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Canada’s spy agency helped prepare all-of-government approach in case Idle No More protests ‘escalated’: secret files

Flash mob in Edmonton mall, December 2012.

Idle No More flash mob in Edmonton mall, December 2012.

Justin Ling, National Post, March 23, 2014

Secret documents from Canada’s spy agency show that the Canadian government was getting ready in case last year’s Idle No More protests “escalated.”

A heavily-redacted 11-page report — with one entire page missing — obtained under the Access to Information Act shows that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service was involved in preparing an all-of-government approach to dealing with the First Nations protests, which began in late 2012.

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