2009 issue 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editor's Corner
BY CLIVE ADDY

Emergency and Public Health Preparedness, Border Security, Climate Change, Terrorism challenges, Crime prevention, Cyber Security advice… we have it all for your summer reading. Much to reflect upon in all these offerings … much to do in our homes and local and greater communities!

Dr David Butler-Jones
BY CLIVE ADDY

Dr. David Butler-Jones discusses his perspective on his role in the Public Health Agency of Canada, its achievements and ongoing challenges. Also the priority of prevention and healthy living.

BY K. JOHN MORROW Jr

Mobilizing effective and humanitarian action to mitigate worldwide disasters.

BY RON MORAN

Progress on the seven issues identified in the original 2006 Plan has been mixed. The new CIU Brief reports the progress (or lack thereof) and identifies four new issues.

BY BLAIR WATSON

Canadian and U.S. law enforcement officials together on our waterways.

BY ANDRÉ FECTEAU

The RCMP's Integrated Support Services Unit is making positive headway.

BY JENNIFER GIROUX

Community involvement can help reduce the severity of damage caused by a natural disaster, yet the role of society in preparing for and responding to emergencies is often overlooked.

BY GREG OULAHEN

Results of a national survey reveal opportunities for improvement.

BY LAUREN WALTON

Municipal governments are responsible for taking the lead in Canada when an emergency occurs. Hazards must be identified and plans developed to mitigate each one, beginning with the most probable.

BY ROLAND HANEL

Enabling volunteer responders to assist under catastrophic conditions.

BY DAVID GEWIRTZ

The digital threat vector of the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics impacts communications confidentiality, identity theft, emergency response, organized crime, and even (perhaps especially) espionage.

BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS

The subject of SAR in the north is a very real and pressing issue. Canada must be prepared for any major incident – with resident resources at the ready.

BY ALAN BURKE

Mitigating the effects of climate change is the most pressing task of our lifetime.

BY JEZ LITTLEWOOD

Interlinked issues of complexity and integration challenge counter-terrorism.

One Last Thing
BY SCOTT NEWARK

Exactly who is getting into Canada and how they get to stay has been in the news recently and for good reason.