Canadian Government calls climate activists "security threat"
Canadian environmentalists have said they may be subject to increased government surveillance and harassment. This, after Greenpeace Canada secured a copy of a security assessment by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) declaring the “anti-petroleum” movement a “growing and violent threat to Canada’s security.” We’ll talk with Greenpeace Canada spokesperson, Keith Stewart, about the report’s findings and what he thinks are the implications for Canada’s environmental movement.
PHOTO: Blog author Keith Stewart (centre) engages in a sit-in on Parliament Hill to support action on climate change, which the RCMP document suggests is a threat to Canada's national security. (Courtesy of Greenpeace Canada)