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‘Anti-petroleum’ movement a growing security threat to Canada, RCMP say

The RCMP must re-train or release whoever in its ranks characterizes the "anti-petroleum" low carbon economy movement as anti-Canadian. In fact it is the opposite, it is anti-Canadian to remain ignorant or in denial of the threat climate change poses to Canada's economy, and the well-being of its people and environment.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Shawn McCarthy
Globe and Mail
IMAGE: Greenpeace activists hang a large banner off the Lions Gate bridge in Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
Greenpeace activists hang a large banner off the Lions Gate bridge in Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, May 29, 2012.

The RCMP has labelled the “anti-petroleum” movement as a growing and violent threat to Canada’s security, raising fears among environmentalists that they face increased surveillance, and possibly worse, under the Harper government’s new terrorism legislation.

In highly charged language that reflects the government’s hostility toward environmental activists, an RCMP intelligence assessment warns that foreign-funded groups are bent on blocking oil sands expansion and pipeline construction, and that the extremists in the movement are willing to resort to violence.

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