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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Canadian MP Says Russian Spy in Service

OTTAWA -- An opposition member of Canada's Parliament said she has evidence that a Russian spy has infiltrated the country's spy agency.


Val Meredith, a member of the right-wing Reform Party, said Tuesday that she will release her evidence unless a senior official persuades her by Thursday that her information is false.


She said she wrote to the official, Solicitor General Herb Gray, who oversees the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.


Meredith would not disclose how she obtained her information and gave no details of her claims.


Speculation about a possible spy surfaced last month when a former intelligence service employee claimed he was fired for pursuing an investigation of a fellow officer suspected of spying for the former Soviet Union.


Pierre Roy said he was convinced the unnamed man, described as a member of the counterintelligence section in Montreal, was a double agent for more than 20 years.


The intelligence service maintains the allegations are not true.