Friday, January 07, 2011

CSIS: Foreign influence 'ongoing threat'..and they don't mean the Americans

Foreign interference continues to pose an ongoing threat to Canada's sovereignty and national security, the head of CSIS says in a confidential report.

"These clandestine efforts by foreign governments to influence our officials, policies and communities have the potential to undermine our ability to make independent decisions in Canada's national interests," CSIS director Richard Fadden wrote in a report to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews.

Fadden also writes in the heavily censored report, obtained by The Canadian Press, that those targeted may be "subject to threats, coercion or potential blackmail."

Read more here.

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