Federal spies suddenly intercepting 26 times more Canadian phone calls and communications

OTTAWA — Interception of Canadians’ private communications by the federal electronic spy agency increased 26-fold last year, for reasons authorities won’t fully explain.

And despite commitments between Canada and its intelligence-sharing allies to respect the privacy of each nation’s citizens, the volume of information on Canadians collected by allied intelligence agencies and informally shared with Canada’s spies has grown to the point that it now requires a formal mechanism to cope with all the data.

At least one intelligence expert is concerned the change sidesteps the spirit of Canadian privacy laws.

  • mauser 98

    $$$…tax avoidance

  • WalterBannon

    What does Comrade Turdeau have to say?