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IN THE NEWS

Aug 29

Australia on Tuesday released what the government says is the world's first ever how-to-guide for combating radical Islamist propaganda in Southeast Asia, which it hopes will help disrupt local recruitment efforts by groups such as Islamic State.

Aug 29

Three Ottawa men who debated committing a domestic terrorist attack, but instead decided to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, pleaded guilty on Friday to terrorism-related offences in Ontario Superior Court.

Aug 24

A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that at least 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors.

Aug 23

Many mosques and Islamic schools in Canada are placing young people at risk by espousing — or at least not condemning — extremist teachings, a new study says.

Aug 23

A Canadian-owned company involved in controversial sales of armoured vehicles in South Sudan and Libya has broken its silence. The Streit Group, which has sales offices and factories around the globe, has been criticized by two separate United Nations panels for its business dealings in the war-ravaged African nations.

Aug 22

The Liberal government’s unhurried approach to its promised reform of national security laws is appropriate given the dangers of getting it wrong, say security policy experts.

Aug 22

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau says he wants to know what caused a derailment in Toronto that saw two CP Rail trains travelling in opposite directions sideswipe one another Sunday, causing several hundred litres of fuel to spill in Toronto's Annex neighbourhood.

Aug 20

Edmonton’s police chief Rod Knecht says some community police stations will close, but a new counter-terrorism bureau will open as part of an ongoing plan to refocus resources to get “a bigger bang for our buck.” The department will be create a fourth bureau, the counter-terrorism intelligence unit, to focus on intelligence-based policing and address terrorism threats.

Aug 18

A new analysis says an NDP proposal to boost pension benefits for families of deceased Canadian Forces and RCMP veterans could cost more than $6 billion.

Aug 18

As expected, ISIL has ramped up its propaganda campaign against Canada following last week’s police killing of Aaron Driver, an ISIL supporter in Strathroy, Ont. who was allegedly in the final stages of planning a bomb attack.

Aug 18

Rank-and-file police officers are circulating a petition to express a vote of non-confidence in the leadership of Chief Charles Bordeleau. Officers are alleging a personal friendship has absolved another senior officer of misconduct.

Aug 18

Following the fatal police shooting of would-be suicide bomber Aaron Driver, Canada’s Public Safety Minister says the Liberals will “up our game” in the fight against terrorism by imminently hiring a deradicalization adviser.

Aug 16

A California man was arrested Monday on arson charges for allegedly sparking a wildfire that exploded over the weekend, destroying more than 175 homes, business and other structures. The blaze, in the town of Lower Lake, has caused over $10 million in damages and left dozens of families homeless.

Aug 16

Breaking News (5pm) Six firefighters were trapped by the fast-moving Cajon Pass fire while helping residents evacuate due to raging fires in the southern California canyons. They were able to shelter in place, but two firefighters were hurt.

Aug 16

About 40,000 homes have been affected, more than 20,000 people have been rescued, and more than 12,000 people reported in shelters as "unprecedented" flooding devastated southeastern Louisiana since Friday. Water levels have leveled off and are starting to recede, according to latest reports

Aug 16

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has passed a resolution calling for the legal measure to unlock digital evidence, saying criminals increasingly use encryption to hide illicit activities. RCMP Assistant Commissioner Joe Oliver journalists that criminals are operating online in almost complete anonymity with the help of tools that mask identities and messages.

Aug 16

The government’s highly-anticipated review of its national security framework, including the Harper government’s controversial anti-terrorism legislation C-51, is expected to start before parliamentarians return from summer break. Trudeau reiterated his position on the importance of balancing security with civil liberties.

Aug 16

Deciding which of the many extremists known to police and intelligence agencies might be plotting attacks and which are harmless is a critical part of counter-terrorism that drives decisions on how national security resources are used. Former government intelligence analyst Phil Gurski says recent cases point to the need for more thorough and regular assessments of extremists on the radar of security agencies.

Aug 16

A Quebec man arrested last year at the Halifax airport for refusing to provide border officers with the password for his cellphone pleaded guilty Monday and was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Aug 16

Police arrested and charged a man with murder on Monday after shooting two men as they left a New York City mosque.

Aug 16

The Government of Canada has launched its public consultation to engage with Canadians on the evolving cyber security landscape.

Aug 16

Ottawa will spend $35 million over five years to fund programs that reach out to vulnerable people open to radicalization in a bid to prevent terror attacks in Canada.

Aug 15

A wildfire in the hills of the Deodoro Region in Rio de Janeiro has raised some concerns for the Olympics. As the winds have been gaining strength, a close eye needs to be kept on this fire.

Aug 15

Canada’s counter-radicalization efforts have “little national coherence,” Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Sunday in a statement reflecting on the killing last week of an ISIL supporter allegedly about to conduct an attack.

Aug 15

Important issues — like how, where and when, or even if, hazardous materials should be transported through dense urban areas — will undoubtedly be examined. There will be many questions asked, with few easy answers.

FRONTLINE COMMENTARY

(Aug 28)
Last year in Canada, organized crime syphoned off nearly $3B from the Canadian tax base. What are we doing about it? FrontLine examines this issue in a 3-part report.
(Aug 12)
Scott Newark's picture

This week’s successful prevention of a terrorist attack in Ontario merits appreciation of police work, but it raises important questions.

(Jul 16)
Ferry de Kerckhove's picture

Retired Canadian diplomat Ferry de Kerckhove talks to The House about potential consequences of the failed coup in Turkey.

(Mar 17)
Phil Gibson's picture

Debate over access to encrypted cell phone messages raises fundamental security and privacy issues. Why is this not a bigger issue in Canada? For one thing, it’s a political loser.

(Feb 22)
Scott Newark's picture

Reviewing the annually published Public Accounts, illuminates number of areas where a re-allocation of funds could revitalize public funding to be beneficial and relevant to more Canadians.

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