Goyer Cites Destructive ‘New Left’

Category:  Historical Reprints
Source:  The Winnipeg Free Press
Date:  “Goyer Cites Destructive ‘New Left'”, Thursday, January 27th, 1977.  Front Page and Page 4.
Unsigned Editorial


Here is Communist Solicitor-General Jean-Pierre Goyer blowing the whistle on Praxis, a radical Communist organization his pal Red Mole Pierre Elliott Trudeau has been funding with taxpayers’ money.

Note Mr. Goyer’s preference for the overt “electoral” process and for “representative democracy”.  Undoubtedly, Mr. Goyer means “referendums” imposed top-down and run by the covert “microbes” of the USSR in our federal government of Canada.

These red “microbes” have never been purged.  Meanwhile, the “process” of the superficially “democratic” destruction of Canada forges ahead, intermittently pushed from the top under the false labels of “constitutional amendment” and “executive federalism”.

Actually, that would be the “amendment” of the 1982 coup d’état “constitution”, to facilitate international state recognition of Quebec after a UDI.


The Winnipeg Free Press

Did radicals aim
to overthrow government?

Goyer Cites Destructive ‘New Left’

OTTAWA (CP) — Following is a text of a June 15, 1971, letter by Jean-Pierre Goyer, then solicitor-general, as read in the Commons Wednesday by Frank Oberle (PC — Prince George – Peace River).  Some names were edited from the letter by Mr. Oberle and an accompanying list of names was not read by him:

My dear colleague:

I have recently received a report containing information which the security service has accumulated about the concept of “Extra-Parliamentary Opposition” (EPO) as interpreted by advocates of the new left in Canada.  The report also draws attention to the activities of various persons and groups, some of them employees of the federal government, who support the EPO concept and who appear to have as their aim the destruction of the existing political and social structure in Canada.

The EPO concept, in the context of the new left, does not mean legitimate pressure group activity but rather the creation of counter or parallel institutions within society but opposed to it and to the electoral process.  Through such institutions the new left seeks to organize and radicalize the ‘underclasses’ of society and mould them into a revolutionary force capable of overthrowing the present socio-political system.

According to an article … which appeared in the November-December 1967 issue of      , people will not move against institutions of power until the legitimizing authority has been stripped away.  The radical EPO program of the left is, in short, a movement strategy predicated on a total and unequivocal rejection of representative democracy, its destruction and the creation of radical alternatives.

An integral part of this strategy is       in Toronto, which is under the control of two editorial members of       and a certain institution.  They are attempting, through a program of workers’ and community control, and in conjunction with organizations such as       in Montreal to implement the radical EPO program.              has, for example, penetrated and gained control of the Just Society, originally a legitimate citizens’ group, and is utilizing this organization as a radicalizing agent among the poor as well as a stepping stone into other legitimate welfare agencies such as the Toronto Metropolitan Social Planning Council and the United Appeal.  Through the Just Society … the recent poor people’s conference, was able to turn this conference into a sounding board for its radical EPO program and revolutionary propaganda.        has also been active in the sphere of industrial unions, such as the reform caucus of the Canadian Labor Congress, endeavoring to establish contacts who might be receptive to its concept of workers’ control.  There are indications that       , through contacts in government, was able to ensure that it received a recent federal grant of $68,000.

Of more concern, however, is the presence within certain government departments and agencies, particularly CHMC (Central Mortgage and Housing Corp.), of a small group of former campus revolutonaries. This group was led until recently by       of the Canadian Union of Students,      .

The short-term political objectives of      ‘s group include the organizing and radicalizing of sympathetic civil servants and getting them to support its long-term political program of socialist revolution.  These people are also involved in the dissemination of government information to other radical groups across the country.  For example, we have information to show that a member of the task force on youth has passed on information from the task force to a new leftist, who was a representative of       at the recent poor people’s conference.

Through a number of            ‘s group within the public service is small [sic], probably not in excess of 25, the picture presented is worrying, suggesting as it does a conscious attempt by various persons to use the knowledge and the influence gained by their employment with the federal government to further their own ends.  For this reason, I have attached a list of those we suspect of being engaged in or sympathetic to EPO activity in one way or another, with the recommendations that steps be taken to ensure that these people have been fully briefed as to their responsibilities for ensuring the security of government information and that their activities be watched with more than normal care.

“I have sent this same letter to our colleagues Mr. Pelletier, Mr. Munro, Mr. Lang, Mr. Marchand, and I will be discussing this matter with the prime minister in due course.”

(Mr. Oberle said his text was addressed to Robert Andras, new treasury board president, and signed by Mr. Goyer.)
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