Chairwoman of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), Deborah Grey, has recently commented on the committee’s latest report that Canada's spy agency must develop national standards in order to improve the methods regional surveillance teams uses to share information. The statement was issued in light of the recent killings of two Canadian soldiers last week.
A report published by the committee last week stressed that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service's (CSIS) regional teams "operate in total isolation from one another and communicate only sporadically with their HQ counterparts." It was highlighted that "we need to make sure that each region knows exactly what the other regions are doing, under the umbrella of the headquarters, of course." Additionally, Grey stressed that "you need national standards right across the country because (criminals) are pretty mobile."