Intelligence Officials Admit Spying On Parents Who Oppose Child Sex Changes

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The Canadian government has been monitoring individuals associated with the “anti-gender movement,” citing concerns about their potential for violence and threats to national security.

According to reports from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre, individuals opposing child sex changes and advocating for parental rights are being tracked due to their perceived ties to far-right extremist groups, including neo-Nazis and white nationalists.

A document compiled by the ITAC, obtained by CBC through an access to information request, highlighted the targeting of transgender and drag communities in Canada, both online and in real-world incidents of intimidation. The document outlined ITAC’s role in monitoring threat actors and their intentions, particularly regarding pride celebrations.

The report identified “anti-2SLGBTQI+ narratives” as a recurring theme in violent rhetoric associated with white nationalist, neo-Nazi, and extremist groups such as the Freedom Movement, Diagolon, and QAnon.

Furthermore, the report warned of the potential for violence against the 2SLGBTQI+ community by individuals motivated by religious extremism. It suggested that supporters of this ideology may view members of the LGBTQI+ community as viable targets.

CSIS spokesperson Eric Balsam, in an email to CBC, stated that the agency believes exposure to groups promoting anti-gender extremist rhetoric could incite serious violence against the 2SLGBTQI+ community or individuals supporting pro-gender ideology policies and events.