Recently, CSIS set up their new recruiting effort, “Intelligence Matters”. Given the fact that they weren’t intelligent enough to buy better hosting than a VPS on primus</a> is one thing, but also I find it interesting where CSIS is showing up to recruit. This is in resposne to a 2009 report</a> by the firm Decode</a>, which is a consulting firm that did this work on behalf of CSIS.
Other than the fact that CSIS is creepy at Career Fairs (they were when I was in University), it pointed out the fact that CSIS doesn’t pay nearly as well as other positions elsewhere. It also recommended that the site get revamped and that CSIS try to get a more personal connection with the applicants.
What’s interesting is where CSIS is recruiting. CSIS in the past had a problem with everyone being white, and based on their tour dates here, it seems that this is clearly changing. I’m going to list at the ones that stick out in my mind as “Look who’s the next target”.
- June 18 & 19, 2011 - Summer Solstice - Aboriginal Arts Festival - LeBreton Flats, Ottawa</li>
- July 16, 2011 - Ontario South Asian Community Association - South Asian Festival - Confederation Park, 100 Elgin Street, Ottawa</li>
- July 2 & 3, 2011 - Pride Toronto</li> </ul> So, it looks like CSIS is targeting Aboriginal Activists, the South Asian Community, and the Queer community. I'm interested in reading the new book about The Canadian War on Queers</a>, and seeing how this relates to their current activities in Toronto in a few weeks. It doesn't look like Pacific Region is doing any recruiting at this time. Personally, I hope that the Pink Bloc shut these fuckers down the same way they kicked out TPS Chief Blair out of a Queer Community Center after the G20 bullshit went down. The last thing any of these communities need is CSIS going in there and spying on people.