By PAUL ROBINSON
CIPS Policy Brief No. 1, November 2008
- The mandates and activities of Canadian security and intelligence services have expanded significantly since 9/11, but there has been no corresponding expansion in civilian oversight of these services.
- Improved oversight is needed to ensure that security and intelligence actors operate legally and competently.
- Without improvements to civilian oversight, the expansion of Canadian intelligence activities may need to be reconsidered.
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Paul Robinson is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. He is a former military intelligence officer.