No we don't we do enough already thank you very much. Since we are involved in the supersecret Echelon Project of global spying.
As this 1999 story shows; Canada a key snooper in huge spy network
which was by the same reporter who did the story above; Jim Bronskill.
The Echelon project is run in Canada by the super secret: Communications Security Establishment Canada's National Cryptologic Agency
The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) is Canada's national cryptologic agency. We provide the Government of Canada with two key services: foreign signals intelligence in support of defence and foreign policy, and the protection of electronic information and communication.
But since it is so secret (complete with its own web page) no wonder Public Security Minister Stockwell Day doesn't know about it. He probably doesn't have the neccasary security clearance. Since it is operated by the Department of Defense and he is only the Security Minister. They probably didn't tell him we are already spying hand in glove with the American NSA.
Except that it is public knowledge. It is known to Parliament. And it to the rest of the world thanks to CBS Sixty Minutes. But I guess it isn't known to the Stockwell Day.
Paper 1: Echelon and its role in COMINT
In a May 1995 report, the Canadian Parliamentary Security and Intelligence committee stated "Canada collaborates with some of its closest and long-standing allies in the exchange of foreign intelligence... These countries and the responsible agencies in each are the U.S. (National Security Agency), the U.K. (Government Communications Headquarters), Australia (Defence Signals Directorate), and New Zealand (Government Communications Security Branch (sic – Communications Security Establishent))" Canada has also published a number of official statements confirming basic aspects of the five power relationship. According to the Auditor-General, "CSE [the Communications Security Establishment] has access to allied SIGINT through reciprocal sharing agreements … Intelligence products, including analyses and assessments are exchanged, and technical assistance is provided by each to the others. These, and other relationships, provide Canada with information and technological resources that would otherwise be unobtainable with current resources".
CBS News | Ex-Snoop Confirms Echelon Network | February 12, 2001
Everywhere in the world, every day, people's phone calls, emails and faxes are monitored by Echelon, a secret government surveillance network. No, it's not fiction straight out of George Orwell's 1984. It's reality, says former spy Mike Frost in an interview broadcast on 60 Minutes on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2001 It's not the world of fiction. That's the way it works. I've been there," Frost tells CBS News 60 Minutes Correspondent Steve Kroft. "I was trained by you guys," says the former Canadian intelligence agent, referring to the United States' National Security Agency. The NSA runs Echelon with Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand as a series of listening posts around the world that eavesdrop on terrorists, drug lords and hostile foreign governments. But to find out what the bad guys are up to, all electronic communications, including those of the good guys, must be captured and analyzed for key words by super computers.
SOMEONE IS LISTENING
The computers in stations around the globe are known, within the network, as the ECHELON Dictionaries. Computers that can automatically search through traffic for keywords have existed since at least the 1970s, but the ECHELON system was designed by NSA to interconnect all these computers and allow the stations to function as components of an integrated whole. The NSA and GCSB are bound together under the five-nation UKUSA signals intelligence agreement. The other three partners all with equally obscure names are the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Britain, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) in Canada, and the Defense Signals Directorate (DSD) in Australia.
ECHELON - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However all this is moot. The real facts are simple, CSIS wants more moola for its failed operations of domestic spying. They have botched every attempt made to do domestic anti-terrorist spying begining with Air India and more recently with the Arar case. And so in order to expand its bueruacratic power base CSIS is using well placed news stories on the threat of Osama bin Laden to get more money and more power. Al Qaida assault on Canada 'probable,' warns CSIS
Most international spying is controled by the NSA in the USA which is now in the hands of private companies. And for good reason because most international spying has nothing to do with Osama bin Laden perse but more to do with bin Laden INC.
It's all about other corporate spying. The new warfare is about expanding global capitalism, cyberwarfare is about corportate secrets, knowledge has become a commodity under the WTO agreements on intellectual property. Commercial spying is about profit , and spying has become the ultimate Public Private Partnership (P3) which is why NARUS was hired to update the electronic survelliance capabilities of the NSA under Bush.Potential Evidence Surfaces of Bush's Illegal Spying
There is money to be made in the private business of spying. As government spies contract out to private companies. What the CIA once offered to corporate America during the Cold War has now become the business of warfare in the new market state.
Under Groundbreaker, the NSA will outsource much of its nonmission-related information technology support in four areas: networks, telephony, enterprise management and distributed computing.
ECHELON: America's Secret Global Surveillance Network
Commercial espionage: Since the demise of Communism in Eastern Europe, the intelligence agencies have searched for a new justification for their surveillance capability in order to protect their prominence and their bloated budgets. Their solution was to redefine the notion of national security to include economic, commercial and corporate concerns. An office was created within the Department of Commerce, the Office of Intelligence Liaison, to forward intercepted materials to major US corporations. In many cases, the beneficiaries of this commercial espionage effort are the very companies that helped the NSA develop the systems that power the ECHELON network. This incestuous relationship is so strong that sometimes this intelligence information is used to push other American manufacturers out of deals in favor of these mammoth US defense and intelligence contractors, who frequently are the source of major cash contributions to both political parties.
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