Officers spent 9 days watching Ottawa-based journalists, new document reveals. A foreshadowing of Canadian tactics, it was labelled “Project Standard”. It’s a disturbing revelation that allies would be wise to be aware of. From the OPP to the RCMP and CSIS, democracy and rule of law has taken a back seat to fascism. You can only imagine how such agencies are operating against allied interests when it serves them…
A 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 RCMP investigators placed two Ottawa-based reporters under physical surveillance for nine days in 2007 in the hope they might lead them to the unidentified leaker, who could then be arrested.
Only after the surveillance of the reporters had occurred did officers ask their RCMP bosses for the required permission. They were immediately denied authorization, and told to cease the surveillance.