Canada’s spy agency faces tough questioning over snooping


CSEC accused of digitally tracked Canadians through free Wi-Fi zones


A CBC report has alleged CSEC tracked devices that had connected to free Wi-Fi networks at major Canadian airports.

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OTTAWA — Canada’s super-secret cyberspy agency will be on the hot seat Monday, expected to face tough questioning from the Senate’s defence committee after revelations it allegedly spied and digitally tracked Canadians through free Wi-Fi zones in major airports.

It is not only the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) chief John Forster that will face tough questions. CSIS director Michel Coulombe and Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s national security adviser, Stephen Rigby, will appear during the three-hour meeting as the committee attempts to flex its oversight muscle about Canada’s national security apparatus.

“It is opportune that the heads of our national security institutions come before the … committee at this time of uncertainty,” Sen. Roméo Dallaire, the committee’s deputy chairman, said in a statement. “The increasing cyber threat and public safety debates require some oversight review and advice to government.”

Senators have been vocal about having better parliamentary oversight of national security issues, including calls to create a national security committee made up of MPs and senators who could receive classified briefings to ensure adherence to national and international laws. Such committees exist in the U.S. and U.K.

The Harper government has so far rejected such an idea, saying the oversight system in place is working.

“Our committee will continue to promote parliamentary accountability and explore ways of increasing transparency and understanding on issues of national security and defence,” committee chairman Sen. Daniel Lang said in a statement.

On Friday, the government faced questions in the House of Commons about a CBC report, denying the CSEC violated the privacy of Canadians, or the laws governing its actions. The CBC report alleged CSEC tracked devices that had connected to free Wi-Fi networks at major airports.

The report was based on a leaked CSEC document, labelled “top secret,” given to the network by U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The techniques in the document could be used to find kidnappers, for instance, by collecting and sorting through data from the IP addresses of the devices using public Wi-Fi zones to “hopefully leave only the one needle from the haystack.”

“Canadians want to know … if they walk into the airport, do they have to turn off their cellular phones and their laptops just in case they get spied on by the Canadian government?” NDP House leader Nathan Cullen told reporters in Ottawa.

In a statement on its website, CSEC said it is “legally authorized to collect and analyze metadata,” such as details about the time, duration, location and phone numbers involved in a call, but not the details of the conversation. It also said the document was a “technical presentation” from specialists “exploring mathematical models” to “locate foreign terrorist threats.”

“The unauthorized disclosure of tradecraft puts our techniques at risk of being less effective,” the statement said.

“No Canadian or foreign travellers were tracked. No Canadian communications were, or are, targeted, collected or used. And all CSEC activities include measures to protect the privacy of Canadians.”


Commentary by the ottawa Mens Centre

It is not CSIS or the RCMP that the average Canadian has anything to worry about but the far more sinister and dangerous, "Ontario Gestapo" , Ontario's Children's Aid Societies who rule operate a Fascist "Gender Superiority Program" that very effectively promotes Violence against Fathers.

Across Ontario, the 48 odd private Corporations operate their Terrorist Organization against the most vulnerable members of society.

Once these Criminals become involved, they destroy one's employment, career, and easiest of all "Reputations".

In Ottawa the CAS is operated by "the faceless supervisors" who "supervise workers who, fabricate evidence to support their ideas of Gender Superiority and or for their economic goals that gain them $266,000 per child in care per year and around One Million dollars for each child made a "Crown Ward".. They encourage only those who "support" their ideas of Gender Superiority to become adoptive parents etc.

In Ottawa, the real GOD-FATHER is ROBERT GODMAN, this effeminate coward, Abuses Children simply to support the Gestapo's Fascist Ideas of Gender Superiority, that is, there is no such thing as a Male Victim of Domestic Violence.

The Ottawa Gestapo get away with their Blatant Criminal Offenses due to Ottawa's Superior Court DEAD BEAT JUDGES who "Rubber Stamp" anything the Gestapo ask for.

Ottawa's real terrorists are the Judges who openly encourage Criminal Offenses by the Gestapo.

Justice Jennifer A. Blishen, and Justice Timothy Minnema are just two of the many judges who "automatically" became judges as a result of being effectively appointed judges by "The Gestapo" who control the Judicial Selection Process that is CORRUPT in favour of the "Establishment".

Judges who are not former Gestapo Lawyers like JUST-US Robert L. Maranger are chosen because they are politically correct animals who will NOT make a decision against the Gestapo.

There are Two Well Known Criminals, present Gestapo Lawyers, CAS Lead Counsel Tracie Engelheart and Marguerite Isobel Lewis who are next on the list for Judicial Appointments.

Marguerite Isobel Lewis fabricates evidence in the court room, the Ottawa Police were outraged but stopped their investigation upon a phone call with Engleheart.

When a private prosecution was filed, Corrupt CROWN Attorney TARA DOBEC "STAYED" the charge before a pre-enquete, ie before a hearing could take place.

Engleheart blatantly asks for and gets orders without hearings from Corrupt Judges like
JUST-US Monique Metiever

JUST-US Maria Linhares De Sousa refuses to hear any urgent motion against the CAS when faced with incontrovertible evidence of Criminal Conduct by the Ottawa Gestapo.

CISIS and RCMP also have children and it is well known that some of them have had their children abducted by the "Ottawa Gestapo".

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