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Federal officials discussed raising alert level to highest level during Idle No More, book says

New Brunswick Oct 17 RCMP APC

Colonial terrorism: RCMP Tactical Armoured Vehicle lurks in the background behind “Tactical Troop” riot cops near Elsipogtog, New Brunswick, Oct 17, 2013.

Indigenous Affairs played central information sharing role with security services, according to new report

By Jorge Barrera, CBC News, March 1, 2018

Senior federal officials discussed raising the country’s alert level to the highest tier at the height of the Idle No More movement, which also shaped how Canada’s security agencies handle Indigenous-led protests, according to a new book. Read the rest of this entry

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CSIS, Aboriginal Affairs kept close watch on Idle No More protest movement

Postmedia News August 11, 2013

Idle No More protest near Sarnia, Ontario, on January 5, 2012, that blocked border crossing.

Idle No More protest near Sarnia, Ontario, on January 5, 2013, that blocked border crossing.

A federal department and the country’s spy agency closely monitored the activities of the aboriginal “Idle No More” movement in late 2012 and early 2013, with the intelligence agency claiming it was doing so not over fear of protests getting out of hand, but to protect the activists from potential violence by others. Read the rest of this entry