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Offline Granny

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Re: RCMP
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2019, 07:01:57 am »
you are so obviously out of your depth (which is quite shallow to begin with) here!
Your strategy of starting out with personal insults betrays your lack of confidence in your responses.

 
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Critical infrastructure has been a national security priority since the Second World War... and starting in the 70s, an energy crisis and terrorist attacks on energy related targets refocused critical infrastructure security on threats from within national borders. Accordingly, world state governments have today tasked themselves with protecting (largely privately owned) energy infrastructure against threats from resident people and groups - how could they not?

perhaps you should acquaint yourself with the National Energy Board responsibilities and, in particular, how it shapes regulatory aspects... and most pointedly as reflects upon TMX, you may want to ask yourself why the U.S. insisted on a sign-off to the recent TMX purchase agreement - one based on grounds related to {their} national security concerns/interest - hey!

1)Profits of foreign corporations, exports to other countries, are not a National Security issue for Canadians, and nobody has ever said they were. Nobody, in particular Trudeau, will ever support the RCMP in using that justification. He'd be hooted off the stage, because pipelines are widely seen as the biggest threat to our future security, even by Trudeau's supporters.
2) If the RCMP are now just acting as security guards for the profits of corporations ...
EG, here ...
https://www.halifaxexaminer.ca/province-house/roughed-up-by-the-rcmp-john-perkins-sues-atlantic-gold-and-the-cops/
And here ...
https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/risk-assessment-wetsuweten-unistoten-camp-1.4975744

 ... then perhaps we, who currently pay their salaries while protesting their invasive and unjust actions that violate our Constitutional rights,  need to rethink the 'national' status of the RCMP and downgrade them to a more appropriate status as private-for-hire-corporate-security guards.
If the RCMP are 'workin for the man' forcing politically unwelcome corporate developments on communities, instead of respecting and enforcing the Constitutional and democratic rights of Canadians to oppose developments in their communities, then the RCMP are not operating as a 'national' police force.

It's important to always keep in mind that government cannot direct the operations of police because politicians can't turn the police against the people to suppress dissent in order to  further their own partisan interests.
That is a perversion and destruction of democracy.