Explain Like I’m Five Episode 20: The Canadian Security Intelligence Service, with Dick Fadden

by Sarah Turnbull. Posted November 28, 2018


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“In some countries, if the minister of the interior or the president doesn’t like you, they can ask the secret service to just go out and investigate you and make a nuisance. In this country, that’s absolutely forbidden. You need a threat to national security.”

Dick Fadden, former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and national security advisor to the prime minister, joins host Aaron Reynolds to explain what CSIS is, how it operates, what it’s comparable to internationally, and why security threats look a lot different today.

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