As "drf" exclaimed when he pointed this* out to me: "WTF?!?"
What the hell has harperco wrought now ? ? ? ?
RCMP warn against threat of coup d’etat
By Ian MacLeod, Postmedia NewsSeptember 12, 2010
OTTAWA — RCMP officials have identified a new threat to national security: a coup d’etat.
The reference to a violent overthrow of the federal government is contained in the RCMP’s plans and priorities report to government for 2010-11. It lists national security as one of five operational priorities for the year.
The document then cites four specific security concerns:
• Espionage and sabotage.
• Foreign-influenced criminal activities detrimental to the interests of Canada.
• And . . . “activities aimed at overthrowing, by violence, the Government of Canada.” (Ed: emphasis mine)
RCMP officials were not immediately available Friday to explain the reference, but such language has not appeared in previous RCMP reports.
Just keeps gettin' curiouser and curiouser . . . .
H/T "drf" & the Lady Alison