A Podcast Called INTREPID

Discussing and debating Canadian national security law and politics

Ep 36 An INTREPID Podsight: CSIS Director David Vigneault

Stephanie and Craig were very pleased and honoured to welcome David Vigneault, the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, as our guest in this latest "podsight". Over the course of nearly 50 minutes, Director Vigneault talked about his background in the security and intelligence community, his current position and its demands, the role of an intelligence service in a democratic society governed by the rule of law, the evolving composition of CSIS, the functions of intelligence in national security in the complex security environment, and contemporary challenges (including intelligence-to-evidence and the "going dark" issue).  These were important observations -- not to be missed by anyone trying to understand national security and intelligence in Canada.  Many thanks to the Director for carving out this time in his demanding schedule and for joining us at Intrepid Studios.

 The Director faces forward. Stephanie is on the left. The bald head is Craig, who doesn't want to blow his cover by revealing his face. Photo used with permission.

The Director faces forward. Stephanie is on the left. The bald head is Craig, who doesn't want to blow his cover by revealing his face. Photo used with permission.