CSIS used information collected via illegal activities. Why is this a surprise?

CSIS has been taken to task by the Federal court in Canada for displaying ‘a cavalier institutional approach’ to the rule of law’. What it did was to use human sources who posed as supportive of terrorism in counter terrorism investigations. Why is this a surprise to anyone?

In this podcast, Borealis weighs in on this issue.

A federal judge has called for a comprehensive review after ruling Canada’s spy service failed to disclose its reliance on information that was likely collected illegally in support of warrants to probe extremism. In his ruling released Thursday, Federal Court Justice Patrick Gleeson found the Canadian Security Intelligence Service breached its duty of candour to the court, part of a troubling pattern dating back years.

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