CSIS overseeer's office abolished - 2012-04-26
The government did away with an office mandated to oversee the activities of Canada's spies Thursday, a move critics say opens the door to abuses of power by the secretive Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
The Office of the Inspector General of CSIS played a key role in ensuring Canada's spies don't break the law, according to Jez Littlewood, director of the Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies.
"Essentially, the Office of the Inspector General was the eyes and ears of the minister within CSIS," Littlewood said. "So you're getting less accountability."