Jason Kenney goes on a Twitter rant against No One Is Illegal

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      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.

      Comments

      6 Comments

      Captain obvious

      Sep 3, 2015 at 1:08am

      Zero comments. *Sick Burn*

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      No

      Sep 3, 2015 at 8:14am

      NOII seems like any other group that's hungry for power and wants the world to operate according to their narrow view. Intolerance at it's most extreme and they seem to thrive on anger and hatred. Nobody in their right mind would want to live under a system dictated by a group of damaged individuals.

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      BikerCK

      Sep 3, 2015 at 12:52pm

      Uncoupling the luck of the draw in where you were born, from the human right we should have -- to live where we please on the planet, doesn't seem much like a power grab to me.

      Condemning people to suffering over something so trivial as birthplace make me upset too.

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      ann moores

      Sep 3, 2015 at 2:24pm

      He's no Donald ,who can banter with people.

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      Tired

      Sep 3, 2015 at 11:05pm

      is that what qualifies as a rant nowadays?

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      geeknomad

      Sep 4, 2015 at 1:33am

      #justtinfoilhatthings

      If that hashtag did not already exist, we would have had to invent it.

      Subverting a parliamentary system through political means is totally doable, or else Alberta would not be run by the NDP right now (and surely, hell hath frozen over).

      Declaring the state's existence illegitimate, when that state enjoys the overwhelming support of a population that seems fully conscious of its rational self-interest...calling the assertion merely stupid does not do it justice.

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