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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.

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.

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