Mounties probing CSIS leak conducted unauthorized surveillance of 2 journalists

Dudley Do-RightA rogue group of Mounties investigating the leak of a secret document spied on two Canadian journalists for more than a week without any authorization, CBC News has learned.

The rogue team was acting contrary to the RCMP rule book for investigations into so-called “sensitive sectors,” a term that refers to criminal probes involving academia, politics, religion, the media and trade unions.

  • robins111

    Sensitive Sectors… give me a break, if that doesn’t make you want to puke nothing will.

    • I puked.

      • Justin St.Denis

        I gagged like a cat spitting up a hairball.

  • Justin St.Denis

    The RCMP has discredited itself again, proving that this “traditional Canadian institution” stopped being what it touts itself to be many DECADES ago. The RCMP should be dissolved, possibly broken up into provincial police forces should the provinces they ALLEGEDLY serve currently wish to maintain their local provincial police force. Most provinces would opt to start afresh. The rot in the RCMP started up high, but now it goes DEEP and TO THE CORE.

    • canminuteman

      If journalists were actually journalists I would agree with you. But given what a journalist is these days half of them should be under investigation for sedition so I have no sympathy for them.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Did I say anything about journalists? You got me confused, dude.

        • canminuteman

          The story is about the RCMP being discredited for investigating journalists without authorization. I agree with you that they should not be doing something without authorization, and that that is bad. My point was that since they are journalists, they probably are up to no good.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Aha! Thanks for the context, I didn’t understand that. 😉

  • Funny how the CBC didn’t get its underwear in a knot when the RCMP/CSIS spied on Preston Manning and the old Reformed Party looking for non-existent neo-Nazis.

    The CBC only becomes “activists” when our security intelligence crosses the line with real terrorists and genuine security threats. And all of a sudden Access to Information requests from Left-wing Press are magically answered within the 30 day limit (not 300 days later as is customary with conservative Press).

    • They are selective.

      • Alain

        They stick to their agenda.

    • UCSPanther

      The so-called “Heritage Front” was nothing more than a two-bit hate group that was full of dim-witted lowlifes and edgelord teens.

      In the end, it was not worth the bother of either the RCMP or CSIS because they quietly imploded towards the end of the 1990s. As a national security threat, they were a joke.

      • I think security intelligence was dying of boredom with nothing better to do, until the Jihadis came on the scene on 9/11. Speaking personally, I was under surveillance myself during the ’90’s. And I’m a freakin’ nobody.

        • Justin St.Denis

          It was the 1990s. Ontario had an “Anti-Racism Secretariat” at the time that flogged the Heritage Frint in their presentations hither, thither and yon. Listening to government sources at the time, kne would have sworn Canada was rife with “white supremacists”. It would have been funny were it not for the fact that it was false and brought enormous pressure on police agencies to come up with “criminals” to fit the profile. I turned down a peachy government contract over this BS. I could not be associated with madness…

          • UCSPanther

            Just a glimpse through old McCleans magazines is a glimpse into that time, and it definitely had the marks of a classic moral panic.

          • I hear ya. I could be making a small fortune in the Human Rights industry in Canada. I’m one of the few people in this country who has not only years of field experience in human rights (overseas), but years of study in one of the first specialized schools of UN Human Rights in North America and an alumnus of the first graduating class.

            People like Barbara Hall of the Human Rights Commission don’t have anything near my qualifications. But I wouldn’t touch the HRCs with a ten-foot pole — it’s so corrupt and fake especially if you’ve worked in the real thing.

          • G

            Your experience is EXACTLY!!! why you should be trying to get a job within the HRC.
            Imagine the damaging info you could leak. Imagine the ivory towers you could undermine.

            Damn man, this is what I’ve been saying conservatives should have been doing all along. Infiltrate our people into these hated bureaucracies and attack them from within. Leak HRC shit until you it blows apart.

          • G

            Oops I was talking & typing at the same time 😀 Should be “Leak HRC shit until you blow it apart.

          • I agree in principle. But refer you to my first comment — I was targeted. Pretty much ruined my career — ended up homeless on the streets for 2 1/2 years. (Long story).

            I do find it curious though that the HRCs have never had whistle-blowers or defectors. I think they must check your Marxist pedigree pretty closely.

          • G

            I’m sorry to hear about how you were screwed over. Take care.

          • Thanks. But don’t worry about me — it was a long time ago. And this is my revenge — free speech. 🙂

  • G

    Dudley Do-right is a Ballchinian.