The Year in Brief

This is my second Annual Report, and it covers the period ending March 31, 1998. It was a busy year that included extensive meetings and briefings with officials at the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) and other government departments, submitting periodic classified reports to the Minister of National Defence on my study findings, and forging new relationships and cementing old ones both in Canada and internationally.

I was ably represented at the first International Meeting of Inspectors General of Intelligence and Security in Canberra, Australia, in November and at follow-up discussions in Washington, D.C., in April 1998. I also had the pleasure of meeting and briefing members of the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee of the United Kingdom in March 1998.

The capabilities of my Office were expanded during this period. I have a small professional staff and contractors with expertise in a variety of areas including high technology.

I discuss these topics in greater detail further on in this report, along with other matters that have captured my attention since my last report.

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