Military intelligence officer arrested for leaking secrets

Officer is first ever to be charged under post-9/11 information act

A long-serving member of the Canadian Forces has been arrested and charged with passing along secret information to foreign “entities.” Sub-Lieutenant Jeffrey Paul Delisle, 40, is the first person ever to be charged under the Security of Information Act, which was passed soon after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The RCMP alleges Delisle had been leaking information for the past four and a half years, and tried to communicate with a foreign entity as recently as last week, The Globe and Mail reported Tuesday. Citing unnamed sources, the Globe described how Delisle worked in military intelligence for the past decade, bouncing between Halifax, Ottawa and Kingston, where he was “often at the heart of operations.” Delisle was arrested in Bedford, N.S., a community near Halifax where he worked for the Royal Canadian Navy at the HMCS Trinity centre. The centre is an important intelligence hub that gathers information for warships and shares it with the U.S.and other allies. Speaking with the Globe, director of John Pike said that Delisle would have “had access to whatever the Americans have access to.” Although not revealing any specifics on the foreign entities Delisle allegedly shared secrets with, or the nature of that information he gave them, the RCMP has said that the offences have not compromised Canada’s national security.

The Globe and Mail

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