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Observer exposé of domestic spying triggers federal hearings
The spying was revealed in documents obtained in 2013.
Linda Solomon Wood
Aug 13th, 2015
Thousands protest Bill C-51 across Canada
An estimated 2,000 protesters descended on the streets of Vancouver Saturday to express frustration with the federal government’s proposed anti-terror bill. In front of the Vancouver Art...
Mar 15th, 2015
Chuck Strahl resigns as Canada's top spy watchdog
"Please accept this letter as formal notice of my decision to step down as Chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee." With that, Chuck Strahl stepped down as Canada's top spy watchdog....
Jan 24th, 2014
Democracy Watch Calls for Ethics Inquiry into Chuck Strahl, Spy Watchdog and Enbridge Lobbyist
Democracy Watch is urging the ethics commissioner to formally investigate SIRC chair Chuck Strahl's illegal activities and conflicts of interest related to energy giant Enbridge.
Jan 21st, 2014
Canada’s top spy watchdog lobbying for Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline
Jan 4th, 2014