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Bessma Momani, professor of political science at the University of Waterloo, senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation (CIGI), and member of the advisory group, said “the national intelligence community is a very secretive one, and has never had the proper investigation into its mechanisms of handling information.”

Prof. Momani said “if you’re going to have a true democracy, then one needs to open up different agencies to public scrutiny.”

Prof. Momani also said she believed reporting directly to the deputy minister is the right way to go about it, because the position lies at the highest level of...

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