Canada spy agency given more powers to disrupt terror attacks: media

January 30, 2015 4:42 AM

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Canada spy agency given more powers to disrupt terror attacks: media

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main spy agency will get new powers aimed at disrupting potential terror attacks under security legislation to be unveiled on Friday, Canadian media said on Thursday.

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), which currently only gathers information and then hands it over to police for action, will be given powers to act itself to prevent potential attacks, Canadian media said.

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