Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is investing in new tools for Canadian security agencies to deal with “radical ideology” and “misinformation.”
“We need new tools to combat all these pending threats, so we turned to all security agencies to look at new ways to keep people safe,” says Trudeau. .. Said In French while talking to the media in Vancouver on May 24th.
“As we know, what happens in the virtual world affects the real world. It doesn’t stay on the Internet.”
Mr Trudeau said, “Our society and us” because of the rise of “misinformation” and “disinformation” and the fact that social media has been “weaponized” by foreign actors and domestic militants. He said measures were needed to counter the “new threats that weigh heavily on the country.”
“Whether it is an increasing radical ideology and right-wing terrorism in Canada, or whether it is an illegal example. [Freedom Convoy] The protests we saw in winter have a whole new set of challenges that we need to address, “Trudeau said.
The Prime Minister said this would be done in a way that protects freedom of speech and protest.
“At the same time, we are using more tools to keep Canadians safe.”
The Liberal Party government enacted an emergency law on February 14 to address the truck driver-led Freedom Convoy protest and related border blockades in Ottawa. Protesters have demanded that COVID-19’s obligations and restrictions be lifted.
Throughout the three weeks of protest, few violence was reported on the part of the protesters. At one point, a large camouflage vehicle broke through a police barricade in Sally, British Columbia. The RCMP also seized firearms and made several preemptive arrests near the border blockade in Katz, Alberta. Accusations of murder and other weapons.
The remaining Katz protesters voluntarily disbanded after the arrest so that they were not involved in the case.
Public Security Minister Marco Mendicino said there was a link between the individual arrested in Katz and the protesters in Ottawa, but did not publicly substantiate the claim.
Many other claims by the government and Liberal Party lawmakers surrounding the Freedom Convoy have been grounded since then, including protesters behind the arson of the apartment, threatening sexual assault, and carrying loaded firearms. Is not or has been accused. They were deposited in a bank by Russia.
At the same time as the protests on February 17, a serious unrelated violence to the convoy struck British Columbia’s Coastal Gaslink operation with ax-wielding assailants, killing millions. It is reported that it occurred.
In addition, dozens of Canadian churches were attacked by politically motivated Arson last summer over the problem of unmarked graves found in housing schools.
Trudeau did not mention these incidents in his comments on the May 25 threat outbreak.
Trudeau has not specified which new tools are being invested or adopted, but said the government “is working closely with organizations like the Communications Security Establishment of Canada.” [CSE] Around communication. “
This focus on the information space suggests computer-aided collection and analysis capabilities for collecting data from social media and using keywords and algorithms to identify potential threats.
The CSE is not authorized to collect information about Canadians, but its technical expertise can be leveraged by other security agencies. Eavesdroppers have also published information on Twitter feeds in recent months to combat disinformation in Russia. say it Tweets are based on the intelligence collected.
Public Safety Canada oversees the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the Canada Border Services Agency, and the CSE is National Defense.
The Epoch Times contacted the Canadian Department of Public Security about what security investments were made and what tools were being developed, but did not respond by the deadline.