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Jan 20, 2016

Canada has not been invited to an anti-ISIS coalition meeting this week in Paris, CBC News has learned. Defence ministers from France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Australia and the Netherlands will join U.S. Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter on Wednesday to discuss the future of the fight against the extremist group.

Jan 19, 2016

A Canadian man detained for more than a year in the United Arab Emirates has pleaded not guilty to three terror-related charges on the first day of his long-awaited trial.

Jan 19, 2016

Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents.

Jan 18, 2016

From January 18-22, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business is spreading the word that small businesses face too many unnecessary barriers: silly rules, confusing regulations, mountains of paperwork, and unhelpful government policies.

Jan 18, 2016

Transport Canada has hit Canadian Pacific Railway with an unprecedented order demanding the company change it freight rail scheduling and fatigue-management practices on some runs in British Columbia because they pose "an immediate threat to safe railway operations."

Jan 18, 2016

The murderous rampage by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Burkina Faso demonstrates the ease with which terror can be spread in disparate parts of the world and Canada’s Foreign Minister says the international community must unite in its determination to stop it.

Jan 18, 2016

Michael Den Tandt: Trudeau's perceived instincts and judgment about foreign policy — especially as concerns the war against terrorism — are his greatest weakness

Jan 18, 2016

When the killing finally ended Saturday morning, at least 28 people were dead, including six Canadian aid workers, in Burkina Faso to help renovate and restore schools, church buildings and an orphanage.

Jan 15, 2016

An Ontario court has ruled that Peel Regional Police violated cellphone customers' charter rights when requesting a broad swath of personal information from about 40,000 Telus and Rogers subscribers to help them with an investigation.

Jan 15, 2016

Authorities and analysts believe the violence that left Jakarta, a city of 10 million people, on edge for hours was a loud announcement of the Islamic State group’s presence in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.

Jan 15, 2016

Defending and advancing a free, open and secure cyberspace is essential to Canada's prosperity as well as its commitment to human rights and democracy, advisers have told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Jan 15, 2016

The number of military-style firearms that can be temporarily jury-rigged to become automatic weapons has increased "dramatically" in Canada over the last decade — and so has the public-safety risk. That, according to an internal RCMP laboratory report.

Jan 14, 2016

Canada's new security system for scrutinizing people who arrive by airplane singled out more than 2,300 passengers for closer examination during a recent three-month period, the federal border agency says.

Jan 13, 2016

Conservative critics are panning last Friday's announcement that veteran Liberal MP David McGuinty will have a "leadership role" on a new statutory committee of Parliamentarians responsible for reviewing security-related issues.

Jan 13, 2016

The federal public safety minister says the government will open its wallet to help Canadians prepare for natural catastrophes spawned by extreme weather linked to climate change.

Jan 13, 2016

Liberal MP Bill Blair wants to make it clear the growth and sale of legal marijuana in Canada will not be a free-for-all. The former chief of the Toronto Police Service supports legalization, but mainly as a tool to restrict access for young people and to deal with the social and health problems caused by the drug.

Jan 12, 2016

Following reports about toddlers who have been flagged on no-fly lists, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says airlines shouldn't subject anyone under the age of 18 to additional security-screening measures.

Jan 12, 2016

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says he doesn't want to risk the safety of sources who give the government sensitive information on human rights conditions in their countries.

Jan 11, 2016

The Liberal government is open to an expansive revamp of national security legislation, not just a handful of promised changes to the controversial bill known as C-51, says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

Jan 11, 2016

A 30GB hard drive found at a recycling depot that a Halifax man says contains personal information including the names and numbers of defence personnel has been taken by the military.

Jan 11, 2016

Canada plans to kick-start a long-stalled international effort aimed at ridding the world of the key ingredients needed for nuclear weapons, The Canadian Press has learned.

Jan 11, 2016

The federal government will release a portion of its analysis on the human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, while still refusing to publish details of a $15-billion contract to sell weaponized armoured vehicles to the country’s national guard.

Jan 08, 2016

Ralph Goodale said Thursday his department is also exploring possible changes to the Secure Air Travel Regulations that would help differentiate individuals who have similar or the same names as people on the no-fly list.

Jan 08, 2016

Canada's border agency plans to compare images of people arriving in the country with photographs of suspects on watchlists to keep out alleged terrorists and other criminals.

Jan 08, 2016

As the Liberal government gets to work on its campaign pledge to legalize marijuana, the former police chief of Toronto will be taking a lead role.

Jan 08, 2016

The Liberal government plans to model its national security committee of parliamentarians after the one in Britain because it has successfully kept secret information under wraps over the years, says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

Jan 08, 2016

Ottawa South MP David McGuinty will be taking on “a leadership role” in the creation of a new parliamentary committee tasked with overseeing national security issues and is heading to the U.K. and France with Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale this weekend to get some ideas.

Jan 07, 2016

Police said they have arrested a suspect in connection with a stabbing at the Air Canada operations centre in Brampton, Ont. Wednesday night.

Jan 07, 2016

For those unlucky enough to share a name with someone on a government no-fly list or who have ended up on the list by mistake, flying is a truly uncomfortable experience full of repeated, intrusive security checks and long delays.

Jan 07, 2016

North Korea’s triumphal declaration that it detonated its first hydrogen bomb drew global condemnation and threats of new sanctions against the isolated nuclear power Wednesday. But it also raised skepticism from the White House and defence experts, who questioned Pyongyang’s claim to a new and vastly more destructive weapon.

Jan 06, 2016

Recreational drones were hot-ticket gifts over the holidays in 2015, with an estimated one million ending up under Christmas trees across North America — but the Wild West era of little regulation will end soon, says Transport Canada.

Jan 06, 2016

North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal.

Jan 05, 2016

Register today for the most anticipated annual Canadian Marine Technical conference, taking place in St John's Newfoundland on May 5 and 6, 2016. http://www.mari-tech.org/index.php/mari-tech-2016-2

Jan 05, 2016

The Liberal government says it won't fight to preserve Conservative government rule changes that made it impossible for some rejected refugee claimants to pursue appeals. A Federal Court ruled in July that it was unconstitutional for the government to strip the right of appeal for refugee applicants from a list of countries the government deemed to be "safe."

Jan 05, 2016

President Obama moved Monday to require all gun sellers to register as dealers – even those who sell at gun shows and online – and to run background checks on all prospective purchasers, aiming to curb a scourge of gun violence.

Jan 05, 2016

A former CSIS senior intelligence officer is calling for the Defence Department to launch a security probe at CFB Halifax in light of a second security breach at the base.

Jan 04, 2016

Ontario could follow Alberta and Manitoba's examples in recognizing post-traumatic stress disorder as a workplace illness for first responders, provided an NDP private member's bill moves through the legislature this winter.

Jan 04, 2016

The federal public safety minister says he'll investigate the case of a six-year-old Ontario boy whose name appears to be on a travel security risk list.

Jan 04, 2016

A former U.S. defence secretary is on a mission to warn of a "real and growing danger" of nuclear doom, troubled by the risks of catastrophe from the very weapons he helped develop.

Dec 31, 2015

A collection of knives and blades of varying shapes and sizes, a homemade billy club fashioned out of a pipe, and sharp items that may appear innocuous. These are some of the items located and seized by deputy sheriffs at Regina's provincial court.

Dec 31, 2015

Fears of possible terrorist attacks ahead of the New Year celebrations have tightened security in major capitals, with both Brussels and Paris cancelling firework displays.

Dec 31, 2015

Parts stripped from U.S. presidential helicopters have played a critical role in keeping the Canadian military’s search-and-rescue chopper fleet flying, according to documents obtained by the Citizen, but the air force is still undecided on whether the former American aircraft will be joining its ranks.

Dec 31, 2015

Canadian researchers find that a large amount of Canadians’ internet traffic is routed through the United States, making it vulnerable to interception.

Dec 30, 2015

Police in Belleville, Ont., are warning drivers that drones could become a growing hazard on the road after one of the airborne devices crashed into the grille of a moving vehicle on Monday morning, causing $1,000 in damage to it.

Dec 30, 2015

Police killings in the U.S., especially of black people, have sparked protests in cities across the country over the last year and a half. Black Lives Matter, a loosely organized U.S. movement, brought many stories of black people killed by police officers to the forefront in 2015.

Dec 30, 2015

The Conservative government led by Stephen Harper commissioned intensive polling earlier this year to gauge whether Canadians supported the military air war against ISIL in Iraq, internal documents reveal. Fifty-nine percent of Canadians supported the Canadian air strikes, while 35 per cent opposed them and six per cent did not know.

Dec 30, 2015

The federal government’s central IT department is looking for a new unified security platform to do everything from pinpointing individual Internet usage, to preventing malicious actors from intruding on government networks, to blocking pornography and online gaming sites.

Dec 29, 2015

ISIS leader Charaffe al Mouadan, who the coalition says had direct contacts with the suspected ringleader behind the terror attacks in Paris, was killed by an airstrike in Syria on December 24, coalition forces announced Tuesday.

Dec 29, 2015

Whether it’s an earthquake or a terrorist attack, it’s important for humanitarian organizations and police to be able to respond quickly and efficiently. Due to the constantly shifting nature of operations of this scope, mobile apps and services can be a very useful way for responders to communicate with one another and access real-time communication on the ground.

Dec 29, 2015

The Transportation Security Administration is increasing random checks of airport and airline employees who hold badges that enable them to bypass security checkpoints. The decision follows instances in the past two years in which employees used restricted entrances to smuggle guns and launder money.

Dec 29, 2015

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson is making life more difficult for rank-and-file officers by stating publicly that there are racists on the force who he would like to remove from duty, the association that represents the force’s members says.

Dec 24, 2015

A new pilot project aims to help the region’s smallest patients by providing a dedicated ambulance for the CHEO team that’s responsible for rapidly stabilizing and moving critically ill newborns.

Dec 24, 2015

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is using multicopters equipped with large nets to catch in mid-air unauthorised unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that may threaten public safety, a video posted by the NowThisFuture popular science media organisation demonstrated.

Dec 24, 2015

Trying to decipher what drives a person to terrorism is a misguided strategy as is much else about our understanding of violent religious extremism, according to a new book by a veteran Ottawa security intelligence analyst.

Dec 23, 2015

Canadians with criminal records for marijuana crimes are eagerly waiting to see if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will offer pardons when pot is legalized. Tens of thousands are charged with possession every year, and if convicted face consequences that can be devastating.

Dec 23, 2015

An investigator is being appointed to examine how the Saint John police force handled the Richard Oland murder. The announcement was made Tuesday on the website of the New Brunswick Police Commission, which says it's acting at the request of the Saint John board of police commissioners.

Dec 22, 2015

The informant who befriended and spied on suspected members of an ISIL terror network in Ottawa was paid at least $550,000 during the two-year RCMP investigation, the Citizen has learned.

Dec 22, 2015

It’s admirable that local officials, including the mayor and the police chief, want to do something about gun violence in Ottawa, says Mark Sutcliffe in the Ottawa Citizen today. But it’s also a little naive for the community to believe this is a problem entirely — or even mostly — within their control, he says.

Dec 22, 2015

Canada’s federal prison agency has introduced a series of re-forms to the way it handles solitary confinement, part of its response to a highly critical coroner’s inquest into the death of Ashley Smith that concluded two years ago.

Dec 21, 2015

Contactless payment cards that have been cancelled by consumers can still be exploited by thieves for several days, it has emerged.

Dec 21, 2015

A new survey of cyber security professionals from information management company Nuix shows that businesses are placing greater emphasis on insider threats. 

Dec 21, 2015

A third of emergency vehicles equipped to deal with major contaminations in England, including "dirty bombs", are to be withdrawn on 31 December, according to a leaked document.

Dec 18, 2015

The need to deter Canadians from driving while drunk means judges do not have to be lenient when sentencing young people or those with no criminal record, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Thursday in restoring a 6 1/2-year sentence given to an 18-year-old impaired driver who caused the death of his two young passengers while speeding.

Dec 18, 2015

A boy who robbed a convenience store at age 15 to fund a trip to Syria and told police the stolen money was “spoils of war” has been found guilty of two terrorism charges.

Dec 16, 2015

Many of the B.C. governments computer systems are at risk of being compromised by hackers due to lax security controls, says the province’s auditor general.

Dec 16, 2015

In a presidential race reshaped by national security concerns, Republican front-runner Donald Trump defended his provocative call for banning Muslims from the United States on Tuesday as the candidates debated their plans for fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants and keeping Americans secure.

Dec 15, 2015

The Obama administration is reviewing procedures for vetting would-be immigrants, with an eye toward examining applicants' online presence, to close security gaps in the U.S. visa system, the White House said Monday.

Dec 15, 2015

Knives, bullets, hammers, crowbars. If you're wondering what these items have in common, you might be surprised to learn they're all things passengers have attempted to get through airport security in a carry-on bag.

Dec 15, 2015

Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that 34 nations have agreed to form a new “Islamic military alliance” to fight terrorism with a joint operations centre based in the kingdom’s capital, Riyadh.

Dec 14, 2015

A new report says Ontario has become a "major hub" for human trafficking and sexual violence in Canada, with most of the victims being local underage girls and young women.

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