What does CSIS know about Tommy Douglas? - Macleans.ca
 

What does CSIS know about Tommy Douglas?

Spy agency fights to withhold information it gathered on political icon


 

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service says any order to release its file on former NDP leader Tommy Douglas would have profound and lasting consequences on the spy agency’s work. “The requirement for secrecy with respect to past and current activities of a security intelligence agency is essential; the origin of information, its extent and the methods by which it was obtained must remain a secret,” the access to information and privacy co-ordinator for CSIS argues in a Federal Court affidavit. A Canadian Press reporter has been seeking access to the agency’s files on Douglas since 2005. The RCMP Security Service apparently kept close tabs on Douglas, even eavesdropping on private conversations.

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What does CSIS know about Tommy Douglas?

  1. RCMP Caught with their pants down again The Canadian Security Intelligence Service says any order to release its file on former NDP leader Tommy Douglas would have profound and lasting consequences on the spy agency’s work. And it would be right for they would be seen as a bunch of bigoted nitwits..
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    • RCMP and CSIS are not the same agency.

      • I assume that thenonconformer is referring to the RCMP Security Service, which was the precursor to CSIS.

  2. CSIS is full of right-wing kooks with a history of "commie" paranoia and consoiracy theories you see today in only the most fringe radical circles of American "conservatism".

    No doubt CSIS would have been acting as mere shills for their frothing FBI handlers,

  3. There will be no living agents alive who went after Tommy. How can they be threatened by democratic transparency. Laughable excuse. The question Canadians must have answered is: why did agents target Tommy, and was it politically motivated? If so, there will be a cost to such corruption…This seems to me what they must fear from being accountable for their actions.