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IN THE NEWS

Jan 20

The failure of a core computer network device prevented Mounties and other police agencies including the Toronto Police Service from accessing the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database.

Jan 20

An analysis of Canada's online behaviour commissioned by CBC's Marketplace suggests a 600 per cent jump in the past year in how often Canadians use language online that's racist, Islamophobic, sexist or otherwise intolerant.

Jan 20

A new report from the Transportation Safety Board details the frantic, fruitless attempt to rescue a deckhand pulled overboard just hours into the lobster season – one of a series of deaths on both coasts that demonstrate the remarkable danger of commercial fishing.

Jan 19

The Canada Revenue Agency is scrutinizing the Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other social media posts of Canadians it suspects could be cheating on their taxes. That's just one example of the agency's increasing focus on what it can learn by collecting and analyzing many kinds of data.

Jan 19

A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported. The disaster struck the Plasco building, an iconic structure in central Tehran just north of the capital’s sprawling bazaar.

Jan 19

An overnight avalanche possibly triggered by Wednesday’s central Italian earthquakes has buried a mountain hotel, where as many as 30 guests are missing in the snow-filled debris of the collapsed resort.

Jan 19

Internal reports detailing critical IT failures at the RCMP suggest gaffes and poor service from Shared Services Canada continue to jeopardize police work and the safety of officers and the public.

Jan 19

Dozens dead in car-bomb attack at camp housing government soldiers and rival armed groups in northern city of Gao.

Jan 19

Former RCMP member Jeffrey Ray Gillis, 43, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for assault by a court in Prince Edward Island. The defence cited his disagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder but the judge noted he had not sought recommended treatment until after being criminally charged.

Jan 18

Federal public safety officials approved a licence that would enable the Winnipeg Police Service to purchase devices from an undisclosed company designed to intercept the private communications of citizens, according to CBC News.

Jan 18

A series of three strong earthquakes hit central Italy in the space of an hour Wednesday, shaking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year and has been buried under more than a metre of snow in recent days.

Jan 18

In a classified document obtained under information access law, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service warns energy companies of the heightened risk of cyber and physical sabotage against pipelines, storage facilities and transmission towers. Companies were warned about "significant financial interactions with certain foreign states" but the countries involved were not named.

Jan 17

A Federal Court judge has allowed two sexual harassment lawsuits by women against the RCMP to go ahead as a class action. As many as 20,000 women employed by the force after 1974 could participate. In October 2016 the Mounties issued an apology to women and a settlement that could address up to $100 million in claims.

Jan 16

The Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, an innovative hub for research, training and industry collaboration, opened at the University of New Brunswick today with the announcement of more than $4.5 million in funding and the establishment of a research partnership with a global technology firm.

Jan 16

A gunman killed at least five people and wounded more than a dozen others Monday at a nightclub in the Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen, police said. The shooting occurred in the early morning hours outside the Blue Parrot nightclub, which was hosting an event that was part of the BPM electronic music festival.

Jan 16

It’s going to take a lot more than new regulations to allow all Canadians to send urgent, life-and-death text and video messages to emergency call centres, say advocates of so-called next-generation 911 services.

Jan 16

The public and Parliament were never informed that Prime Minister Louis St-Laurent and three senior ministers signed Privy Council order 3486 in 1951 forcing telephone companies to wiretap any suspects deemed "likely" to communicate "for purposes that may be prejudicial to the security or defence of Canada."

Jan 16

A tanker that ran aground off the coast of Nova Scotia has returned to port after being stuck in shallow water for a week. The Canadian Coast Guard and salvage crews freed the Arca 1 from a bay near the community of Little Pond in Cape Breton on Sunday.

Jan 16

A Turkish cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, killing 37 people on the ground and in the plane, the Emergency Situations Ministry said. The Boeing 747 crashed on approach to the Manas airport, south of the capital, Bishkek.

Jan 16

Donald Trump called NATO obsolete and predicted that other European Union members would follow the U.K. in leaving the bloc, according to an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper.

Jan 16

Richard Fadden, who served as head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service under both the Harper and Trudeau governments believes President-elect Trump needs to develop a better relationship with his country's security services, but dismissed speculation that Mr. Trump had made himself vulnerable to Russian blackmail attempts.

Jan 13

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to assist on cybersecurity issues in the new administration. Transition spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters that Giuliani will "chair" the cyber task force that Trump announced last Friday.

Jan 13

BeGrainSafe, a safety program for grain handlers and first responders, will debut in Manitoba January 17. The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association organized the program, with assistance from a number of sponsors.

Jan 12

Australian Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull is planning a major shake-up in counter-terrorism and domestic security — with a new super-portfolio to tackle the escalating threat. The new ­department and ministry would be similar to the Home Office in the UK and Homeland Security in the US.

Jan 12

The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang's claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

FRONTLINE COMMENTARY

(Dec 21)
Canadian Global Affairs Institute's picture

Defeating the physical ISIS caliphate is an achievable goal but addresses none of the underlying causes and it would not end the conflicts of the region.

(Nov 18)

Criminal actors have adopted a converged approach to illicit operations, easily moving across borders and transitioning seamlessly between human trafficking, cybercrime, fraud, and other opportune activities.

(Oct 27)
Chris MacLean's picture

The Liberals have taken an unprecedented step in its draft RFP for what is probably the largest procurement in Canadian history, specifying that companies (and contractors) interested in bidding must not engage in advertising their qualifications. 

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