Through the Spyglass
Foreign Intelligence Service for Canada?
A new report from the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute notes that Canada is the only G8 country without the ability to collect foreign intelligence using human agents and cautions that merely relying on allies risks undermining Canadian sovereignty, helps ensure that Canadian foreign policy remains reactive, and that Canada remains a soft target for espionage and terrorist activity. Author Barry Cooper, from University of Calgary, details the history of Canadian intelligence capabilities, current Canadian capabilities and their limitations, and the arguments and issues surrounding the creation of a Canadian Foreign Intelligence Service. http://www.cdfai.org/PDF/CFIS.pdf.
From Canada Watch, an on-line publication of the Canadian Embassy, Washington