"The Cold War had swept into Canada and the NFB was seen as a leftist hotbed. Because of her political leanings, [Evelyn] Spice was forced to leave her job at the NFB. In 1958, at the request of the socialist premier of the province, Spice and [Lawrence] Cherry returned to Saskatchewan where they set up a provincial documentary film unit, establishing their own independent film company, Cherry Films, in 1961."
-- Barbara Evans
Evans, Barbara. "BFI Screenonline: Spice, Evelyn (1904-1990)." British Film Institute. http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/581923/.