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Canada / Mounties' Illegal Surveillance Scandal #249703

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 03, 1977
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(Studio) Charges against Canadian government that Royal Canadian Mounted Police used illegal tactics' against enemies of government cited.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Ottawa, Canada) Report on alleged illegal surveillance by Mounties, who are combination of US' FBI, CIA and state police. Noted is one of most controversial allegations, tactics against Quebec leader Rene Levesque and Parti Quebecois, separatist party in opposition to Prime Min. Trudeau. [New Democratic party leader Edward BROADBENT - questions lack of action by Trudeau after Prime Min. discovered Mounties' action against separatist party] [TRUDEAU - responds to opposition charges, include noting reverse criticism if government had constant monitoring of police.] Activities of separatists during 1970's, include terrorism, cited, along with critics' views of government involvement in situation. REPORTER: David Culhane

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:02:50

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