January 18, 2017 – “Shattered Illusions” – KGB Cold War Espionage in Canada

shatteredillusionsWe are sold out for our January event. Please save the date of Weds. Feb 22nd for our next chapter meeting. 

Join us for the first Dinner Meeting for 2017 and a true story of the KGB operations in Canada.

Retired CSIS member and current Pillar Society President Don Mahar will give us a firsthand and unique account of a true story involving the KGB and its operations in Canada. He knows it because he lived it. He was involved in this case and the de-brief of this KGB agent which has twists and turns. He has written a new book entitled: “Shattered Illusions” to be published in January 2017.  Yevgeni Vladimirovich Brik and James Douglas Finley Morrison were central figures in what was considered one of the most important Cold War operations in the West at the time. Their story, which involves espionage, intelligence tradecraft, intelligence service penetrations, double agent scenarios, and betrayal, is a piece of Cold War intelligence history that has never been fully told. Yevgeni Brik was a KGB deep cover illegal. The story is linked to Ottawa…this is more current than you think.

About the Speaker and Author

don-maharDonald G. Mahar served 41 years in the RCMP Security Service, Canadian Security Intelligence Service and Communications Security Establishment both in Canada and abroad. His career was primarily spent in Counter Intelligence against the Soviet KGB / Russian SVR target. He currently serves as president of the Pillar Society, the retirement/alumni organization for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the former RCMP Security Service.

“Shattered Illusions” By Donald G. Mahar. To be published in January 2017 in hardcover, paperback and eBook formats. Discount orders are available for attendees.

  • Date:  Wednesday, January 18, 2017
  • Time:
    • 5 – 6 p.m. Registration/ Networking
    • 6 p.m. Dinner
    • 7 -8:15/8:30 p.m. Presentation/ Q&A

Where:  Ottawa Police Association, 2nd floor

141 Catherine St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1C3. Parking available at no cost across the street. Bring in your ticket for complimentary parking validation.

Special New Year’s Pricing! Cost:  $20

Cost:  $20 for ASIS members, non-members, and guests.

Tickets are available online. Unfortunately due to logistics, we will not have tickets available at the door.