2021-06-28: Canada's Military Offensive Against Canadians    rak

A few days ago, the Ottawa Citizen reported [0] that the
Canadian military violated federal law when it collected
information about Canadian citizens from their social media
accounts. "Errors" also led to the military to proceed with a

    "plan to use propaganda techniques employed during the
    Afghanistan war, claiming that was needed to head off civil
    disobedience by Canadians during the coronavirus pandemic."

Some more interesting quotes from the article:

    "Last year the [Canadian Forces public afafirs] branch
    launched a controversial plan that would have allowed
    military public affairs officers to use propaganda to change
    attitudes and behaviours of Canadians as well as to collect
    and analyze information from the public’s social media

    The plan was circulated at National Defence headquarters in
    draft form and would have seen staff move from traditional
    government methods of communicating with the public to a
    more aggressive strategy of using information warfare and
    influence tactics on Canadians.

    Training for such a capability was also put in place. The
    Canadian Forces spent more than $1 million to train public
    affairs officers on behaviour modification techniques

More amusingly, in September the military distributed forged
letters from the Nova Scotia government claiming that wolves
were on the loose. The Nova Scotia government was caught
unawares when it received panicked calls from the public.

This is terrifying for the public. Fortunately, those
responsible for eroding the public's trust in the armed forces
and for accelerating Canada's descent into authoritarianism will
likely never face any consequences. Sajjan has their back (just
like he had Vance's back), and Trudeau has Sajjan's back.

[0] https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/military-violated-rules-by-collecting-information-on-canadians-conducting-propaganda-during-pandemic-report