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INTRODUCTION The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is responsible for safeguarding Canada against activities or persons who could pose a threat to national security. These threats include terrorists activities, espionage activities or foreign influenced activities in Canada. The CSIS is a civilian Service that gets its roots from the RCMP. While the Service has the ability to use very intrusive powers, it must balance these powers with the rights and freedoms of persons living in …

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…have its own security intelligence service then it would have to rely on other countries for this type of information. This would certainly place Canada in a difficult spot when it came time to make decisions concerning Canada's national security. Hopefully, the Canadian people will recognize through the few public examples of CSIS's work and through reading CSIS public reports, the valuable role CSIS plays in protecting Canada from the numerous threats facing it today.