PEACE GROUPS MONITORED BY RCMP SECRET POLICE:
FIGHT BACK WITH THEIR SECRET INFORMATION

All across Canada, in cities and towns, the RCMP monitored peace groups they considered subversive to the proper order of society.  Any protest was monitored as the Government feared all organized opposition.  The RCMP would even break & enter premises in order to gather material for the inclusion in their files on protest groups.   Many of the RCMP Security Service (SS) files were transferred to the National Archives of Canada (NAC).  This means that secret RCMP files on protest groups ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO YOU!  All you have to do is request the files from the National Archives, and you will be able to prove the wrong-doings and civil rights violations by the RCMP which went unchecked for decades, and continue today under CSIS.

Now, before you become all worried that this takes lots of time and money and knowledge, let us assure you that it does not.
Requests can be, and often are, hand-written.  Although forms for making requests are available from public libraries and
government offices, they are not required.  It costs $5.00 to apply for files on groups and activities.  In the event that they are not
forthcoming with the files, making a complaint to the Information Commissioners is free, and can be hand-written in one sentence.
Such simple complaints are often all that is required to finally get files.  It need only state that you are dissatisfied with the response
of the NAC, and that you would like the Commissioner to investigate and get more material released.  The Commissioners will do the rest.

In Ottawa, go to the NAC Reference Room and view the public RG146 finding aids for the secret files.   There are hundreds of pages of lists of groups and activities and  protests which were observed and noted by the RCMP undercover agents and their moles and snitches.  If you are not in Ottawa, you should ask the NAC to make a copy of the finding aid available to you in your city through the office of your local Member of Parliament. 

These files can be accessed by anyone.  An electronic version of the AIA request form is available at:
http://www.cio-dpi.gc.ca/ip/infosource/Info_6/Request-Frms_e.html
Simply make a request in writing, using the form or letter, by mail, and include $5.00 per file part, to:

Access to Information Coordinator
National Archives of Canada
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0N3
tel. (613) 947-1532/954-4142  fax. (613) 992-9350


Simply state that you request access to an RCMP file under the Access Act (AIA) of Canada.   Just describe in as much detail as
possible the records you seek.  It  is best to have gone through the  RCMP finding aid (RG146) at the NAC first; this way you will
be able to quote the file reference. However, you could simply give the name and location of the protest group, and have the NAC look
 it up for you.  Then add $5.00 and send it to the NAC.

The NAC then has 30 days under the AIA to respond, and they will not meet this deadline, so you must immediately, on day
31, write a letter of delay complaint to the Information Commissioner, stating that the NAC is in a  deemed refusal  (late) position.  Make the complaint soon, as it will help force the release of information.  Simply state your name, address and the fact that the NAC has not properly responded to your request.   You must write to the Commissioner and say that your request was not done in the required time limit, and/or that the response did not include all the requested records, and/or that the response
was heavily and unjustly severed:

Information Commissioner of Canada
300-112 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 1H3
tel. (613) 995-9976/995-2410   fax. (613) 947-7294
http://infoweb.magi.com/~accessca/oic.html

Eventually, and you can wait a year for an initial release, some documents will show up in your post-box.  Remember to give the NAC a new address if you move.  At least 50% of  the material in the subject files will have been deleted by CSIS before it is released by the NAC.  Immediately complain to the Commissioner (see above) about the unreasonable deletions, and that office will  undertake an investigation which will hopefully result in the NAC releasing more documents.  You do not have to justify the reason for the deletions, as this was not your fault.  Just complain!  Many researchers have had to make multiple requests  and ask for multiple investigations by the Commissioner in order to finally access much of the files.

Last, if you are interested in current (1984-1999) secret police files about a group, you should consider writing to the RCMP and CSIS and requesting a file release under AIA.   You will note that the RCMP still show up at all demonstrations, and were certainly active in monitoring peace and protest groups long after that function was to have been transferred to CSIS.  Using the method described above, simply write or fax, and send $5.00 to:
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Mr. Garnet Barlow, Access Coordinator
PO Box 9732, Ottawa, Postal Terminal
Ottawa, ON, K1G 4G4
tel. (613) 231-0107,  fax. (613) 842-1271
toll free 1-877-995-9903

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Access to Information Coordinator
Access to Information Department
1200 Vanier Parkway
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0R2
tel. (613) 993-5162, fax. (613) 993-5080



PEACE and PROTEST GROUPS MONITORED by the RCMP Notes: the first number (between 697 and 801) is the volume
number, and should be used in the request.  The number following the file name refers to the number of file parts for each title.  If
there is no number, then there is only one file part.  The largest has some 50 file parts.  If you want the file on  End the Arms
Race  from Vancouver, then ask for:
RG146, Volume 697, End the Arms Race Committee, Vancouver ,
2 file parts.  Send the NAC $10.00 for the two AIA file requests.

697
End the Arms Race Committee, Vancouver 2
698
Finnish Organization of Canada, Peace Committee, Toronto
UJPO Peace Committee, Toronto
Mainland Nova Scotia Peace Committee 2
Montreal Peace Council
699
Montreal Peace Council 11
700
Montreal Peace Council 11
Canadina Peace Congress, Ontario 3
Thunder Bay Peace Council
701
Thunder Bay Peace Council 9
London Peace Council 4
702
London Peace Council 2
Ottawa Peace Council 11
702/703/704/705/706
Toronto Association for Peace 34
706
Windsor Peace Council 2
707
Windsor Peace Council 4
Sudbury Peace Council 3
Hamilton Peace Council 6
St. Catherine s Peace Council
Porcupine Peace Association, Timmins 3
Peace Council, Oshawa
Welland Peace Council
708
Manitoba Peace Council 12
709
Manitoba Peace Council 9
Action Committee, Winnipeg
Sask. Peace Council 4
710
Sask. Peace Council 14
711
Peace Council Swift Current 2
Peace Council Regina 9
712
Peace Council, Sask 7
Kamsach Peace Council 2
713
Kamsack Peace Council
Moose Jaw Peace Council 4
Pelly Peace Council
Verugen Peace Council
Peace Council Choiceland
Peace Council Wynyard
Peace Council Prince Albert 8
714
Peace Council Rpince Albert
Peace Council Porcupine Plain
Alberta Peace Council 3
Calgary Peace Council 5
Edmonton Peace Council 4
715
Edmonton Peace Council 10
Drumheller Peace Council
716
British Columbia Peace Council 13
717
British Columbia Peace Council 15
718
British Columbia Peace Council 11
719
British Columbia Peace Council 2
Surrey Peace Council 4
BC Peace Council Finance 6
720
Maple Ridge Peace Council
Kamloops Peace Council 3
Central Peace Council
Whalley Peace Council
New Westminster Peace Council 2
Fraser Valley Peace Council
Peace Council, Sointule
Penticton Peace Council
Langley Peace Council 2
Mission Peace Council 2
721
Victoria Peace Council 4
Kimberley Peace Council
Peace Council, Websters Corner
Finnish Peace Council, Websters Corner
Committee for Peace and Disarmament, Vernon 7
722
Burnaby Peace Council 4
Alberni Valley Peace Council
Comox Valley Peace Council
Vernon Peace Council
Cdn Peace Congress, Naniamo 2
Vancouver Peace Assembly 2
BC Peace Council
Cdn Peace Congress, Case History 4
Cdn Peace Congress
723
Cdn Peace Congress, General Executive Committee 5
Cdn Peace Congress, General Council 8
Cdn Peace Congress, Canada
724
Cdn Peace Congress, Canada 2
Cdn Peace Congress, Presiding Committee, Canada
Cdn Peace Congress, National Conferences & Conventions 2
Cdn Peace Congress, National Conference, Toronto 2
Cdn Peace Congress, Conference on the Prevention of Nuclear
War, 1984.   2
725
Cdn Peace Congress, Conference on the Prevention of Nuclear
War, 1984.   2
Cdn Peace Congress delegations to/from Soviet bloc 4
Montreal Writers Workshop
Communist Peace Campaign, International 5
726
Communist Peace Campaign, Canada 8
727
Orgaizational profiles of Cdn Peace Congress
Orgaizational profiles of Quebec Peace Council (APC)
Peace Will Win, BC 3
Peace Farm, NS
Alliance for Nuclear Disarmament, Moncton NB
Crusade for Peace Programme, Mont Royal Que
Peace Station Network, Toronto
Greenpeace Foundation International 3
728
Greenpeace Foundation International 8
729
World Peace Force Foundation, Cdn Section
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Halifax 3
Quebec Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Quebec 7
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Montreal
Toronto Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament 2
730
Toronto Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament 2
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Ottawa 4
731
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Ottawa 10
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament London 2
Welland Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
St. Catherine s Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Sault Ste Marie
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Manitoba
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Winnipeg 2
732
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Winnipeg
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Sakatoon 4
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Regina 4
733
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Regina 2
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Edmonton 12
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Calgary 2
734
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Rycroft
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament British Columbia 10
735
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament BC 10
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament West End Group
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Port Alberni
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Prince George
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Victoria
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Canada
736
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Canada 12
737
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Canada 12
738
Cdn Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Case History, Canada
Peace by Peaceful Means Society, BC
Peace by Peaceful Means Society Vancouver
Peace by Peaceful Means Society Victoria
Church Peace Mission, Interdenominational, Toronto 2
Women s International League for Peace & Freedom Toronto
Women s International League for Peace & Freedom Edmonton
Women s International League for Peace & Freedom Vancouver 3
Midtown Peace Committee, Toronto
Student Union for Peace Action, Dalhouse Univ 2
Student Union for Peace Action Quebec
Student Union for Peace Action Laval Univ 2
Student Union for Peace Action Montreal
739
Student Union for Peace Action Montreal 15
740
Student Union for Peace Action McGill
Student Union for Peace Action Sir Georhe Williams Univ
Student Union for Peace Action Univ of Montreal
New Left Committee, Univ of Toronto 11
741
New Left Committee, Univ of Toronto 3
Student Union for Peace Action McMaster Univ 3
Student Union for Peace Action Ottawa
Student Union for Peace Action Carleton Univ 7
Student Union for Peace Action Kingston
742
Student Union for Peace Action Kingston 3
Student Union for Peace Action Regina 4
Student Union for Peace Action Univ of Alberta, Edmonton 4
New Left Committee, Univ of Alberta, Calgary
Student Union for Peace Action UBC, Vancouver
New Left Committee, SFU, Vancouver
New Left Committee, Canada
744
New Left Committee, Canada 14
745
New Left Committee, Canada 7
746
New Left Committee, Canada 14
747
New Left Committee, Canada 9
Society for Peace Through International Freindship, Edmonton 2
Cdn Students for Nuclear Disarmament, Toronto 2
Student Committee for Chinese Democracy Policy, Canada
Cdn Students for Nuclear Disarmament
Voice of Women Speaks for World Peace, Canada
748
Women s Committee for Peace Action, Alberta
Women s Committee for Peace Action, Vancouver
Women s Committee for Peace Action & aliases, Canada 2
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Nova Scotia
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Montreal 2
Cdn Youth Against War and Fascism, Montreal
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Sudbury
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Chatham Ont
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Ottawa
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Brandon
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Winnipeg
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Saskatoon
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Regina
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Alberta
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Edmonton 3
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Calgary
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Lethbridge
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Blairmore
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, British Columbia
749
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Vancouver 3
Cdn League for Peace and Democracy, Canada 3
Cdn League of Youth Against War and Fascism, Canada
Committee for No War over Berlin, Montreal
Mothers for Peace, Montreal
Cdn Peace Research Institute, Hamilton
Cdn Peace Research Institute, Toronto
Cdn Peace Research Institute, Edmonton 2
Cdn Peace Research Institute, Calgary
Cdn Peace Research Institute, Canada 6
750
Cdn Peace Research Institute, Canada 12
751
Cdn Peace Research Institute, Canada 7
Cdn Peace Research Institute, Case History
Cdn Peace Research Institute, (blank) Canada
Trade Union Women s Committee for Peace, Vancouver
Lithuanian Peace Committee, Montreal
Sask. Peace Coordinating Committee
752
Sask. Peace Coordinating Committee 2
Calgary Peace Coordinating Committee
Nuclear Disamament and Peace Movements, Quebec 4
Nuclear Disamament and Peace Movements, Montreal 4
Youth Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Montreal
Youth Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Toronto 2
Youth Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Ottawa
753
Youth Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Canada
No Nuclear Arms for Canada Committee, Hamilton
Montreal Peace Center 5
Montreal Peace Center School of Violence
Toronto Peace Center 6
Grindstone Island Peace Center 4
754
Grindstone Island Peace Center 5
Peace Center, Sholem Aleichem School, Winnipeg
Peace Information Center, Alberta
Vancouver Peace House
League for Total Disarmament, Vancouver
Friends of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee
(SNCC) Montreal
SNCC Univ of Western Ontario
SNCC Cdn Friends, Univ of Toronto 4
755
SNCC Cdn Friends, Univ of Toronto 4
Friends of SNCC, Queen s Univ
Ottawa Friends of SNCC 3
Friends of SNCC, Sask
Friends of SNCC, Univ of Sask
Friends of SNCC, Regina
Friends of SNCC, British Columbia
Friends of SNCC, Vancouver
Friends of SNCC, Canada 4
Cdn Regional Committee of the Christian Peace Conference
756
Peace Coordinating Committee, Vancouver 3
Cdn Youth for Nuclear Disarmament, BC
BC Women s Committee for World Friendship 2
Movement for Non Violent Revolution, Quebec
757
Peace Friends Anti-Atomic Beneficial World Federation, Canafa
Cdn University Services, Overseas, Moncton NB 5
Society of Friends (Quakers), Montreal
Society of Friends (Quakers), Ontario
Society of Friends (Quakers), Manitoba
Society of Friends (Quakers), Saskatchewan
Society of Friends (Quakers), Alberta
Society of Friends (Quakers), British Columbia
Society of Friends (Quakers), Canada 3
Citizens for Nuclear Disarmament, Montreal
Niagra Peace Movement 3
North York Peace Committee, Toronto
Eastern Alberta Peace Committee
Ad Hoc Committee for Peace Action, Toronto
758
Committee for Peace in the World, Montreal
The East York-Scarborough Anti-War Committee, Toronto
Peace Action League, Victoria 6
Vancouver Peace Action League 3
759
Vancouver Peace Action League 4
Voters for Peace, Toronto
764
Nuclear Disarmament Club, UBC, Vancouver 2
765
Nuclear Disarmament Club, UBC, Vancouver
773
Non Violent Revolutionary Movement, Montreal
Ottawa Committee for Peace and Liberation 2
774
International Association of Educators for World Peace,
Univ of Alberta, Calgary
Cdn communist front, peace and protest groups: direction
and control by communist bloc countries
Youth for Peace, Toronto
775
Drive to End all Nuclear Testing, Victoria
Cdn Coalition to Stop the Amchitka nuclear blast, BC
Student Mobilization Committee, Ontario
Student Mobilization Committee, BC
Coalition for Peace, land and bread, Vancouver
Peace and Development, Canada 6
776
Tree of Peace, NWT
Christian Movement for Peace, Toronto
Alliance for Non-violent Action, Canada 5
Comite Quebecoise pour le desarmement, Quebec 2
Project Plowshares, Canada
777
Project Plowshares, Canada 3
Edmontonians for a non-nuclear future 2
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Edmonton
Halifax Committee against imperialist war 2
Arts for Peace, Canada 2
Peace petition caravan Campaign 3
778
Peace petition caravan Campaign 2
Guelph committee against imperialist war preparation 2
Conseil Estrien de la paix 2
Committee for justice and peace in Ireland 2
Quebec youth for peace and aliases
Housewives consulmers association
Peace association, York township
Anti-war congress, Sask.
Peace Council, British Columbia 5
779
Peace Council, British Columbia 15
780
Peace Council, British Columbia 14
781
Peace Council, British Columbia 14
782
Peace Council, British Columbia 4
793
Peace Council and aliases, subversive actions, Glace Bay NS
Cap Breton Peace Council and aliases
Peace Council activities, Sydney NS
McGill Univ Student Peace Council 2
794
Workers committee for peace, Quebec City 4
Peace Committee, Verdun Que
Jewish peace committee, Montreal
Campaign for nuclear disarmament, Montreal
Youth congress against war and fascism, Toronto
Parkdale peace association, Toronto
Jewish peace committee, Toronto
Peace Council, Alton Ont
Women s committee for peace action, Timmins
Student Peace Council, Toronto 2
Peace Committee, Brantford 2
Peace Council, Youth, Toronto
Peace Council, Simcoe
Kirkland Lake Peace Association
Peace Committee, Thorold Ont
795
Cdn artists for peace, Toronto
Peace Council, Kingston
Peace Council, Brandon
Student Peace Council, Univ of Manitoba
Peace Council, Lac du Bonnet
Peace Council youth, Winnipeg
Jewish Peace Committee, Winnipeg
Women s Peace Council, Kamsach
Peace Council, Pretty View Sask
Youth Peace Council, Battleford
Peace Council, North Battleford
Alberta Peace Council, Lethbridge
795
Committee for the abolition of nuclear testing, Calgary
West-End Peace Council 2
Jewish Peace Council, N. Vancouver
South Hill Peace Council, Vancouver
North Shore Peace Council, N. Vancouver
Peace Council, Trail BC
769
Peace Council, Trail BC
Student peace league, Vancouver
Prince Rupert Peace Council
Peace action committee, Nakusp BC
Peace Council, Whonnock BC
Port Kells Peace Council
Peace Council, Haney
Campbell River Peace Council
Britannia Beach Peace Council
Seymour Heights Peace Council
Lake Corvichan Peace Council
White Roch Peace Council
Courtenay Peace Council
Salmon Arm Peace Council
Rsukin Peace Council
Cumberland Peace Council
World council of peace, Case History
International medical association for the study of living
conditions and health
Protest re: nuclear and biological warfare 2
World peace brigade
Women s international strike for peace 2
797
Women s international strike for peace 7
Women s international liaison committee for international
cooperation 4
International confederation for disarmament and peace 3
798
International confederation for disarmament and peace
Multilateral force for peace, international 2
801
Pugwash conference, History and Organization

NOTE: this list is not complete.  All protests against the war in Viet
Nam, as well as peace congresses and conferences, have been
excluded for reasons of space.  Even if your group or event is not
on this list, there may still be a file held by the NAC, RCMP, or
CSIS, and it is therefore worth asking informally (without a formal
AIA request) if there is such a file.


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