The senior RCMP intelligence official accused of leaking secrets and techniques will head to trial in September 2022, three years after his arrest.
Cameron Jay Ortis, who led the pressure’s nationwide intelligence co-ordination centre, was arrested on Sept. 12, 2019 in Ottawa and accused of revealing secrets and techniques to an unnamed recipient and planning to present extra categorised info to an unspecified overseas entity or terrorist group.
He is charged with a number of Security of Information Act violations, breach of belief and a computer-related offence
Ortis’s lawyer Ian Carter and the Crown introduced their intentions for an eight-week jury trial subsequent 12 months in Superior Court right now.
According to paperwork seen within the speedy aftermath of his arrest, the categorised intelligence materials Ortis is accused of getting ready to share included a few of Canada’s most intently held nationwide safety property, and its dissemination would have threatened Canada’s relations with its allies.
That evaluation, accomplished within the speedy aftermath of his arrest by CSIS and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), concluded that the “information is among the most highly protected of national security assets, by any government standard, and goes to the heart of Canada’s sovereignty and security.”
Ortis has not entered a plea but.