"The latest issue of Press for Conversion! "Captive
Canada," was packed with background that I didn't know (even though I'm an
historian). Especially intriguing were the family histories of prominent
Canadians on the left, from J.S.Woodsworth to the NDP's Desmond Morton, which
showed their long tradition of racism and imperialism. I didn't realise Morton
was the grandson of Sir William Otter, who oversaw Canada's WWI concentration
"Family is very important in forming many people's politics and world outlook.
Your examination of the slave-owning and Confederate family of Cold-War RCMP
Commissioner Stuart Taylor Wood (who himself was an arch-conservative) is a good
illustration of that."
Author and Historian,
Camosun College, Victoria, BC. His work includes: The Infernal Machine: Investigating the Loyalty of Canada's Citizens
(author); The Politics of Passion: Norman Bethune's Writing and Art
(editor); Champagne and Meatballs: Adventures of a Canadian
Communist (editor); The Spirit Wrestlers, a documentary film on the Doukhobors
(script co-writer); "Explosion on the Kettle Valley Line: The Death of Peter Verigin" and "Death of a Diplomat: Herbert Norman and the Cold War" (The
Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History) (research director).