CSIS confirms director has COVID-19 amid debate over workplace safety at intelligence agency

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Canada’s intelligence service, including director David Vigneault, who has contracted the virus, the agency confirmed on Wednesday.

    Because of its national security role, CSIS has kept its national headquarters in Ottawa, as well as its regional offices across Canada and foreign stations, operational during the pandemic.

    A fractious debate has been taking place within CSIS over workplace safety amid the coronavirus pandemic, sources have told Global News.

    Mercedes Stephenson has details.

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