CSIS says spies flocking to Canada

Foreign intelligence agencies are monitoring Canada at least as closely as it was during the Cold War, according to CSIS head Richard Fadden, the Montreal Gazette reported. He wrote in the CSIS annual report that the spy agency is aware of some of the nations running spy operations in Canada. They are interested in Canada primarily for its close relations with key allies, and activist groups related to domestic conflicts. Mr. Fadden also said that Canada continues to be a target of Islamist extremists.

Published: Wednesday, 06/15/2011 12:00 am EDT

Foreign intelligence agencies are monitoring Canada at least as closely as it was during the Cold War, according to CSIS head Richard Fadden, the Montreal Gazette reported. He wrote in the CSIS annual report that the spy agency is aware of some of the nations running spy operations in Canada. They are interested in Canada primarily for its close relations with key allies, and activist groups related to domestic conflicts. Mr. Fadden also said that Canada continues to be a target of Islamist extremists.

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