Secret Rules for Canadian Spies

Canada's spy agency has been given a new rulebook in light of high-profile scandals where Canadians have been tortured overseas, the Canadian Press reported.

Published: Wednesday, 05/20/2009 12:00 am EDT

Canada's spy agency has been given a new rulebook in light of high-profile scandals where Canadians have been tortured overseas, the Canadian Press reported. The Canadian Security and Intelligence Services has received ministerial directions as the organization begins to take on a greater role in hot spots like Afghanistan. CP obtained the guidebook through an Access to Information Request, but much of the document was redacted, including the current "intelligence priorities." Aid groups say the secrecy of the document make it impossible to know if the new rules are an improvement over the previous edition.

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