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July 2016 – Eden Wildfire rages in the Coconino National Forest of Arizona
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Glynn County emergency vehicle in Georgia.
Offshore Ice Strength Multi Patrol Vessel, CCGS Sir WIlfred Grenfell, exits St John's Harbour.
Aug 2016 – Nearly 400 Army National Guards are called in to help contain wildfires in California.
Kingston Emergency Management Common Operating Picture
Counter-terrorism requires many integrated components working in tandem.
WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Winch Rescue! Vernon SAR winch rescue team heads for training exercise.
Vernon SAR doing winch rescue training. (Photo by Coralie Nairn)
Global vulnerability: Cyber, Digital, Data, Social Media
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IN THE NEWS

Mar 22

The federal public safety minister says the Liberals plan to introduce legislation this spring to revamp the Conservative anti-terrorism bill known as C-51.

Mar 22

Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Canada is evaluating intelligence passed on by the United States to determine if it should join the U.S. and the UK in requiring passengers travelling from some Middle East countries to pack all large electronic devices other than mobile cellphones in their checked baggage.

Mar 22

A "botched" job of selling off Canada's airports would be costly for travellers and could even threaten national security, interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose says. The government is studying the potential privatization of some of Canadian airports, but has not yet made any decision.

Mar 22

A decommissioned Coast Guard ship that underwent $9-million in repairs in 2009 only to be permanently docked four years later has been sold for $373,000 after being offered for sale on the government’s surplus website.

Mar 22

Nearly fifty percent of Canadians want to see illegal border crossers turned away, while only 36 percent want to see them accepted as refugees. In recent months, and especially since the election of US president Donald Trump, the number of asylum seekers walking across the southern border has been increasing.

Mar 22

The House of Commons committee on the status of women has recommended that all RCMP members and judges receive mandatory training about gender-based violence and sexual assault.

Mar 21

Police questioned and then released relatives of a man shot dead at a Paris airport, as investigators sought clues about why he attacked an army patrol in an incident that has pushed security to the forefront of France’s election campaign.

Mar 21

Britain and Germany are poised to sign a new defence pact as Theresa May signals her intention to play a significant role in European security after Brexit. The Prime Minister is seeking to reassure European Union leaders that Britain will continue to cooperate on training, cyber security and maritime patrols.

Mar 21

Ottawa constable Daniel Montsion was charged with manslaughter after the death of a suspect in July 2016. The Ottawa police force is investigating his use of 'assault' gloves with hard inserts, and the Ontario government is asking all provincial forces to audit their use of the equipment.

Mar 20

Shared Services’ real mission is to modernize the government’s technology networks by 2020

Mar 20

Inmate says he smuggled drugs into jail in Kinder eggs hidden in rectum.

Mar 20

The US Coast Guard seems to have survived attempts by the Trump administration to reduce its budget thanks, in large part, to an “avalanche” of support from Congress, the service’s top officer said last Thursday.

Mar 20

A study of US firefighters shows their number one source of calories is chicken and turkey. Alcohol is number two, with beer the beverage of choice.

Mar 17

Donald Trump’s second attempt at instituting a travel ban targeting travelers from several Muslim nations suffered back-to-back blows in two federal courts, with judges in Hawaii and Maryland using the president’s own words against him when striking it down.

Mar 17

In a single year under Liberal rule, federal prisons became less deadly, less crowded and less black, according to new data obtained by The Globe and Mail that suggests prison life has changed strikingly since the Harper Conservatives fell from power.

Mar 17

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the American Federal Trade Commission covering cooperation on fraud investigations that involve both countries. The agreement will increase the ability to conduct joint investigations and share information.

Mar 16

Canada’s seafood labelling requirements fail consumers, particularly when compared to requirements governing two of our largest export partners, the European Union and the United States, according to a SeaChoice international seafood labelling report card released today.

Mar 16

The minister of transport, Marc Garneau has announced new regulations for civilian drone operations: height, time of operation and proximity to other objects are covered. Unmanned Systems Canada reacted immediately, both applauding the minister's concern but calling for further refinement to the regulations after consultations.

Mar 16

A Canadian man of Kazakh origins who appeared to live a lavish lifestyle in southern Ontario was arrested as one of four suspects in a massive hack of Yahoo that targeted American government officials, Russian journalists opposed to the regime of President Vladimir Putin, and ordinary email users, authorities said Wednesday.

Mar 16

Ottawa police have charged a 27-year-old Ottawa woman they say stole a taxi to drive to Parliament Hill and then stole another vehicle once she was turned away from its entrance by security on Monday afternoon.

Mar 16

Canada’s federal privacy commissioner has launched an investigation into the Canada Border Services Agency’s practice of searching the electronic devices of travellers at the Canadian border.

Mar 16

In 2006, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service pledged to inform the Federal Court about its collection of telecommunications data. A decade later, federal judges inadvertently became aware of the Operational Data Analysis Centre gathering information about Canadians' electronic communications.

Mar 15

Little progress 15 years after 9/11 Commission called for integrated data, voice systems.

Mar 15

When first responders came off the frontline in the fight against the 2016 fire that devastated Fort McMurray, scientists gathered samples of their breath, blood and urine. A $500,000 federal grant will fund a two-year study of how fighting the blaze affected their physical and mental health.

Mar 14

Government officials reassured Canadians Monday that none of their personal information was compromised after Statistics Canada’s website was hacked and the CRA’s website was shut down as a precautionary measure when similar vulnerabilities were identified in its computer system.

FRONTLINE COMMENTARY

(Jan 24)
Scott Newark's picture

If Canada is successful in working with the new Trump administration to achieve mutual security objectives, that could well have positive influence on how economic issues unfold, including cross-border trade.

(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.

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