Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri, and Andrew Lownie, eds. North American Spies: New Revisionist Essays -- Perspectives on Intelligence History. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press [from Edinburgh University Press], 1992.
Boyle, I&NS 8.2, comments that this compilation provides "useful substance ... on a number of issues in intelligence history." Because they were written "mainly by former postgraduate students who have taken the MSc in American Espionage at Edinburgh University..., [t]he essays show some signs of the rawness and immaturity of postgraduate work." In addition, it is a "somewhat disparate collection of relatively unconnected pieces." Nonetheless, it is a "very good pioneering effort." For Naeseth, MI 19.3, this "is not the best intelligence history book..., but it does have something for everyone.... This book is worth checking out at the local library, but save your money for a title with less academic overtures."
Jensen, Kurt F. "Canada's Foreign Intelligence Interview Program, 1953-90." Intelligence and National Security 19, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 95-104.
Since 1968 "located in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Interview Program was for many years housed with the Defence Research Board at the Department of National Defence."
Jensen, Kurt F. Cautious Beginnings: Canadian Foreign Intelligence 1939-1951. Vancouver and Toronto: UBC Press, 2008.
Henderson, IJI&C 24.2 (Summer 2011), sees this as a "well-researched" and "detailed study" in which the author "has made excellent use of government archival materials in Ottawa, Washington, and London." The reviewer does note that Jensen "makes no mention of Canada's role in the North Atlantic Treaty signed in 1949 and the formation" of NATO. For Sayle, I&NS 25.6 (Dec. 2010), the author "provides a short summary of the administration, operations, and sometimes colourful figures involved in the formative era of Canada's intelligence structures." Yet the book "is largely a missed opportunity to establish a historical record of how and why Canadian foreign intelligence structures developed as they did."
Johnston, Peter. Cooper's Snoopers and Other Follies: A Memoir about Spies, Diplomats and Other Rascals. Victoria, BC: Traffors, 2002. Illustrated ed., 2006. [pb]
From publisher: "Peter Johnston, retired ambassador, tells a story of five years in the Canadian Army in the Second World War, much of them spent as a sergeant in counter-intelligence, including close to two years rounding up amateur spies and other nasties in Italy. He writes of later years in the Canadian foreign service, some of them working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Security Service and many of them engaged in examining assessments of intelligence during the Cold War, entailing close contacts with the British and American intelligence authorities."
Kashmeri, Zuhair, and Brian McAndrew. Soft Target: How the Indian Intelligence Service Penetrated Canada. Toronto: James Lorimer, 1989.
Hannant, I&NS 5.1, notes that the "conventional wisdom" is that militant Sikhs were responsible for the bombing of Air India Flight 182 in 1985. The authors of Soft Target blame the Indian government, although they do "not offer irrefutable proof" of their thesis. Nevertheless, they do paint a "disturbing portrait of the Canadian and Indian intelligence agencies."
Kealey, Gregory S.
1. "The Early Years of State Surveillance of Labour and the Left in Canada: The Institutional Framework of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Security and Intelligence Apparatus, 1918-26." Intelligence and National Security 8, no. 3 (Jul. 1993): 129-148.
2. "The Surveillance State: The Origins of Domestic Intelligence and Counter-Subversion in Canada, 1914-21." Intelligence and National Security 7, no. 3 (Jul. 1992): 179-210.
The author's focus here is "the RNWMP's uncertain path towards a new role as Canada's central domestic intelligence agency," a role that would pass to the new RCMP on 1 February 1920. Kealey is overly enamored of the word "repressive" as a description for state actions..
3. "The RCMP, the Special Branch and the Early Days of the Communist Party of Canada : A Documentary Article." Labour/Le Travail 30 (1992): 169-205.
4. "The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Public Archives of Canada, and Access to Information: A Curious Tale." Labour/Le Travail 21 (Spring 1988): 199-226.
Kealey, Gregory S., and Reg Whitaker, eds. R.C.M.P. Security Bulletins. 6 vols. St. John's, Newfoundland: Committee on Canadian Labour History, 1989-1997.
1. The Early Years, 1919-1929. 1994.
2. The Depression Years, Part I, 1933-1934. 1993.
3. The Depression Years, Part II, 1935. 1995.
4. The Depression Years, Part III, 1936. 1995.
5. The Depression Years, Part IV, 1937. 1997.
6. The Depression Years, Part V, 1938-39. 1997.
7. The War Series, Part I, 1939-1941. 1989.
8. The War Series, Part II, 1942-1945. 1992.
Hannant, I&NS 10.4: Kealey and Whitaker are assembling this series with the aim of "providing a complete record of [RCMP] security bulletins ... beginning from the end of the First World War and extending into the post-Second World War era.... [W]hat we see here, especially in the early years, is not intelligence but narration.... Essentially, [these bulletins] are primary sources, and have to be treated as such.... [They provide] new evidence to view the [Canadian] Communist Party in a much more nuanced way than before.... What the bulletins present ... is occasionally a greatly detailed, but not comprehensive, portrait of political life in Canada.... Perhaps their greatest weakness as political intelligence remains the fact that the RCMP was so blindly anti-communist that sermonizing often overrides thoughtful evaluation."
Kelly, The Hon. William. The Report of the Senate Special Committee on Terrorism and the Public Safety. Ottawa: Ministry of Supply and Services, 1987.
Kelly, William, and Nora Kelly. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police: A Century of History, 1873-1973. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1973.
Kemp, Vernon A.M. Without Fear, Favour or Affection: Thirty-five Years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Toronto: Longmans, Green, 1958.
Laver, Ross, et al. "The Looking-Glass Trade." Maclean's, 24 Jul. 1989, 12-14.
This article looks at the some of the early difficulties and the current situation of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). Established in 1984 to replace the RCMP's Security Service, the CSIS' startup was shaky. Things have improved in recent years, including increased funding. Debate continues over how much power the CSIS should have to monitor the lives of Canadian citizens, and there is concern that the RCMP is moving back into the internal security area.
Leigh, Ian. "Legal Access to Security Files: The Canadian Experience." Intelligence and National Security 12, no. 2 (Apr. 1997): 126-153.
The focus here is on the applicability of the Canadian Access to Information Act of 1982 and Privacy Act of 1982 to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
Lester, Normand. Enquêtes sur les services secrets. Montreal: Les Éditions de l'Homme, 1998.
Lisee, Jean-Francois. In the Eye of the Eagle. Toronto: HarperCollins, 1990.
Surveillant 3.4/5: "English translation of French book, Dans l'Oeil de l'Aigle: Washington face au Quebec, published first by Boreal Books Montreal. The author alleges that the U.S. intelligence community dominated Canadian intelligence."
Littleton, James. Target Nation: Canada and the Western Intelligence Network. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1986.
Henderson, IJI&C 24.2 (Summer 2011), p. 418/fn. 1, refers to this as a "survey on Canadian intelligence during the Cold War period."
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