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Canada gets new head spy

Last Updated Sat, 22 May 2004 23:52:12

OTTAWA - Canada's spy agency is getting a new director.

Public Safety Minister Anne McLellan said on Saturday that Dale Neufeld has been appointed acting director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

Outgoing CSIS director Ward Elcock
He will take over his new duties at the end of May.

He'd been deputy director of operations of CSIS since April 2001.

Neufeld replaces Ward Elcock, who's been director of CSIS since 1994.

Elcock is completing his second five-year term, which is the maximum period that a director may serve.

CSIS's Web site did not carry the news.

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