Statement - Launch of CSIS Twitter Account

OTTAWA, July 13, 2016 /CNW/ - The Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Michel Coulombe, made the following statement today regarding the launch of the CSIS Twitter account:

"The Canadian Security Intelligence Service recognizes that a modern organization needs to communicate using modern means.  A key element of the organization's vision is to communicate our role to Canadians so they may attain a better understanding of CSIS. 

It is important that the public understand the often difficult role we play in keeping Canada and Canadians safe, and CSIS has to be more proactive in that conversation.  Speaking publicly on the nature of our work isn't always easy, but we want CSIS to be more accessible, and want to help the public understand more about our work.  Joining Twitter is one step in strengthening that dialogue with Canadians.

I encourage them to start following us on Twitter at @CSISCANADA."


SOURCE Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)

For further information: Media Relations, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, 613-231-0100

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