2013 issue 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editor's Corner
BY CLIVE ADDY

A Sound 21st Century Approach to North American Security and Prosperity.

BY COLIN ROBERTSON

Examining consequences of adding a land-crossing fee at the Canada-U.S. border.

BY SCOTT NEWARK

Getting it right in border security is essential to reduce criminal activity and improve public safety.

Courses of Action
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

In this final installment of our series, we look at proposed courses of action to reduce the impact of illicit products.

Jean Pierre Fortin
BY SCOTT NEWARK

An exclusive FrontLine Security interview with Jean Pierre Fortin, National ­President of the CIU. A frank discussion of improvements and serious areas that still require effort.

BY CLIVE ADDY

Public Affairs officers at CBSA respond to questions from FrontLine's Executive Editor, Clive Addy. This federal agency is responsible for the regulation and smooth flow and passage of legitimate people and goods across our borders into Canada.

BY MEGAN RYDER-BURBIDGE

The decision to arm CBSA officers enhanced border security, improved officer effectiveness, and brought the Canadian border services in line with those of most other western nations.

RCMP C/Supt Joe Oliver
BY CLIVE ADDY

Policing the Border: An exclusive FrontLine Security interview about border issues with the USA.

BY BLAIR WATSON

Do our immigration policies and procedures create enforcement gaps?

Do Unsecure Communications Put Officers at Risk?
BY RICHARD BRAY

Given that thousands of people monitor police communications, do unsecured communications put officers at risk?

Improving Communications Across Borders For Responders
BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Cross border communication interoperability is required for emergency response.

BY MARC DUPUIS

More than 127,000 volunteer firefighters provide services, largely in rural and remote areas, across Canada. What is that life like?