Outspoken First Nations Activist Says She’s Being Tracked By The Government

March 22, 2015 at 18:57 (Uncategorized)

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First Nations activist and Ryerson University professor Pam Palmater speaks to CTV's Question Period about Bill C-51, the government's anti-terror bill, on March 22, 2015. First Nations activist and Ryerson University professor Pam Palmater speaks to CTV’s Question Period about Bill C-51, the government’s anti-terror bill, on March 22, 2015.

By Michelle Zilio | CTVNews.ca

A well-known First Nations activist and lawyer says she is being tracked by the federal government departments.

Pam Palmater, a Mi’kmaq lawyer and professor at Ryerson University, told CTV’s Question Period that access-to-information documents show that she is being tracked by three federal government departments.

“I wrote an access to information request to CSIS (the Canadian Security Intelligence Service), National Defence, the RCMP and Indian Affairs to determine whether or not they were following (or) surveilling me in any way and three out of the group all confirmed that they were,” she said.

Palmater did not indicate which three of the four departments are tracking her.

Palmater said the ATIPs indicate the government started tracking her prior to her involvement in the…

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