Court case alleges spy service overstepped its legal authority by monitoring environmentalists opposed to Northern Gateway proposal.
Infrastructure Minister cites need to properly assess whatever risk, or benefits, that there might be.
RCMP workshops highlighted “supply chain vulnerability” – a back-door tactic to infiltrate systems.
Spy agency’s heavily censored brief highlights a renewed sense of indignation among protesters.
A case dealing with whether Canada’s spy agency overstepped the law in monitoring environmental activists will be open to the public.
Civil liberties group opposes the secrecy request, saying it blatantly violates the principle justice must be seen to be done.
Complaint cites reports that the spy agency shared information with the NEB about “radicalized environmentalists.”
Could bolster relationship with China, but not financially necessary.
Acquiring control of strategic sectors can represent a threat to security interests.
The federal government has set up a counter-terrorism unit in Alberta and one of its main jobs will be to help protect the energy industry from attacks by extremists.