C-51, the so-called Anti-Terrorism Act, creates new powers for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, CSIS. CSIS was created to maintain the RCMP policing functions apart from intelligence work later after the fiasco of burning down the barn within an FLQ sting operation. This bill gives CSIS the power to perform anything. (Okay, not really anything. It specifically says CSIS cannot directly kill or harm people or "violate the sexual integrity of an individual," but otherwise, CSIS will have a vague set of sweeping powers).
CSIS are going to be able to conduct any operation it thinks is with the interests of protecting dictatorship of Canada. The definition of "undermining the security of Canada" is more assorted suggestions than only a definition, by applying a word "including" before listing nine forms of threats. Using "including" referred to as heading for its list leaves open the chance that CSIS might imagine something else ought to have been on that list.
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