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Defunding the Myths and Cults of
Cold War Canada:
Ongoing state support for East European
émigré groups with deep fascist roots

(Collaborators, Crusades and Coverups in an era of “truth and reconciliation”)

Issue #70, Press for Conversion! (Spring 2021)
of the
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)
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Defunding Cold War Canada

Table of Contents

Canada’s anti-Red, Cold War propaganda in context
L.B.Pearson: Godfather of Cda’s Cold War on the new "Red" enemy
Pearson College and NATO’s United World Colleges
The CBC’s “Voice of Canada” --  Weapon of Cold War propaganda
‘Voice of America’ & the CIA’s ‘Radio Free Europe’ & “Radio Liberty’
L.B.Pearson: Groomed by King, St. Laurent & the ‘Big antiRed Machine'
Mackenzie King gave shocking praise for Hitler until the eve of war in 1939
Liberal immigration: "None is too many" and Too many is not enough
Why did King have such adoring admiration for Nazi Germany's dictator?
King loved Hitler’s hate speech against “Jewish international Bolshevism”

“Captive Nations” and their "Black-Ribbon-Day" crusade
The ignored historical context of “Black Ribbon Day” (Aug. 23, 1939)
“Captive Nations”: Nazi trope to CIA meme to Cold-War trump card
The “Captive Nations” conceit in Nazi propaganda
John Diefenbaker: Strong voice at the UN for “Captive Nations” bloc
The BRD campaign: Canada’s top Cold War propaganda export
The late Cold War context of the BRD crusade
Ongoing propaganda of the former "Captive Nations":
    (1) Canada’s anti-communism monument and (2) the Magnitsky laws

Far-right roots:
East European émigré groups in Canada & abroad

Estonian Central Council in Canada
   Estonia glorifies Nazi veterans as ‘freedom fighters’
Estonian World Council
Lithuanian Canadian Community and the Lithuanian World Community
   Lithuanian nationalists now have 'freedom' to glorify Nazi heritage
Latvian National Federation in Canada
World Federation of Free Latvians
Slovak World Congress and the Canadian Slovak League
Council of Free Czechoslovakia & Czechoslovak Nat'l Assoc. of Cda.

Ukrainian linchpin of Cda’s postwar, far-right diaspora
Krakow and Ottawa, 1940: "A Tale of Two Cities," and two UCCs:
(1) Germany’s Ukrainian Central Cttee. and (2) Canada's Ukrainian Canadian Cttee.

The Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations & World AntiCommunist League
Yaroslav Stetsko: Leader of proNazi Ukraine, 1941

State-funded centres of Canada’s Bandera cult and its Bandera youth
Roman Shukhevych: Assassin, terrorist, war criminal and cult hero

Getting them young: Instilling Ukrainian patriotism in children and youth
Plast recruited for Nazi’s Waffen SS Galicia; now recruits for Ukraine
From Chomiak to Freeland: “keep that flame alive”
Chrystia Freeland: “Accidental journalist” or groomed for the job?
Myron Kuropas: Downplaying Holocaust; Exaggerating Holodomor
Turning from same page: Freeland wrote for pro-fascist publications
Yuri Shymko: From Bandera youth leader, MPP & MP, to elder statesman
Lisa Shymko: In the footsteps of family, community & far-right, war heroes
Rubbing political shoulders with the ABN in Toronto

The struggle continues...                                            Abridged Index

Liberal immigration policies
[on Jews and Nazi Collaborators]:
"None is too many" and
Too many is not enough

By Richard

(Click here for a PDF to see this sidebar as it appears in print)

In 1939, Canada’s Navy turned away a ship with 900 Jewish refugees. Forced back to Europe, many died in the Holocaust. When it came to Jews, Liberal policy was that "none is too many." King refused Jewish refugees coming to Canada from Germany and Austria. As he wrote in his diary the previous year:

[N]othing is to be gained by creating an internal problem in an effort to meet an international one. We must seek to keep this part of the Continent free from unrest and from too great an intermixture of foreign strains of blood.1

Read more about how this vile ideology was embraced by:
       • Nazi Germany
       • Mackenzie King
       • Yaroslav Stetsko

In discussing increased RCMP powers, King said communists "are our real enemies and we must not allow subversive activities to gain headway at this time."2 In 1940, Britain sent thousands of its POWs to Canada. Among them were Jews and communist who had fled the Nazis and their crazed fixation on Judeo-Bolshevik enemies. Aghast, the Liberals sent back as many as they could. Forced to keep 2,000 Jews and 300 Reds, Canada interned them, many until 1943, in army-run POW camps surrounded by guard towers and barbed wire.3

In telling contrast to this "none is too many" policy towards Jews and Reds, the Liberals brought in many thousands of Nazi collaborators from Eastern Europe after the war, including 2,000 Ukrainian veterans of the Waffen SS Galicia. While far-right émigrés welcomed this influx, it was opposed by the Canadian Jewish Congress and the leftwing Association of United Ukrainian Canadians (AUUC).4

Canada’s self-image as a multicultural haven is ludicrous to First Nations and others subjected to racial and political bigotry. For generations, official government policies were blatantly racist, antisemitic and anti-Red. Ironically, far-right ethnonationalist émigrés were prime beneficiaries of Canadian multiculturalism. For example, after being the Nazi’s top Ukrainian propagandist in WWII, deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland’s grandfather, Michael Chomiak, was embraced by Canada. Freeland described her grandfather’s intense gratitude for Canada’s warm benevolence:

I remember his kids once saying something mildly critical of Canada. He pounded his fist on the table and said he’d lived in six countries and Canada was the best in the world.5

Canadian governments continue to support far-right, ethnonationalist émigré communities. Their shared anticommunist, proNATO beliefs continue to match Canada’s enduring Cold War myths, policies and programs.


1. Diaries of WLM King, March 29, 1938.

2. Ibid., Nov. 16, 1939.

3. Martin Auger, Prisoners of the Home Front: German POWs and ‘Enemy Aliens’ in Southern Quebec, 1940-46, 2005.

4. Richard Sanders, "Left-Right Camps: A Century of Ukrainian Cdn. Internment," Press for Conversion!, Spring 2016, pp.40-56.

5. Linda Diebel, "How Chrystia Freeland became Justin Trudeau’s first star," Toronto Star, Nov. 29, 2015.

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from Narratives of WWI
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Mass Internment of Civilians

(Or, how we learned to stop worrying,
keep calm and carry on loving the
myths that define and confine us.)


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"The Canada Syndrome,
a Captivating Mass Psychosis

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Fictive Canada
Indigenous Slaves
and the Captivating Narratives
of a Mythic Nation

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True Crime Stories and
the Politics of Literary Escapism:
Canada as a Fiction in the
Imperial Genre


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Chrystia Freeland

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