Statement by Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) -
Foreign Interference

OTTAWA, June 23 /CNW Telbec/ -

"Recent comments I made in the context of a special report by the CBC on CSIS have given rise to some concerns about foreign interference in Canada. The following statement is meant to place those comments in context.

All of the activities of the Service take place within the law and the CSIS Act in particular. The CSIS Act requires the Service to investigate threats to the security of Canada - including foreign interference. The Service has been investigating and reporting on such threats for many years. Foreign interference is a common occurrence in many countries around the world and has been for decades.

I have not apprised the Privy Council Office of the cases I mentioned in the interview on CBC.

At this point, CSIS has not deemed the cases to be of sufficient concern to bring them to the attention of provincial authorities.

There will be no further comments on these operational matters."

Richard B. Fadden,

Director, Canadian Security Intelligence Service


For further information: For further information: Isabelle Scott, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)/Service canadien du renseignement de sécurité (SCRS), Media and Public Liaison Program/Programmes des relations avec les médias et le public, (613) 231-0100

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