Secret RCMP report suggests Canadians may revolt in response to worsening economic conditions

Mar 29, 2024 | Political News

A secret report compiled by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has painted a bleak picture for the future of the country, warning that worsening economic conditions could cause Canadians to revolt against the government

The report, titled “The Whole-of-Government Five Year Trends for Canada,” zeroed in on young people, noting that the way things are going, it is unlikely they will be able to afford to live the life they were promised in the nation they call home.  

The report, a heavily redacted version of which was recently released in response to an access to information request filed by Thompson Rivers University assistant professor Matt Malone, begins by listing a series of crises at home and abroad, predicting that the situation “will probably deteriorate further in the next five years.” 
 
“The coming period of recession,” it suggests, “will … accelerate the decline in living standards that the younger generations have already witnessed compared to earlier generations.” 

Cited as an example of this is the finding that “many Canadians under 35 are unlikely ever to be able to buy a place to live.” 
 
“The fallout from this decline in living standards,” it continues, “will be exacerbated by the fact that the difference between the extremes of wealth is greater now in developed countries than it has been at any time in several generations.” 
 
The next section dealing with the erosion of trust is almost entirely redacted, however the one visible sentence reads, “the past seven years have seen marked social and political polarization in the western world.” 
 
Worsening economic conditions and social unrest, the report notes, have led to a rise in “paranoid populism,” a phenomenon where populists “capitaliz[e] on the rise of political polarization and conspiracy theories” to “tailor their messages to appeal to extremist movements.” 
 
The report offered a number of suggestions for those in power at the RCMP, including a warning that, “law enforcement should expect continuing social and political polarization fueled by misinformation campaigns and an increasing mistrust for all democratic institutions.” 
 
Economic issues have been front and center in Canadian politics as of late, with both the Liberals and Conservatives vying to be the party that finally makes life more affordable for residents from coast to coast to coast.