Newspaper article The Canadian Press

PM Turns to Cyberspy Agency to Find New National Security Adviser

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

PM Turns to Cyberspy Agency to Find New National Security Adviser

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PM chooses new national security adviser

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OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has raided Canada's secretive cyberspy agency to find a new national security adviser.

He's named Greta Bossenmaier, currently chief of the Communications Security Establishment, as his next national security and intelligence adviser.

Bossenmaier takes over the post on May 23 from Daniel Jean, who is retiring after 35 years as public servant.

Jean made headlines when he suggested that factions in India sabotaged the prime minister's trip to that country in February.

That assertion followed the revelation that Jaspal Atwal -- a British Columbia Sikh convicted of attempting to assassinate an Indian minister in 1986 during a visit to B.C. -- had been invited to two prime ministerial events during the trip. …

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