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“The Raids” on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Click below to watch Mick’s interview with TVO’s Steve Paikin as he details his fictionalized telling of the mining raids, an important part of Sudbury’s history.

Originally published: June 24, 2014 | Length: 17:39

The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO’s flagship current affairs program offering in-depth analysis and intelligent debate on issues of concern in the rapidly changing world around us.

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More critical praise for Mick Lowe’s “The Raids”

“The Raids” is a fascinating excursion into unexplored realms in the Canadian past. What if the US CIA’s operations that saw the covert overthrow of governments worldwide, assassination of political opponents, and macabre experiments using mind-altering drugs on human subjects had also included intervention into the strategic nickel deposits in Sudbury? What if the CIA viewed the communist-led Mine Mill and Smelter Workers’ Union that represented Sudbury’s miners as a Cold War threat? Might the CIA kill people, secretly conspire against a legitimate union, and distort the political fabric of an entire community?
Mick Lowe launches “The Raids” with an emphatic yes to that premise, then proceeds to weave an intriguing tale based on intense political passions, memorable characters and dramatic conflicts. From the depths of the nickel mines to the fierce union hall confrontations to the beer-fueled conspiracies hatched in Sudbury’s raucous bars, Lowe guides us through a tangled story that never fails to entertain. Lowe leaves the reader convinced that what is presented as fiction closely fits historical fact.
Larry Hannant
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Victoria
Instructor, Camosun College, Victoria