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alberta • albertan (canada) • bryan levman • calgary herald (canada) • canada • church of scientology of toronto • cost • dead agenting (black pr, smear campaign) • eric denhoff • fair game • freeloader's debt • hard sell • harvey schmiedeke • income • john mclean • john saunders • lorna levett • mclean family • nancy mclean • narconon (aka scientology drug rehab) • ontario • philip mcainey • robert "bob" dobson-smith • robert kaufman • suppressive person (sp)
Reference materials 3rd Line East Mono ON Canada182 Rue Sainte Catherine Est Montréal QC CanadaPeck Building @ 33 Princess Street Winnipeg MB Canada
14 matching items found between Jan 1970 and Dec 1974. Furthermore, there are 290 matching items for all time not shown.
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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)
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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 ...
Jan 1, 1972
One Flew Over The Cuckoo conference — The Realist
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Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Wolf
Source: The Realist
[...] Another session was led by Bob Dobson-Smith, a hip-executive type who had given up architecture to sell Scientology. ("Okay?" ) Only seven persons showed up for his talk, and two of them left as soon as he began plotting charts all over the blackboard. (One of those who didn't attend had given his reason beforehand: "I dropped out of Scientology - 2000,000 years ago.") Dobson-Smith didn't really need anybody else anyway: there are already ten thousand Scientologists in Toronto, he ...
Dec 18, 1971
Anti-addiction centre seeking help in Ottawa — Ottawa Citizen
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