After reading a federal RCMP police assessment of the “anti-petroleum” movement as a growing threat to Canada’s security, Greenpeace climate policy researcher Keith Stewart at first laughed. But as he read the 40-page document, he became concerned.
His concern was heightened by the Canadian government’s intention to pass an anti-terrorism act, Bill C-51, which would give police authorities wide powers, including the right to commit illegal acts.
RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Keith Stewart about the blog he posted Tuesday (February 17) on the RCMP assessment and its impact. Stewart is a climate policy researcher and the Head of the Energy Climate Campaign at Greenpeace Canada.Listen
Greenpeace Canada/Keith Stewart – Caring about the climate is not a crime in Canada. Yet – here
Globe and Mail – ‘Anti-petroleum’ movement a growing security threat to Canada, RCMP say – here
Globe and Mail – Five key questions remain as Ottawa presses ahead with anti-terrorism bill – here
Social Science Research Network – Bill C-51 Backgrounder #2: The Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s Proposed Power to ‘Reduce’ Security Threats Through Conduct that May Violate the Law and Charter – here