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Amendments to the CSIS Act – Justification Framework

| Canadian Security Intelligence Service | backgrounders

To pursue its mandate effectively, CSIS must be confident that it has the legal framework and tools to investigate threats to national security and to advise Government accordingly. The work to begin modernizing the CSIS Act serves to address the challenges posed by outdated legislation. It also aims to enhance the transparency and accountability regime under which CSIS operates - a consideration repeatedly emphasized during the Government of Canada’s public consultations on national security.


The National Security Act (2017)

| Canadian Security Intelligence Service | backgrounders

The National Security Act (2017) was passed into law on June 21, 2019. The Act includes a number of measures to enhance Canada’s national security framework and keep Canadians safe, while respecting the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the values of our free and democratic society.


Joint CSE and CSIS Statement – May 14, 2020 

| Canadian Security Intelligence Service | statements

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on our country and the world. This uncertain environment is ripe for exploitation by threat actors seeking to advance their own interests.


Letter to the editor of the Toronto Star

| Canadian Security Intelligence Service | statements

I wanted to take this opportunity to respond to the portrayal of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service in the opinion piece written by Nader R. Hasan and Anver Emon, What to do if CSIS comes knocking, that was published on August 12, 2019.


Release of CSIS 2018 Public Report

| Canadian Security Intelligence Service | statements

I am pleased to release the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Public Report for 2018


Remarks by Director David Vigneault at the Economic Club of Canada

| Canadian Security Intelligence Service | speeches

Good afternoon, everyone. I very much appreciate the chance to speak with you today and I’m happy to see such a high turnout – even though I suspect most of you are here just to see what a spy looks like.


Statement from CSIS Director on SIRC Annual Report

| Canadian Security Intelligence Service | statements

CSIS recognizes the importance of independent review in maintaining trust in Canada’s national security and in our organization. SIRC’s annual reports to Parliament play an essential role in providing Canadians with an understanding of our operations, and their recommendations have helped shape and improve CSIS policies and practices.


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