IN THE NEWS

Jun 28, 2016

Canada's spy agency has been frustrated in trying to track Canadians who travel overseas to fight for ISIS and other extremist groups because the country's diplomatic service is refusing to play ball. That's the complaint of CSIS, which says Global Affairs Canada has not volunteered key security information, and drags its feet when asked for specific files on citizens and others.

Jun 27, 2016

Status of Women Minister Patricia Hajdu will meet for the first time with the members of an advisory council - including men - she has convened as a sounding board while Status of Women Canada develops a federal strategy against gender-based violence, a key part of her mandate from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Jun 27, 2016

When it comes to questions about who should be helping aboriginal communities navigate the Canada-U.S. border, the Liberal government's Public Safety and Indigenous Affairs departments are pointing the finger at each other.

Jun 23, 2016

Richard Fadden, Canada's former top spymaster, says the country's military should have the legal authority and capability to not only defend itself, but also to go on the attack in cyberspace as well.

Jun 22, 2016

Members of the unified Parliamentary Protective Service are raising safety concerns over a command decision that new blue-black police uniforms—which cost $861,000—are to be worn by unarmed officers whose duties are limited to scanning visitors as they enter parliamentary buildings and Commons galleries.

Jun 21, 2016

Top police, intelligence and security officials from Canada and the United States will gather at the B.C. legislature this week to discuss how best to protect politicians inside capital buildings from the growing threat of terrorist attacks.

Jun 21, 2016

The vaunted Unit 8200 represents the Israeli Defense Forces exclusive IT spy agency responsible for collecting signal intelligence and code decryption. The decades-old unit – considered by intelligence analysts to be the strongest of its kind in the world – has also produced some of the most sought after cybersecurity startup companies.

Jun 21, 2016

A man wearing a fake explosive belt filled with salt and cookies sparked a major security alert and an emergency meeting of key government ministers Tuesday by claiming he would be blown up outside a downtown Brussels shopping centre.

Jun 20, 2016

Leading security and intelligence experts generally applaud the novel Liberal legislation to stand up a committee of parliamentarians to examine and publicly report on the efficacy and legality of Canada’s surging national security activities.

Jun 20, 2016

A Calgary man is worried about the safety of his family after police notified him his house is on an ISIS hit list. The 32-year-old Calgary man bought the house eight months ago and believes the address was attached to a previous resident's web account that was hacked.

Jun 20, 2016

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in an attack Monday on their minibus in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry and an Afghan security official said.

Jun 17, 2016

The federal government introduced today new legislation to create a joint oversight committee with robust powers to scrutinize national security matters, one of three public safety-related bills the Liberals are tabling this week.

Jun 17, 2016

Three former top executives of the Ontario Provincial Police Association and two of their business associates were charged Thursday with fraud and money laundering following a 19-month RCMP probe into allegations of misuse of funds.

Jun 17, 2016

Some fishy business between Parliament Hill security officers has led to several of them being threatened with disciplinary action over social media postings about a photo of their new uniforms.

Jun 16, 2016

The Native Women’s Association of Canada is calling for the creation of an independent civilian body to probe police conduct and review specific investigations as part of its recommendations for the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.

Jun 16, 2016

Charges are expected to be announced soon in the RCMP’s fraud and theft investigation targeting former senior executive members of the Ontario Provincial Police Association and their business associates, sources say.

Jun 16, 2016

The federal government has announced proposed changes to the Customs Act that would allow border guards to collect biographic information from everyone leaving Canada.

Jun 16, 2016

There are 151 Canadians about to get an uncomfortable phone call from police. CBC has obtained a copy of the list, which contains the names, and email and physical addresses of some 8,300 people around the globe. It's hard to tell what unites them.

Jun 15, 2016

More than 100 military officials and security experts from all over the world have gathered in Kingston for a conference on international security. Yesterday’s keynote speaker from the Canadian Armed Forces discussed the changing face of security — within the military.

Jun 15, 2016

Members of national security and defence committee vote unanimously to amend Bill C-7 to better assist an arbitrator or a public service labour relations board, and to ensure a secret ballot whenever a bargaining agent finally stands up to be certified.

Jun 15, 2016

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the federal government rejects the idea of allowing hunters to use the same type of military-style assault rifle involved in a mass shooting in Florida.

Jun 14, 2016

As close calls between drones and planes become more and more common, the federal government has created "no drone zone" signs for airports and says draft legislation to strengthen drone rules is expected next year.

Jun 14, 2016

Thousands of people gathered in downtown Orlando to mourn the 49 men and women killed in a hail of gunfire on Sunday, vowing to counter hate and violence with love and solidarity. As Orlando grieved, U.S. authorities continued their investigation into the gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen.

Jun 13, 2016

A woman in the federal witness protection program is suing the RCMP for negligence and for undermining her trusted relationship with Canada's national police force.

Jun 13, 2016

Toronto police plan to boost their presence at local Pride events following the mass shooting inside a gay nightclub in Florida that killed 50 people early Sunday, organizers say.

Jun 13, 2016

After a mass shooting on Sunday that killed at least 50 people and injured dozens more at a gay nightclub in Florida, many Canadians were reflecting on what the violence means for the LGBTQ community.

Jun 13, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling the attack on a gay nightclub in Florida an act of domestic terror. Trudeau says he was "shocked and saddened" to learn so many people were killed and injured following the mass shooting in Orlando.

Jun 12, 2016

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadliest mass shooting in US history and says the gunman who slaughtered at least 50 innocent party-goers in an Orlando gay club was one of its fighters.

Jun 10, 2016

Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, has announced that Canada will host the Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas in 2017.

Jun 10, 2016

Nearly one in 10 prisoners in Manitoba’s jail system is kept in segregation, believed to be the highest proportion in the country and significantly higher than the rate recorded in the federal system.

Jun 09, 2016

Ottawa Fire Services Chief Peter McBride was in Mirabel, Que., on Wednesday to lead a $4-million effort to apply the latest science and technology to firefighting. Some of the techniques are counterintuitive.

Jun 09, 2016

A specialized unit inside mobile firm BlackBerry has for years enthusiastically helped intercept user data – including BBM messages – to help in hundreds of police investigations in dozens of countries, a CBC News investigation reveals.

Jun 09, 2016

Federal spying and other clandestine national security activities will face new and unprecedented parliamentary scrutiny under long-promised Liberal legislation to be unveiled within days.

Jun 08, 2016

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has issued an indirect warning to RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson about Mounties' participation in a review of how the police force handles allegations of workplace harassment.

Jun 08, 2016

Federal officials used photo-matching technology to identify 15 high-risk people – all wanted on immigration warrants – who used false identities to apply for travel documents.

Jun 06, 2016

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice is reviewing the use of solitary confinement in the provincial jail system, an issue it considers a priority.

Jun 03, 2016

The Liberal government is contradicting its promise to increase the transparency of federal intelligence agencies by attempting to shut the public out of a court case on surveillance, a civil liberties lawyer says.

Jun 03, 2016

Canada is prepared to rip up a proposed border information sharing agreement with the United States if the Americans fail to respect conditions to protect the privacy of Canadian citizens, says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

Jun 03, 2016

An Access to Information request from CBC News for complaints submitted to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority last year turned up hundreds of stories from the front lines of Canada's airports. The tales are weird, sad and sometimes alarming. 

Jun 02, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has rebuffed fresh demands for a public inquiry into the unauthorized RCMP surveillance of two journalists.

Jun 02, 2016

The office of Canada's Information Commissioner has found the Correctional Service of Canada negligent for not responding to an access to information request from CBC News for more than three years and taking another nine months to provide the documents in question.

Jun 02, 2016

A federal spy agency inadvertently shared logs of Canadians’ phone calls and Internet exchanges with intelligence allies such as the United States for years, a newly disclosed report says.

Jun 01, 2016

The RCMP and federal bureaucrats have been rapped for breaching their duty by gathering identifying data on people who ask for government information.

Jun 01, 2016

 High seas geopolitical tensions in Asia and free trade aspirations will hang over the arrival of China's foreign minister in Ottawa today for talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet.

May 31, 2016

Communications Security Establishment Chief testifies before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence.

May 31, 2016

Federal authorities were tight-lipped Monday about a report that Sikh terrorists run a training camp in British Columbia. The Times of India reports that Indian intelligence agencies have alerted the Liberal government that pro-Khalistan extremists near Mission, B.C., plan to carry out strikes in Punjab.

May 31, 2016

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he wants to end the Canada Border Services Agency's practice of detaining child migrants.

May 31, 2016

Ottawa is considering setting up a “super” Security Intelligence Review Committee that would provide oversight to a number of federal security departments and agencies, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says.

May 30, 2016

Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as European ships saved thousands of others in daring rescue operations.

May 30, 2016

The Transportation Safety Board is concerned about a sharp increase in runaway trains and equipment in the rail industry last year, and believes Transport Canada hasn’t done enough to improve safety procedures in the wake of the deadly Lac-Mégantic disaster.

May 30, 2016

A Halifax police officer who has touched many Canadians is popping up in paintings, movies, video games and even a Miley Cyrus music video thanks to a transformative online hashtag.

May 30, 2016

The federal government was tight-lipped Friday after Canada’s ambassador to Ireland raised eyebrows on both sides of the Atlantic when he “pulled a Chretien” by grappling with an Irish protester at a politically sensitive commemoration in Dublin.

May 30, 2016

The former director of CSIS says he supports greater oversight of the nation's security and intelligence agencies to ensure they are playing within the rules.

May 27, 2016

A former Kamloops police officer has been charged with three counts of cocaine trafficking — with allegations she was selling the drugs while still employed as a Mountie.

May 26, 2016

The US nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system and 8-inch floppy disks, a government report has revealed.

May 25, 2016

Only half of Ottawa city council bothered to respond to a survey that informed the latest Ottawa Police Services business plan. It’s the second time in a row the police force has recorded a lousy participation rate from council on a business plan survey.

May 25, 2016

Under an interim policy RCMP officers are being told to record any encounter with the public that they feel may lead to violence, with the hope that privacy issues can be avoided through disclosure.

May 24, 2016

In an effort to improve the safety of non-Canadians who have been detained under the Immigration and Refugee Act, the CBSA has put out a tender to industry looking for alternatives to confinement in dealing with individuals of concern.

May 20, 2016

The RCMP is facing more allegations of workplace harassment, this time in the unit that oversees the federal witness protection program at the force's national headquarters in Ottawa.

May 19, 2016

The RCMP commissioner decided to handle this one himself – and with good reason. As Canada's top cop, Bob Paulson knew it wasn't going to look good, and that he, personally, had been in the thick of it. So, the head of the RCMP sat down on Tuesday night and tapped out his own version of a tangled story about illicit spying by his officers.

May 18, 2016

A former Carleton and Ottawa University professor accused of murder in a 1980 terrorist bombing of a synagogue, he was first arrested 28 years later and in 2014  extradited to a Paris jail while investigations continued. Not formally charged and being held on faulty hand writing analysis evidence the French justice system is finding the case very weak against him.

May 18, 2016

Police in Canada who operate sweeping surveillance devices that target mobile phones are breaking the law, according to lawyers acting for dozens of crime suspects.

May 18, 2016

The federal NDP leader is calling on the government to investigate revelations that RCMP officers conducted unauthorized surveillance of two journalists in 2007.

May 17, 2016

In an effort to convince the Afghan government to change the plans for a new Hydro transmission corridor thousands protested in Kabul, the route change would bring access to Hydro that is lacking for millions of Afghans and shorten the proposed route.

May 17, 2016

In a day and age where technology changes like the weather, retailers are struggling to keep up with new and different forms of deception by some less than honest customers.

May 17, 2016

Across North America, a mobile-phone-targeting device – also known as an “IMSI catcher” – is being revealed as controversial and indiscriminate, but judges have endorsed the police legal logic in a Toronto case and others.

May 17, 2016

Sixteen months after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Mounties have the right to collective bargaining, Mounties now have even less of a voice when dealing with management.

May 17, 2016

The United States and Russia have invited Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to sit as a permanent member of the 17-nation International Syria Support Group which is meeting in Vienna on Tuesday to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict and extend a country-wide truce.

May 16, 2016

The Liberal government will introduce legislation this week to protect transgender Canadians against discrimination and violence, pushing the type of measure that is causing a political storm in the United States.

May 16, 2016

In order to review, monitor and scrutinize the activities of the country’s most secret national security organizations including CSIS, the RCMP, the CSE, and the CBSA, Parliament’s first all-party National Security Oversight Committee will require dedicated secure facilities that match the “top secret RCMP signals-intelligence standards.”

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