Did Radicals Aim to Overthrow Government?

Category”  Historical Reprints
Source:  The Winnipeg Free Press
Date:  “Did Radicals Aim to Overthrow Government?“, Thursday, January 27th, 1977.  Front Page and Page 4.
Unsigned Editorial

Foreword:

This article in The Winnipeg Free Press of 27 January 1977 is careful to exclude most names of individuals and of the “radical” organization subject of Solicitor-General Jean-Pierre Goyer’s “letter” “warning” government departments of subversive activities.^nbsp; However, the reference to a $68,000 federal-government grant to the “radical group” by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, identifies the unnamed radical organization working to overthrow the government of Canada as Praxis Corporation, also then known as the “Research Institute for Social Change”.

One name the WFP does reveal is that of Walter Rudnicki, described by the WFP as “policy planning director of Central Mortgage and Housing Corp”.  That raises my question, was Rudnicki responsible for the CMHC award to Praxis of the $68,000, its main operating budget?

The question is important because just prior to Rudnicki’s employment with the CMHC, he was an official in the Privy Council Office of Canada which conducts research to advise the Prime Minister.

Rudnicki’s official biography (a short one, to cover his personal and professional archives on file with the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, describes his positions with the PCO and then the CMHC this way:

“Rudnicki also worked within government as Secretary of the Social Policy Committee, in the Privy Council Office (PCO), and as a senior policy advisor for Cabinet Minister Robert Andras (1968-1970).  In 1969 he left the PCO and became the Executive Director of the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and advised the Minister on housing and urban development.”

Why did Solicitor-General Jean-Pierre Goyer decide to blow the whistle, naming some twenty-one individuals as likely “radicals” (subversives) involved in a plot at Praxis to overthrow the government of Canada?  The question is important, because, as American anticommunist Alan Stang reveals in the April 1971 issue of American Opinion, Jean-Pierre Goyer himself was a communist.  Said Stang:

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.

In the same long article, in a section headed “The Poor War Revolution”, Stang also talks about Praxis.  He says, “Praxis is what the Communists call an “agit-prop” outfit (agitation and propaganda), egging people on to Marxist revolution.”

The Poor People’s Conference run by Praxis had been financed by the federal government of Pierre Elliott Trudeau through funds contributed by Trudeau’s Minister of Health and Welfare John Munro, through such federal agencies as the National Council of Welfare.

Stang quotes from a speech by Alex Bandy to the Poor People’s Conference run by Jerry [Ferry] Hunnius via Praxis:

“… 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 ….”  [Emphases added.]

Obviously, the de facto federal government of Pierre Elliott Trudeau was not at all hostile to Praxis Corporation.

Stang describes the kind of “social change” that Praxis “radicals” were working for:

… 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 Hunnius, is this:  “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.”

Furthermore, Stang links Hunnius to Pierre Elliott Trudeau:

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 years before.  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.  [Emphases added.]

Which brings us full-circle to our equally Communist Solicitor-General, and back to my question, why would Jean-Pierre Goyer (appointed by Trudeau “when Parliament was not in session and could not question him” said Stang) “blow the whistle” on the radicals at Praxis?  Goyer himself, like Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Jean-Louis Gagnon are penetrated Communists working “like microbes” to “destroy Canada” … for the Yugoslav system of Communist “worker control” or “industrial democracy”.

According to my original research, the Trudeau objective is excactly the Praxis objective:  Yugoslav-style Communist “Worker Control”, aka “industrial democracy” of the kind practiced under Marshall Tito.  That information comes from a reading of the 1972 manifesto of the Parti Québécois for a Communist state of Quebec — which I have translated into English — together with a 1972 Radio-Canada transcript and audio tape — which I have also translated into English — in which the manifesto is identified as calling for Yugoslav-style Communism for Quebec.

For a free download of the 1972 manifesto and the radio show in one zip file, see the Download button on the top menu.

Furthermore, the Parti Québécois was set up by Lévesque (1967-1968) on orders of Trudeau and other embedded Reds under Soviet Agent Lester Bowles Pearson.  That news emerges from a 1967 dispatch of American CIA agent Edward C. Bittner, then stationed in Ottawa; confirmed by Jean-François Lisée (a main PQ strategist and prolific author of state-funded political pot-boilers) in circa 1990 by interviews with parties mentioned in the dispatch.  The Bittner dispatch, said Lisée, revealed the existence of a “secret committee” of “Liberals”  most being cabinet ministers from Quebec in the Lester Pearson federal government.  On the committee were Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Jean Marchand, Maurice Sauvé and others  [translation]:

“the Committee encouraged René Lévesque and his sympathisers within and outside the Liberal Party of Québec to set up a distinct party, which would be soundly defeated in an electoral showdown.”  [Emphasis added.]

“Electoral” meaning “referendum”.  And thus we have the true source of our Quebec “independence” or “sovereignty” referendums.

Obviously, the “radicals'” plan to penetrate and destroy Canada “like microbes” had long been well under way at the federal level.  Lester Bowles Pearson was in fact a Soviet agent, exposed in the U.S. McCarran hearings and to the FBI by defecting GRU Elizabeth Bentley (formerly with Soviet military intelligence).

Jean-François Lisée — a known Communist — is now the elected leader of the Communist PQ [7 October 2016], succeeding multimillionaire Pauline Marois, Lucien Bouchard, Bernard Landry, Jacques Parizeau and René Lévesque in their goal of making the province of Quebec into a Communist banana republic attached to the “rest of Canada” and to the “USA” by “trade agreements”.

I have read that the Canada Council was actually funded or majority funded from the outset by David Rockefeller (whose Chase Manhattan bank co-funded the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution), but I haven’t got the footnote handy right now.  However, and cautiously, a few words on Praxis from the Lyndon Larouche group.  “Former” Marxist Lyndon Larouche’s Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) of July 12, 1977, Vol. IV, No. 28 (ISSN 0146-9614), referring to EIR’s own research, has alleged:

A preliminary investigation of the actual nature of the Praxis Corp. network reveals it to be the centerpiece in a broad-based, largely Rockefeller-inspired, conspiracy directed at all phases of the Canadian policy making process.  Information on Praxis and associated networks gathered in Canada and gridded against the extensively documented activities of the terrorist controllers at the U.S.-based Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) both in North America and in Europe show the Praxis Corp. to be an IPS-Canadian front organization.

The EIR concludes:

This iden­tification, matched in turn against known official Rockefeller policy options for Canada, allows the ef­ficient assemblage of the complete profile of Rockefeller and allied network agencies of subversion directed at Canadian national sovereignty.

 


 

The Winnipeg Free Press

Did radicals aim
to overthrow government?

Letter names
21 suspects
in 1971 plot

OTTAWA (CP) — Prime Minister Trudeau said Wednesday that some “pretty senior” public servants are named in a 1971 letter as suspects in a radical socialist attempt to set up an “extra-parliamentary opposition” and overthrow the government.

The letter from Jean-Pierre Goyer, then solicitor-general and now supply minister, is accompanied by a list of 21 names, mostly public servants. With proper names blanked out, it was read in the Commons by Frank Oberle (PC-Prince George-Peace River), who urged that the matter be referred to the House committee on privileges.

Mr. Oberle maintained that:

— Solicitor General Francis Fox misrepresented the letter this week saying it simply advised that those named be briefed on security responsibilities and that other ministers lied in saying they had never heard of it.

— The June 15, 1971, letter led to the dismissal in 1973 of Walter Rudnicki, 56, one of the 21 named, as $33,000 a year policy planning director of Central Mortgage and Housing Corp (CMH), which was singled out in the letter as emplyer for “a small group of former campus revolutionaries”.

The Ontario Supreme Court ruled last summer that Mr. Rudnicki was wrongfully dismissed and awarded him $18,000 compensation.

The letter said the New Left, a 1960 movement, had devised an extra-parliamentary opposition program to “mold the underclass into a revolutionary force capable of overthrowing the present socio-political system.”

The Just Society, “originally a legitimate citizen’s group,” had been infiltrated and used as “a stepping stone into other legitimate welfare agencies such as the Toronto Metropolitan Social Planning Council and the United Appeal.”

The Poor People’s Conference of January, 1971 had been turned into “a sounding board for (the) radical EPO program and revolutionary propaganda,” the Goyer letter said.

The radical group also was alleged to be at work in the reform causus [sic] of the Canadian Labor Congress and had received a federal grant of $68,000 “through contacts in government”.

“Of more concern, however, is the presence within certain government departments and agencies, particularly

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Radical suspects
named in letter

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CMHC, of a small group of former campus revolutionaries,” the Goyer letter said.

“This group was led until recently by        of the Canadian Union of Students.  The short-term 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.”  [Blanks are left by The Winnipeg Free Press.  Admin]

The letter said the number of sympathizers in government jobs was probably small but worrying because it suggested a “conscious attempt by various persons to use the knowledge and influence gained by their employment within the federal government to further their own ends.”

“For this reason,” Mr. Goyer concluded, “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 recommendation 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.”
 
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AFTERWORD:

The Winnipeg Free Press, also on the front page, quotes a part of Goyer’s letter:

Goyer Cites Destructive New Left“.
 

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
 

FOREWORD:

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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