The Hemisphere: Faded Red

With Igor Gouzenko back on Page One (see above), another figure from the 1946 Canadian spy trials reappeared in the news. Fred Rose, onetime Communist Member of Parliament who was convicted on Gouzenko's evidence of passing secret information to Russia, turned up in Red-run Czechoslovakia. Rose, who had been living quietly in Montreal since his release from prison in 1951, left Canada by ship in October with a valid passport.

The Canadian government, which regards a passport simply as a proof of citizenship, was well aware of Rose's departure. Explained an official: "If he never comes back, we're well rid of him."


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