Paul Fromm’s Edmund Burke Society was a National Police operation under Soviet Agent Pearson and Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Part I)

Who is F. Paul Fromm?

This article will attempt to figure that out.  To that end, I ask:  If an organization is set up as a police front, isn’t whoever set it up working for the police?  And for those behind the police?  Who, in this case, happen to be Communists.

The answer to the question turns on whether or not the tactics of the EBS in May of 1971 were intended to protect Soviet Agent Lester Bowles Pearson, and the whole federal government apparatus in Canada from a communist clean-out.
 

Part I:
The Edmund Burke Society:  A Police Front.
A Police Front of the Communist-Penetrated
Federal Government


Alleged Policy of the EBS
F. Paul Fromm

Paul Fromm – His Edmund Burke Society was a national police operation under Lester Bowles Pearson

“One of the cardinal principles adopted by the EDMUND BURKE SOCIETY from its very foundation was that we would co-operate with other conservative and anti-communist groups.  We might feel that other groups might be too wishy-washy, too outspoken, poorly informed, or participating in dead-end causes or activities.  We vowed that we would seek to co-operate with such groups in areas of common interest.  We would not spend our time in fratricidal bickering and hair-splitting.  The fight against our strong and common enemy is far more important than petty differences as to method or personality.”

— By F. Paul Fromm, B.A., writing in “Only Pawns in their Game“, Straight Talk!, Volume III, Number 1, September 1970

 
That principle is echoed throughout the issues that Fromm edited.  But, notwithstanding this nobly phrased sentiment, Fromm as editor of Straight Talk!, “The Official Bulletin of the Edmund Burke Society”, and his writer Jaanus Proos, in their May 1971 issue, viciously attacked American anti-communist Allan Stang with lies bordering on slander, and mealy-mouthed tactics of the kind typically used to silence valid information exposing Communists.  In other words, these “free-speechers” lied about Stang and defamed him to squelch him.

Is God a Racist? Stanley R. Barrett

The fundamental assumption in Barrett’s book is that it is an outrage for “White” people to try to prevent their own extinction.

The Edmund Burke Society, according to left-wing author-professor Stanley R. Barrett, was a national security and police front set up in 1967 by more than one national security agency of Canada. Not mentioned by Barrett is the fact that Lester Bowles Pearson was then prime minister and Canada’s national police report directly to the prime minister and to the Justice department.

Also not mentioned, Barrett may not have known, Pearson was a Soviet agent exposed in the U.S. McCarran hearings and to the FBI by Elizabeth Bentley, while defecting from Soviet military intelligence, the GRU.  The U.S. McCarran hearings followed and were prompted by the Gouzenko spy trials in Canada.  Those “spy trials” left many questions unasked, and many spies untried, as three successive prime ministers put a squelch on most of the Gouzenko materials.  Those three prime ministers were Freemason John George Diefenbaker; Soviet agent Lester Bowles Pearson; and Communist Pierre Elliott Trudeau.  As of this writing, there is no indication the squelch was ever lifted.  Download the “Forerunners” segment of Is God A Racist?; it contains the grudging admission of Barrett that Fromm’s EBS was a national police front.

At the time of the Fromm-Proos attack on Stang, in May of 1971, the EBS would have been controlled by national police reporting to Communist Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and to Trudeau’s red Solicitor General (who also reported to Trudeau) Jean-Pierre Goyer.  In his April 1971 “Canada” exposé, Stang profiled Mr. Goyer:

Another thing you need if you are imposing a dictatorship is control of the police.  In Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are controlled by the Solicitor-General.  So Trudeau made Jean-Pierre Goyer the Solicitor-General — when Parliament was not in session and could not question him.  Goyer, it goes without saying, was a regular contributor to Cité Libre. [Trudeau’s pro-Soviet review.]  Isn’t everybody?  He was once arrested for staging a sit-in outside the office of the Premier of Quebec.  He has been involved in several pro-Communist fronts.  And he has attended Communist meetings behind the Iron Curtain.  Like his friend Trudeau, he is a revolutionary.

This is the man now running the national police of Canada.

This is the man who is the “Boss” of the Edmund Burke Society when Proos attacks Allan Stang in May of 1971 to discredit Stang’s intended exposure of Soviet agent Pearson.

In fact, Fromm-Proos buffered their attack on Stang by admitting (an apparent tactic) the truth of Stang’s write-up on reds in the federal government, including  his exposé on their own secret boss, Goyer:

“Nevertheless, against these disadvantages, Stang has put together a commendable summary, covering the highly questionable backgrounds of Trudeau, Gagnon, Goyer, the F.L.Q., Praxis Corporation, and the “peace” Movement; dealing with facts long familiar to regular readers of STRAIGHT TALK!”

But, why the attack on Stang?  Stang and the John Birch Society planned a mass-mailing to Canadians to expose communist Pearson.

That Canadian mass-mailing intended by Stang and the JBS who published Stang’s Canada article in American Opinion in April 1971, is the target of paragraph one of the Fromm-Proos assault on Stang in the May 8th, 1971 issue of Straight Talk!, Volume III,Number 8.  Said Proos, with F. Paul Fromm, B.A. as Editor and Kastuś Akula, by the way, Associate Editor:

In the April issue of AMERICAN OPINION, the John Birch Society’s monthly publication, there was a 27-page article titled “CANADA: How the Communists took control”.  Its author, Alan Stang, diagnosed Canada to be in the same position today as Cuba was after the Castro takeover in 1959.  In its missionary zeal, the U.S.-based Birch Society has undertaken to warn the Canadian people of the impending disaster via a mass-mailing (around 100,000 copies) of the article to professionals and businessmen in Canada.  The scheme is to be financed through $25,000 raised in Canada and a like amount drawn from J.B.S. funds.

That mailing is what Fromm and Proos were afraid of.  The effect of their attack on Stang could only protect  Pearson from 100,000 letters to Canadians that would have exposed him as a Communist.  Imagine the inquiry and the federal clean-up that might have ensued in Canada if that mailing had been done.  Not only Pearson, but Goyer, Trudeau and the rest of the appointed and elected Reds would have been outed.

Moreover, Fromm had set up the Edmund Burke Society as a national police front under Communist Lester Pearson, thus, the attack on Stang to halt the mass-mailing spared Fromm and his EBS from exposure as faux “conservative” tools of the same band of Communists.

Jean-Pierre Goyer

Jean-Pierre Goyer was Solicitor General of Canada from Dec. 22, 1970 to Nov. 26, 1972

Jean-Pierre Goyer was Solicitor General of Canada from December 22, 1970 to November 26, 1972, in charge of the national police and national security of Canada.  Those were the national police agencies (plural) who set up the Edmund Burke Society in 1967 under Pearson and Goyer’s predecessors; Goyer himself reports to Communist Pierre Trudeau at the time Proos and Fromm attack anticommunist Alan Stang to protect Pearson — and the whole federal level — from a mailing to expose the Communists.

Obviously, Mr. Goyer was in charge of the “security” of the undisclosed Communists (and their handlers, the multinationals and the international bankers) who had (and still have) their grip on Canada.

Brian Ruhe has titled a filmed interview with Paul Fromm:  “Brian Ruhe & Paul Fromm: Jews Created the Canadian Nazi Party in 1965”.  The two parts of the film online, labeled part 1 of 1 and part 2 of 2, don’t actually deal with that subject, perhaps the middle was cut out that explains how the Jews supposedly did it.  But Fromm at the end of the film agrees with Ruhe that he likes the title “Brian Ruhe & Paul Fromm Jews Created the Canadian Nazi Party in 1965.”

By the end of part 2, Fromm states the Canadian Jewish Congress founded the Nazi party, and then eventually destroyed it, and that it was done as a pretext to pass hate-speech laws in Canada.  Fromm offers no details as to the modus operandi  of the Jews in setting up their little Nazi party.

We do know, from Adrien Arcand writing in 1965 in DOWN WITH HATE! that the royal commission on hate propaganda was a vehicle of the Canadian Jewish Congress; and that the CJC’s ex-president on that Hate committee, “Mr. Saul Hayes, Q.C., of the CJC”, made some enigmatic statements in a CJC publication concerning the Vatican Council II and the consequent future of Communism.  Devout Catholic Adrien Arcand wrote:

M. Hayes est aussi écrivain, à l’occasion.  L’été dernier, il faisait publier sa prose en première page du “Bulletin du Cercle Juif, organe officiel français du Congrès Juif Canadien.  L’occasion de son intervention littéraire était importante, il s’agissait de nous faire savoir ce que lui ou le CJC pensait du Concile Oecuménique Vatican II.  Entre autres considérations et conclusions du grand événement mondial, M. Saul Hayes écrivait donc (No. de juillet-août 1964):

Mr. Hayes is also a writer, on occasion.  Last summer, he published his prose on the front page of the “Bulletin du Cercle Juif“, the official French organ of the Canadian Jewish Congress.  The motive of his literary intervention was important, it was to let us know what he or the CJC thought of the Ecumenical Council of Vatican II.  Among other considerations and conclusions from the great world event, Mr. Saul Hayes wrote (July-August issue, 1964):

Dans de telles conditions, la civilisation occidentale et chrétienne ne peut plus dominer le monde et le catholicisme doit faire face à de nouvelles forces tels (sic) que le communisme et l’athéisme”.

In such conditions, Western and Christian civilization can no longer dominate the world and Catholicism must confront new forces like Communism and atheism”.

I know from my own research that the other CJC ex-president on the Hate Committee, Maxwell Cohen, was a pro-red Zionist; according to a brief to the federal government in 1956, Cohen was paid to smear Senator Joseph McCarthy by the Canadian CBC and various publications.  That news comes from Ron Gostick, with whom Fromm claims to have been associated.  Thus, the royal committee on hate propaganda seems to have been a vehicle of pro-Communist Jews.  All the more so, if Judaism cannot be separated from Communism, the latter being a device of the former to achieve the aims of the Talmud.  Please read Arcand.

Now, if Mr. Fromm is willing to say that the Jews set up Canada’s Nazi party in 1965; he cannot then deny the viability of the accusation quoted by Barrett that he himself set up the Edmund Burke Society as a national police front (more below).  Nor the observation by me that he did it under Soviet agent Lester Bowles Pearson as his primary employer, and therefore that Paul Fromm and his EBS were a conduit for communist moles, and merely pretended to attack the Communists.

LEFT-WING AUTHOR STANLEY BARRETT
GRUDGINGLY OUTS THE EBS AS A POLICE FRONT

Author Stanley R. Barrett, in his book, Is God a Racist?, describes the founding of the Edmund Burke Society (EBS), which he says at pages 70-71 was set up as a national police front via campus security.  There is a copy of some of the book in google books online.  It was originally published in 1987 by the University of Toronto Press.  I got myself a used paperback from Amazon for about two bucks, ISBN 0-8020-6673-9; I have a 1989 reprint. You can download the extract, “Forerunners”.  Here are the relevant excerpts:
 

1 – BARRETT ON THE ABOVE-GROUND (VISIBLE) FOUNDING OF THE EBS:

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“In February 1967 three young men sat around a counter at a coffee shop in Toronto’s Lord Simcoe Hotel.  They had just attended a meeting of the Canadian Alliance for Free Enterprise (CAFE), an organization inspired by the conservative writings of Ayn Rand.  The shared view of the three men was that CAFE was a ‘talk group’.  They believed, in contrast, that the danger of communism and the disintegration of Western society demanded action.   The upshot was the decision to establish a new organization, one that could canalize ‘militant conservative activism.’  In this way was born The Edmund Burke Society.

The three founding members were Donald Andrews, Paul Fromm, and Leigh Smith, at the time public-health inspector, University of Toronto student, and secondary-school teacher respectively.  Although all three were solidly middle class, their backgrounds were quite different, as were their eventual right-wing careers.  Andrews, born in Yugoslavia, came to Canada under circumstances that can only be described as poignant.  His father, a partisan during the Second World War, had been killed by German soldiers.  His mother married a Canadian serviceman and emigrated to Canada, leaving behind her son, whose whereabouts were unknown.  Finally, she located him, with the help of the Red Cross, and at the age of about ten Canada became his new home.  Fromm, whose father was an accountant for an oil company, was born in Colombia [Bogota], although his ancestry is French Canadian and German.  Only Smith was born in Canada, the youngest of a large family in Quebec.”

 

2. BARRETT RE THE SITE OF OPERATIONS OF THE EBS (U of T CAMPUS):

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“There is little doubt that the college campuses, especially the University of Toronto, were the center of Edmund Burke Society activity, and that the man of the hour was Paul Fromm.”

 

3 – BARRETT ON THE REALITY OF THE EBS AS A POLICE FRONT:

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“I now turn to a rather sensitive issue:  the possible involvement of the police in establishing the Edmund Burke Society.  In 1982 while carrying out research in British Columbia, I came across a document that threw quite a different light on this organization.  According to the document, the Edmund Burke Society was actually set up as an instrument for Canada’s security services in order to draw out the left wing and crystallize its right-wing opposition.  The kingpin behind all this was supposedly a military man, trained at one point by a CIA anti-subversive squad, who had been active in university-campus security for the armed forces in the late 1960s.  Working along with him was a ‘red squad,’ a common term in police circles for a group of people organized and trained to infiltrate organizations, act as agents provocateurs, and generally undermine the left wing by various ‘dirty tricks.’

How serious [sic] should one take these charges?  At the outset it must be pointed out that most of the information in the document consists of the speculations of a man who had been fired from the Central Housing and Mortgage Corporation for allegedly showing a cabinet document to the Native Council of Canada (he later won a court case for wrongful

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dismissal).  It could reasonably be argued that this man had no reason to love the state bureaucracy.  And yet, there is a great deal of circumstantial evidence that lends plausibility to his accusations.  There are, for example, newspaper reports of his dismissal and trial, as well as the military man’s role in campus security.  Several of those said to belong to the ‘red squad’ were, indeed, members of the Edmund Burke Society.  Moreover, I know for a fact that at least two of them have over the years been police informers.  Finally, the document itself was submitted to an inquiry about the RCMP by a Progressive Conservative MP.  If the charges in the document are fanciful, the person who prepared it should be congratulated for his imaginative powers.  However, if the RCMP and other police agencies did not control the Edmund Burke Society behind the scenes, perhaps there will be someone in the top echelons asking:  why not?!”

Note the activity here:  “According to the document, the Edmund Burke Society was actually set up as an instrument for Canada’s security services in order to draw out the left wing and crystallize its right-wing opposition.”  Our Communist-occupied federal government appointed Fromm to “crystallize” and “draw out” two opposing sides.  Note that Fromm’s career will be occupied in efforts to “crystallize” and “polarize” two more opposing sides:  the “Rest of Canada” (in the form of political parties opposed to Quebec) … in order to “negotiate” the dismantling of Canada with the red political party created in Quebec by the Pearson fed in 1967, meaning, necessarily, the North American Union; because the reds are aiming for decentralization of the nation-state into city-states, Communist  multicultural city-state regions under a one-world government).

Barrett concludes in the middle of the next section:

“[…] the Edmund Burke Society’s significance should not be underrated; it provided the training ground for the two principal figures who were to dominate the scene during the years ahead:  Andrews on the far right and Fromm on the fringe right.”

The fact that Barrett did not footnote this material — obviously to protect his “right-wing” “racist” theory — adds credibility to the allegations.  His theory being, in the chapter “Forerunners”, that the tiny Canadian Nazi party (1965) and Fromm’s Edmund Burke Society (1967) were grass-roots operations that were symptomatic of what Barrett considers “right-wing” extremism taking root in Canada.  Perhaps Barrett was concerned that if he didn’t at least make the admission that the EBS was a police front, someone else might find “the document” that he himself had found, and discredit his book.

Despite Barrett’s blackout on the identities of the men involved in his grudging exposé, I have managed to identify the man who was fired from the Central Housing and Mortgage Corporation, whom Barrett says exposed the EBS as a police front.  That man was Walter Rudnicki.

And I have managed to identify the MP who I think submitted Rudnicki’s document to an inquiry about the RCMP.  That man was Frank Oberle, Senior, a Progressive-Conservative MP from Prince George-Peace River.

In this short segment from the Commons Debates of October 31, 1977 (pages 487-488) (you can find them online in Canadiana.org), Oberle Sr. says:

“Hon. members will recall the case I made when my friend, Walter Rudnicki, was indeed tried and convicted without a chance to defend himself.  A brilliant civil service career was destroyed.  His family life was interrupted by this government simply because he was identified as a subversive.  He was fired from the public service.”

That identifies Oberle as linked with Rudnicki.  A very strong indication that I do have the right MP is the additional material in the same Federal Hansard from October 1977, where Oberle provides the House of Commons with a useful snapshot of Canada’s multiple security forces, and identifies the civilian force that Barrett calls the ‘red squads’ which were used along with the EBS in the campus-based police operation at U of T to set up a right-wing front in Canada.  Our PC member from Prince George-Peace River, in the Commons Debates of October 31, 1977, narrates.  (See Hansard, page 487.)

Mr. F. Oberle:
Commons Debates of 31 October 1977, page 487

Commons Debates of 31 October 1977, page 487

Top left column of the page of Hansard above:

“Let us for a moment consider what is meant by the term security forces.  Take a look at some of them.  We must be specific.  Apart from the RCMP law enforcement agency, the federal agency, there is, of course, what we know as the security service which is responsible to the Commissioner of the RCMP but which has a very special task, that of reacting to subversives, terrorists and so on.  This is an intelligence agency within the RCMP.

Then there is another security force which is called the security analysis group and which operates under the auspices of the Solicitor General.  Perhaps I may quote a former solicitor general, the present Minister of Supply and Services (Mr. Goyer), explaining its functions on September 21, 1971.  He said the purpose was to study the nature, origin, and causes of subversive and revolutionary action, its objectives and techniques, as well as measures necessary to protect Canadians from internal threats.

[….]

Furthermore, the task of this particular security force is to compile and analyze information on subversive and revolutionary groups and other activities, to investigate the nature and scope of the internal threat to Canadians, and to plan measures to counteract those threats.  The Solicitor General told us repeatedly that this particular group was not an operational group.  We know better.  As my hon. friend from the Yukon has clearly shown, this group is indeed an operational police force.  It recruits and trains agents to provoke actions within unions and on university campuses, to infiltrate right wing and left wing societies, to encourage them to demonstrate on the streets, and to promote acts which are normally illegal

Now that we have an idea as to the kind of security forces which are operating in this country I ask the question:  why is it necessary sometimes, as the Prime Minister says, for these agencies to break the law?”

We have thus identified as fact, thanks to a sitting MP, that security services of Canada do recruit “agents” “on university campuses” for clandestine operations.  Fromm was on a university campus (Saint Michael’s College, U of T) when he set up the Edmund Burke Society in 1967, and which Barrett grudgingly admits was a national security front.

The two worst Communists openly denounced by EBS were in fact running the EBS through control over Canada’s national security and police apparatus in 1971
when Fromm and Proos attacked Stang to stop the mass-mailing

Solicitors General over RCMP et als, over EBS
Lawrence Pennell under Pearson July 7, 1965 – April 20, 1968
John Napier Turner under Trudeau April 20, 1968 – July 5, 1968
George James McIlraith under Trudeau July 6, 1968 – December 21, 1970
Jean-Pierre Goyer under Trudeau December 22, 1970 – November 26, 1972

 
It’s interesting that a fifth Solicitor-general in office after the Western Guard has taken over from the EBS in an attempted “purge of police spies” according to author Stanley R. Barrett, is none other than current president of the World Federalists, the “Liberal” Warren Allmand, a signatory to the UNPA, a world petition for an elected assembly at the United Nations.

This “elected” world government (forced into place by two banker-financed wars to set up the League of Nations and then the U.N.) would cement the century-long coup on our countries with the appearance of democracy, called “democratism” by Soviet defector Anatoliy Golitsyn.

Warren Allmand under Trudeau November 27, 1972 – September 13, 1976

Francis Fox, Solicitor-general after Goyer and also under Trudeau, appears in the October 31st Hansard of the Commons Debates on the RCMP question.  Fox was in office (now a cabinet post) from September 14, 1976 – January 27, 1978.

According to Wikipedia (page last modified on 9 December 2016, at 00:56):

“The Solicitor General of Canada was a position in the Canadian ministry from 1892 to 2005.  The position was based on the Solicitor General in the British system and was originally designated as an officer to assist the Minister of Justice.”

In February of 1967  when Paul Fromm and his colleagues founded the Edmund Burke Society, Louis Cardin was justice Minister; barely two months later, Pierre Elliott Trudeau was Justice Minister.

However, Trudeau was present with Pearson from the outset.  Having been elected from the “safe” (majority Jewish) Mount Royal riding in Montreal, Red Pierre assumed the facade of a Member of Parliament on November 8th, 1965.  On arriving in Ottawa, Trudeau was appointed parliamentary secretary to Soviet agent, Prime Minister Lester Pearson; Trudeau became Justice Minister on April 4, 1967.  In March of 1967, the Edmund Burke Society held its first public meeting (Barrett, p. 52).

Moreover, when Trudeau worked for Pearson, the design was already in place to catapult Trudeau into the PMO, underlining the organic alignment between Communist Pierre Trudeau and Soviet agent Pearson.  Sources indicate that Pearson was dying of cancer.  That nonetheless changes nothing of the fact that Pearson danced a quick-step to keep Canada under control in the hands of a trusted protégé.

As Alan Stang observes in his April 1971 article, a manoeuvre he calls “The Big Switch” took place.  Czar-like, Trudeau inherited Pearson’s top office by default.

Indeed, Trudeau was both Prime Minister and Justice Minister in December of 1967 when Pearson announced his intention to retire and Pierre stepped into Pearson’s shoes as de facto  Prime Minister of Canada.  The whole of Canada’s national police and security establishment thus reported to Pierre Trudeau, the Communist.  It had previously reported to Lester Bowles Pearson, aka “Mike”, a Soviet agent.

If you don’t believe Trudeau was a ommunist, read his editorials in Le Devoir  in 1952.  See my exclusive English translation of Trudeau’s 7-part series, “I’m Back From Moscow”, on his communist-financed trip to the 1952 Moscow economic summit, a Soviet intelligence front.  Yes, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, while employed in Canada’s Privy Council Office as a junior researcher and adviser to Prime Minister Louis Saint-Laurent (who told the U.N. in 1946 that it was “the basis” of the coming “world government”), led a Communist delegation organized by the Communist Party of Canada to a Moscow Economic Summit organized by V.V. Kuznetsov of Soviet Intelligence.

Allan Stang, in CANADA How The Communists Took Control, paints this picture of Pierre Trudeau, an obviously Communist junior adviser at the time of his employment in the Privy Council Office of Louis Saint-Laurent:

“Indeed, so obvious was the nature of the forthcoming conference that in December, 1951, then-Canadian Justice Minister Stuart Garson warned all Cabinet Ministers that it was a Communist operation, and advised that government employees should not attend.

The conference was held in April, 1952.  Of the 471 delegates, 132 were from officially Communist countries.  Observers at the time estimated that 300 of the remaining 339 were known or suspected Party members – which left 39 or so for window dressing.

Marcus Leslie Hancock, one of the six delegates from Canada [led by Trudeau], says the Canadian delegation was organized by the Canadian Communist Party, which also paid the delegates’ bills.  Hancock, then a Communist, says that everyone else he knew in the delegation was also a Party member.”

In April OF 1968, a Liberal convention picked Pierre Elliott Trudeau as Pearson’s official successor.  Apparently proving that Canada has no real intelligence; it has long been hijacked.

Along with the Prime Minister’s Office, Trudeau inherited control of the national police, which necessarily included personal supervision of an operation known as The Edmund Burke Society.

THE WESTERN GUARD:
An Effort to Purge “Police Spies”

Barrett accounts in part for the emergence of the Western Guard out of the Edmund Burke Society, starting at page 75 (and keep in mind, Barrett has admitted the allegation that the EBS was a police front; but he now sails on, presuming it was merely a grass-roots movement):

“The emergence of the Western Guard was a clear sign that the radicals in the Edmund Burke Society had won out over the more moderate sector, and a direct consequence was the resignation of several members, notably Paul Fromm.  Although Fromm eventually went on to establish a variety of organizations that paralleled the philosophy of the moribund Edmund Burke Society, he remained a member of the militant Western Guard for almost three months after the council decision had been taken to create it.  At a banquet held in Toronto in April 1972, attended by a leading member of the Ku Klux Klan, from Michigan, Fromm gave the opening address (Toronto Sun, 1 May 1972).  In that same month, he spoke to a group of high-school students in Arnprior under the auspices of the Western Guard (Straight Talk, vol. 4, no. 7, April 1972).  The announcement of the name change had appeared in the March issue of Straight Talk, but in the April issue Fromm [page 76] was still listed as the Editor.  It was not until the next issue (May-June 1972) that he ceased being the editor, and a note appeared announcing his resignation.  No other comment was made then, but in the July issue there was a lengthy report on his resignation, revealing that it had been a very bitter affair.  Apparently, there had been an agreement whereby Fromm would promise not to establish another right-wing organization, nor would he announce his resignation from the Western Guard to the press.  However, Fromm did in fact give a press release, and Western Guard officials were of the opinion that he was trying to reconstruct the Edmund Burke Society, and to retain Straight Talk as its organ (Fromm had the mailing list for subscribers.  Moreover, they claimed that Fromm had made off with $400 from the Western Guard treasury.  The parting shot was the accusation that he had arranged to have a female member of the right wing arrested at one of his meetings in June 1972.  This was a friend of Geza Matrai, the man who attacked Kosygin in 1971.”

Barrett now returns (page 77) to the allegations of (Walter Rudnicki) referred to at the end of his previous chapter.

Finally, an intriguing explanation for the emergence of the Western Guard, as well as for Fromm’s resignation, concerns the alleged involvement of some of Canada’s police agencies in establishing the Edmund Burke Society in the first place.  According to the document about this matter referred to in the last chapter, a faction of the Edmund Burke Society eventually rebelled against the police agencies’ close control over its activities.  This faction expelled Fromm and and the principal (undercover) police agent, and founded the Western Guard.  The latter, of course, was to be free from police influence, but the document in question states that some members of the ‘red squad’ remained in the Western Guard.  Moreover, by 1975, an agent provocateur had worked his way into the organization, eventually playing a crucial role in putting Andrews behind bars.  I suppose it could be argued that the determined actions on the part of the police to imprison Andrews merely confirmed that the had earlier been in control of the right-wing organization, and were miffed when the Western Guard shunted them aside.  That, however, strikes me as far-fetched.  Somewhat more plausible evidence of the involvement of the police, but still far from concrete, was Fromm’s own statement that he resigned partly ‘because of the growing lack of security in the Western Guard’.  Indeed, at a Social Credit meeting at the end of February 1972, members of the newly formed Western Guard reportedly informed the Socreds that the change had been made ‘as a move to purge police spies and other undesirables’ who had managed to infiltrate the Edmund Burke Society (Globe and Mail, 28 February 1982).

Barrett manages in that last scenario to make it seem as though Fromm himself was opposed to the police infiltration.  This contradicts Barrett’s earlier observations, drawn from the (Rudnicki) document, that (1) the EBS was set up as a police front, and not merely infiltrated later, although subsequent infiltration did take place; (2) Fromm was the man of the hour when the campus agent for the national police saw to the setting up of the EBS.

Said Baarrett at page 53:

“There is little doubt that the college campuses, especially the University of Toronto, were the center of Edmund Burke Society activity, and that the man of the hour was Paul Fromm.”

Unless Fromm himself, from the University of Toronto campus, was a police agent, and a stoolie for the reds under Pearson who needed to create and polarize “left” and “right” movements in Canada (obviously to use  them); then the EBS could not have been set up; neither of the other two visible founders was from a campus.  Therefore, Fromm’s alleged statement that he resigned from the Western Guard over ‘security’ (police-spy) issues, would be self-serving and tactical.

However, what is truly interesting about the “police spy” allegations in the (Rudnicki) document that Barrett refers to, are the known facts that:  the EBS was set up by the national police (for a federal government under penetrated Communist control) in 1967.  And Pierre Elliott Trudeau, while a cabinet minister in the same Pearson cabal was part of a “secret committee” at Power Corporation of Canada which also in 1967 ordered René Lévesque to set up the Parti Québécois (PQ).  These are two federal operations:  a designer Communist party for Quebec; and a designer “far-right” party for the “Rest of Canada”.

The Parti Québécois is communist; its 1972 manifesto is Communist (free download in the sidebar).  You could hardly set up a Communist party to break up Canada without also creating right-wing subversion in the rest of the country, ready to “negotiate” with it after a “Yes” in a referendum.

CONCLUSION – Part I

To wrap this segment up, referring to the 100,000-piece mailing planned by the John Birch Society (“The John Birch Society Looks at Trudeau:  A Review by Jaanus Proos”, Straight Talk! Volume III, Number 8, May 1971), Janus Proos warns:

“Should the scheme come to fruition, flooding our nation with yet another round of ‘hate literature’ against our swinging P.M., both the ‘CANADA’ article and the J.B.S. will be smeared to no end.  Of concern to active Canadian anti-communists, particularly the Edmund Burke Society, is the overflow of indignation and disbelief that will reach beyond the J.B.S. to the entire anti-communist movement, in fact, to anyone suggesting that communism poses a threat to Canada.”

Yes, do not mass-mail 100,000 warnings to the Canadian electorate that Pearson is a Communist, it will “harm” the anticommunist movement!  It won’t be believed!  The hypocrisy of this line stands in stark contrast to the reality known to Editor Mr. Paul Fromm and apparently soon forgotten by his readers.  Note that Proos says “yet another”.  When had a mailing been done before?

In his 2005 obituary entitled “Ron Gostick, R.I.P.”, penned for On Target, journal of the Australian League of Rights (ALOR) and published on 26 August 2005, Paul Fromm pats Gostick on the back for a far bigger mass-mailing exposing none other than Red Pierre Trudeau in 1968.  Here is Paul Fromm, verbatim:

“In 1968, a new comet flashed across the firmament of Canadian politics.  His name was Pierre Trudeau.  The press promoted him as a fresh breath in Canadian politics, a change from the World War I generation of old war horses like John Diefenbaker and Lester Pearson.  Trudeau, Canadians were told, was trendy, irreverent, prone to wearing a cape or posing holding a rose rakishly in his mouth.  Pat Walsh, a veteran as an undercover agent in communist circles in the Province of Quebec, recognized Trudeau and some of his associates.  He’d briefly flirted with the NDP.  Trudeau was far more to the left than the press was telling Canadians.  Ron Gostick did an extraordinary thing.  While the press gushed about Trudeau image and antics, he actually read what Trudeau had written and researched his activities.  He found in Trudeau an admirer of Castro and Mao, a man who had visited Red China in the early 1960s at the depths of the ‘Great Leap Forward’ famine, and returned gushing with admiration.  Ron Gostick published his findings and, assisted with the list of Liberal convention delegates supplied by the disgruntled Paul Martin Sr’s campaign, he began to circulate his warnings.  Hundreds of thousands of the relevant pamphlets were distributed.  In Toronto, Tory Senator Wallace McCutcheon funded the reprinting of perhaps 60,000 leaflets derived from Mr. Gostick’s work by the fledgling Edmund Burke Society of which I was a member.

I had first met Mr. Gostick the year before at a lecture at a downtown hotel.  I was immediately impressed by his knowledge and methodology:  quoting important sources and offering an illuminating commentary.  Mr. Gostick’s warning about Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s affection for communism, his totalitarian streak and his eagerness to change Canadian society brought him a torrent of abuse.  He was denounced as a “hatemonger.”  As has happened in so many instances since, his opponents didn’t say he was wrong, didn’t argue with his facts.  They simply hollered ‘hate’ and said he shouldn’t have said those things.  Within a few years, it became obvious that Ron Gostick’s warnings were more than valid.  Not until the early ’70s did a few right of centre journalists like Lubor Zink and Peter Worthington dare to say what Ron Gostick had said in 1968.”

My, oh my.  Alan Stang “dared” to say it of Pearson in 1971 and was flamed for it by Proos and Fromm, whose EBS had allegedly participated in that same Gostick mass-mailing.

Proos alleged the mailing would damage the anticommunist movement.

In “Frightening Canadian Federal Elections,” for The New Times, Vol. 34, No. 7, July 1968 (Australian League of Rights — ALOR), Eric D. Butler gives a different history of that mailing of Pat Walsh’a material on Trudeau by Gostick, and its outcome.

First, so effective was the mailing on Trudeau by Gostick that Butler reports, in his highlighted opening paragraph:

“Mr. Ron Gostick, director of the Canadian League of Rights, played a major role in the elections.  If it had not been for the tremendous campaign initiated by Mr. Gostick, the Trudeau victory would have been astronomical.  But as Mr. (Eric) Butler reports, there is every sign of a major conservative grass-roots upsurge.”

Butler then tells the story of the “Frightening” Canadian elections of 1968, the Trudeaumania, the exploitation of teenagers with a spectacle approaching mass mysteria in some quarters, the absence of a platform, and Red Pierre Trudeau’s “deep and well-organized support inside the mass media”.  However, said Walsh:

“… a development of the greatest significance started to take place.  There was an increasing flood of demands right across Canada for The Canadian Intelligence Services issue on Mr. Trudeau.  The flood reached tidal proportions and Canadian Intelligence Publications could not meet the demand.  Some groups were authorized to reprint.  Others did not bother to seek permission to republish.  A grass-roots development was now taking place, which had broken the boycott of silence by the mass media.  Mr. Trudeau’s strategists then decided that something had to be done.”

F. Paul Fromm, B.A. and Janus Proos obviously knew how successful a mass-mailing could be.  While Proos claimed it would harm the anticommunist movement, he forgot to say that the mailing the EBS itself took part in (unless they delivered their own 60,000 copies to a dumpster), created not disbelief but tremendous interest among Canadians who had been betrayed by their left-leaning media.  The truth comes out when Eric Butler writes about the “Frightening Canadian Federal Elections”.

Proos and Fromm smeared American anticommunist Alan Stang to prevent a Canadian mass-mailing.  They smeared him to protect Soviet agent Pearson, and the Communist penetration of the federal government for which they, themselves were working.

They smeared Allan Stang by alleging he had published a forgery in CANADA How The Communists Took Control!  Said Proos:

“A telegram, reproduced on the article’s centerfold, reputed to have been sent by Jean-Louis Gagnon is an outright forgery.  A similar telegram was sent but not this one.”

Stang’s head must have spun, the telegram he published in American Opinion was identical to the telegram Straight Talk!  published in a parallel issue that same month of April 1971.

In the next installment of this exposé on Paul Fromm, stooge for the Reds, I will show you the two identical telegrams.

… To be continued.
_________

Read Eric D. Butler’s “Frightening Canadian Federal Elections,” for The New Times, Vol. 34, No. 7, July 1968 (Australian League of Rights – ALOR)
https://anticommunistarchive.wordpress.com/2019/04/06/frightening-canadian-federal-elections-by-eric-d-butler/

Read some of the material Pat Walsh and Ron Gostick circulated on Red Pierre Trudeau in 1968:  ““Trudeau Spearheading Fabian Takeover””, Canadian Intelligence Service (private publication) VOL. 18 — NO. 3 Flesherton, Ontario, March, 1968

In the sidebar:  Exclusive English translation of the 1972 manifesto of the Parti Québécois for a Communist state of Quebec, under “industrial democracy,” the “true heir to Karl Marx” on the program of the Socialist International.
 

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