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December 14, 2010 14:18 ET

Public Safety Minister Toews Reappoints Eva A. Plunkett as Inspector General of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2010) - The Honourable Vic Toews, Canada's Minister of Public Safety, today announced the re-appointment of Ms. Eva Plunkett as Inspector General of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, for a period of one year.

"I am pleased to re-appoint Ms. Plunkett as Inspector General of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service," said Minister Toews. "The Inspector General performs an important review function that supports me in my role as Minister and ensures that CSIS is operating within the law and complying with current policies." 

The Inspector General of CSIS is appointed by the Governor in Council. Each year, the Inspector General provides a certificate to the Minister of Public Safety attesting to the accuracy of the Annual Report of the Director of CSIS, and the organization's compliance with the law, Ministerial direction and operational policies.

In addition to the Inspector General, CSIS is reviewed by the Security Intelligence Review Committee, an external review body that reports to Parliament.

Prior to her 2003 appointment as Inspector General of Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Ms. Plunkett held a number of senior positions within the office of the Solicitor General, including Director General of Strategic Policy and Operations and Director General of Corporate Management. Ms. Plunkett is also a founding member and a former president of the Federal Association of Security Officials.

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