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Apr 13, 2016

Transport Canada does not routinely warn the public about all railway crossings that appear in its database of the country's 500 "highest risk" crossings, CBC has learned.

Apr 12, 2016

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is leaving the door cracked open to new solutions for supervising the Canada Border Services Agency, amid calls from within the Senate, opposition and civil rights and refugee groups for a different solution from the parliamentary oversight committee promised by the government.

Apr 12, 2016

There is less likelihood of a Paris- or Brussels-style ISIL attack here because of geography and security screening of immigrants before they arrive, the head of the federal Integrated Threat Assessment Centre told parliamentarians Monday.

Apr 12, 2016

The Canadian Coast Guard has transferred a fast rescue craft to the Maritimes branch of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Apr 12, 2016

The privacy commissioner has opened an investigation into the use of International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers, otherwise known as stingrays, by law enforcement.

Apr 11, 2016

Turkish police carried out a controlled explosion of a bag left in Istanbul’s popular Taksim square on Saturday, a Reuters witness at the scene said, hours after the U.S. embassy warned of “credible threats” to tourist areas.

Apr 08, 2016

Mohamed Abrini, wanted over November's Islamic State attacks in Paris, has been arrested in Brussels, Belgian public broadcaster VRT said on Friday, adding that he was probably involved in last month's Brussels bombings.

Apr 08, 2016

Two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on Friday that triggered a lockdown at the facility, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said.

Apr 08, 2016

A wave of gang-related shootings in Surrey has prompted the city’s mayor to propose changing the rules for criminal prosecution to get more accused gunmen before the courts.

Apr 07, 2016

The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that five states – Alaska, Hawaii, Illinois, Utah and West Virginia – will participate in a policy academy on emergency communications interoperability.

Apr 07, 2016

Several Quebec police officers violated United Nations regulations by engaging in sexual activities with Haitian women, and at least two had children, the CBC’s French-language network reported Wednesday.

Apr 07, 2016

Mayor John Tory and a coalition of Toronto city councillors are taking their fight to bolster rail safety in the city to the recently elected federal government.

Apr 06, 2016

About 500 Mounties who were working on organized crime investigations have been moved to national security and terrorism cases, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said last week in Vancouver.

Apr 06, 2016

Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, has issued a statement following an on-duty incident that led to the death of Vancouver Island RCMP Constable Sarah Beckett.

Apr 06, 2016

The RCMP has confirmed that a police officer with West Shore RCMP on Vancouver Island was killed in a crash Tuesday morning in Langford on Vancouver Island.

Apr 05, 2016

After terrorists targeted the subway in Brussels last month, authorities in Montreal tried to allay local jitters by announcing they were boosting security measures in the métro system.

Apr 05, 2016

A report done for Transport Canada and quietly tabled in the House of Commons, paints a grim portrait of the country’s coast guard fleet, saying it is understaffed, desperately in need of new ships and without political support.

Apr 04, 2016

Some Canadian cities and police forces already wrestling with cash-flow shortages are moving toward outfitting officers with body cameras despite privacy concerns and scant consensus on the technology’s cost-effectiveness.

Apr 04, 2016

Canada’s two main spy agencies are looking to “maximize” opportunities to work together despite continued concerns about watchdogs’ ability to keep tabs on joint operations.

Apr 04, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the threat of a nuclear terror attack on Canada is lower than it was five or six years ago, and that he sees it as a “modest success” that groups like ISIS haven’t gotten their hands on more dangerous weapons.

Apr 01, 2016

The commissioner of the RCMP is generally known for his candour and “shoot from the lip” style. But on Thursday, he got a bit cagey — all over a simple question about whether he got a speeding ticket.

Apr 01, 2016

The new police force created to patrol Parliament Hill after the 2014 gunman attack is reporting an increase in drug and weapon incidents, including one case where a handgun was taken inside the Peace Tower.

Apr 01, 2016

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, yesterday issued a statement on the reappointment of Howard Sapers as Correctional Investigator of Canada:

Mar 31, 2016

In PMO news today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commented on the retirement of his National Security Advisor, Richard Fadden, who retires after 39 years of public service. The PM also announced the appointment of a new Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to Cabinet.

Mar 31, 2016

Against a backdrop of global concern over the smuggling of nuclear materials, Canada will take a prominent seat at the table today at the international Nuclear Security Summit in Washington as 53 nations gather to discuss nuclear terrorism in a world threatened by ISIS.

Mar 31, 2016

Brian Carter, President – Seaspan Shipyards, announced today the start of construction on Seaspan’s second National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) ship, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)’s second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV).

Mar 31, 2016

Six accused mobsters were acquitted of first-degree murder charges in Laval on Wednesday as they agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of murder conspiracy, scuttling a separate hearing that risked revealing sensitive information about police surveillance technology.

Mar 31, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will use a Nuclear Security Summit to call on countries to submit to voluntary independent inspections of nuclear facilities and spend more on securing and disposing of highly radioactive material.

Mar 31, 2016

The Liberal government shares the same convictions as its Conservative predecessor in the realm of foreign policy, but it assesses the consequences of those convictions differently, said Stéphane Dion, the foreign affairs minister, in a major speech this week.

Mar 30, 2016

The Canadian Coast Guard would like to inform the public that its seasonal search and rescue bases in Québec City, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard, Havre-Saint-Pierre and Cap-aux-Meules will open on or around April 1st, 2016.

Mar 30, 2016

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Summerside and Saskatoon assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean while participating on Operation CARIBBE.

Mar 30, 2016

The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a submarine-like boat carrying more than five tonnes of cocaine worth $267 million in the Pacific Ocean earlier this month, officials said Monday.

Mar 30, 2016

Matthew Fisher: One of the few things terrorists have to worry about when driving into Belgium from the Netherlands is exceeding the speed limit of 120 kilometres per hour while crossing the border.

Mar 30, 2016

The Sûreté du Québec announced Wednesday morning they are involved in worldwide raids targeting contraband tobacco, drug trafficking and money laundering.

Mar 30, 2016

Justin Trudeau will be among the world leaders gathering in Washington to contemplate the spine-tingling scenario of terrorists getting hold of nuclear weapons.

Mar 30, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used strong language in condemning the Islamic State in a television interview Tuesday. "The so-called Islamic State are terrorists, criminals, thugs, murderers of innocents and children and there's a lot of labels for them," Trudeau told Global Television in Calgary.

Mar 29, 2016

In a paper from the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Tom Ring, PWGSC's former Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch, discusses the logic behind the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, reviews the principles behind the successful selection process, assesses what the shipyards and Canada received in setting out the strategic partnership, and where things stand today.

Mar 29, 2016

A man has been arrested after hijacking an EgyptAir plane Tuesday and forcing it to land in Cyprus, according to a Cyprus government spokesperson.

Mar 29, 2016

Canada's top Mountie told the federal government last spring the RCMP had "moved beyond" internal issues of harassment and bullying through "concrete actions" that had fostered a more respectful workplace, newly disclosed records show.

Mar 29, 2016

The scale of long-term solitary confinement in Canada is unknown because of disparities in data among the country’s 14 prison services – a major oversight in record keeping that threatens to derail policy makers who have vowed to reform the practice in the face of harsh global criticism.

Mar 29, 2016

The FBI said Monday it successfully used a mysterious technique without Apple Inc.’s help to hack into the iPhone used by a gunman in a mass shooting in California, effectively ending a pitched court battle between the Obama administration and one of the world’s leading technology companies.

Mar 29, 2016

In his zeal to investigate reports of rampant harassment in the workplace, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson was formally accused of being a bully. The 2012 allegation prompted then-public safety minister Steven Blaney to probe Paulson’s conduct and force the commissioner to apologize for exercising “bad judgment."

Mar 29, 2016

​The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers is seeking nominations for its 2016 Medal of Excellence, an award that recognizes outstanding contribution to marine engineering in Canada, including technical innovation, sea-going service, substantial leadership in the industry or the teaching of marine engineering.

Mar 28, 2016

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says Brussels-style attacks will continue unless strategy changes and local allies fighting ISIL should be offered "active, on-the-ground, military support".

Mar 28, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences to those affected by a bombing in a Pakistan park that killed dozens of people Sunday. Police officials in Lahore, an eastern Pakistani city bordering India, said that Christian families were celebrating Easter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal park when an explosion was set off near a children's play area.

Mar 28, 2016

Absorbing the grim reality of Islamic terrorism, many of us have found ourselves changing our ideas about the menace our civilization faces. We knew the world was in trouble. Now we have an appalling sense of how bad the trouble is.

Mar 28, 2016

The day after he was arrested by RCMP anti-terrorism police, a 23-year-old appeared in court Saturday to face weapons charges and allegations he was preparing to leave Canada to engage in terrorism.

Mar 28, 2016

A briefing document sent to the new public safety minister in November by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson listed “harassment litigation” as one of his top challenges, citing two class-action lawsuits in recent years. 

Mar 25, 2016

U.S. forces killed a senior Islamic State leader, among several key members of the militant group eliminated this week, Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

Mar 25, 2016

The terror cell that bombed Brussels airport and the city’s subway may have planned to target one of Belgium’s nuclear sites and had gathered surveillance footage of the home of a senior nuclear director which was filmed by the El Bakraoui brothers — identified as two of the suicide bombers behind the deadly attacks earlier this week.

Mar 25, 2016

Confusion over millions of dollars in promised extra funding for the watchdog group monitoring Canada’s spy service is raising questions about Liberal assurances that strengthening oversight of national security activities is a priority.

Mar 24, 2016

Leaving the EU would improve Britain’s security, a former head of MI6 has suggested, as a series of serious intelligence blunders in the run-up to the attacks in Brussels emerged.

Mar 24, 2016

Canada needs to show the world it is a more generous aid donor if it wants to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council, says the international development minister.

Mar 24, 2016

The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum chaos, officials have told The Associated Press.

Mar 24, 2016

The Liberal government says Canada is not at war with Islamic militants — a view not shared by ally France. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion rejected the "at war" label just one day after the bombings in Brussels that killed more than 30 people and injured 270.

Mar 23, 2016

Alexey Pushkov, a hawkish member of parliament who heads the Russian Foreign Affairs Committee, eschewed condolences after the terrorist attacks in Belgium, instead chiding Brussels-based NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for focusing on the "imaginary Russian threat" while ignoring terrorists "right under his nose."

Mar 23, 2016

Police in Ontario will have to inform people that they don’t have to provide identifying information under new regulations the Liberal government says will ban the practice known as carding or street checks.

Mar 23, 2016

The Canadian government is doubling its support for programs to prevent radicalization, but couldn't find any new cash for the overworked agencies that keep tabs on the country's spies. The lack of funding has one national security expert worried.

Mar 23, 2016

The horrifying images from Belgium on Tuesday, with travellers covered in blood while smoke billowed around them, have become so familiar to us that we risk becoming jaded by them. We must not be.

Mar 23, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels, as his cabinet said they see no imminent threats to Canadians on their soil. But Conservatives took the opportunity to reignite criticisms of the Liberal government for promising to repeal sections of the Tory anti-terrorism law giving security forces more power to disrupt and prevent terrorist networks.

Mar 23, 2016

The Brussels attack was, above all else, an attack on the institutions of Europe, conducted almost certainly by European citizens who hate those institutions, whose loyalties are with a terrorist army that sees itself at war with Europe.

Mar 23, 2016

Security measures at transit hubs across Canada were stepped up Tuesday in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack in Brussels, with a more visible police presence at airports and authorities urging travellers to watch for any hint of trouble.

Mar 22, 2016

From Cuba today, President Obama asserted "This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together, regardless of nationality or race or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can, and will, defeat those who threaten the security of people all around the world."

Oct 13, 2015

Muslims are expected to comprise the majority of Belgium's population in less than 20 years. "The victory of Allah is near," says Abu Imran, the leader of Sharia4Belgium, in this video posted on the FrontLine web site in October 2015. "We believe Sharia will be implemented worldwide." He scoffs at the idea that democracy could ever be a choice of Muslims, and says it is only a matter of a few short decades before proponents of Sharia gain the majority and can force unbelievers out of office and implement worldwide domination.

Mar 22, 2016

Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 28 people were reported dead.

Mar 22, 2016

In a stunning disclosure, federal authorities said Monday that they may not need Apple Inc.’s help after all to unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack.

Mar 22, 2016

The federal department that regulates radio communications in Canada says that it has never granted authorization to any security agency to use surveillance-dragnet devices that target cellphones.

Mar 21, 2016

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal is investigating whether the country's largest airline discriminated against an Arab-Canadian man through overzealous use of U.S. aviation security lists.

Mar 19, 2016

Salah Abdeslam, the most wanted suspect for the Paris attacks, has been arrested in a shootout with heavily-armed police in the Belgian capital after eluding capture for months. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed the arrest on Friday at a press conference in Brussels. "Though this arrest was an important step, it is not the final result," said French President Hollande at a joint press conference with Belgian Prime Minister. "There will be further arrests. We know the network is extensive in Belgium, France and other countries," he said.

Mar 18, 2016

It was supposed to be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s weak point, but Canadians think his Liberals are doing a good job handling national security and terrorism – and his plans to amend the Conservatives’ controversial anti-terror bill appear to have found a political sweet spot.

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