The idea of characterizing activists as terrorists might conjure up images of the worst totalitarian regimes. But, previously unseen documents accessed via a freedom of information request reveal that the Canadian Security Intelligence Services are seemingly broadening the definition of terrorism to encompass certain types of activists.
Activists say that the Canadian state's conflation of activism with terrorism is an indication of the Orwellian nature of the post-9/11 world order. Canada's government is currently invading and occupying foreign countries while concurrently eroding own domestic democratic rights, such as the right to protests, and all of this done in the name of combating terrorism, even though statistics show that one is more likely to die from lightening than from terrorism in North America.
Critics say that North American elites require a widespread perception of a terrorist threat so as to justify their, otherwise unpalatable, economic and political agendas.
Analysts note that the Canadian police have been caught infiltrating protest movements and acting as agent provocateurs in recent history. They wonder whether the state sponsored false-flag incidents will arise in the future in Canada to justify the rounding up of activists and dissidents who oppose political and economic policies of Canada's ruling class.