Fantino now minister for CSE?
It's potentially a very positive development that CSE may now have a minister who has enough time to actually pay serious attention to the agency.
But I remain to be convinced that Minister Fantino is the best choice for the job.
Update 6 January 2015:
Justin Ling, "2015 Is Canada’s Year of the Spy," Vice, 6 January 2015
Update 28 January 2015:
Alex Boutilier and Patrick Baud question whether Fantino has formal authority over CSE and discuss what the necessary paperwork might be to put that in place:
@NewmanRobinson I haven't seen any regulation changes that put him in charge of the agency, fwiw.— Alex Boutilier (@alexboutilier) January 28, 2015
@NewmanRobinson After an order in council. There was a regulation change clarifying he remains vice chair of Treasury Board. Nil on CSE.— Alex Boutilier (@alexboutilier) January 28, 2015