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CSIS should also help block foreign meddling in our elections

By Phil Gurski      

The Communications Security Establishment is already working to prevent Russia and other states from interfering with the next election, but the CSIS Act gives the spy agency plenty of room to lend a hand.

Shelly Bruce, the chief of Canada's Communications Security Establishment, is one of the lead players advising the government on who may try to undermine the next federal election, and how. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—Whatever side you take on the investigation by former FBI Director Robert Mueller into whether the Trump campaign team colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential elections—either it is a very serious allegation of wrongdoing by the current president and/or his supporters, or a useless and partisan witch hunt— one thing is beyond debate: there was interference by Russia.

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