Hamilton man's fight with CSIS postponed
Ken Stone wrote an editorial titled 'Harper is wrong in demonizing Iran'
A Hamilton activist thought he’d finally be heading to Ottawa this month for a hearing after CSIS agents visited his home in 2013 – but it has been postponed because those same agents “aren’t available.”
Ken Stone alleges agents from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) visited his house to “intimidate” him in 2013. Stone has long been a vocal labour and anti-racism advocate, and says the agents asked him about an op-ed he wrote in the Hamilton Spectator titled “Harper is wrong in demonizing Iran.” He also visited Iran to attend a conference on Palestinian human rights in 2011.
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After the visit, Stone made a formal complaint to The Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), a board of political appointees that examines CSIS’s operations.
Hearing dates had been set for March 26 and 27 – but in a letter from SIRC dated March 23, registrar Shayna Stawicki told Stone’s lawyer the proceedings were postponed “until further notice” because witnesses aren’t available on “either of those dates.”