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1962: Cold War Surveillance

From 1959 through the mid 1980s, the RCMP Security Service conducted surveillance on the BCTF and other unions. Activities such as a BCTF AGM motion to hear speakers from the Peace Education Institute, a motion to oppose the testing of nuclear weapons, and the creation of a strike fund were highlighted in an RCMP folder of 1,745 pages on suspected communist influence in the BCTF.

RCMP file extract