It seems the Conservatives don't need CSIS (as far as we know they are not using CSIS) to do their spying, they are using management staff in the government. This is appalling. I expect that anyone with a history of advocacy, and meeting with this government may face this kind of intrusion into their privacy.
As Jack Layton stated during the english language debate in the 2011 election, "You're not the same Stephen Harper." That Stephen Harper was about open, honest and accountable government.
See Toronto Star article here: Tim Harper: Government spies on advocate for native children
See APTN News here: Federal Aboriginal Affairs department spying on advocate for First Nations children
H/t to GritChik