We are supposed to be surprised by this? It was happening long before that.
There has been lists of enemies of the state since at least the end of WWII.
Even before that, there were lists of those deemed subversive during the
Great Depression. The riots in Regina decades ago probably stimulated the
RCMP to draw up their Communist enemy list. Our democracy has always
be a frail document, that papers over the real agenda of the state.
The state is there to preserve itself and the financial institutions.
Democracy is supposed to put a human face on the feudal system that still
exists. The people are supposed to be the masters of government yet the
elected officials of government have power over the police, the military and
all of the institutions of government. The citizens after each election for the
most part surrender their personal power to the elected officials.
Therefore I am not surprised the military, and police controlled by the
politicians in power would make a list of those they deemed could be a
threat to their power. I am always amused by people who seem so surprised.
No one even thought abut the War Measures Act, it was brought into play to
put down the FLQ but it remained in force for well over a decade without any
real harm, except for the fact that it sets a precedent for future actions.