IN THE NEWS

Feb 10, 2016

A year before the election, Trudeau gained national attention when he mocked Canada's participation in airstrikes against ISIS. Once elected, the challenge became how to achieve a "pull out" without causing serious damage to international relationships, and to maintain some semblance of credibility domestically.

Feb 10, 2016

The Ontario Government has passed legislation which imposes new restrictions on criminal record checks. All employers that rely on such checks should take note.

Feb 10, 2016

Two former employees of the Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of National Defence are facing charges in Halifax following a drug investigation with ties to Colombian and Mexican drug cartels.

Feb 10, 2016

Skyrocketing cocaine seizures at the border last spring and summer are credited to the increasing collection and use of solid, actionable intelligence, says the Canada Border Services Agency.

Feb 09, 2016

The men and women who protected Parliament Hill against the violent incursion of gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau on Oct. 22, 2014 were honoured by the Governor General at Rideau Hall yesterday.

Feb 09, 2016

Toronto Police are warning the public to protect their personal identity after they uncovered a “fraud lab” in the Bloor and Parliament Street area of downtown Toronto.

Feb 09, 2016

Senator Bob Runciman is pushing the federal government to institute a scholarship fund for the families of federal public safety officers killed in the line of duty.

Feb 09, 2016

Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Fly-ability and safetY), an avionics enhancement designed to provide automatic rig approaches for offshore operations.

Feb 08, 2016

The Liberal government has taken up the former Conservative government’s legal fight against an apology and compensation for three Canadians tortured in the Middle East, despite voting in favour of the former detainees’ cause while they sat in opposition.

Feb 08, 2016

Canada’s frontline officers and police chiefs are alarmed by the growing chaos in the marijuana industry, saying the Liberal Party’s promise to eventually legalize the drug has sparked confusion across the country.

Feb 05, 2016

Rick Hanson, the former chief of the Calgary Police Service, addressed the Calgary Chamber of Commerce on Thursday to issue a warning on the possibility a terrorist attack could occur on Canadian soil.

Feb 05, 2016
Canada's plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees was the focus of a U.S. Senate committee today in Washington, where lawmakers wanted reassurances America's ally and neighbour to the north isn't taking any "shortcuts."
Feb 04, 2016

Turkish Embassy spokesperson responds to questions on the Open Skies Treaty Observation Flight over Turkey that could not be conducted by the Russian Federation and on Statements of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov concerning the violation of Turkish airspace by the Russian aircraft.

Feb 04, 2016

Senator Bob Runciman has introduced an important new Bill in the Senate to ensure judges have all the facts before they release violent or habitual criminals on bail.

Feb 04, 2016

The Trudeau government appears to have picked the Liberal MPs who will play a key role in shaping a powerful new committee of parliamentarians that will oversee the activities of more than a dozen federal security agencies.

Feb 04, 2016

Changes are being made to the role of auxiliary RCMP constables following the deadly shootings on Parliament Hill in 2014 and at a casino in St. Albert, Alta., last year.

Feb 03, 2016

In a scathing report Tuesday, Auditor General Michael Ferguson found the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has been failing to identify, let alone examine and seize, many illegal shipments leaving Canada for other parts of the world.

Feb 03, 2016

Canada's prison watchdog says Correctional Services Canada must wake up to a major demographic transformation inside its penitentiaries.

Feb 02, 2016

Zaynab Khadr, the famously outspoken eldest child of Canada’s most notorious family, who has publicly praised Osama bin Laden and yearned for her own martyrdom, has been detained in Turkey. It is not clear whether she has been arrested or charged, and Turkish diplomats in Ottawa could offer no details on Monday.

Feb 02, 2016

The Canada Border Services Agency missed its target for the “timely” removal of failed refugee claimants by 29 per cent, the agency’s latest departmental performance report shows, but recent changes in how the agency tracks that information means there’s no way to tell how that number compares to previous performance.

Feb 02, 2016

Vancouver firefighters are calling on Mayor Gregor Robertson to look into their leadership, after Fire Chief John McKearney temporarily took a medical fire truck in Kitsilano out of service over the weekend.

Feb 01, 2016

Irving Shipbuilding has fired back at the CBC about its news report detailing problems with the Canadian Coast Guard’s mid-shore patrol ships.

Feb 01, 2016

Canada and the United States are currently vulnerable to an imminent threat that could “topple the pillars of civilization”, says the executive director of the EMP Task Force on National Homeland Security, a U.S. Congressional advisory board.

Feb 01, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a change in culture is needed within Canadian police forces to ensure indigenous people are treated the same as everyone else. Trudeau told a CBC forum Sunday night that a "pervasive culture" in police forces, governments and religious communities has led to indigenous people being less valued.
Jan 31, 2016

The conduct of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and the Canadian Security Establishment (CSE), and the effectiveness of the independent review agencies overseeing them, was front and centre in the news last week, and that's a good thing. Scott Newark puts context to the issues.

Jan 29, 2016

After 18 months of holding him without charges, Chinese authorities have accused Kevin Garratt of "accepting tasks" to gather intelligence on China for Canadian spy services.

Jan 29, 2016

Canada’s two spy agencies have come under attack by their Ottawa watchdogs for breaking the rules of telecommunications surveillance.

Jan 28, 2016

The notion that Canadian volunteers fighting with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq and Syria could face prosecution under the former Conservative government's tough anti-terror laws has one human rights group calling for stricter supervision of the country's military training mission in the war-torn region.

Jan 28, 2016

The Trudeau government’s failure to conduct national security reviews on two significant corporate takeovers by Americans – an Internet backbone that carries confidential federal government data and a satellite equipment maker – suggests the Liberals are loosening Canada’s controls on foreign investment, critics say.

Jan 28, 2016

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Summerside departed Halifax today to participate on Operation CARIBBE 2016, marking the start of Canada’s 10th year of contributions to Op MARTILLO - the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean.

Jan 27, 2016

A U.S. takeover of a national fibre optic network in Canada that carries sensitive federal government telecommunications traffic is raising security concerns that the United States will find it easier to gain access to confidential Canadian data.

Jan 27, 2016

France's justice minister unexpectedly resigned Wednesday after objecting to President Francois Hollande's push to revoke citizenship from convicted terrorists with dual nationality.

Jan 26, 2016

The police officer who fired nine shots at a Toronto teen aboard an empty streetcar in 2013 has been found guilty of attempted murder, a potential milestone in the continent-wide campaign for greater judicial scrutiny of police shootings.

Jan 26, 2016

The total number of approved federal applications for wiretaps went down in 2014 compared to the previous three years but the number of times certain terrorism-related offences were referenced in those applications has gone up.

Jan 25, 2016

Canadian investigators are analyzing cellphone data in an attempt to track down the masterminds of a terrorist attack that killed six Canadians, a senior Burkina Faso cabinet minister says.

Jan 25, 2016

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Sunday the federal government is close to deciding how Canada will play a role in the mission in the Middle East against the Islamic State Iraq and the Levant.

Jan 25, 2016

On Saturday, RCMP in La Loche, Saskatchewan, announced that they had charged a 17-year-old suspect with four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of attempted murder and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Jan 22, 2016

Family members of the Quebekers killed in the Burkina Faso terrorist attack are ashamed of Trudeau's pledge to remove Canada's air power from the allied effort against the so-called Islamic State. The victims had been doing humanitarian work in the region at the time.

Jan 22, 2016

Canada's spy agency is back in court asking that information about its involvement in a British Columbia terrorism probe be kept secret from the public.

Jan 22, 2016

If charity begins at home, so does national security — specifically at the House of Commons. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is advised to remember this in the upcoming weeks, as Parliament resumes sitting and he has to decide whether the security measures the previous Conservative government are too strong, too weak or just right.

Jan 22, 2016

With about 40 per cent of all cyber-attacks targeting energy infrastructure, there is increasing evidence oil and gas companies are taking the threat as seriously as they do health and safety. And in many cases, they are using similar tactics in their defense against cyber crime and sabotage.

Jan 21, 2016

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale tells CBC News that changes made by the previous government to the criminal pardons system were punitive and that his department could reverse them.

Jan 20, 2016
One of Toronto’s police leaders is on leave after giving a speech calling for drastic cost-saving changes to the force.
Jan 20, 2016

Quebec is facing the first signs of revolt over its planned long-gun registry, an unexpected breach in a province regarded as the staunchest defender of gun-control measures in Canada.

Jan 20, 2016

Canada again finds itself on the outside looking in when it comes to a gathering of countries fighting militants in the Middle East, something the new defence minister is trying to shrug off in the face of opposition criticism.

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.

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