[ISN] Royal Canadian Navy officer charged with espionage

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Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:54:09 -0600 (CST)

By Sebastian Murdoch-Gibson
News Writer
The Argus
January 24, 2012

Canadian authorities placed sub-lieutenant Jeffery Paul Delisle under 
arrest last week for passing official military secrets to foreign 
interests. Delisle is the first person to be charged under the Security 
of Information Act, which superseded the Official Secrets Act shortly 
after 9/11.

Delisle is currently awaiting trial for breach of trust, communication 
of safeguarded information, and attempting to communicate safeguarded 
information. If successfully prosecuted, Delisle will face life 

Details remain scarce, but some concerning facts about Delisle’s 
employment history have come to light. For five years he was posted to 
the HMCS Trinity communications centre in Halifax, which has been 
referred to by some media sources as a vital “nerve center” for the 
Canadian Navy. Additionally, the center would have handled important 
intelligence from Britain, the United States, and Australia.

Given the nature of the case, authorities have been hesitant to discuss 
the nature or severity of the breach. The RCMP, which is spearheading 
the investigation, is not willing to discuss details with media sources; 
however, Defense Minister Peter McKay has spoken about the matter 
publicly. He is refusing to speculate on the nature of the leaked 
information or its destination but offered reassurances that our allies 
do not suspect that this incident reflects on Canada.


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