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Peter Dale Scott

An Academic Life: Peter Dale Scott

Scion of one of Canada’s most noted intellectual families — his father F.R. Scott: poet, founder of the CCF, McGill Dean of Law and mentor of Pierre Trudeau; his mother, Marian Dale Scott: Montreal painter of extraordinary depth and close friend of Norman Bethune —  Peter Dale Scott, born in 1929, forsook in 1961 a junior Canadian embassy post in Poland that partly involved reading cables from the International Control Commission policing the 1954 Geneva Accords dividing North and South