The "fascist shift", as described by author Naomi Wolf in The End Of America/ Letter Of Warning To A Young Patriot, is accelerating in Canada with the tabling of ("State Terror") Bill C-51.
Though universally condemned by experts, and increasingly unpopular amongst Canadians, the Bill will almost certainly pass, as common sense and public opinion become the first casualties of Canada's fascistic governance.
The following overlapping and intersecting fascistic strategies, as enumerated by Wolf, are being entrenched in Canada, all to the detriment of civil society, and to the benefit of a predatory system of top down governance and control:
Invoke an external and internal threat
The Harper government has manipulatively invoked the threat of ISIS to create unreasonable societal fear, so that it can advance an imperial agenda beneath the cover of lies and deceptions.
There are simply too many holes in the official ISIS narrative to accept it at face value. There exists too much contradictory evidence of the West supplying ISIS with weapons and foodstuffs, and of the West not being "serious" about destroying ISIS -- in addition to the fact that the West and ISIS share common goals: namely, the conquest of Syria and further destabilization of the Middle East -- to unquestionably believe the official government narrative.
As professor Michel Chossudovsky explains in, "America's 'Global War On Terror', Al Qaeda And The Islamic State":
"The Global War on Terrorism has become a consensus. It is part of war propaganda. It is also used by Western governments to justify and implement 'anti-terrorist' legislation. It is the cornerstone of the West's demonization campaign directed against Muslims.
It should also be understood that the 'Global War on Terrorism' supports a process of 'economic conquest', whereby countries forego their sovereignty."
But the unreasonable fear creates the pre-conditions for the government to impose Police State legislation on a compliant public that seeks "protection".
Surveil ordinary citizens and target key individuals
Peaceful human rights advocates such as Drs. Pam Palmater and Cindy Blackstock are already being targeted and surveilled, at considerable expense, and for no legitimate reason, yet Bill C-51 promises to become even more intrusive and repressive.
Blackstock is an activist for child welfare as well as Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. Palmater is a lawyer and university professor who is an activist for First Nations causes.