The Official Response to the Gouzenko Affair Synopsis Students will increase their knowledge about the nature of the Cold War in Canada by reading and examining the texts of two very important orders-in-council that in theory suspended the civil rights of all Canadian citizens. Federal officials claimed that there was a serious Soviet threat and that these measures were necessary to investigate and apprehend suspects of espionage.
Preparation Bookmark the “EvidenceWeb” (http://www.collectionscanada.ca/education/sources) section of Library and Archives Canada’s Learning Centre for orders-in-council P.C. 6444 (on p. 9), P.C. 411 (on p. 6) and Prime Minister King’s statement of February 15, 1946 (on p. 5) contained in “Documents relating to the proceedings of the Royal Commission…”, under the “Cold War” theme, or print the documents.