RCMP warrantless spying on journalists: We need stronger oversight and better journalistic ethics

By Monia Mazigh, May 20 2016

Media covering the story about the RCMP spying on journalists have omitted a few important points: many journalists should be more critical of the information provided to them by our national security agencies because it can destroy innocent lives; there has been tension between the RCMP and CSIS for a long time so this sort of thing is bound to happen again, especially with new powers provided by C-51; how many more scandals do we need to realize it's not a question of "rogue" agents or "bad apples" but a systemic problem and we need stronger and independent oversight and review for our national security agencies.

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