Canadian Security Intelligence Service


CSIS Perpetuates A Culture Of Fear With Unannounced Visits

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.

Canadian Spies Seek Own Cemetery

OTTAWA - It looks like one of Canada's most historic graveyards is about to get a little, um, spookier.The Canadian Security Intelligence Service wants to create a national burial site for its employe...
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Canada Needs A Better System Of Watching Over Anti-Terrorism Legislation

One promising means of addressing the gap in national security review would be to vest Parliament with some of that responsibility. Canada holds the shameful distinction of being the only country among the Five Eyes, the international intelligence partnership that includes the U.K. and U.S., without some form of intelligence review by its legislative body. This needs to change. But that alone won't fix everything. The U.S. has legislative oversight mechanisms in place and yet couldn't avoid scandals around torture.