So, Canada’s Communications Security Establishment is not spying on Canadians, says a Canadian Press report, among others, reporting on a Senate committee hearing today. Do you believe that? Actually, I do believe it. At least, I don’t think they are spying on most Canadians, even if they pick up some incidental information on us now and then.

In truth, I wouldn’t really care if CSEC and/or CSIS spied on me. I mean, if they want to listen in to my partner and me cooing to each other, they are more than welcome to. Of course, they’re not interested; they’re not peeping Toms. If they do spy on anybody in Canada, I would think it is for security reasons, i.e. to protect you and me and everybody else in this country and beyond.

We should applaud them for working on our behalf. We probably have no idea of the number of great saves they have made and their many contributions to international intelligence gathering in a post-9/11 world. Indeed, they may have saved your life already. They work behind the scenes . . . unsung heroes.


In loving memory of the spy who loved me.