Spy Cases

Russian Illegal (2006)

Lefebvre, Stéphane. "Russian Intelligence Activities in Canada: The Latest Case of an 'Illegal.'" Journal of Slavic Military Studies 20, no. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2007): 549-558.

"This article discusses Russia's use of 'illegals' for espionage purposes, using the recent Canadian case of one 'Paul William Hampel.' Unmasked in November 2006, his case ... was reminiscent of another one a decade earlier which involved two Russians who also operated under false Canadian identities.... [T]hat Russia is still using Canada for espionage purposes should not come as a surprise. One of the few tools Russia has[,] absent a strong economy and rejuvenated armed forces, is its intelligence apparatus. Hampel's case should serve as a warning to all well-established advanced democracies: espionage is as important today as it ever was in the pursuit of a state’s national interests."

Lefebvre cites the following contemporaneous reportage (arranged chronologically):

Bell, Stewart, and Adrian Humphreys. "Suspected Spy Arrested." National Post (Toronto), 16 Nov. 2006, A1.

Freeze, Colin, and Alex Dobrota. "Government Arrests Man in Montreal Suspected of Spying." Globe and Mail (Toronto), 16 Nov. 2006, A7.

Bell, Stewart. "Russia Quiet on Alleged Spy Arrest." National Post (Toronto), 17 Nov. 2006, A1.

Cherry, Paul. "Suspected Spy in Court Next Week." Gazette (Montreal), 17 Nov. 2006, A4.

Freeze, Colin, and Alex Dobrota. "Minister Defends Alleged Spy’s Arrest." Globe and Mail (Toronto), 17 Nov. 2006, A6.

Shephard, Michelle. "CSIS Seeks Spy’s Identity." Toronto Star, 17 Nov. 2006, A1.

Ha, Tu Thanh, and Colin Freeze. "Alleged Spy Beat Passport Curbs." Globe and Mail (Toronto), 22 Nov. 2006, A1.

Freeze, Colin, and Tu Thanh Ha. "The Man of Mystery on Docket DES-3–06." Globe and Mail (Toronto), 23 Nov. 2006, A1.

Tighe, Mark, and Mark Paul. "Canada Claims an Irish Boss Is Top Russian Spy." Sunday Times (London), 26 Nov. 2006.

Bell, Stewart. "Alleged Russian Spy Was in Canada’s Sights, Day Hints." National Post (Toronto), 28 Nov. 2006, A8.

Ha, Tu Thanh. "Man Suspected of Espionage 'Doesn’t Exist.'" Globe and Mail (Toronto), 29 Nov. 2006, A12.

Freeze, Colin. "Delay Lifted in Trial of Alleged Russian Spy." Globe and Mail (Toronto), 1 Dec. 2006. [http://www.theglobeandmail.com]

Canadian Press. "Alleged Spy Ordered Deported but Federal Court Guards Secret Identity." 4 Dec. 2006.

Gordon, Sean. "Ottawa to Deport Russian 'Agent.'" Toronto Star, 5 Dec. 2006, A1.

Freeze, Colin. "Alleged Spy Awaits Deportation." Globe and Mail (Toronto), 6 Dec. 2006, A14.

Dobrota, Alex. "Spy Suspect in Moscow, Lawyer Says." Globe and Mail (Toronto), 27 Dec. 2006. [http://www.theglobeandmail.com]

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