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    Rita MacNeil“I’m no rabble-rouser”

    by Frances Rooney | October 20, 2008

    For decades, many Canadians thought of Rita MacNeil as their own gentle, shy, legendary singer songwriter. Then, last August, recently declassified documents from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police revealed that, in the early 1970s, she was part of a group that the RCMP infiltrated and spied on. The group? Women. Whooo, scary!  read more

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