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Lea and Fred

By Catherine In the correspondence of the Lea Roback Fonds, one will find letters between Roback and Fred Rose, a union organizer and Canada’s only communist Member of Parliament (under the Labour Progressive Party).  Rose was charged and convicted of communicating official secrets to the Soviet Union.  The accusation of these charges stemmed from Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk who launched the “Gouzenko Affair” in 1945 by defecting to Canada with documents of Soviet espionage activities.  After being released from prison, Fred Rose was ultimately [...]