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Pulling the curtain on CSIS, CSEC & the Five Eyes network

CSIS has gathered information from allied signal intelligence in secret and Canadians will never know what information has been compiled on them. We look at why the sharing of intelligence information should cause human rights concerns in Canada....
CSIS has gathered information from allied signal intelligence in secret and Canadians will never know what information has been compiled on them. We look at why the sharing of intelligence information should cause human rights concerns in Canada.



Spying is in the news again. Although given that it's spying, we only get a shadowy look at  the extent of the controversy. It involves CSIS - the Canadian Intelligence Security Service, CSEC -- The Communications Security Establishment Canada and the so-called Five Eyes ... and a federal court judge's concern that Canada is trying to get those eyes to look and listen into places it might not have the right to.

Paul Champ is a human rights lawyer who deals extensively with national security issues. He joined us from Ottawa to take a peak inside this secret world.


We did request a response from CSIS but have yet to get a response.


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This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.

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