Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Civil liberties activists questioned the rationale for CSIS's interest, given that opposition to the project has been peaceful.
The documents paint a fuller picture of how CSIS's secretive analysis centre exploits information collected by the spy service.
While Canada grapples with the problem of jihadi-inspired extremists, the long-standing threat of espionage is also a worrisome preoccupation, CSIS says.
Hard-hitting ruling made public.
With additional extraordinary powers granted to CSIS since the passing of Bill C51, one only can wonder whether these visits are becoming the norm rather than the exceptions. The disruption powers included in Bill C-51 allow CSIS to seize documents or computers, enter people's properties, spy on them without a judicial warrant.
But they should be enlisted to reduce any violent radicalization in their midst.
The federal government has issued guidance to Canada's spy agency on using contentious new anti-terrorism laws.
CSIS's new threat disruption mandate could include surreptitious meddling with websites, cancelling airline reservations, disabling a car or myriad other schemes.
In a recent letter to the Supreme Court, federal lawyer Robert Frater notes Parliament has since enacted changes to the judicial warrant scheme governing CSIS.
In a presentation to federal deputy ministers last year, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said "significant improvements" to the sharing of national-security information were possible within the "existing legislative framework."