The war of words has resumed between Defence Minister Jason Kenney and the anticolonial and anticapitalist group No One Is Illegal.
In 2012, Kenny issued a news release calling NOII "not simply another noisy activist group but hard-line anti-Canadian extremists".
NOII, which has a very active Vancouver chapter, fired back with a statement calling Kenney the "Minister of Deportation".
This week, Kenney resumed issuing broadsides against NOII on Twitter. (See below.)
It comes as rumours are swirling that the RCMP is going to crack down on the Unist'ot'en camp that's protesting proposed pipeline projects in northern B.C.
Meanwhile, the Vancouver chapter of No One Is Illegal is promoting a fundraiser next Thursday (September 10) at the Wise Hall (1882 Adanac Street).
It will feature Rup Sidhu, Jillian Christmas, JB the First Lady, KImmortal, and Seattle-based Abyssinian Creole and will benefit the Unist'ot'en campers.
So could Kenney's Twitter rant against NOII be linked the election?
Is it possible that the Mounties are going to tear down the Unist'ot'en camp in advance of Canadians going to the polls?
If so, does Conservative Leader Stephen Harper have any advance notice of that happening?
How would the Liberals and New Democrats respond to a potentially violent confrontation between police and First Nations over pipeline projects—including the Northern Gateway, which opposition parties have steadfastly rejected?
Is Kenney drawing attention to NOII to give it more profile in advance of a police raid on the camp?
Is this part of a broader plan to stigmatize anyone who supports the First Nations activists opposed to pipelines as unCanadian?
Or is this all just a bunch of conspiratorial nonsense?
I'll leave the answers up to the commenters.