Reporter shocked by planned RCMP surveillance

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.”

  • Okay, why is this even leaked?

  • Jay Currie

    Interesting idea… Let’s tell the people we are shadowing that we are shadowing them. Is so crazy it might just work.

    • pike bishop

      Double naught spies.

  • Shebel

    Not to worry .
    Most Canadians are still in shock about the Islamic take-over but 75% still believe that y’all are Peaceful and benign.

  • T.C.

    There’s a simple solution which allows leftist journalists to avoid being “shocked” in the future. Don’t fawn over muslim terrorists and don’t give them any favorable publicity. The cops will stop shadowing you. There. Done.