Thursday, June 25, 2015

Former Spy: CSIS Warnings on Agents of Influence Should Be Taken Seriously

Michel Juneau-Katsuya, former Asia-Pacific bureau chief for the
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
OTTAWA—Agents of influence—spy lingo for those advocating the interests of a foreign country either unknowingly or surreptitiously—are among the most challenging elements CSIS has to deal with, so when a warning is issued it should be taken seriously.

That’s the advice of former security officer Michel Juneau-Katsuya, once the Asia-Pacific bureau chief for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. In an interview with the Epoch Times, Juneau-Katsuya said CSIS only makes such a warning when it has a preponderance of evidence and sees a necessity to act.

“CSIS will not come lightly and reveal something about an individual if it does not have tons and tons of evidence to demonstrate what we are talking about, because CSIS knows of the repercussions,” he said.

Those repercussions include the kind of denouncements the Globe and Mail has faced since reporting on CSIS’s warnings to the Province of Ontario about provincial immigration minister Michael Chan.  (more...)

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