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Privacy Watchdog Concerned By Spy Data Centre's Practices: Letters

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Politics

The documents paint a fuller picture of how CSIS's secretive analysis centre exploits information collected by the spy service.

Don't Let The Police Steal Canada's National Security Debate

Tim McSorley | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Tim McSorley

The RCMP feels that its voice and the voices of other law enforcement agencies aren't being heard in the government's public consultation on national security, which runs online until midnight PST December 15. Could something so weighted towards police powers have truly excluded the police?

Russia And China Are Trying To Steal Canadian Secrets, CSIS Warns

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Politics

While Canada grapples with the problem of jihadi-inspired extremists, the long-standing threat of espionage is also a worrisome preoccupation, CSIS says.

CSIS Law-Breaking Shows Need For Watchdog With Teeth: NDP

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The NDP says revelations that Canada's lead spy agency illegally kept sensitive data for years underscores the need for stronger parliament...

CSIS Illegally Kept Sensitive Data For A Decade: Federal Court

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Politics

Hard-hitting ruling made public.

NDP Calls On Liberals To Repeal 'Immoral' Torture Directive

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Politics

Liberals say they will review the directive.

Anti-Terror Law Changes Likely Won't Happen Until Next Year

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Politics

Liberals launch national security review.

Would-Be Terrorist Aaron Driver Died Of A Gunshot Wound: Police

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada

Aaron Driver died during a confrontation with RCMP in Strathroy, Ont., Wednesday after making a martyrdom video.

Terror Suspect Railed Against 'Enemies Of Islam' In Chilling Video

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada

Aaron Driver was shot by police after setting off an explosive device in a taxi.

Terrorism Suspect Killed In Police Takedown In Ontario

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada

There had been "reasonable grounds to fear" Aaron Driver would help terror groups.

CSIS Joins Twitter With Awkward Surveillance Joke

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Politics

Is it as good as the CIA's though?

CSIS Perpetuates A Culture Of Fear With Unannounced Visits

Monia Mazigh | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

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.

Canada's Spies Lock Horns With Diplomats Over Anti-Terror Powers

CBC | Dean Beeby, CBC News | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada's spy agency has been frustrated in trying to track Canadians who travel overseas to fight for ISIS and other extremist groups because the coun...

Immigrant Communities Don't Breed Terrorists: Federal Study

CBC | Deen Beeby, CBC News | Posted 06.05.2016 | Canada Politics

But they should be enlisted to reduce any violent radicalization in their midst.

Most Of Feds' Instructions To CSIS On C-51 Kept Secret

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2016 | Canada Politics

The federal government has issued guidance to Canada's spy agency on using contentious new anti-terrorism laws.

Controversial C-51 Powers Used By At Least 4 Agencies

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2017 | Canada Politics

"The risk is that it's being used in ways that are going to be difficult to predict."

Toronto Police Probe Possible Terror Link After Stabbings At Military Site

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Politics

The stabbings took place Monday afternoon.

CSIS Has Used New Powers Since C-51 Became Law

CBC | Peter Zimonjic, CBC News | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Politics

Michel Coulombe, director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, told a Commons committee today that Canada's spy agency has used new disrupti...

Reforming Bill C-51 Can't Wait Another Year

Laura Tribe | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Politics
Laura Tribe

It's been one year. Saturday marked exactly 365 days since the former Conservative government introduced Bill C-51, with its controversial spy powers that experts warn are shredding our basic constitutional rights. So, where do things stand now? After intense debate, C-51 was pushed through Parliament and is now law, but its many opponents are making progress. Over the past few weeks, we have seen positive signs from the new federal government, as it has finally promised to meet calls for public consultation from Canadians, civil society and experts.

Detained Canadian Indicted For Spying In China

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2017 | Canada

Kevin Garratt has been detained since August 2014 by Chinese authorities.

How The Liberals Can Fix Bill C-51 And Reform National Security

Ziyaad Mia | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Politics
Ziyaad Mia

Canada has a new government with a markedly different tone. Gone are the cardboard villains and divisive rhetoric. Despite voting for it, prime minister Trudeau promised that C-51 would be amended. However, because C-51 is deeply flawed the best approach is to scrap the legislation and start fresh.

New CSIS Operations Under C-51 Raise Accountability Concerns

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics

CSIS's new threat disruption mandate could include surreptitious meddling with websites, cancelling airline reservations, disabling a car or myriad other schemes.

Stephen Harper's Legacy Will Be a Democratic Deficit

Gareth Kirkby | Posted 10.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Gareth Kirkby

Forget the election debate over budget deficits and tolerance of the veil. We have another deficit in Canada and it is neither looming nor veiled. We're in the midst of an incrementally created democratic deficit that after nine years of accumulated budget cuts, abuse of power, and muzzling diverse voices has now arguably put at risk our democracy's health and vigour.

Paul Gross Takes Issues With Part Of Canada's Anti-Terrorism Law

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Politics

The chances are far more likely that you’ll drown in your bathtub tonight than you will be killed by a terrorist in Canada.”

How Harper Sows Fear of Muslims in Pursuit of Votes

Faisal Kutty | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Faisal Kutty

The past year has been a very active one for the anti-Islam industry in Canada. Leading the charge is none other than Prime Minister Stephen Harper who -- in gearing up to the elections in October 2015 -- has been stoking Islamophobia by pandering to public unease about Muslims.