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IN THE NEWS

Apr 25

In 2014, three Moncton RCMP officers were killed and two others wounded by a better armed gunman. The federal police force is now on trial on charges under the Canada Labour Code for failing to provide those employees with the right equipment and training. On Monday, the prosecutor told the court compliance with the code could have prevented at least some of the deaths and injuries.

Apr 24

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police face charges in a Moncton court of failing to provide officers with the necessary equipment and training to overpower an armed suspect. A gunman shot and killed three Mounties in Moncton in 2014.

Apr 24

Under a 2014 counterterrorism directive, provincial and municipal police forces in Ontario are directed to forward data collected from street checks - "carding" - to federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies. The practice of carding individuals has been criticized as intrusive and discriminatory.

Apr 21

​France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by ISIS, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.

Apr 21

In recent months, hundreds of people have walked across the US border into Canada to claim asylum. The RCMP has not charged anyone will illegal crossing and there are claims that as many as half the asylum seekers have some form of criminal record.

Apr 21

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) processes data collected from clearance forms to prevent people who are security risks from entering Canada or obtaining sensitive employment. In a series of letters, the Privacy Commissioner has expressed concerns about how widely the information is being used.

Apr 20

The number of asylum seekers caught crossing illegally into Canada continues to rise, according to newly released figures. CBSA says that nearly half of the 1,860 migrants who have snuck across the Canada-United States border on foot rather than making a claim for refugee status at an official border crossing did so in March.

Apr 20

Toronto police officers have asked the city to deny $260,000 in funding to the annual Pride event, after a group called Black Lives Matter persuaded organizers to ban Toronto Police Services from participating. In a letter to city government, officers belonging to the force's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Internal Support Network said funding the event would make them feel "unsupported by our employer."

Apr 20

Police have charged a 43 year old woman, Michelle Omoruyi, with smuggling nine potential asylum seekers from Africa into Canada. The group was apprehended Friday night at the Saskatchewan border with the United States.

Apr 19

The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.

Apr 19

On April 15, RCMP in Saskatchewan laid human smuggling charges after an investigation into illegal border crossing from the United States. In recent months, increasing numbers of people have walked across the US border into Canada to claim refugee status. The Mounties will hold a news conference to explain the charges Wednesday.

Apr 19

More than half of 18,000 RCMP members under the rank of Inspector have signed up with the National Police Federation (NPF) for union representation. The NPF filed for certification Tuesday. The RCMP is the last non-unionized police force in Canada.

Apr 18

GE’s Marine Solutions announced that the United States Coast Guard commissioned new National Security Cutter Munro.

Apr 18

In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence travelled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over."

Apr 18

Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war.

Apr 18

The federal plan to legalize recreational marijuana does not include the general amnesty for past pot convictions some would like to see, says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

Apr 18

After a series of high-profile setbacks Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS) officials and lawyers are learning how to approach judges with sufficient information to obtain viable warrants. Last fall judges criticized CSIS for failing to inform courts about how information obtained with warrants would be used.

Apr 14

Dozens of Ontario police  officers, from the Toronto and provincial forces are being trained in field sobriety tests for marijuana use, so they can determine whether drivers should be charged with impaired driving. The federal government is preparing legislation to legalize marijuana.

Apr 13

North Korean monitoring service 38 North said Wednesday the country's Punggye-ri nuclear site is "primed and ready" for a sixth nuclear test. "The activity during the past six weeks is suggestive of the final preparations for a test," 38 North analyst Joseph Bermudez told CNN.

Apr 13

Bill C-51, passed by the previous Conservative government, gave the Canadian Security Intelligence Service sweeping new powers to interrupt terrorist activity. However, a source says the agency is not using them because the Liberal government has announced its intention to review and modify the law.

Apr 13

The Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police understands why Mounties are protesting for higher pay but Robert Paulson warned their actions could undermine public confidence and internal cohesion. Some members have removed or covered the yellow stripes on their uniform trousers.

Apr 12

At least 10 people were injured in a large fire that broke out in a migrant camp near the northern French city of Dunkirk on Monday night, after a fight between many Afghans and Kurds at the camp. 

Apr 12

Concerned that terrorist saboteurs or otherwise maliciously dangerous criminals could be targeting a major landmark, police pulled all stops when three teens, two 16 and one 15, broke into Wonderland to steal some candy – they could hardly have expected a helicopter and police dogs would apprehend them.

Apr 11

Seaspan Ferries Corporation officially welcomed two new, state-of-the-art dual-fuelled/hybrid vessels to its fleet today during a double commissioning ceremony held at Seaspan's Tilbury Terminal.

Apr 11

Egypt imposed a three-month nationwide state of emergency Monday as President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi sought to ease public anger and take a tougher stand against Islamic extremists after suicide bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed 45 people.

FRONTLINE COMMENTARY

(Apr 04)
Ken Pole's picture

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has confirmed that the RCMP and CSIS are investigating a report that cell phone use around Parliament Hill is being snooped on through their unique subscriber identify module or simcard.

(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.

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