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It’s the kind of correspondence no self-respecting spymaster or security functionary would want to sign: “Dear Minister: our agents got called out for not telling the truth in court, and an important national-security power is now at risk as a result.”

Yet this is the essence of memos that spy agency director Michel Coulombe and deputy minister Francois Guimont sent last December to Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, after a judge’s ruling ripped into Canada’s two main intelligence agencies.

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