Canadian spy agency admits to illegally spying on Canadians

The Communication Security Establishment of Canada — a secretive spy agency that's already been caught lying to a judge and illegally spying on diplomats at the Toronto G20 — has admitted that it illegally spied on Canadians as well.

CSE also admits it's allowed to help CSIS, the Mounties and Canada Border Services Agency "in a variety of circumstances — including intercept operations against a Canadian or individuals in Canada."

National security blogger Bill Robinson says that means CSE can use information gleaned from Canadians.

"If it falls into the government's collection priorities, they certainly will use it," he said Friday.

CSE admits it 'incidentally' spied on Canadians
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