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Canada’s Spy Agency Releases 2022 Public Report

Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) has released its Public Report for 2022. The report provides an overview of the threats to Canada’s security and national interests, and helps Canadians understand the role and activities of CSIS.

In 2022, global uncertainty continued to underpin national security threats, and major domestic and international events unfolded in record time. While these events contained elements of threat to the security of Canada CSIS has seen and investigated before, the powerful role technology and social media can play in the exacerbation of threat actor behaviour was clearly on display.

The Report acknowledges growing challenges to the rules-based international order and a number of challenges on the horizon. We live in a time of intense global uncertainty where our national security is under constant threat; and that threat emanates from multiple vectors. The Russian Federation’s unjustified and illegal invasion of Ukraine continues.

While the threats of foreign interference and Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremism (IMVE) are not new, they have intensified in scale and complexity.  These are but a few examples of the many attacks levied against the international rules based order, which are becoming all too frequent.

In keeping with CSIS’s ongoing commitment to transparency, the Public Report 2022 has increased its use of statistics to provide concrete examples of how CSIS is engaging with Canadians to create better understanding of the national security threats facing Canada.

Click here to read the CSIS 2022 Public Report

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