A Canadian investigation found that the military used the COVID-19 epidemic as an excuse for turning on Canadian citizens propaganda methods intended for use against foreign enemies. Canadian Joint Operations Command developed the plan without civilian direction. According to military officials, the plan was designed to boost government information about the disease as well as stop civil disobedience towards pandemic restrictions. Separate efforts were made to gather information regarding Black Lives Matter events and their leaders. According to military personnel, these tactics were needed in order to assist the military’s efforts to build long-term homes for seniors and deliver vaccines to isolated communities.