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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:39 AM


RCMP’s fruitless Cold War mole hunt included senior diplomats Ignatieff and Rae, archives show...

OTTAWA—Dozens of prominent government officials — including several blue-chip diplomats and politicians — came under RCMP suspicion of being traitors as the Mounties scrambled to uncover a suspected Soviet mole in their ranks at the height of the Cold War.

Newly released archival records show that even the cream of Canada’s foreign service was not immune from scrutiny in the top secret RCMP investigation known as Operation Feather Bed.


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