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1944-45 Greetings to the Soviet Heroes, Together we shall Conquer :  "Greetings to the Soviet Heroes, Together We Shall Conquer". LAC, Acc. No. 1981-32-19 Source: Harry Mayerovitch, Montréal, Québec, 1944-45  





Toronto 1944 Rare Books and Special Collections UBC




Toronto 1944 Rare Books and Special Collections UBC








1945 Mr. Lester B. Pearson addressing one of the committees at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco. M. Lester B. Pearson s'adressant à l'un des comités à la Conférence des Nations Unies sur l'Organisation internationale, à San Francisco. LAC, C-018532















 







"It [the Cold War] began, though nobody was aware of it at the time, in Ottawa, Canada not in one of the major capitals of the world." (5 September 1945)
                                                                 Pierre Berton, Marching to War, p.508



"This is Drew Pearson with a flash from Washington. Canada's Prime Minister Mackenzie King has informed President Truman of a very serious situation affecting our relations with Russia. A Soviet agent [Igor Gouzenko] surrendered some time ago to Canadian authorities and confessed to a gigantic Russian espionage network inside the United States."
                                                                        Drew Pearson,  3 February 1946



























"Now, the conflict is whether the United States or Russia shall control the world."
                                                                                                   W. L. M. King




















John Collins, Montreal Gazette, 23 March 1946



















Nations Unies. LAC Acc. No. 1984-4-1513 Publié par l'organisation des Nations Unies, Département de l'information, Henry Eveleigh, 1947



























"Communism is the most subtle of all evils, because its appeal is made in the name of freedom, and it marches under the banners of Freedom. Its appeal is to the masses, whom it promises to deliver from their chains. It speaks in the name of enlarged opportunity and increased security. It is, in reality, none of these. The immediate purpose of Communism is the complete control of the individual in the name of the state. Its ultimate aim is world domination. Beneath its mask are concealed the secret police, slave labour, and the concentration camp."
                                                                                  W. L. Mackenzie King, 1948























"Without sacrificing the universality of the United Nations, it is possible for the free nations of the world to form their own closer association for collective self-defence [North Atlantic Treaty Organization] under article 51 of the charter of the United Nations . . .  the formation of such a defensive group of free states would not be a counsel of despair but a message of hope."
                                                                 Louis St. Laurent, H of Cs, 29 April 1948












































There's a Future for You in AVIATION Fly with the R.C.A.F. LAC, Acc. No. R1300-308






                       Does the Padlock Law define what Communism is?

Not at all. All it says is that “it shall be illegal for any person, who possesses or occupies a house within the province, to use it or make use of it to propagate Communism or Bolshevism by any means whatsoever.” When asked for a definition in the Provincial Assembly, Duplessis answered that “Communism can be felt” and that “any definition would prevent the application of the law.” …
Raise your voice in protest every time you hear of any violation of human rights, regardless of how small the violation is or even if it is directed at a group you are not in favour of. History has shown time and time again that when a minority, religious or political, is under attack, it is only the beginning --- other groups may suffer later. The most vivid, example is Hitler-Germany where the Communists and Jews were attacked first, then the Social Democrats, then the trade unions, then the churches….then all the free peoples of the world. It will all be done in the name of anti-Communism…. The time to call “Halt!” is NOW! Tomorrow it will be more difficult. [pamphlet signed by 43 clergymen]
Thomas C. Roberts, The Story of the Padlock Law, League of Democratic Rights, Toronto, 1950.




(Peace Movement) Young Demonstrators.  LAC PA-093736, Canadian Tribune




































































































































































Dans l'Opposition. LAC Acc. No. 1989-150-49, Robert LaPalme, 22 December 1956























































"In truth, when John Diefenbaker signed the NORAD Agreement, Canada lost most of its ability to act independently of the United States in a military crisis."
                                                                                                    Knowlton Nash












Avro Arrow 1959 LAC PA-210520












































May 1961 Visit of the President of United States John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline. Group in front of the Government House: President John F. Kennedy, Governor General Georges Vanier, Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker, Mrs. Kennedy, and Mrs. Diefenbaker. LAC, PA-154665, Duncan Cameron May 1961








1961 Women on steps holding signs "No Nuclear Arms for Canada - Pas d'armes nucléaires pour le Canada". LAC, PA-209888, Duncan Cameron 25 September 1961
















































































































































Stop Amchitka Stop the War. LAC Acc. No. R1300-348, 1971?
















1976 Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro and Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau join in a singalong during the P.M.'s Latin American Tour. LAC, PA-136976, Duncan Cameron January 1976