You may have noticed that recently there have been far less document dumps on the blog than there have been a year ago. The reason for this is the fact that it takes time and money to get the information. There are still outstanding ATIP requests with the CBSA that will be posted here, but I do believe that the majority of my RCMP requests have been processed, since I haven’t heard from the RCMP ATIP office since July 16th.
This doesn’t mean that I’m going to stop writing ATIP requests, but I think that I need to re-assess the primary focus of the requests that I do get. The problem with this is the fact that I’m doing this from my futon at home in the evenings and unlike the Olympics and to a far lesser extent Occupy, I don’t have my personal knowledge of events to pull from. However, the focus of the requests will continue to be on the following:
- Information regarding "Environmental Extremism" and tracking the RCMP's spying on various activists</li>
- Information regarding the use of UAVs or Drones by the RCMP</li>
- Lawful Access legislation and developments</li>
- Electronic Surveillance and Privacy</li>
- Cross-Border collaboration with respect to Grand Jury investigations in the United States</li> </ul> The primary focus of the ATIPs will very quickly go towards the pipeline, and how the RCMP and CSIS are interfering with any and all plans to stop the pipeline. That being said, it's important to not be a one trick pony. It's important for this blog to get back to what matters and that's what will happen in the coming weeks, starting with getting copies of existing ATIP requests already out there.