TORONTO – A Canadian journalist expressed dismay Tuesday after learning that the RCMP were planning to shadow him in hopes he would lead them to the person who leaked secret information on a suspected terrorist.
The proposed surveillance was part of an investigation into the leak of a sensitive spy agency document about Adil Charkaoui to Montreal’s La Presse newspaper.
“I’m in a bit of shock still,” La Presse reporter Joel-Denis Bellavance said from Ottawa. “We live in a democratic country. Freedom of the press is a guaranteed freedom.”