What follows is a cautionary tale that, despite all the assurances by the RCMP that they would never consider protests to be terrorism under C-51, this remains standard operating procedure.
Last week, a private terrorism blacklist called World-Check was brought to light, raising questions about who is being targeted in its database, and why.
FINTRAC is a financial intelligence unit whose mandate and practice quietly touch just about every resident of the country -- raising major privacy concerns in the process.
When it comes to "anti-terrorism," government and state security agency behaviour is dominated by throwbacks to the Cold War, with Harper serving as Canada's self-appointed avenging angel.
Harper stated that the government is "looking at additional powers to make sure security agencies have the range of tools available." But what will these powers actually do?