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alberta • canada • church of scientology of toronto • clayton ruby • cost • fair game • fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentation • globe and mail (canada) • infiltration • lawsuit • legal • medical claims • membership • narconon (aka scientology drug rehab) • office of special affairs (osa) (formerly, guardian's office) • ontario • ontario provincial police (opp) • operation snow white • protest, picket • quebec • real estate • royal canadian mounted police (rcmp) • silencing criticism, censorship • toronto • toronto star (canada)
Reference materials 3rd Line East Mono ON Canada182 Rue Sainte Catherine Est Montréal QC CanadaPeck Building @ 33 Princess Street Winnipeg MB Canada
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Dec 19, 1978
Daughter denies knowing where Hubbard is — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Toronto ON — Diana Hubbard Horwich, 26, the daughter of the founder of the Church of Scientology, Ron Hubbard, was in Toronto yesterday to speak to Scientologists about her father. However, in a press conference she denied all knowledge of her father's whereabouts and refused to say where she had last met him. She said Mr. Hubbard has been filming instructional films to train counsellors. He is in some mountainous place . . . Where? Gosh, I don't know.
Oct 17, 1978
Religious 'cults' [Letter] — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Cabinet members are deliberating on a possible government inquiry into minority religious groups - or cults, as they have been sneeringly designated. I am a minister in the Church of Scientology. I wish to point out that like my church the Christian church began as a cult and has survived thus far on the basis of its own merits and demerits. I claim the right for my church and others to do the same Carolyn Lois Wightman Assistant Professor Department of ...
Aug 27, 1978
Scientology: A long trail of controversy — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Gillette, Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
On May 14, 1951, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard wrote to the U.S. attorney general to plead for help in fending off a Communist conspiracy, dedicated, he averred, to destroying him. "When, when, when," he wrote, "will we have a roundup?" Rambling through seven single-spaced typewritten pages, the letter was, to all appearances, the heartfelt cry of a troubled man. A successful science fiction writer in the 1940s, L. Ron Hubbard, as he signed himself, had gone on to bigger things. ...
Aug 24, 1978
Heaven (on earth) can wait — Albertan (Canada)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Bob McKee
Source: Albertan (Canada)
Those not-so-saintly Scientologists are in the news again. This time, it appears, our money-making missionaries have been up to their cassocks in — of all things — spying and as a result 11 members of the pay-as-you-learn church have been indicted in Washington on charges of stealing government documents and bugging government offices. Some of the things the reverie reverends are accused of include planting scientology "agents" in the government to find out about its investigations into the church; and of ...
Aug 16, 1978
Calgary group to fight influx of mind-warping cultists — Calgary Herald (Canada)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Patrick McMahon
Source: Calgary Herald (Canada)
A group of concerned Calgarians ex-Scientologists and parents of youngsters of the various mind-warping, brainwashing cults such as Hare Krishna and the Unification Church (Moonies), have got together and formed an organization. Its main functions will be to combat such cults, to help parents cope with and understand the situation when their children fall prey to them and, where possible, to rescue the victims and help them get their heads back together. They held their first meeting recently, with 17 people ...
Aug 16, 1978
Church of Scientology attacks investigators and critics — Washington Post
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Type: Press
Author(s): Ron Shaffer
Source: Washington Post
The Church of Scientology is an organization that fervidly shuns investigations. When probed, it attacks the investigators. When criticized, it makes the critics pay. Church attempts to stifle investigations and criticism include lawsuits, harassment, frameups and attempts to have critics jailed, or at least enjoined from talking about Scientology. If there is "a long-term threat" to Scientology, founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote in a confidential memorandum to his staff, "you are to immediately evaluate and originate a black PR campaign to ...
May 17, 1978
Church kept 'enemies list' // Raid on Scientologists netted CIA documents — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Picton
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Washington DC — Secret documents from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency were discovered when offices of the Church of Scientology in the United States were raided by federal agents last year, according to reports published here yesterday. The reports said that apparently original Internal Revenue Service documents were found during the raids, as well as confidential letters between members of the U.S. Cabinet. Also, it was discovered the church kept an enemies list, which included files on Senator Edward Kennedy, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 6, 1978
Members of 3 churches parade to protest remarks by Timbrell — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Toronto ON — Members of Hare Krishna, Unification Church and the Church of Scientology paraded outside Queen's Park yesterday to protest against what they call a witchhunt by the Ontario Government. About 80 protesters carried placards saying, Don't Kill My Religion and Investigate Abuses Not Churches. They were objecting to remarks made March 2 in the Legislature by Health Minister Dennis Timbrell, who said his ministry was considering legislation to impose control over such groups. Mr. Timbrell said that one of ...
Jan 21, 1978
Firemen fight blaze at church of Scientology — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Toronto ON — Toronto firemen were fighting a fire which broke out in the basement of the Church of Scientology at Avenue Road and Bernard Avenue early this morning. The fire, which firemen described as a two-alarm blaze was still out of control at 1 a.m., an hour after firemen were called. No injuries were reported. Ten fire trucks were sent to the scene. Southbound buses on Avenue Road were rerouted along Bedford Avenue. Mario Greco Jr., 21, the owner of ...
Oct 15, 1977
SOS — Edmonton Journal
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bob Wyatt
Source: Edmonton Journal
Dear SOS: While living in Winnipeg, a friend talked me into enrolling in a course run by the Church of Scientology. It cost me $350. After registering, I talked with several people and found out that continuation of the course in which I was interested would cost me thousands of dollars and would entail trips all over Canada and the U.S. So I quit, and asked the Church of Scientology to make good on its promise to refund my money. It ...
Jun 25, 1977
Scientology: Target world government // Hubbard: "We'll make a new society so skip approval for a lot of wogs" — Albertan (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bob McKee
Source: Albertan (Canada)
In the last of a series on the Church of Scientology Bob McKee examines the aims and future [?] of the Church. "Gungho groups are the first Scientology attempts to build a world government. They are a foothold in the community by which to get eventually to govern. What is done in the Gungho Group is going to influence what the community thinks about Scientology." These were the opening remarks made by a former Scientologist called Ron McCann in a talk ...
Jun 23, 1977
Scientology founder heavenly visits — Albertan (Canada)
Jun 23, 1977
Scientology: Money keeps rolling in — Albertan (Canada)
Jun 22, 1977
Scientology's tactics for dissenters / Hubbard: "Law can be used to harass. If possible of course, to utterly ruin" — Albertan (Canada)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Bob McKee
Source: Albertan (Canada)
The Church of Scientology has an effective way of dealing with those who "seek to destroy" it. In this, the third of a series Bob McKee examines some of its methods. There have been dissensions in every church that ever existed but few, if any, have resorted to as drastic a method in dealing with its heretics, as has the Church of Scientology. Not since the Inquisition has a church pursued so severe and uncompromising a stand in rooting out all ...
Sep 15, 1976
Cult launches lawsuit against ex-members [exact date unknown]
Sep 15, 1976
Curing the cult curse [exact date unknown]
Type: Press
Sep 15, 1976
Former member fight cults [exact date unknown]
Mar 26, 1976
Scientology called 'anti-God' — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 1, 1974
Intellectual Freedom // Anti-Scientology books targets of lawsuits — The Library Journal
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Type: Press
Source: The Library Journal
Having won out of court settlements and apologies from publishers of four recent books exposing the "inside story" on the "religion" of Scientology and its founder, Ron Hubbard, defenders of Scientology have vowed to take to court any Canadian library or bookstore that refuses to get rid of these "libelous" books. The Scientologists have conducted similar suits in England, Australia, and the U.S. The books in question are The Mind Benders by Cyril Vosper (reportedly once a high official at ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 26, 1974
Scientologists deny they harass defectors from church // 'Misrepresentation and distortion' alleged — Globe and Mail (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Colin Wright, Nancy Cooper
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
They were replying to charges by church defectors in [[articles on Scientology that appeared earlier this week in The Globe and Mail. The series has been sharply criticized by Rev. Philip McAiney, Douglas Pearse and Sue Surgeoner, all staff members at the church's national headquarters in Toronto. In a nine-page letter Mr. McAiney, a Scientology minister, said, "The degree of misrepresentation and distortion . . . is astounding for a newspaper of your past history." Mrs. Surgeoner said in an ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 22, 1974
Probe of religious sect's practices sought by ex-members — Globe and Mail (Canada)
More: groups.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): John Marshall
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Directors from the Church of Scientology in Ontario and Alberta are seeking Government inquiries into its practices. One of them, Lorna Levett, was the head of the Scientology mission, a franchise operation in Calgary. After 12 years in the movement she walked out and took all but a few of her Calgary disciples with her. A Scientologist franchise, Mrs. Levett said, is a charter granted by the Scientology head office. The holder agrees to send 10-3/4 per cent of the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 29, 1974
Inside religion: Profitable cult in Scientology — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Type: Press
Author(s): Lester Kinsolving
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The "Church of Scientology," a highly profitable form of pseudo-psychoanalysis, has been investigated and exposed by numerous governmental agencies from Australia to England and the U. S. In California, however, this cult, founded by former science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, began last year to acquire a measure of respectabiilty. Somehow, famed San Francisco Forty-niner Quarterback John Brodie was converted. Then the Rev. Vaughn Young, the San Francisco Scientology franchise holder, managed quietly to obtain membership in the Communications Commission of ...
Jun 27, 1974
Libraries Face Libel Threat — Winnipeg Free Press
Type: Press
Source: Winnipeg Free Press
The Church of Scientology of Canada has advised some libraries that they may be cited as party defendants in a libel suit unless they remove certain books from their shelves, Steven Horn, council member of the Canadian Library Association said Wednesday. But, in an advisory memorandum signed by the association's incoming president, Belly Henderson, association members were told, "... the threat is potential rather than actual." The memo said, "In view of the objectives of the ... association, it may be ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 1, 1974
Fear and Loathing in Sutton: The McLean family's fight to escape Scientology — Macleans
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Saunders
Source: Macleans
The McLean family first became involved in Scientology in 1969, when Nan, an energetic grandmother, joined the cult. Her husband, Eric, their two sons and their daughter-in-law followed. Eric McLean is a soft-spoken, 52-year-old teacher of auto mechanics now on leave to work for the Ontario high-school teachers' federation. He and Nan live in an old farmhouse outside the village of Sutton, north of Toronto. By 1972, the five McLeans were pillars of the Church of Scientology. Nan drove 100 ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 1, 1974
Scientology group moves as controversy continues — Calgary Herald (Canada)
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Type: Press
Source: Calgary Herald (Canada)
Charges and counter-charges continued to fly as Calgary Scientologists moved out of their premises at 529 17th Ave. S.W. late Friday night. Landlord Franz Dopf told The Herald the group had been served with a notice to leave because other tenants complained of excessive noise, but Rev. Harvey Schmiedeke, a Scientology spokesman, said the move was caused by a need for more space. "We simply agreed to move." He did not say where the group intends to relocate. Mr. Schmiedeke charged ...
May 31, 1974
Ex-Scientologist charges rip-off — Calgary Herald (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Barry Nelson
Source: Calgary Herald (Canada)
The former head of the Church of Scientology in Calgary said Thursday she has been used by the organization to talk Calgarians out of more than $200,000 — perhaps as much as $350,000. Rev. Lorna Levitt, who resigned from the church April 19, said: "I was being used by the organization to exploit people by promising then in tangibles that I had been indoctrinated into believing Scientology could and would deliver for a price." The price currently varies from $50 per ...
May 31, 1974
Scientology has ways of dealing with those who go against church — Albertan (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Eric Denhoff
Source: Albertan (Canada)
The former head of Calgary's Scientology mission, by attacking that organization, has left herself open to the feeding of "lurid, blood sex crime actual evidence" to the press. That's the way Scientology officially deals with those who attack the organization, such as Lorna Levitt, who resigned April 19. Levitt began attacking the organization in newspaper advertisements more than a month and a half ago, but as yet the church has has not responded according to its policy. Levitt says that, so ...
May 30, 1974
'They didn't get their money's worth' — Albertan (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Eric Denhoff
Source: Albertan (Canada)
The former head of a Calgary franchise of the Church of Scientology, who collected more than $300,000 in fees since 1968 says local people "didn't get their money's worth." Lorna Levitt, who resigned from the church April 19, said Wednesday Calgarians paid up to $5,000 apiece for spiritual counselling, "seeking absolute and total freedom" at her urging but said "it didn't do for everyone what it was supposed to." The local mission — a franchise — was incorporated in January, 1970, ...
May 7, 1974
Metropolitan Toronto Police // Intra-departmental correspondence [Sergeant John B. Fallis' report re. break-in]
Aug 17, 1972
At St. Vincent de Paul // Prison worker hits poor reform — Montreal Gazette
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Type: Press
Author(s): Mary Janigan
Source: Montreal Gazette
Few inmates become reformed at St. Vincent de Paul Penitentiary because prison rehabilitation programs are negligible, a Toronto prison worker said yesterday. Phil McAiney, director of the rehabilitation program Narconon, spent two days recently at the Special Correction Unit of the maximum security institution. He classified relations between the staff and inmates as "open warfare where hatred and fear are the weapons". And he charged that rehabilitation programs consist only of baseball and a weekly visit by the prison psychiatrist. "The ...
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