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Secret deal ‘appalling,’ says law professor

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Christopher Guly

Months before the federal government introduced its controversial Bill C-51 earlier this year, Canada’s spy and border guards agencies reportedly proposed to share information and resources without ministerial review, an agreement many legal observers say further demonstrates the lack of oversight and accountability in national security matters.

According to documents obtained by the Toronto Star via an access to information request, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) agreed to a memorandum of understanding reached last summer to share “investigative...