Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

To what extent was Canadas fear of communism out of control ?

Pls help...i mean i understand why ppl hate communism...but can you please give me a few examples how canada was afraid of communism or NOT!! :)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    In Canada, the 1946 Kellock-Taschereau Commission investigated espionage after top secret documents concerning RDX, radar and other weapons were handed over to the Soviets by a domestic spy-ring.

    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, more popularly known as the Kellock–Taschereau Commission or the Gouzenko Affair, was a Royal Commission appointed by Rt. Hon. Mackenzie King on behalf of the Government of Canada under Order in Council P. C. 411 on February 5, 1946 to investigate the allegations set forward by Igor Gouzenko that a spy ring of Canadian Communists was handing over secret and top secret information to the Soviet Union. Notable among the thirteen accused of passing over secrets were Fred Rose, M.P. and Sam Carr. The commission was headed by two judges of the Supreme Court of Canada, Justice Robert Taschereau and Justice Roy Kellock. Counsel included President of the Canadian Bar Association E.K. Williams, D.W. Mundell, Gerald Fauteux, and John Robert Cartwright.

    The impact of the Kellock–Taschereau Commission was far-reaching. In response to alleged abuses of procedure against the accused a group formed to advocate on their behalf. The Emergency Committee for Civil Rights had many prominent members, including executive members C.B. Macpherson, Leopold Infeld, and A.Y. Jackson. They asserted that the Commission endangered "the basic rights of Canadians" and "does violence to the rights of free men." In an advertisement in the Toronto Star, they compared the Kellock–Taschereau Commission to the trial of Lt.-Col. John Lilburne during the English Civil War of 1649, stating "the methods of the Commission are not new. They were used against Englishmen in 1649 and against Canadians in 1946."

    This particular Royal Commission was extremely controversial. It represents one of the first trials in the North America on Communism and spying. It is also one of the first events of the Cold War and the response is emblematic of the Red Scare. In the Literary Review of Canada, Margaret Atwood listed the Kellock–Taschereau Commission as one of Canada's 100 most important books.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Canada (and for that count the u . s . a .) under no circumstances had any actual reason to concern a Communist takeover of their u . s . a .. the actual concern grow to be the the Soviet Union might spark yet another international conflict like Hitler did while he invaded Poland in 1939 by way of their aggressive attitude first in Europe, the later interior the 0.33 international. the only valid concern the two Canada and the u . s . a . had grow to be that in the event that they went to conflict with the U.S. there could be a nuclear replace which might have worn out all 3 counties. This grow to be no longer an idol concern on anyones section....

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