Canada

 

Canada. Canadian Security Intelligence Service. CSIS Annual Public Report. Accessable from 1991 report to present at: http://www.csis-scrs.gc.ca/pblctns/nnlrprt/index-eng.asp..

"The CSIS Public Report is an annual report that is submitted to Parliament, and discusses Canada's security environment and CSIS's national security role. The aim of these reports is to inform Parliament and the Canadian public about CSIS's mandate and how CSIS safeguards the national security of Canada, with due respect for individual rights and freedoms. The reports also help to dispel many of the popular myths surrounding security intelligence work."

[Canada/Gen]

Canada. Commission of Inquiry Concerning Certain Activities of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. First Report: Security and Information. Hull, Quebec: Canadian Government Publishing Centre, 1979. Second Report: Freedom and Security Under the Law. 2 vols. 1981. Third Report: Certain R.C.M.P. Activities and the Question of Governmental Knowledge. 1981.

Reports of the McDonald Commission.

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Canada. House of Commons. Special Committee on the Review of the CSIS Act and the Security Offenses Act. In Flux but Not in Crisis: Report of the Special Committee on the Review of the CSIS Act and the Security Offenses Act. Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1990.

Clark comment: This is the report of the committee established to review the CSIS Act after it had been in effect for five years. Whitaker, I&NS 7.2, finds the report to be "a modest but useful addition to the meagre literature on Canadian security intelligence." Although it makes "a number of valuable suggestions," the report generally "lacks punch" and fails "to develop consistently strong arguments for its position." See the government's response: Canada, Solicitor General, On Course.... (1991).

[Canada/90s]

Canada. Royal Commission. The Report of the Royal Commission to Investigate the Facts Relating to and the Circumstances Surrounding the Communication, by Public Officials and Other Persons in Positions of Trust of Secret and Confidential Information to Agents of a Foreign Power. Ottawa: Cloutier, 1946.

Pforzheimer notes that this report is "based largely on the testimony and documents of the Soviet code clerk, Igor Gouzenko, who defected ... in 1945."

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Canada. Royal Commission on Security. Report of the Royal Commission on Security (Abridged). Ottawa: The Queen's Printer, 1969.

Pforzheimer: This report was "abridged for security reasons but is still ... worthwhile."

[Canada/Gen]

Canada. Security Intelligence Review Committee. Annual Report. Ottawa: Minister of Supply and Services Canada, 1993. Accessable from 1984-1985 report to present at: http://www.sirc-csars.gc.ca/anrran/index-eng.html.

[Canada/90s]

Canada. Security Intelligence Review Committee. The Heritage Front Affair: Report to the Solicitor General of Canada. Ottawa: 1994.

Hannant, I&NS 11.3: This report deals with the CSIS's infiltration of a "racist, right-wing extremist group," the Heritage Front. Central to the discussion is the role of Grant Bristow, a CSIS agent who was also involved in the Reform Party, a newly formed conservative party whose success helped undermine the Conservative government in the 1993 elections. The report "raises significant issues," but is also "frustrating in several respects. It is occasionally poorly written and obscure." See also, Maurice Archdeacon, "The Heritage Front Affair," Intelligence and National Security 11, no. 2 (Apr. 1996): 306-312.

[Canada/90s]

Canada. Solicitor General. On Course: National Security for the 1990s. The Government's Response to the Report of the Special Committee on the Review of the CSIS Act and the Security Offenses Act. Ottawa: Minister of Supply and Services, 1991.

Clark comment: This is the Canadian government's response to the report of the House of Commons Special Committee on the Review of the CSIS Act and the Security Offenses Act: In Flux but Not in Crisis.... (1990). To Whitaker, I&NS 7.2, it "is a useful kind of fact sheet or primer." It is also "quite formalistic and uncritical," with a "relentlessly upbeat appraisal."

[Canada/90s]

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