canadian punk band ‘suicide pilots’ investigated by rcmp

canadian punk band 'suicide pilots' investigated by rcmpfrom montreal gazette: Their music is abrasive, their lyrics sharply critical of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and their logo features a cartoon airplane about to fly into the Peace Tower.

But does the punk rock band Suicide Pilots constitute a threat to national security? That was the question Wednesday after one of the band's members made public documents obtained through the Privacy Act revealing that the Suicide Pilots had been the target of an RCMP and an Integrated National Security Enforcement Team investigation.

Yavar Hameed, lawyer for drummer Jeffrey Monaghan, said the decision to investigate a group of musicians raises serious questions about artistic expression in Canada.