Canada Espionage

Where Is The Accountability For Ottawa's Communications Spies?

Monia Mazigh | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

Leaving it up to the minister in charge to decide what is acceptable and what is not, or what is lawful and what is not, is far from a democratic and accountable model. We need review mechanisms with the necessary autonomy, independence and structure to create true accountability.

The "Russian Edison" Changed Our World for the Better

Leah Morrigan | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada
Leah Morrigan

Have you ever heard of Leon Theremin? If you don't know him but you like electronic music or have ever used a toll road transponder, or even if you've noticed the square tag on the side of a peanut butter jar at the grocery store, you have Leon Theremin to thank. The early 20th century Russian-born inventor developed technologies that have and will continue to change our world.

Is Canada Being Polite Enough When it Comes to Espionage?

Colin Kenny | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

All countries with adequate resources have intelligence agencies like CSEC and CSIS. Countries have oversight mechanisms to assure these agencies' political masters -- including legislators from both government and opposition parties -- that the agencies are not breaking the laws of their country or otherwise operating outside their mandate. Canada has no such oversight mechanisms. Or, rather, Canada's mechanisms are so feeble and after-the-fact that nobody can assure ordinary Canadian citizens that their own intelligence agencies are being held to account.

Greenwald: There's More

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Canada hasn't seen the last of stories alleging spying activity in Brazil, journalist Glenn Greenwald told CBC News Monday. Greenwald collaborated w...

NSA Whistleblowers Have Been Sounding the Alarm for a Decade

Catherine Hart | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Catherine Hart

The U.S. National Security Agency has been in hot water for the last few weeks, as whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed a massive online spying system that has been vacuuming up huge amounts of communications data from U.S. and foreign citizens. But Snowden is far from the first whistleblower.

Snowden is a Heretic, Not a Hero

Diane Francis | Posted 08.31.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

His motivation aside, there is no debate that Snowden broke the law and should go to prison. But his methods are important and will determine what happens next. U.S. lawmakers have been demanding answers from intelligence officials on how Snowden, a high-school dropout, got his hands on the country's top-secret programs.

Navy Spy Sentenced

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada

HALIFAX - A naval officer who sold military secrets to Russia received a 20-year prison sentence Friday in a case that exposed Canadian security weakn...

Spy Will Keep His Rank And Salary

CBC | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada

Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle, who has pleaded guilty to selling military secrets to Russia, still holds his rank and receives a salary, the Department...

Preliminary Hearing Set For Accused Spy

CBC | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Politics

A Canadian navy intelligence officer accused of spying will have a preliminary hearing this fall in Halifax. Sub.-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisl...

Tories Resisted Urge To Shame Russia In Spy Case

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government had a host of military and possibly commercial reasons for not blaming and shaming Russia in the aftermath of an embarr...

Lawyer In Alleged Espionage Case Quits

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A handful of staff at the military's principal East Coast intelligence centre have been relocated following a spy scandal involving a junior ...

Spy Case Won't Hurt Canada's Reputation: MacKay

CBC | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada

Defence Minister Peter MacKay is trying to reassure Canadians that allegations of espionage centring on a Halifax naval intelligence officer will not ...

Chinese Spy: Canadian Politicians Were Targets

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2012 | Canada Politics

GATINEAU, Que. - A flirtatious email exchange between a Tory MP and a Chinese journalist has to be taken seriously, because China views foreign politi...

Ottawa Troubled By Use Of Canadian Passports By Russian Spies: Documents

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Russian intelligence service's illegal use of the Canadian passport poses a "troubling threat" to the travel document's integrity, newly ...