Secret CSIS committee weighs torture's role in terror tips
Canadian Press, 8/6/12
A secret high-level committee at Canada's spy agency is tasked with deciding whether information received from abroad is tainted by torture, declassified records show.
Internal Canadian Security Intelligence Service memos reveal the key role that the recently formed Information Sharing Evaluation Committee plays in determining if the spy agency makes use of the suspect material.
The committee —whose existence was previously unknown outside the intelligence service —also helps CSIS decide whether to send information to foreign agencies in cases where it might lead to mistreatment.