Evening Update: Health Canada halts unproven stem cell treatments; CSIS facing questions about holding information, overstepping legal authority

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CSIS welcomed energy industry information about alleged threats, documents show

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The Canadian Security Intelligence Service is supposed to retain only information that is “strictly necessary” to do its job, and the spy agency is now facing questions about whether it collected and hung on to material about groups or people who posed no real threat.

In a February 2014 complaint to the CSIS watchdog, the Security Intelligence Review Committee, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association alleged the spy service overstepped its legal authority by monitoring environmentalists opposed to Enbridge’s now-abandoned Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. It also accused CSIS of sharing information about the opponents with the National Energy Board and petroleum industry companies, effectively deterring people from voicing their opinions and associating with environmental groups.

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