A watchdog report says Canada's spy service has failed to meet strict new accountability standards set by the Supreme Court.
The latest annual report of the inspector general of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says the spy agency hasn't lived up to a high-court ruling that requires the spy service to retain all operational notes, electronic intercepts and other investigative material.
Almost three years ago the country's top court found that the agency's destruction of notes violated its legal duty to keep information and intelligence.
As a result, CSIS made it a policy to file away all notes and other information that make up a case record.
As part of her review, the inspector general asked CSIS for original, hard-copy notes mentioned in a number of agency reports.
However, CSIS couldn't find the notes and later determined they didn't exist.
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre
Its an extremely bad sign when those "original hand written notes"
The odds of them disappearing without a negative inference raises a probability that its more likely than not that the disappearance is more a matter of convenience because it just may
contradict, the conclusions that they wanted to see.
CSIS records are only the tip of the iceburg when it comes to threats to national security.
The gravest threats to National Security are out corrupt judges like the recently deceased Ottawa Judge Richard Lajoie who habitually flagrantly abuse their judicial powers, and become the worst child abusers in society and who have no accountability or liability for their criminal actions.