Category: Historical Reprints
Source: The Montreal Gazette, Dec. 10, 1980
Radicals Pursue RCMP Officers
TORONTO (UPC) — Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers who received documents allegedly stolen from the headquarters of a now-defunct Toronto radical group will face criminal charges — if the group’s lawyer can discover their identities.
Directors of Praxis Corporation said that they would try to lay private charges of possession of stolen property valued under $200 against several RCMP Security Service officers.
On Dec. 19, 1970, Praxis’ midtown offices were burgled and most of the building destroyed by a blaze of undetermined origin.
Among files taken were study papers on organizing poor peoples’ conferences, minutes of meetings and a reprint of a newspaper article warning of the “socialist threat”.
In February 1977, the RCMP admitted it had received documents stolen in the break-in and that some of them had been destroyed.
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