There’s an old problem Canada’s new foreign-interference law won’t fix


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To understand Canada's failure to criminally prosecute foreign collusion, an old news report from Washington offers a useful starting point. In 1981, a Canadian correspondent made an observation : when it came to using security intelligence in policing, Canada and the U.S. were diverging onto opposite paths. The Americans were ramping up, while Canadians were dialling down. The legacy of that era lingers to this day in an ongoing Ottawa scandal . And it's unclear how much will change under a soon-to-be-enacted law. Some Canadians might have been startled by a report earlier this month that politicians wittingly, and unwittingly,...