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The National Security and Intelligence Review Agency (NSIRA) is currently reviewing certain Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) activities in relation to foreign interference, especially the risk framework used for these activities. Building on current reviews, NSIRA will review the process by which intelligence related to foreign interference was assessed by the security and intelligence community prior to, and following, the 43rd and 44th federal general elections, including how various assessment products were shared and escalated to relevant decision-makers. As provided for in the NSIRA Act, NSIRA will take all reasonable steps to cooperate with the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP) to avoid duplication of work in relation to the fulfilment of our respective mandates.
NSIRA values transparency and implements best practices to share as much information as possible through its review reports. NSIRA considers independence as the most fundamental value at the core of its mandate. As with all its reviews and investigations, NSIRA will carry out this work with resolute commitment to independence and impartiality.
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