'The suspended operation was not an isolated act. The Ottawa Citizen has revealed that no less than five propaganda or surveillance operations targeting the Canadian population took place in 2020.'
'April 8, 2020: The Canadian army launches an “information operation” under the pretext that the pandemic could cause civil unrest which the army will have to deal with, i.e., suppress.'
'Late May-early June 2020: As part of their deployment to long-term care facilities in Ontario, the CAF spies on mass protests taking place in response to the police killing of George Floyd.'
'The CJOC collects information on the people who took part in those protests and taps into social media accounts to identify so-called “key players.”'
'Meanwhile, a military intelligence unit monitors social media and collects negative comments about Premier Doug Ford and relays them to the Ontario government. (See Canada’s military spied on mass protests against police murder of George Floyd)'
'September 17, 2020: A letter apparently from the Nova Scotia government warns of a wolf pack in the Annapolis Valley. A few days later, the Canadian military admits to being behind the fake letter'
'According to the CAF, the fake letter was intended to test new skills for conducting propaganda missions at home and abroad. A US military intelligence expert ...said the exercise was similar to tactics used on the Afghan population by US soldiers and their allies.'
'October 2020: The CAF plans a new “Strategic Defence Communications” group to advance the “national interest” by influencing public attitudes, beliefs and behaviors, both in Canada and in foreign countries where the CAF is deployed.'
'This new organization will use “aggressive information warfare” techniques to influence Canadians, including the use of military analysts and military retirees to “criticize on social media those who ask questions about military spending.”'
'Oct. 13, 2020: The Ottawa Citizen reveals that the CAF awarded two contracts to British firm Emic Consulting to train ... personnel in techniques to change the behaviors of a target group using the “behavioral dynamics” method developed by Cambridge Analytica’s parent company'
'Canadian imperialism is bringing home to Canada the tactics it employed in seeking to subjugate an Afghan population hostile to foreign occupation.'
'The military’s propaganda operations on Canadian soil are a serious warning....As in Europe with the rise of the far right under the protection of the capitalist state, & in the US...Canada’s ruling class is turning to authoritarian methods of rule to suppress...opposition.'

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