Civil liberties watchdog concerned the RCMP has informants in B.C. anti-pipeline groups

A number of environmental and First Nations groups have said they want to know whether or not the RCMP has placed informants or undercover agents inside Idle No More and other anti-pipeline movements. “We think that people ought to be able to gather together, to protest, to be engaged in community groups, and to be engaged in political groups, without having to worry that the person next to them might be providing information to the RCMP,” said Josh Paterson, executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association. On February 6, the BCCLA filed complaints against the RCMP and Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) for allegedly illegal spying on environmental organizations.

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