Thursday, November 26, 2009

Release secret RCMP file on Tommy Douglas

The family of Canadian icon Tommy Douglas is urging the government to make public RCMP intelligence on the socialist firebrand and father of medicare, while an expert calls it ludicrous to claim any national security grounds to keep them secret...The document battle began in November 2005, when Canadian Press reporter Jim Bronskill requested the RCMP dossier on the fabled Prairie politician under access to information laws. A year later, Library and Archives Canada handed over some of the material, which showed RCMP spies had shadowed Tommy Douglas for more than three decades.

The Canadian Press (click here for
full story)