CSIS forced to hand over secret records in Ottawa terror case

An Ontario Superior Court judge has ordered Canada’s spy agency to reveal its secret records — including financial dealings — about a prized agent who was paid to infiltrate an ISIL network in Ottawa.

It’s a decision that could give the public rare insight into the inner workings of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service — from how they recruited an informant, to how they tested his reliability, to how much they paid him for his intel.

The court order comes after a successful third-party records application by Solomon Friedman, the lawyer defending accused terrorism financier and recruiter Awso Peshdary, 27