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Fri Jul 13, 2012, 11:40 AM

Canada’s spy chief backs Vic Toews’ Internet surveillance plan, offers to help strengthen bill


http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/13/canadas-spy-chief-backs-vic-toews-internet-surveillance-plan-offers-to-help-strengthen-parts-of-bill/


OTTAWA — Canada’s spy chief backs the Conservative government’s troubled bid to bolster Internet surveillance powers, and has offered to help tweak the legislation to make it more palatable to a wary public.

In a letter to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, Canadian Security Intelligence Service director Dick Fadden says the spy agency was “extremely pleased” to see the bill come before Parliament, considering it “vital” to protecting national security.

CSIS was drafting “potential options” to strengthen accountability measures in the bill, says the late February letter, sent to the embattled minister following a wave of opposition to the legislation from civil libertarians and Internet privacy advocates.

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