Tax Dep’t To Create Secretive “Informant” System At Work

Canada Revenue Agency is launching a secret surveillance system to spy on employees and managers suspected of “fraudulent activities”. The agency stresses the network will rely on anonymous tips from inside informants, and must operate outside the Access To Information Act. Two-thirds of the tax department’s 40,000 employees have electronic access to tax files, by official estimate: “Fraud and integrity lapses pose a serious threat”.

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