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Ottawa allowed U.S. to spy on G20 summit in Toronto?

 
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catman



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:43 am    Post subject: Ottawa allowed U.S. to spy on G20 summit in Toronto? Reply with quote

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Canada allowed the U.S. National Security Agency to spy on the 2010 G20 meeting in Toronto, according to a CBC report citing a leaked document from Edward Snowden.

On Wednesday evening, CBC reported it had obtained documents outlining “a six-day spying operation by the National Security Agency” that Canada had allowed to be run out of the U.S. embassy in Ottawa.

It is rare for one country to give any ally explicit permission to run spying operations on domestic soil. According to the CBC report, Canada did just that in giving a nod to the secret NSA operation to spy on G20 leaders.

Asked about the allegations, a spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper declined to detail what Canadian authorities knew.

“We do not comment on operational matters related to national security. Our security organizations have independent oversight mechanisms to ensure that they fulfill their mandate in accordance with the law,” said Jason MacDonald, Mr. Harper’s director of communications, in a written statement Wednesday evening.

The NSA is a very close counterpart of the Communications Security Establishment Canada, Ottawa’s eavesdropping agency. A previous Snowden leak suggested that CSEC and the NSA assisted Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters in spying on the previous G20 meeting, which was held in 2009 in London.


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Yeah, because this was really about national security. Rolling Eyes
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NohopeSeriously



Joined: 17 Jan 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's it. Harper needs to resign.
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rollo



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course Canada was doing it's own spying. As were other intelligence agencies.
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catman



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If true the Canadian government allowed the US to spy on our allies on our soil. It's illegal for these agencies to spy on individuals while they are in Canada without judicial authorization. They don't even have to be citizens to be protected by the law.
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rollo



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure !!! Canada would never violate the law or spy on neighbors. Canada is Good!!! Ha Ha Ha!! No intelligence agency is going to ask permission. I am shocked, shocked i tell you to find out that important leaders are being spied upon.
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some waygug-in



Joined: 25 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As if Canada could have prevented it.

Saying they "allowed it", is just another way of saying

"we can't do anything about it, but we're going to pretend we could".
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catman



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once again it is illegal for these agencies to spy on individuals while they are in Canada without judicial authorization. They don't even have to be citizens to be protected by the law.
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RangerMcGreggor



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spying on foreign diplomats is a pretty well known "open secret" among foreign countries.
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