OTTAWA - A Canadian soldier has been charged with leaking secrets to a "foreign entity," court documents revealed Jan. 16.
Jeffrey Paul Delisle, 40, is accused of communicating over the past five years "with a foreign entity information that the government of Canada is taking measures to safeguard."
Delisle was arrested over the weekend and appeared in a Halifax court Jan. 16. He also faces a breach of trust charge under the Criminal Code.The charges were laid under the Security of Information Act.
The offenses allegedly occurred in the capital Ottawa, Halifax and in towns in Ontario and Nova Scotia provinces, said court documents. They did not, however, reveal his rank, the information he allegedly passed on, nor to whom.
Convictions under the security act carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.