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Visit this website’s sections on the Gouzenko Affair and the October Crisis of 1970 to learn more about two of the most controversial moments in Canadian human rights history. To learn more about the history of human rights in Canada, visit the main events section.

Visit the site’s extensive archive on the RCMP’s security plan for the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Future Reading:

Clément, Dominique. 2020. “Counteterrorism Security Planning in Canada: From Imperialism to International Terrorism.” In Canada Among Nations, edited by Jeremy Littlewood, Lorne Dawson and Sara Thompson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Clément, Dominique. 2018. “Canada’s Integration into a Global Intelligence Network: From Gouzenko to the Montreal Olympics.” Intelligence and National Security 33 (7): 1053-1069.

Clément, Dominique. 2017. “The Transformation of Security Planning for the Olympics: The 1976 Montreal Games.” Terrorism and Political Violence 29 (1): 1311-1340

Boyle, Phil, Dominique Clément, and Kevin Haggerty. 2015. “Iterations of Olympic Security: Montreal and Vancouver.” Security Dialogue 46 (2): 109-125.

The readings lists available on this site deal with a range of topics from human rights to biographies and specific events.

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