An RCMP tactical vehicle drives past the Parliament buildings on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 in Ottawa.(Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)
"Barbara Perry, director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism, said it's no surprise the RCMP was worried about members leaking information to convoy participants.
'We have to look at what we do know about sexism, misogyny and racism within the RCMP. And you know, those are the bread and butter of the far-right movement,' she said."
"...study after study shows that law enforcement rates very high in terms of authoritarian values, which is part and parcel of the far-right as well. So I think there's definitely overlap."