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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 fonds

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Creator Canada. 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. 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.
Title 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 fonds
Fonds de la Commission royale nommée pour enquêter sur les faits intéressant et les circonstances entourant la communication, par des fonctionnaires public et autres personnes occupant des postes de confiance, de renseignements secrets et confidentiels aux agents d'une puissance étrangère
Kellock–Taschereau Commission
Identifier lac_mikan_123
539
RG 33 62
R1142-0-7-E
R1142-0-7-F
Government
Document source Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Language eng
Description The Kellock-Taschereau Commission, as it was also known, was a royal commission appointed by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874 - 1950) in February 1946 to investigate the "Gouzenko Affair". Igor Gouzenko (1919 - 1982), who was a cipher clerk for the Soviet Embassy to Canada in Ottawa that defected from the Soviet Union to Canada in 1945, had alleged that a spy ring of Canadian Communists was handing over secret information to the Soviet Union. 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.
These fonds consists of transcripts of in-camera hearings and exhibits.
There appears to be a table of contents of the exhibits at the start of microfilm reel T-3423, but the quality of the images appear to be poor.
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