Inspector General of CSIS

Created by the CSIS Act, the Office of the Inspector General of CSIS is independent of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and, for administrative purposes, is part of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC). The Inspector General, who is appointed by the Governor in Council, is responsible to the Deputy Minister of PSEPC.

The Inspector General serves as the Minister's internal auditor for CSIS, and supplements the Deputy Minister's advice with an independent means to monitor CSIS compliance with its operational policies, review CSIS operational activities, and conduct reviews of specific CSIS activities as directed by the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC).

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La menace terroriste ne doit pas faire oublier les risques d'espionnage
Malgré l'obsession actuelle des services secrets envers la menace terroriste, des puissances étrangères se livrent toujours à l'espionnage classique et la cueillette de renseignements a certainement augmenté au cours des dernières années au Canada.
HTML | Published: 2006-04-09 | Added: 2006-05-16

Espionage still a danger to Canada: CSIS watchdog
The federal watchdog over Canada's spy agency is warning that the current obsession with terrorism shouldn't blind CSIS to another danger: good old-fashioned espionage.
HTML | Published: 2006-04-09 | Added: 2006-04-18

Wary spy watchdog to closely eye secret CSIS missions overseas
CSIS Inspector General Eva Plunkett has quietly advised Public Safety Minister Anne McLellan she'll be keeping a close eye on clandestine CSIS activities abroad to ensure the intelligence service doesn't cross legal lines.
HTML | Published: 2005-02-21 | Added: 2005-02-25

CSIS watchdog hampered by delays
The federal watchdog over the Canadian Security Intelligence Service warns her effectiveness could be hindered by the spy agency's delays in handing over crucial information.
HTML | Published: 2005-02-20 | Added: 2005-02-24

Inspector General of CSIS Publications
Publications from the Inspector General of Canadian Security Intelligence Service, including annual certificates.
LINK | Published: 1901-01-01 | Added: 2004-02-09

Directory of the Inspector General of CSIS office
Government electronic directory of the staff at the Inspector General of CSIS office.
LINK | Published: 2001-01-01 | Added: 2004-02-06

A Strategic Perspective for the Inspector General of CSIS
This paper seeks to respond to evolving circumstances by articulating a strategic perspective for the OIG that will allow it to fulfil its statutory responsibilities efficiently and effectively during the coming decade.
LINK | Published: 2002-04-10 | Added: 2003-09-09

Inspector General, Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Official site of the Inspector General of CSIS.
LINK | Published: 2002-04-10 | Added: 2003-09-09

The Canadian Intelligence Community: Control and Accountability
Audit undertaken to provide an overview of Canada's intelligence community and of the role of foreign and security intelligence in government; and to determine, and inform Parliament about, the nature, extent and functioning of the control and  [...]
LINK | Published: 1996-11-01 | Added: 2002-04-29