Did Ottawa spy on Northrop Frye? - Macleans.ca

Did Ottawa spy on Northrop Frye?

Canadian academic once targeted by RCMP Security Service because of his left-wing politics

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Canadian Intelligence archives have revealed that the RCMP Security Service once spied on prolific literary scholar Northrop Frye, CBC News reports. Frye’s anti-Vietnam war sentiments and his involvement in the anti-apartheid South Africa movement were of great interest to the RCMP Security Service, who regularly monitored influential people with left-leaning politics during the Cold War era. The RCMP Security Service no longer exists, and was replaced by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service in 1984.

CBC News

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