An investigation has found that the Canadian military used the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to turn on the Canadian people propaganda techniques intended to be used against foreign enemies. The plan was developed by Canadian Joint Operations Command without the direction of civilian leadership. Military officials said the project was aimed at bolstering government messages about the disease and at stopping civil disobedience to pandemic restrictions. A separate effort collected information about Black Lives Matter gatherings and the movement’s leaders. Military officers said these tactics were somehow needed to aid military efforts to help at long-term care homes and to deliver vaccines to remote communities.