Vancouver Coalition Against the Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Year Published: 1984
Organization profile published 1984
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2966
The COALITON is concerned about the"immense powers" at the disposal of the new Canadian Security Intelligence Service, which came into being with the passage of Bill C-9. The Bill gives the CSIS free access to fovernment files, medical recoreds and lawyers; files, and allows officers to enter any residence, car or workplace to obtain information or to plant bugging devices. The COALITION believes that domestic political dissent is the focus of this legislation- not "spies" or "terrorists" - and that those engaged in international solidarity work or in acts of civil disobedience will be its target.
Another major concern of the COALITION is the secrecy with which the CSIS can act. The Review Committee is made up of five appoiunted members who are sworn to reveal nothing publicly. Evern Members of Parliament will have no access to the Committee's proceedings.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1984.