Pulled from the memory hole...
The Quebec cops' abortive attempt to incite violence at the Montebello SPP protests (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2007/08/22/ot-police-070822.html
) is a matter of recent record, and we've all watched the fallout of the Toronto 18 trial, with CSIS setting a group of angry and/or bored muslim kids up to knock them down and justify their anti-terror budgets. The mole was recently accused by the prosecutors (he's a prosecution witness, by the way) of lying to protect the kids he was setting up because under cross examination by the defence, he said the kids were all dumbasses. Yeah.If Shaikh's lying, whither the case?http://www.thestar.com/Canada/Columnist/article/445794
Anyways, I stumbled across something we may not remember - the CSIS was only created in 1984, when the Mounties got spanked for fabricatnig evidence around the 'FLQ' crisis in Quebec, which allowed Trudeau, globalist par excellence, to institute martial law and stomp on the sovereignty movement in Quebec. Nice, eh?
Check it:Canadians who trust our secret police should think againhttp://www.policyalternatives.ca/MonitorIssues/2006/09/MonitorIssue1453/Homegrown intelligence gaphttp://www.thestar.com/comment/article/415289
In the years after the FLQ “crisis,” Canadians learned how they had been manipulated by the secret police and politicians in power, thanks to Ottawa’s Royal Commission of Inquiry Into Certain Activities of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (the McDonald Commission) and Quebec’s Keeble Inquiry into Illegal Police Activities. These inquiries exposed the dirty tricks and illegal actions employed by the secret police against not only the FLQ, but the democratic sovereignty movement, as well as other individuals and groups on a list of “the politically suspect” (including MPs, election candidates, student groups, and trade unionists).
Seventeen past and present members of the RCMP’s Security Service were charged with 44 offences following the release of the Keeble Report (there would have been more, but the federal government stonewalled the Commission’s request for documents). The McDonald Commission also reported a long list of dirty tricks and illegal actions carried out by the secret police, though these did not result in charges and trials (and portions of the report have yet to be released). These included over 400 illegal break-ins, thefts of dynamite, theft of the membership list of the Parti Québécois, an act of arson, unauthorized mail openings, surveillance of MPs and candidates for office, investigations of the NDP’s Waffle group, illegal detentions involving psychological and physical violence to recruit informers, forging and releasing documents under the FLQ’s name calling for violence to win independence, the massive infiltration of the FLQ to the point where by 1972 secret police agents had a voting majority in the organization. The list goes on and on.
Most of the perpetrators of the dirty tricks and illegal activities among the ranks of the secret police were never charged, and those who were charged either received unconditional discharges upon pleading guilty, or the charges were later dropped. In other words, the secret police were, in practice, not subject to the laws of the land but could cynically violate them at will in the name of “national security.” As a result, the McDonald Royal Commission recommended that, in future, the police--including the secret police—cease all illegal activities, that mail openings and break-ins occur only under the oversight of a judge, and, allegedly most importantly, that the secret police be removed from the RCMP and that a civilian secret police agency be set up. In 1984, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) was accordingly established.
Off topic, but also interesting for students of Trudeau's era:Did the Cold War melt in the Great White North?http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/Page/document/v5/content/subscribe?user_URL=http://www.theglobeandmail.com%2Fservlet%2FArticleNews%2Ffreeheadlines%2FLAC%2F20080607%2FYAK07%2Fscience%2F%3FpageRequested%3Dall&ord=153867567&brand=theglobeandmail&force_login=true
(Sorry, it's a pay article - it dings you 4.95, but I've got the paper - basically, Trudeau hangs with Soviet ambassador, they take their kids to the circus, and engineer Perestroika - probably around the time that Thatcher was showing Gorbachev around and grooming his image to merge the Western system with communism, as Alan Watt talked about yesterday)