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Political Science Intelligence & Espionage

Canadian Security Intelligence Service

by (author) Peter Boer

Publisher
Folklore Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2010
Category
Intelligence & Espionage, Terrorism
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781926677668
    Publish Date
    Sep 2010
    List Price
    $29.95 USD
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894864947
    Publish Date
    Mar 2011
    List Price
    $18.95 USD

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The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) was created to safeguard Canada's national security, but hot on the heels of its successes have come controversies and scandals. This book reflects an edgy sensitivity to the shadowy world of Canada's secret service: * Grant Bristow, a CSIS mole, operated within a white supremacy organization from 1988 to 1994; in that time he rose to the highest ranks of the group and was instrumental in the arrest and deportation of several high-profile racists * Operation Bricole was the illegal RCMP operation that prompted a royal commission and removed intelligence matters from the Mounties' hands, creating CSIS * Since the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, CSIS agents have been questioning prisoners about potential threats to Canada * CSIS agents posing as diplomats interrogated Omar Khadr, a Canadian arrested in Afghanistan, at Guantanamo Bay; the Canadian government was later accused of violating international law * The Communications Security Establishment collaborates with CSIS to protect Canada's communications networks; it has been accused of illegally monitoring conversations of Canadian citizens and visiting heads of state * Canada's Anti-terrorism Act allows for citizens and permanent residents to be held without charge on suspicions of terrorism. * And many more stories of CSIS in Canada...

About the author

Award-winning and bestselling author Peter Boer has a background in journalism having served as co-editor and reporter for the St. Albert Gazette. Peter is a graduate of the journalism program at Concordia University in Montreal, and he has a degree in psychology from the University of Alberta. He has a dozen other books to his credit including the bestseller Bush Pilots: Canada’s Wilderness Daredevils, as well as Canadian Spies and Spies in Canada, Canadian Crime Investigations: Hunting Down Serial Killers and Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

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