Cy Gonick
"Richard Sanders' 'Captive Canada' is an exceptional piece of research that successfully interweaves a number of related stories some of which stretch over a hundred years. I'm thinking, for example of the oppressive roles of the Church and the State with respect to the indigenous peoples. Another is the roles of various revered leaders of the social gospel movement together with the RCMP in hounding out more radical elements of the left from its midst, a variation of which combined much later to expel the Waffle movement from the New Democratic Party.

"Sanders' research uncovers the strenuous efforts to protect Canada from being contaminated with, let alone captured by, dangerous thoughts and actions."

Cy Gonick is publisher and founder of Canadian Dimension magazine, Canada's oldest socialist and now ecosocialist magazine.  Cy was the only avowed member of the Waffle (Movement for an Independent Socialist Canada) during during his term as an NDP member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba (1969-1973). He taught at the University of Manitoba and was program coordinator for the Labour and Workplace Studies Program, and retired in 2001.

The above quotation is from a collection of subscriber's comments about issue #68 of Press for Conversion!
(the magazine of the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade.

This issue is called 

Captive Canada:
Renditions of the Peaceable Kingdom at War,
from Narratives of WWI and the Red Scare
to the Mass Internment
of Civilians

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