Will Zuzak; DESCHENE.007 = 1987-08-17 letter to Deschenes; 1993-10-06
Dear Subscribers:
     The following letter was sent to Justice Jules Deschenes who was 
appointed by Brian Mulroney to head the Commission of Inquiry on War 
Criminals in Canada 1985-87:
August 17, 1987   

The Honourable Jules Deschenes
4854 Cote des Neiges
Montreal, Quebec

Dear Justice Deschenes:

Enclosed is a CRITIQUE of the Report of the Commission of Inquiry
on War Criminals. As stated in the CRITIQUE, I apologize for any
undue criticism levelled at you. Nevertheless, the issues and
implications raised in the Report are so important that I must
ask you to respond to some of the questions raised in the

First, I shall briefly summarize the main points of the CRITIQUE:

In Chapters I-2 to I-4, we criticize the narrow terms of
reference of the Commission, the ill-conceived  definition of
"war criminals", the limited factual background, the inaccurate
and misleading terminology used in the Report, and the positive
opinion of the Nurnberg War Trials.

In Chapter I-5, we have three specific criticisms of the
methodology used by the Commission.

In Chapter I-7, we are disturbed that the Commission's views on
extradition and on denaturalization-deportation so closely
parallel those of the Office of Special Investigations in the
United States. As well, the polemics attempting to justify
retroactive legislation to allow prosecution in Canada is of
doubtful validity.

Of the four particular criticisms discussed in Chapter I-8, the
most serious is the failure to notify 96% of the people involved
that they have been investigated by the Commission.

In Appendix I-M, we disagree with the Commission's decision to
gather evidence within the Soviet Union, thus establishing an
OSI-type of collaboration with the KGB.

I would be pleased to receive any clarifications that you could
supply on these points or to discuss them with you in person if
you would prefer.

In concluding this letter I would like to address three specific
(1)  Have you read, or are you familiar with, Soviet Evidence in
     North American Courts, by Paul Zumbakis, and Nazi War
     Criminals in America, by Lydia Demjanjuk? If so, why have
     they not been included in the bibliography of the Report?

(2)  On page 827 of the Report, it is admitted that "In 96% of
     the cases which the Commission has investigated it has not
     communicated with the suspects." This decision is absolutely
     unacceptable in a free, democratic society. I would strongly
     urge you to inform all the people whose names have been
     submitted to hostile organinizations and/or governments by
     the Commission and by Robert P. Kaplan.

(3)  Throughout the Report, the Office of Special Investigations
     is described in glowing terms. I personally view the terms
     of reference of the OSI, its collaboration with the Soviet
     KGB and its methods of operation as a very serious
     subversion of the U.S. system of justice. It is frightening
     that you appear to be either ignorant of, or indifferent to,
     the miscarriages of justice being perpetrated by the OSI. I
     must respectfully ask you to reverse your favourable opinion
     of the OSI.

Yours sincerely,

William W. Zuzak, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Will Zuzak; DESCHENE.007 = 1987-08-17 letter to Deschenes; 1993-10-06