draft or desert. There is Lee, for
instance, who is twenty, and is sitting under a picture of terrorist
H. Rap Brown.
Lee has a brother who spent eight years in
our Marines, and who he says would "rather see me dead." From time to
time, Lee sees a Toronto street that reminds him of his American home
town, but he says the memory quickly fades and he is glad to be in
And there is Dick, who is twenty-four and comes from EI Paso, where his
father is a Presbyterian minister. Dick "had a hassle" with his parents
about his decision, but he made it and now is a T.A.D.P. counselor. His
salary is $50 a week.
The American people should be tried for war crimes, says Dick, who
apparently endorses the idea of collective guilt. He agrees such a trial
is impossible to arrange, but will settle for the trials of Presidents
Johnson and Nixon.
We are in Vietnam, he says, "to protect the oil."
White people have always been aggressors, he explains, but there is a
"social revolution" in the United States, because of which they are
beginning to realize it. Dick himself is white, but apparently believes
he's a "good" honky. He is grim, unsmiling, trying to make amends. He
loves humanity. He can't stand hate.
The Bill of Rights, he says, has always been
a sham. The Bill of Rights was meant to be a sham. Our War for
Independence was caused by economics.
The colonists wanted to make more money.
George Washington was "all lies."
Benjamin Franklin was "all lies."
Abraham Lincoln was "bull s**t."
The United States must make a 180 degree
turn, says Dick.
We should have a Socialist system in a
Communist type of world. And that means a psychological change is
needed. Capitalism, he says rightly, is "inner directed," in sociologist
David Reisman's phrase, personal, private, individual; while Socialism
is "other directed" - collectivized. Dick lives in a commune, in
Communism, he says. He uses "grass" (marijuana), but that's all.
On the wall above his head is some Vietcong propaganda, and I ask what
sort of Communism he wants. The Russian Constitution is much the same as
the U.S. Constitution, he says. Perhaps that's why he opposes the
Russian form of Communism. Mao, on the contrary, "has done a beautiful
job in China." And Dick "has heard" that Communism "is working in Cuba."
Has Dick actually read the U.S. Constitution and its Russian opposite?
Is he aware that the latter promises handouts, taken originally from the
people, but that ours, on the contrary, restricts the central government
- the "Establishment" Dick claims to oppose? I don't know.
It doesn't matter. He probably does know
that Mao has already murdered more than 30 million Chinese, but as Lenin
once put it, you can't make an omeletski without breaking eggs.
I ask Dick why the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has let radical
Communist Jerry Rubin use a tax-free foundation to avoid income tax.
Dick says Rubin is "using the system," and is a "media freak."
He says "Movement" people are wary of its
leaders. Could it be that leaders like William Kunstler are using people
like Dick? Leaders like Kunstler are using me, he says. Suddenly, Dick's
elderly New Psychology produces a profound thought. Ralph Nader, the
housewife's friend, is more revolutionary than Kunstler or Rubin, he
I ask Dick why the Nixon Administration he says should be tried for war
crimes is sending military supplies to Russia and its European
satellites, which in turn supply almost all the Vietcong's military
Dick does not answer. His face is blank.
Then there is the Committee to Aid Refugees from Militarism (C.A.R.M.),
one of whose counselors is Charlie McKee. In the kitchen of the
Toronto commune where he and his wife live with five other couples, some
of the residents are preparing a meal. A mild, bearded, young man,
straight from Turgenev, is slicing potatoes.
He puts them in a pot. It will be a communal
Everyone is fully clothed.
"This is a pretty square commune," I
say. "Where's the sex orgy?"
"You're supposed to hate us," says a
Mrs. McKee is twenty-one, pretty, and comes
from Waldwick, New Jersey. She wants to get back to the land, she says.
The residents of the commune are saving to
buy a farm.
"I want to live for me," she says, "and
for the children I'm going to have."
Let's hope she is able to do so. She does
agree that the authoritarianism she dislikes in the States is possible
in Canada, too.
Her husband, Charlie, also opposes authoritarianism. He believes that
government is necessary but that it should be restricted. I ask him
about a picture of Ho chi Minh on the corridor wall. He says he doesn't
like it and once took it down, but someone put it back up.
Charlie gets excited when we say we oppose
the Establishment and that the Establishment is using him to impose a
dictatorship. That's exactly what Charlie believes. He makes a telephone
call and sends us to another Toronto address, where we find a fiftyish
lady named Judy Merril.
Mrs. Merril, who apparently is the Mother Bloor of C.A.R.M., explains
that her Committee to Aid Refugees from Militarism is the result of a
merger between the Toronto American Deserters' Committee, which gave
draft, immigration, job and housing advice; and Red, White & Black,
which emphasized public relations.
The C.A.R.M., for instance, publishes
Carmmunique, the bi-monthly news of radical activities in Toronto; Exnet,
"maintaining contact among all Canadian
aid programmes and between the Canadian scene and draft and military
counsellors and the anti-war resistance in the States",
...and, Out-post, which is,
"designed to serve a similar function
for more American [deserters] and war-resisters all over the world
to send news of the U.S. resistance to Sweden, England, Japan,
Vietnam and everywhere else that members of the A.S.U., the C.R.V.
and the growing ranks of deserters are scattered and to bring back
The American Servicemen's Union and the
Committee of Returned Volunteers are of course revolutionary
organizations working to destroy our AImed Forces. C.A.R.M. does its
"counseling" at a place on Huron Street called The Hall.
Mrs. Merril naturally wore a sweatshirt and dungarees, which produced a
discreet, proletarian tone. She is a science-fiction writer, who came to
Toronto from Milford, Pennsylvania, two years ago.
In 1968, in Chicago for the Democrat
Convention, she drove for the Medical Committee for Human Rights, a
revolutionary outfit which was part of the Communist attack on the
police. Indeed, she told me she "hoped to see a lot of cops shot."
She assures us that,
"all the violence after the
assassination of Martin Luther King was caused by the police."
Dictatorship is a necessary prerequisite to
a police state, she explains, and a total police state is the only thing
that can happen in the States no matter who gets elected.
Since she is so opposed to repression, I ask
what she thinks of the fact that the Canadian federal government
financed the Poor People's Conference; and the possibility that Trudeau
is just using it.
"It's very hard to think of the
government as your enemy," she says, "if the government gives you
the money to say it."
Pierre apparently sets Mrs. Merril all
His intense masculinity leaves her no
choice. The Johnson and Nixon Administrations have of course been
financing Communist revolution for years, through such programs as the
"war on poverty," but she doesn't explain why she thinks they are
The only solution, she says, is the elimination of national sovereignty.
She would convene a world constitutional convention to create a World
Government. Would it be possible, I ask, for Americans to participate in
such a government with the Communists in Russia?
Certainly, she says.
"There is as much freedom of speech in
Russia as there is in the United States."
There isn't any freedom of speech in Russia.
Mrs. Merril's daughter comes in with her boy friend, Alan Reed, of
Logansport, Indiana. Mr. Reed deserted from the Medical Corps at Fort
Campbell, Kentucky. He is very happy in Canada. And his parents have
visited him five or six times.
In Carmmunique for December 14, 1970, we read of the impending visit to
Toronto of Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam. The C.A.R.M. is
very enthusiastic about Clergy and Laymen Concerned which, among other
such things, is discussing arrangement of trials for "war crimes" of
American Prisoners of War. In the same issue, we read of a dinner for
"refugees," who will be entertained by revolutionary Dick Gregory and
Communist Pete Seeger.
A Look At The "Life Style"
Then there is a place called Rochdale
College, a hi-rise commune near the University of Toronto.
Rochdale isn't really a college, but a "free
university" like those in the States, working to revolutionize the U.T.
area. At the American Consulate we are told about "Rochdale bombs" -
beer bottles thrown from the windows during the frequent police raids.
The building is loaded with drugs, we are
told; there is human excrement in the halls and the inmates race
motorcycles on the stairs. Needless to say, Rochdale is financed by
Canada's federal government, with money taken from the pay of Canadian
workers to do so.
At the entrance to the building, we get on line to be questioned.
Someone explains that Rochdale has already been raided that day. We are
duly questioned and admitted. And in an apartment on the eleventh floor,
we find Steven M. Lowe, among several other residents. He is
twenty, recently was "landed," and says he will become a Canadian
Steve was born in Indianapolis, at 603 North
Jefferson, "a dump."
Steve's father worked in a metal shop and
invented something, but Steve does not remember what it was. Today his
dad is doing very well, as an estimator in the construction game. But
Steve never could understand his parents. They fought to rise, which to
Steve makes no sense. Steve is satisfied with nothing.
When the time came, Steve Lowe was drafted, but for some reason other
recruits began threatening to kill him, so after five weeks he deserted,
leaving behind his beads and bells. He had decided to go back, at least
to get his beads and bells - they clicked and tinkled so beautifully -
but another deserter named Blue (Danny Stevens) talked him out of it.
The F.B.I. later came in the front door and arrested Blue, but Steve
went out the back door and got away.
In Brown County, Indiana, a man named Tom Canada had "bought a town,"
turned it into a commune and is trying to "bring the bison back." Near
the town there is a cave in which Steve hid out, at the suggestion of
someone known only as Sheepdog. Sheepdog later tipped him that the F.B.I.
was on the way, so Steve left and began living in the woods. He lived in
the streets in Indianapolis.
He lived with Nancy and her two kids on
Meridian. He took drugs and developed hepatitis.
Steve tried to get into Canada once and was refused. Marge, twenty-six,
a go-go dancer, got him drunk and they went to the border, but Steve had
no "I.D.," so Marge went back to her husband. All three are good
friends. Someone named Lynn finally drove him to Toronto, on her way to
see her boy friend.
She and Steve entered Canada on September
26, 1970 - his birthday. He found people "grooving" on pot in a
"I was so happy. It was a dream come
Steve now sits on the springless, wooden
bed, under a psychedelic poster, and explains that he is working in a
record shop for $1.50 an hour.
He is very friendly and somewhat manic. He
gets up and announces he must see his chick next door. She wants to go
to college, he explains, but she can't. She is suicidal and recently
"dropped" (took) 260 grams of Valium.
"Bring her back," I say.
"Can I?" he asks with delight.
And he goes out.
Also sitting on the bed is Dave Marco, who simply didn't report for his
physical. Dave has a degree from a junior college, and is now paid $75 a
month as a counselor at The Hall. He gets up, goes to the refrigerator,
and brings us some beer.
Then there is Nancy, from Philadelphia (not the same Nancy Steve once
lived with), who says she recently had an abortion. Nancy is not wearing
what you squares would call clothes. She is wrapped in what appears to
be a large piece of felt, held together with a safety pin. She used to
live at Rochdale, but contracted a condition which Dave calls "negative
Now she lives nearby and visits.
Steve comes back with Esther, his girl. "We just dropped Psylisibin," he
announces with delight. (A druggist later told me that what Steve meant
was this: Psylocybrin.)
"It breaks down socializing barriers,"
"Hard" drugs, such as heroin, "speed"
(amphetamines), opium and MDA, are barred from Rochdale and are cause
for eviction, he says. "Soft" drugs, such as marijuana, "hash"
(hashish), mescaline and "clean" LSD, are permitted, but clean LSD is
hard to find because eighty percent of the stuff sold has been cut with
strychnine or speed.
Esther has never used Psylocybrin before and I ask her what she feels.
She seems almost in a trance.
"Nothing," she says.
Esther recently stayed at the Toronto Free
Youth Clinic, a "freaks' hospital," Dave explains.
The clinic provides legal advice and solves
such problems as pregnancy. Esther was raised in Toronto and saw her
parents a month ago. They are old-fashioned immigrants from Europe and
"don't understand." Esther won't go to college. The effort is too great.
She lives "day by day." She has no plans.
The fire bell rings and we hear running feet. The fire bell is the
signal that Rochdale is being raided. But the warning turns out to be
Also in the room is Eddie from Brooklyn, who has a good job in data
processing. Ed is twenty-five and was born in Russia. His family
emigrated to Poland, and then to Israel in 1957. His father was a
Zionist who became disillusioned when he discovered that Zionism is a
"dirty, Capitalist trick."
So in 1959, he brought the family to the
United States. Ed explains that his father is a Communist, and is
thinking of returning to Communist Russia.
Ed went to the University of Buffalo, spent a year in the Army, and
deserted. He doesn't "feel like killing," besides which he is a
Socialist, he says, and "the other side will win." The Vietcong are
leading "a popular revolution."
I ask about the F.L.Q., and Dave and Steve say they oppose it because
it's violent. Ed says the F.L.Q. is "nuts." There's no need for it.
Canada, he says, will accept Socialism without it, because of the
country's English background. Trudeau is brilliant but has "misguided
He "should be more attached to the working
class." He "overreacted" with the War Measures Act, which is one reason
Canada is not so good as it was twenty years ago.
Bruno, who came from Czecho-Slovakia not long ago, says it's certainly
better in Canada than in his former country.
Ed shakes his head.
"It's basically better in Czecho-Slovakia,"
he says. "Capitalism is self-destructive," he explains.
The Russians steal from the Czechs, says
"and if you don't work, they put you in
But Ed doesn't buy it.
"They take care of you," he says.
Sitting next to me is Lloyd McDougal, a
seventh-generation Canadian with a wispy, Ho chi Minh beard.
Lloyd excuses Trudeau, who "had to take
action." Lloyd also says he once tried to get into the States to join
the anti-draft forces, but the Americans at the border would not let him
in. Maybe it's that wispy, Ho chi Minh beard.
We get up to go and Lloyd gets up too. He puts on a World War II,
Canadian Navy, First Lieutenant's overcoat, with "peace" symbols sewn
into the epaulets. As he does so, he says that among those arrested on
May 9,1970, at the demonstration at the U.S. Consulate, only one pleaded
guilty and paid a $10 fine.
He had been charged with burning refuse
without a permit, and told the judge that since what he had burned was
an American flag, he could honestly make no other plea.
Lloyd strokes his Ho chi Minh beard and chuckles. He is sure that we too
are highly amused.
The Network In Ottawa
Then there's the truly sad story
of Vernon Dann.
Vern is twenty-two, and comes from Norwalk,
Ohio, where his father has worked for Westinghouse for twenty-nine
years. Vern studied engineering at Ohio State University for three
months, and then for nine months at Tri-State College in Angola,
Indiana, but decided he wasn't interested and quit. For a short time, he
worked on a Ford assembly line in Lorain.
In December, 1967, he enlisted in the Navy,
to get his choice of duty (electronics), passed the tests, and went to
boot camp at Great Lakes.
Later, Vern served on the U.S.S. Opportune, and on the U.S.S.
Georgetown, a "spy ship" doing technical research. His record was
perfect, but he got disillusioned, because "the Navy doesn't let you
think for yourself."
This is understandable, he says, in boot
camp, where he had no problems, but later "you don't get any time to
yourself." There was no privacy. He lived with more than a hundred other
sailors in a big room. He didn't like the discipline. He didn't like the
He was away from home and Vern got
"The people around you are depressed for
the same reasons."
Once a cook on the Opportune tried to poison
A kid walked around crying. Most people are
all right after a year and a half, says Vern, but he wasn't. After five
months he began to think of deserting. He saw a psychiatrist.
Then one day in Norfolk, "a guy with long hair" came in and distributed
material about the "anti-draft movement" in Canada, which included
information about the Toronto Anti-Draft Programme. Vern read it, saw
desertion was possible, and called T.A.D.P. a few days later. In June,
1969, he entered Canada through Detroit on a bus.
The Toronto Anti-Draft people sent him to
stay with two writers. Then T.A.D.P. drove him and four others to
Ottawa, where Professor James Wilcox, of Carleton University, apparently
took over. Vern stayed with a school vice principal named Gordon
He worked in the kitchen of a local A. & W. Root Beer stand.
On January 28, 1970, he was "landed." Today
he is part of the "management team" at McDonald's and likes it. If he
keeps working hard he could become an assistant manager. Vern is
ambitious. He wants to make money. He hasn't adopted the aboriginal
But Vernon Dann is still unhappy. He's homesick. At first he kept
insisting he "would do it again," perhaps trying to believe it. But then
he opened up. He wants to come home. He says he still thinks of himself
as an American.
He did what he did because he was
emotionally disturbed. Vern naturally doesn't relish the possibility,
but says he's now ready for the brig, if allowed to finish his hitch. He
says he loves America. He says he's against our defeatist, no-win
policy. He says we should win the war and get out.
He says he would fight for the United States
AMERICAN OPINION has talked with the Navy about Vern, but so far we're
still being run around. Does the Navy want this man back - or doesn't
it? His address is Box 577, Hazeldean, Ontario.
Professor James Wilcox ran Assistance with Immigration and the Draft
until recently. It was to him that T.A.D.P. sent Vern. He is a former
American from Detroit. In the living room of his comfortable home in
Ottawa, he relates that his wife, Joan, told him that if he were drafted
she would "invest in North Vietnamese savings bonds."
The memory is pleasant and Wilcox chuckles.
"She wanted to invest in a winner," he
Joan Wilcox chuckles too. Between them there
is an almost tangible rapport.
She is sitting on the couch in regulation
dungarees and sweat shirt, exuding a discreet, proletarian tone. Her
voice is explosive, her movements abrupt. Joan Wilcox is boiling with
righteousness. I ask her husband what he tells his clients, and her
sweat shirt heaves. Her voice booms out, My phraseology smacks of
paternalism, which she hates.
Properly chastened, I rearrange it.
Most of the arrivals have no political motivation, says Wilcox, The
American Deserters' Committee in Montreal forced them to listen to
politicizing. He explains that the American military system is only "a
symptom of the economic system which exploits them even more."
Wilcox became involved in February, 1968, and lobbied in Parliament to
change government policy. But Bill Spira, of T.A.D.P., is "Mr.
Deserter." It was Spira who established the machinery, atmosphere, and
procedures for deserters. Unfortunately, says Wilcox, his organization
is "screwed up now."
So many thousands of Americans are arriving
that T.A.D.P. has been telling them to go home and continue the fight in
the United States.
There are 75 to 100 of them at Carleton
University. In the American Northwest, says Wilcox,
"there are retired American military men
who are part of the underground railway."
In Detroit, American officials check buses
leaving for Windsor.
The A.I.D. has been getting thirty customers
a week, and Wilcox believes there are more than 50,000 in Canada. But
the Wilcoxes are still dissatisfied with Canadian policy. Immigration
authorities, they say, should classify Americans as refugees. The
government should give them housing and welfare until they're settled,
There must also be changes in America, says Wilcox. Much more should be
spent fighting pollution. Money should be taken from the war and put
into the ghettos - and soon. The Russians would be happy to react to an
American peace initiative, such as an immediate pullout from Vietnam, or
an end of arms sales to Israel.
Would America have anything to fear? No. The
Russians can be trusted, And someone must take the first step. America
must change its "arrogant idea that the U.S. has cures for all social
and political ills."
I ask whether this means we should disregard the scheme concocted by the
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - headed by Soviet spy Alger
Hiss and then by his good friend Joseph E. Johnson - to invade South
Africa and overthrow its government. Both the Wilcoxes get very nervous.
They've never heard of such a thing. They
don't believe it. Will somebody please send them a copy of Apartheid And
United Nations Collective Measures, at 78 Riverdale in Ottawa?
As for the future, Canada will get more nationalistic,
"because a small band of Canadians are
sacrificing themselves to show that Canada is a branch plant of the
The level of repression in the States will
become part of Canada, he says, and will be imposed more easily because
Canadians are less easily aroused.
Di Vincenti has finished eleven grades - he tells me that he wants to
open a school.
And so we say goodbye to sparkling Ottawa. In amex (American expatriate)
for October/November, 1970, we read as follows:
"...It's a funny experience to undergo
but Ottawa is so deep into Canadian territory that one is free of
U.S. radio and television and all but the occasional New York
license plate on a Buick - full of small-time Fascists oohing and
ahing at the many tourist attractions..."
In the same issue, we read that the Montreal
American Deserters' Committee now underground, sent representatives to
the "American Revolutionary People's Constitutional Convention," run by
the Communist Black Panther Party last September in Philadelphia.
And we read that Spiro Agnew's nephew is
dodging the draft in Vancouver: that Stewart Udall's son has deserted to
Banff; and that the former Secretary of the Interior under J.F.K. and
The question arises: Who pays for all this? Who pays the salaries and
operating expenses of such outfits as C.A.R.M., T.A.D.P., and A.I.D.]
.-" And the answer of course is: You do.
You do if you support a church affiliated
with The National Council of Churches. At this late stage of the game,
it shouldn't surprise you to learn that a part of the money put on the
collection plate in such a church on Sunday morning is sent to the small
band of sleazy con men with their collars on backwards who control the
N.C.C.; then to their counterparts in Geneva who control the World
Council of Churches; then to their counterparts in Canada who control
the Canadian Council of Churches - who then use it to finance the
organized attempt you have just read about to destroy the United States
As we have seen, the participants in the scheme are of different types.
Some, like Wilcox, we are better off
without, a happy fact tainted by the knowledge that our Canadian cousins
are now burdened with them. They were not loyal to America. They are not
loyal to Canada. They are using their opposition to "militarism" to lend
respectability to their desire for totalitarian dictatorship.
But others, like Vernon Dann, are victims,
caught between our defeatist policy deliberately designed to depress
them - as the First World War was used to demoralize Russia - and the
blandishments of "resistance" outfits financed by the National Council
As usual, the "resistance," and the thing it
is "resisting," are controlled by the same people - the leaders of the
N.C.C. and of our federal government, after all, are the same people -
collaborating to instigate and finance this scheme to destroy us.
Indeed, the "life style" they encourage, unknown to its practitioners,
is also part of the plot.
The communalized mentality which cannot
stand apart from the group, ego and ambition blown by pot - willing to
settle for so little - is exactly what the dictators want for the
dictatorship they are imposing. Trudeau and his fellow conspirators are
encouraging the sort of immigration they want.
Early last year, Trudeau told a Mennonite delegation in Winnipeg that he
welcomes U.S. draft resisters, because many have,
"a religious motivation concerned with
love and brotherhood."
Indeed, he said:
"Your motivation is like mine. It stems
from a belief in a transcendent God. The young radicals are looking
for the same thing, too, whatever existentialist and nihilist
elements there may be in their thinkings."
On December 24, 1970 - Christmas Eve - the
Reverend Joshua Dube, an African who is studying in Philadelphia,
tried to enter Canada with his family to visit friends in Hamilton,
The Reverend Dube was denied admission. He is from anti-Communist
Rhodesia. He was told that no Rhodesian can enter Canada.
Indeed, defecting Polish seamen and visiting
Biafran students have been treated like criminals and threatened with
La Piece de Resistance
On October 5, 1970, as you will
recall, a cell of the Front de Liberation du Québec kidnapped senior
British trade commissioner James Richard Cross from his home in
Five days later, another F.L.Q. cell
kidnapped Quebec's Minister of Labor, Pierre Laporte.
The F.L.Q. is of course a Communist terror organization, like the F.L.N.
in Algeria and the Vietcong in South Vietnam. It was founded in 1963 by
Georges Schoeters, then thirty-three, a Belgian trained in Cuba by Fidel
Castro. A former Montreal police intelligence official tells me that
Marc Carbonneau, for instance, one of the kidnappers flown to Cuba in
December in exchange for Cross's release, has been a member of the
Communist Party for ten years.
At last word, the kidnappers are now in
Communist Algeria, which has been helping and financing the Communist
F.L.Q. for years.
The F.L.Q. has also been trained in Jordan,
by the Communist terror gang called Al Fatah. F.L.Q. leaders have
applauded the Communist Black Panthers. And Communist terrorist Stokely
Carmichael once sent a telegram of sympathy to "our brothers in the
His "brothers" have murdered several people
in many bombings over the years. In an F.L.Q. document entitled
Revolutionary Strategy And The Role Of The Avant-Garde, the
revolutionaries say as follows:
"Here in Quebec the fight for the
overthrow of Capitalism is inseparably linked to the fight for
national independence. Neither will go anywhere without the
So the leaders of the F.L.Q. are Communists.
And Pierre-Elliott Trudeau, the Prime Minister, is a Communist.
What do Communists want?
They want a "dictatorship of the proletariat" - total power. They say
Before dawn on October 16, 1970, Communist Pierre Trudeau invoked the
War Measures Act, suspended the Canadian Bill of Rights, and imposed a
dictatorship on Canada. Trudeau now had the power of censorship, for
instance, and could search without warrant and arrest without trial.
His fellow Communists in the F.L.Q. had
given him the excuse.
Trudeau pushes Levesque reference Danger of Crackdown
Barely a year and a half after the 1963 start
"separatist" bombings in Quebec
(they were Communists,
Pierre Elliott Trudeau visibly
salivates (his shoulders pleasurably wriggle)
prospect of a CLASH (WAR)
between "the Forces of Order"
and "the Forces of disorder".
Six years later, he
initiates War Measures in the absence of a war,
artificially introduce dictatorship.
In 1967, as Justice Minister, Trudeau could
have suppressed the Communists, when confronted with the fact that they
were training in the Laurentians.
He did nothing. In 1970, he could have
suppressed the Communists by using laws designed for the purpose. In
Canada, as in the United States, kidnapping, murder, and sedition are
unlawful. Instead, he used a law which imposed dictatorship even in
British Columbia, thousands of miles from the F.L.Q. problem.
Canadians in general suffered more
from his "solution" than they did from the problem.
Indeed, the possibility that Communist Pierre-Elliott Trudeau colluded
with the Communist F.L.Q. in the matter must be seriously considered.
Charles Gagnon, one of the revolutionaries now on trial, was still
another frequent contributor to Trudeau's Cité Libre.
Indeed, before he entered politics, Trudeau turned Cité Libre over to
Pierre Vallières, another of the F.L.Q. leaders now on trial, who also
had been a frequent contributor to the magazine. In some direct or
indirect way did they concoct a Canadian version of Hitler's Reichstag
You will remember that Trudeau's defense of federalism is based not on
genuine Canadian patriotism, but on his idol Mao Tse-tung's idea of
imposing Communism in a province, from which it then can spread. In
June, 1970, socialized medicine came to Quebec, in the form of
Provincial Bill #8.
Doctors in Quebec now cannot bill their
patients. They are paid directly by the Province - and as much as
thirty-five percent less than they were earning before.
Indeed, says D.A. Geekie, Director of
Communications of the Canadian Medical Association, some doctors,
"haven't been paid for two-and-a-half
And, incredibly, while they are now
completely under Provincial control, their patients pay more - to the
The doctors in Quebec are now "piece work
civil servants", says Geekie. Bill #8 also spoke of transferring
licensing and discipline from the Medical Associations to the
government. And on September third, the Castonguay Commission, headed by
C. Castonguay, now Quebec Minister of Health, advocated
government salaries for doctors instead of patients' fees.
On October eighth, three days after Cross's kidnapping and two days
before Laporte's, thousands of Quebec specialists simply stopped
working. Some received threatening telephone calls. Many made plans to
By October thirteenth, Laporte had been
kidnapped, and on that day the Federation of Medical Specialists of
Quebec offered to call its members back to work if the government would
only agree to negotiate the matters of dispute after the F.L.Q. crisis
The government refused, demanding
unconditional surrender. But the doctors would not yield. They continued
to provide emergency service in the face of F.L.Q. threats. And on
October fifteenth, the C.M.A. announced support for its Provincial
Later that same day, Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa forced Bill #41
through the National Assembly (Provincial legislature). Bill #41 ordered
the specialists back to work immediately, threatening fines of $200 to
$500 per day and one-month jail sentences. The law applied to every
specialist who had held a license to practice in Quebec during the
previous three months - even though he might already have moved
permanently to another province or country.
And any syndicate or Association officer,
official, or employee who denounced the Bill was to be fined $5,000 to
$50,000 per day and jailed for as long as a year. In other words, the
doctors were now enslaved and denied even their freedom of speech.
Early the next morning, as you will recall, Communist Trudeau invoked
the War Measures Act. And two days later, under its pressure, worried
about their patients under crisis and their families under threat, the
specialists decided to return to work.
Could that have been the real result Communist Trudeau was trying to
achieve? Did he really invoke the War Measures Act not to suppress his
fellow Communists - which he hadn't done before and hasn't done since -
but to use his idol Mao's scheme "to plant Socialist government in
certain provinces, from which the seed of radicalism can slowly spread?"
I asked Mr. Geekie whether he thought it would spread. He shrugged. His
lips pursed. "I hope not," he said.
It is interesting to note that, during the crisis, Communist Trudeau
announced his government would establish full diplomatic relations with
Communist China. And, as I write, Mao's agents are setting up their
Embassy in Ottawa.
Like the Russian Embassy, it will be used as
a center of subversion.
What Happens Now?
Canada is now on the verge of
becoming a Communist country; and when you read this Canada will be where
Cuba was in April, 1959, soon after Castro took over.
Like Castro, Trudeau will continue to deny he
is a Communist until he seizes total power. If the Canadian people let
him do that, he will then announce, like Castro, that he has been a
Communist from the beginning.
Recently, he shouted from his limousine to some unemployed Quebec
workers in Ottawa to protest:
"Mangez de la merde!"
This advice translates into the Queen's
English as "Eat s**t!" - somewhat inappropriate phraseology from a
"champion of the laboring masses." Marie Antoinette is at least reported
to have told them to eat cake.
On another recent occasion, he used an
obscene gesture on the floor of Parliament - at the same time mouthing
the words, "F*** off!"
And the same terror that exists in Saigon can now be found in Montreal.
In a restaurant, a woman cautions me to whisper as we discuss the F.L.Q.
And there is the usual manufactured anti-Americanism. At the Seaway
Motor Inn - a good place for Americans to avoid - we have guaranteed
reservations we must pay for if we don't show.
We do show but there is no room. Our credit
cards are good and then they are no good. As in Cuba, there is a
Canadian version of "Cuba si, Yankee no." An attempt is being made to
reduce and eliminate American investment. "Canada for the Canadians,"
the people are being told. The stage is being set for the usual
Indeed, the first refugees - the doctors - are already arriving in the
United States from Canada. Unlike the Cubans, they can walk all the way.
If Trudeau and his fellow Communists are successful, the United States
will be faced not only with a Communist country ninety miles away - but
also by one with whom we share a common, 4,000-mile border. Our best
friend would be turned into our greatest danger. And America would be
caught in the pincers the Communists have planned.
Presumably, Richard Nixon has a policy ready. When Trudeau demands
Louisiana, we will only give him half.
Demagogues throughout history have used mobs on the bottom, in the
streets, in the open, to justify the imposition of a dictatorship at the
top. Indeed, that is the meaning of the word, demagoguery. Hitler did
it, by fomenting riots and then offering a "solution." Communists like
Trudeau do it.
And the demagogic conspirators who control our government are doing it
Like Trudeau, they are financing revolution
against themselves, to justify a dictatorship as the "solution." Indeed,
just as in Canada, they are beginning to demand that our doctors be
nationalized, by means of various proposals for "health care."
And on October 30,1969, the Federal Register
published Richard Nixon's Executive Order 11490, which consolidates the
powers described in nineteen earlier Executive Orders issued by
Presidents Kennedy and Johnson; powers which the President may use if he
declares a state of "national emergency" - a term which Mr. Nixon's
Order does not define.
America, in short, has its own War Measures
Act. And America has its own Trudeau.
Americans and Canadians must cooperate
immediately to stop them.