If he were spying on us from the afterlife, what would Canada's greatest secret agent think of allegations his country is keeping tabs on, of all places, Brazil?
He'd likely raise a dry martini, suspects Michel Juneau-Katsuya, a former manager at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
In the shadow of legends involving American, British, Russian and Chinese spying, Canadians don't think of our polite and proper nation as a player in cloak and dagger affairs.
But Juneau-Katsuya, a former intelligence officer and strategic analyst on global and emerging issues, says Canada has either been a partner or prime player in breaking open many of the world's great spy dramas.
And it started with the man code-named Intrepid, Canada's Sir. William Samuel Stephenson, the Second World War spymaster who was instrumental in the creation of today's CIA.