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CSIS director under fire

Will Richard Fadden survive as spy-chief after unleashing political furor?


Canada’s spy chief Richard Fadden has come under fire for saying that a number of Canadian politicians are under the influence of foreign states. B.C Premier Gordon Campbell called the charges by Fadden
“unprecedented and completely unprofessional.” He added: “To cast a shadow of doubt across municipal politicians or provincial cabinet ministers without so much as a shred of substantial evidence I have seen, or anyone else has seen, is simply not acceptable in Canada.” The Ontario and Saskatchewan Premiers, and several Western Canadian mayors, uttered similar criticisms. A spokesman for the Prime Minister said no one has requested any resignation. But while this ire has left his critics wondering whether Fadden will survive as head of the CSIS, some insiders argue Fadden simply expressed what has worried CSIS for years. “I was surprised to hear his comments—not what he said, but that he said it,” said Robert Simmonds, past RCMP commissioner.

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CSIS director under fire

  1. Treason is a criminal offence, charges must be laid against these politicians and bureaucrats. If the spy chief is doing his job properly then there is no reason he should lose the position.

  2. He failed to advise his boss about who..with supporting evidence. His public outing without naming names is really strange–casts doubt on everyone. This is not consistent with the role of CSIS.

  3. Premier Gordon Campbell lacks the credibility to call anyone "unprofessional"

    For over ten years he and his government have been covering up the Water War Crimes that are now well documented online at http://www.waterwarcrimes.com

    In addition, there is the continuing issue of his alleged sexual relationship with the younger lady who is his Deputy Chief of Staff who is paid $150,000 plus per annum. A man's private life is his own business but using public funds to suppport a girlfriend you cannot otherwise afford is public business.

  4. Faden`s tacky rant tactic smells an awful lot like McCarthyism or Soviet era pronouncements in Russia. What Fadden did on television this week does not have a place in what we consider a free and democratic society. He is an incompetent Harper appointment.

  5. A full explanation of the entire process of how foreign governments involve themselves within the domestic affairs and political parties of Canada, in tandem with local community groups, is on youtube at: ( http://www.youtube.com/danshot100 ) all 35 videos were posted a week or so before the CBC's interview with a Canadian government security intelligence service head, addressing a similar topic, and, two weeks before the public arrest of four alleged Canadian passport holders in the United States of America. The multiple video series describe national networks of organized foreign interests active in Canada.

  6. Fadden only said, what the BC citizens, already knew. Campbell, has sold out our province to China. Through Campbell, we have lost, 30.000 mill jobs. Our mills went to China, as well as our raw logs. Campbell wants to bring in. dirty oil tankers from China, into our pristine coast. Campbell spends a lot of his time, running back and forth to China. I hope the CSIS is watching Campbell, he needs to be watched. Campbell is a dictator, and, anyone opposing him, loses their jobs, even if their decision is made according to the law. 91% of BC citizens, will hope that, Campbell, Hansen and the BC Liberals, will be thrown, right off the planet.