Federal crackdown on Canada's spy agency puts informants in danger, agency says
By Andrew Duffy, Postmedia News July 3, 2012
OTTAWA — Canada's spy agency says its network of informants has been "imperilled" by a Federal Court of Appeal decision that struck down its right to always shield the names of its sources.
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has asked the Supreme Court to overturn the ruling.
"As with police informers, the identity of informers who provide information to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) must be protected or their lives and the lives of their families could be at risk," federal lawyer David Tyndale argues in documents filed in support of the government's leave to appeal.
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