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Canadian military wants to be ‘main player’ in global intelligence, document shows

Canadian military wants to be ‘main player’ in global intelligence, document shows:

In a written statement, Sullivan said CJOC Intelligence can contribute to domestic operations when a formal request is made through the Department of National Defence.

CJOC was involved in the security operations during the G8 and G20 meeting of world leaders in Huntsville and Toronto in 2010, during the Vancouver Olympics, as well as natural disaster assistance, Sullivan said.

Christopher Parsons, an intelligence and security researcher with Citizen Lab in Toronto, said the planned structure seemed similar to the integrated intelligence operations in Afghanistan. Under the plan, CJOC could function as a “clearing house” for defence intelligence, Parsons said.

“(The plan looked) to be building the infrastructure so it can be used in peace time and in active combat environments, and everything in between,” Parsons said in an interview.