This video from Canada says about itself:
If CSIS comes knocking?
6 June 2010
Since fall 2009 there have been ongoing visits by members of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) to social justice organizers and activists. These visits are in addition to CSIS’ ongoing harassment of targeted communities. The People’s Commission Network released a community advisory in May in response to those visits.
A video from Canada which used to be on YouTube, but not any more, used to say about itself:
A CSIS (Canada’s version of the CIA, actually funded and created with help from the good-hearted CIA) spokeperson says that by 2011, all visitors, tourists, business people coming into Canada will have a fingerprint and retinal scan used to track and trace the entrance and exit from Canada ‘as much as possible’ for the purposes of ‘control we need to have’; because of a ‘free-for-all that has been hapening for too long’. On top of that there will be a world TRACKING GRID setup with everyone’s biodata shared between countries. And it’s costly, and very very expensive all for the reason to ‘keep you safe’.
By Vic Neufeld:
Canada’s security forces refuse to release their files on long dead CCF-NDP leader
10 April 2010
A recent Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) decision to block the full release of police files dealing with a long dead leader of the social-democratic New Democratic Party and its predecessor, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), has underscored CSIS’s function as a political and thought police directed, first and foremost, against the working class and left.
In November 2005, Jim Bronskill, a Canadian Press reporter specializing in security, intelligence and other justice-related issues, filed an access-to-information request for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s (RCMP) file on T.C. Douglas. The request was prompted by the approaching twentieth anniversary of Tommy Douglas’s death, as personal files compiled by the RCMP’s Security and Intelligence Branch can be released through Canada’s access-to-information law twenty years after a subject’s death. Douglas, Saskatchewan’s CCF premier from 1944-61 and the NDP’s first federal leader, died of cancer at age 81 in February 1986.
Bronskill’s interest in the RCMP’s surveillance of Douglas was also likely prompted by the renewed interest in him occasioned by a fall 2004 CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) audience-participation television program that selected him “the greatest Canadian.”
In response to Bronskill’s request, Library and Archives Canada, to which Douglas’ RCMP file had been transferred by CSIS, released a 1,142-page dossier. But, under CSIS’s supervision, it had blacked out approximately 30 percent of the dossier’s content “due to national security concerns.”
This video is Mouseland, by Tommy Douglas.
- Canada’s spy agencies need tighter control: Editorial (thestar.com)
- Judge slams Canadian spies for misleading court, withholding information (o.canada.com)
- Canadian spy agency set up covert sites worldwide at NSA’s request (rinf.com)
- Canadian Security Intelligence Service Asked Foreign Intelligence To Spy On Canadians – CSIS Also Purposely Misled Judge (blogs.ottawacitizen.com)
- Canadian spy agency withheld information from court to get warrants, judge says (thestar.com)
- The Meteoric Growth of Canada’s SIGINT Agency (matthewaid.com)
- Canada’s intelligence service asked foreign agencies to spy on Canadians (terminalx.org)