While Canada grapples with the problem of jihadi-inspired extremists, the long-standing threat of espionage is also a worrisome preoccupation, CSIS says.
CSIS's new threat disruption mandate could include surreptitious meddling with websites, cancelling airline reservations, disabling a car or myriad other schemes.
Even after the Conservative government buckled to pressure to amend the anti-terrors laws, Canadians can still be deemed too dangerous to travel by airline and won't be allowed to challenge the "evidence" against them. As lawyer and author Faisal Kutty puts it, Canadian Muslims can be considered "too guilty to fly, but too innocent to charge." Bill C-51 is a reckless attempt to win over an understandably fearful electorate under the pretense of fighting terrorism. Marginalizing the very Canadians who are on the front-lines of this struggle is worse than poor policy -- it's a threat to all of us.
OTTAWA - Many demonstrators are flattering themselves when they publicly fret about coming under the scrutiny of security
OTTAWA - The executive director of the watchdog that keeps an eye on the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is questioning
OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will delve into the legalities of overseas spying by the Canadian Security Intelligence
OTTAWA - It would be foolish to say the Canadian Security Intelligence Service has "all the bases covered" when it comes
OTTAWA - Canadian spies are trying to narrow the scope of an inquiry into whether they overstepped the law while eyeing environmental
TORONTO - Canada's spy agency deliberately withheld information from the courts in an effort to do an end-run around the