The so-called “intelligence to evidence” dilemma involves striking a balance between the need to shield sensitive intelligence and law enforcement’s use of that information, along with the need to protect an accused’s right to a fair trial.

Duheme added the RCMP has an “excellent relationship” with CSIS but the problems involved in using intelligence as evidence have plagued the two agencies for years.

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    Earlier this month, the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP), a cross-party committee of MPs and senators with top security clearances, released a heavily redacted document alleging — based on intelligence reports — that some parliamentarians have been “semi-witting or witting” participants in the efforts of foreign states to interfere in Canadian politics.

    The Liberal government has still faced pressure from the Conservatives and others to release the names of those cited in the report on the floor of the House of Commons, where MPs enjoy parliamentary privilege protecting them from arrest.

    Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, who had the proper security clearance to read the unredacted report earlier this month, said it contains “no list of MPs who have shown disloyalty to Canada.”

    NDP Leader Jagmet Singh also read the classified report and said he’s “more convinced than ever” that some parliamentarians are “willing participants” in foreign states’ efforts to interfere in Canadian politics.

    Duheme told Rosemary Barton Live that since then, the RCMP has circled back with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) to see if there are any avenues for further investigation.

    In its report, NSICOP cited what it called “numerous instances” in the course of its review of intelligence agencies failing to share information with law enforcement bodies, including the RCMP.


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