The government defines a threat completely differently than a citizen does.
We think of threats as violence, things that could physically hurt us. But to a government that also includes anything that could reduce its power.
So currently the definition of threats in the CSIS Act includes ‘foreign influenced activities detrimental to the interests of Canada.’
That doesn’t sound violent. That could describe a Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band in Hamilton.
Watch me break it down in this video: