National Defence – February 3, 2014 – Part 1

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

National Defence – February 3, 2014 – Part 1

Stephen Rigby, the national security advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Michel Coulombe, director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), and John Forster, chief of the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), testify about Canadian security intelligence activities. Their appearances come days after reports that that CSEC used airport Wi-Fi to track the electronic devices of Canadian passengers. The revelation was revealed in a document released by U.S. National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. The witnesses all defend the agency’s collection of metadata. (February 3, 2014)