RCMP Tracked Photojournalist Amber Bracken In Investigations Database

"An RCMP officer reveals police were collecting information about journalists Amber Bracken and Michael Toledano in a database of police investigations".

"Police in Canada have been collecting information about their interactions with at least two journalists in a national database that tracks law enforcement investigations, an RCMP officer revealed in affidavits released in court on Monday.

The revelation adds a new twist to a case that has triggered widespread criticism, including in a scathing letter signed by more than 40 news organizations on Monday that urged the federal public safety minister, Marco Mendicino, to intervene.

The RCMP submitted the affidavits in support of its actions over the previous week on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory, where officers arrested more than two dozen people, including journalists, in response to requests from a Canadian oil and gas company to enforce a court injunction so that it can build the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline project."

Mike De Souza reports for The Narwhal November 22, 2021.


"Arrested Canadian journalists: CAJ letter to Canada's public safety minister" (Canadian Association of Journalists)

"2 Canadian Journalists Arrested at Indigenous Protest Are Freed on Bail" (New York Times)


Source: The Narwhal, 11/23/2021