Ukusa Agreement

(James Littleton, Target Nation: Canada and the Western Intelligence Network, Lester and Orpen Dennys, 1986, p. 95.) Canada`s participation in the expanded UKUSA alliance was announced in 1975 by the Honourable .C.M. (Bourgeon) Drury confirms (C.M. Drury, Evidence, Minutes and Evidence of the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Estimates, March 24, 1975, p. 18:20). In addition, the Deputy Clerk, Security and Intelligence, officially confirmed in 1995 that ”Canada is working with some of its closest and long-standing allies to share foreign intelligence. These countries and the competent authorities are the United States (National Security Agency), the United Kingdom (Government Communications Headquarters), Australia (Defence Signals Directorat) and New Zealand (Government Communications Security Branch [sic]”. (Statement by the Assistant Secretary, Security and Intelligence, to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs, May 2, 1995.) The terms of a secret deal, which has become the core of britain-US special relations, are released today more than 60 years after the deal was signed by high-ranking military personnel. The documents that have been published – and www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ukusa free of charge from today and for one month – contain amendments and annexes to the agreement.

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