Erik Anderson is a graduate student in Political Theory at the University of Toronto, having previously studied at Concordia University (BA Hons. Political Science) and York University (MFA Film Production). An avid cinephile, he’s taught both film production and the history of cinema at the university and college level, as well as having screened some of his own work at various film festivals in Canada and abroad. As an intern at the NATO Association of Canada, Erik is particularly interested in Canadian diplomacy, security, and events fostering cross-cultural appreciation between NATO member states. He can be reached at
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To CFIS or not CFIS: Canada’s Foreign Intelligence Service Quandary

The question of whether Canada needs a foreign intelligence service is not a new one. It’s been bandied about almost as long as Canada has had a domestic intelligence service. Created by an Act of Parliament in 1984, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) was mandated only to include the collection of data and information Read More…

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NATÔ Canada: A Discussion with Former CSIS Agent, Andrew Kirsch

Have a listen to our newest episode of our NATÔ Canada podcast, hosted by our Event Coordinator Erik Anderson, interviewing Andrew Kirsch, a former CSIS agent. They discussed Canada’s intelligence capabilities, both foreign and domestic, as well as the interplay between Canadian security services and the foreign interference scandal currently embroiling parliament. Andrew Kirsch served Read More…