OTTAWA—Cast a sympathetic eye on Canada’s spy agency, CSIS (when is the last time someone asked that of you?). It is subject to incredibly intense scrutiny from all sides and also to oversight from multiple angles. This is, of course, as it should be since CSIS has extraordinary powers to collect and retain information in the furtherance of national security and public safety protection. With great powers come great responsibility, so they say (I think I got that from the first Spiderman movie). We live in a democracy, after all, and our security organizations should not be able to run roughshod over our hard-fought freedoms.
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