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Whose National Security?
Whose National Security?
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Between the Lines
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ISBN-13: 9781926662749
<p>Would you believe that RCMP operatives used to spy on Tupperware parties? In the 1950s and &#8217;60s they did. They also monitored high school students, gays and lesbians, trade unionists, left-wing political groups, feminists, consumer&#8217;s associations, Black activists, First Nations people, and Quebec sovereignists.</p>

<p>The establishment of a tenacious Canadian security state came as no accident. On the contrary, the highest levels of government and the police, along with non-governmental interests and institutions, were involved in a concerted campaign. The security state grouped ordinary Canadians into dozens of political stereotypes and labelled them as threats.</p>


<em>Whose National Security?</em> probes the security state&#8217;s ideologies and hidden agendas, and sheds light on threats to democracy that persist to the present day. The contributors&#8217; varied approaches open up avenues for reconceptualizing the nature of spying.</p>



<code>* "APEC Days at UBC: Student Protests and National Security in an Era of Trade Liberalization," Karen Pearlston

* "Remembering Federal Police Surveillance in Quebec, 1940s-70s," Madeleine Parent

* "The Red Petticoat Brigade: Mine Mill Women's Auxiliaries and the Threat from Within, 1940s-70s," Mercedes Steedman

* "Spymasters, Spies, and their Subjects: The RCMP and Canadian State Repression, 1914-39," Gregory S. Kealey

* "In Whose Public Interest? The Canadian Union of Postal Workers and National Security," Evert Hoogers