A year after a stunning majority win, Maclean’s adds up the stumbles and successes of Justin Trudeau’s government in our Trudeau Report Card. The hard work of delivering on more than 200 campaign promises—and breaking some along the way—has only just begun.
The Streit Group, heavily promoted last year by the Global Affairs Department as a rising star in the export market, has on at least two occasions sold - or modified - sport utility and luxury vehicles to people with alleged gang connections.
In year of record violence, National Capital illegal gun dealers auction weapons.
The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, has issued a statement acknowledging the United Nation’s International Day for Disaster Reduction.
As the war in Syria rages on and Russia vetoes yet another resolution aimed at ending the bloodshed, Canada is spearheading a new diplomatic effort to try to end the brutal civil war.
A joint rescue operation was conducted on Monday involving the RCAF’s 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron and various civilian agencies after a plane crashed north of Anahim Lake, BC.
The RCMP say they have found a stolen vehicle they believe is connected with a suspect wanted in the shooting of a Mountie in southeastern British Columbia. The RCMP say the officer was shot Tuesday as police stopped a vehicle believed to be involved in a theft near the town of Golden.
The federal department that processes Canadian passports didn't take proper security precautions when it implemented a new system for issuing the travel documents, according to an audit of the program.
General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada has officially launched four new public safety and security solutions that provide first responders around the world with integrated mission-critical communications systems that will help save lives.
The federal government is forbidding the construction of new embassies on Ottawa’s Sussex Drive following a stark RCMP assessment of the potential for “violent events” in the high-profile neighbourhood.
The Canadian Armed Forces’ Judge Advocate General (JAG) is launching consultations with Canadians as part of the ongoing comprehensive review of the court martial system.
The CIA claims it has beefed-up its “anticipatory intelligence” technologies to predict social unrest and societal instability days before it happens. What will the impact be?
The ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Development and La Francophonie, and National Defence have announced that the Government of Canada has deployed the Canadian Disaster Assessment Team (CDAT) to Haiti and set aside up to $3 million as an initial humanitarian response for those in Haiti and other countries in the region affected by Hurricane Matthew.
Hurricane Matthew, carrying winds of 195 kilometres per hour, lashed central Florida on Friday, hugging the Atlantic coast as it moved north and threatened more destruction after killing more than 500 people and leaving thousands homeless in Haiti.
The RCMP has delivered a historic apology to female officers and civilian members with a massive settlement over harassment, discrimination and sexual abuse claims that could cost up to $100 million.
Hurricane Matthew has strengthened to a catastrophic Category 4 storm as it barrels toward the heavily populated coast of Florida. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm's maximum sustained winds had strengthened to 140 mph as of late Thursday morning and were expected to maintain their strength as the storm approaches the Florida coast.
The European Union launched a joint border guard force on Thursday as it tries to prevent any repeat of an uncontrolled influx of migrants and refugees last year that has opened up gaping rifts between member states.
The RCMP is set to announce a major settlement of hundreds of complaints of sexual harassment at a cost of more than $10-million, sources said. Senior federal officials said that RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson hopes that the settlement, as well as a public statement on Thursday, will “turn the page” on the dark chapter in the history of the national police force.
A group of Canadians who advise the federal government on national security issues are in the dark about the future of a 16-member roundtable they were appointed to. Members of the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security are supposed to meet in-camera at least twice a year, yet the group hasn't met since October 2014.
An all-party committee of MPs is urging the federal government to take action on behalf of public safety officers and first responders who develop mental health problems after experiencing traumatic events.
The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued a statement after the tabling of the 2015-16 Annual Report of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC) last week.
Rescue workers in Haiti struggled to reach cutoff towns and learn the full extent of the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew as the storm began battering the Bahamas Wednesday and triggered evacuations along the U.S. East Coast.
A senior Ukrainian envoy is warning a thaw in diplomatic relations between Canada and Russia will primarily benefit Vladimir Putin – a caution that came as relations abruptly deteriorated between Moscow and Washington on Monday over Syria and nuclear arsenals.
Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion has joined the United States in condemning Russia over the escalating fighting in Syria and failed efforts to end the war in that country.
Canada's spy agency is using controversial powers under the C-51 anti-terrorism legislation to gather intelligence from Canadians held in foreign prisons, a newly released memo reveals. Amnesty International Canada and the NDP are expressing concerns about the potential pitfalls of the previously unknown information-sharing arrangement between the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and Global Affairs Canada.
Almost one in two Calgarians disapprove of the police, according to a poll. "Calgarians have a negative view about the Calgary Police Service with 39 per cent approval compared to 48 per cent disapproval," said Quito Maggi, president of Mainstreet Research, in a release.
The civilian watchdog committee that oversees Canada’s spy agency is giving a cautious thumbs-up to CSIS for its exercise of newly acquired anti-terror powers under Bill C-51, the controversial law passed last year that the Liberal government says it will amend.
An incident involving hundreds of blank Canadian Forces identification cards that went missing just days after the 2014 attack on Parliament Hill has been meet with a shrug from the military. The case involving the identity cards, which disappeared while being shipped from Ottawa to Toronto through Canada Post, resulted in a brief police investigation and no changes to the military’s security policy.
There is "horrific evidence" that Sudan's military has repeatedly used chemical weapons (CW) in the country's eastern region of Darfur, Amnesty International has reported. The claim was made on the basis of interviews with 52 residents in the Jebel Marra area in Darfur, where military and allied forces have been attempting to suppress a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) rebel group.
A Liberal MP says Canada and Russia will hold a joint conference on Arctic co-operation next month in Ottawa, despite differences over Syria and Ukraine.
Farmers in Saskatchewan have been arming themselves to protect property, and self, after three masked men, with handguns, threatened a farm worker near Fiske, Sask.
Abacus Data conducted an extensive online nationwide study of Canadians’ views of healthcare and the role of paramedics. It found that Canadians recognize and value the role that paramedics can play in improving access and outcomes for Canadian patients.
Cadets were used to meet 'unexpected operational demands' following the Oct. 22, 2014 shooting on Parliament Hill, says an RCMP spokesperson. The Parliamentary Protective Service is forming a ‘special response’ team that will eventually assume some of the duties of regular force RCMP.
Police officers in El Cajon, California have killed an allegedly unarmed, mentally disabled black man having seizure after his sister called 911 for help. The Police department tweeted on that officers had an encounter with an “erratic subject” on Tuesday afternoon.
Canadians are being encouraged to ask more questions about the security of their electronic devices from an unlikely source — an executive at the country’s electronic intelligence agency. Scott Jones, the deputy director of IT security at the Communications Security Establishment, said Canadians need to start taking a greater interest in how their electronic devices protect personal information.
Hungarian authorities staged a manhunt Sunday for the main suspect in a bomb attack that seriously wounded two patrol officers late Saturday, with authorities saying the homemade device had been planted in an apparent attempt to target police.
Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has suspended the driver’s licence of an Ottawa woman who has post-traumatic stress disorder, even though she says her mental health doesn’t prevent her from safely operating a vehicle.
What should have been a straightforward purchase of binoculars for the RCMP has gone off the rails after it emerged the deal was rigged to favour one particular company. A government watchdog has recommended the entire process be restarted, but this time in an open, fair and transparent manner — which amounts to yet another blow for the troubled federal government procurement system.
The prison guards who watch over some of Canada’s most dangerous criminals are the latest to see their pay lost to glitches in the federal government’s new automated national payroll system.
In a rare public speech, the chief of the Communications Security Establishment, said cryptologists around the world are racing to find new cryptographic standards before Y2Q – years to quantum – predicted for 2026. The head of the CSE warns that the advent of super-fast quantum computers will cripple current encryption methods for securing sensitive government and personal information within a decade.
Security experts have warned for some time that the so-called Internet of Things opens many vulnerabilities when interconnecting industrial devices across a public distributed network. Now C-level executives who aren’t sure what to do about it can consult a security framework published by the Industrial Internet Consortium.
Public Safety Canada has repeatedly approved CSIS and the RCMP's use of devices to spy on Canadians' communications, documents obtained by CBC News reveal.
The man suspected of planting bombs in a New York neighbourhood and a New Jersey seaside town may have aimed to inflict carnage incognito, but he didn't succeed for long in concealing his identity.
Forcing journalists to act as investigators for police would undermine the critical role news outlets play in a free society, a coalition of media organizations argue in documents filed with Ontario's top court.
Airbus Defence and Space is designing and building a new constellation of optical satellites, comprising four identical and very agile sensors delivering very high-resolution imagery. The highly responsive dual VHR constellation will offer state-of-the art service to the Airbus Defence and Space imagery user’s community for the next decade.
A man who stabbed at least eight people at a Minnesota mall Saturday before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a "soldier of the Islamic state," according to an ISIS-linked news agency. The accuracy of this claim has not been verified. Police and witnesses said the man, wearing a security uniform, entered Crossroads Mall on Saturday night, made a reference to Allah, and asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he attacked.
A powerful explosion caused by what the authorities believe was a homemade bomb injured at least 29 people on a crowded sidewalk in the bustling Manhattan neighbourhood on Saturday night. A few hours later, authorities found and removed what they described as a second explosive device four blocks away, raising the possibility that two bombs had been planted in the heart of the city.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale will host the U.K.’s terrorism legislation watchdog and members of its Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) next week in Ottawa for a meeting that will include discussion about the government’s new national security committee of parliamentarians.
Public Safety Canada tells iPolitics that three-quarters through 2016, its internet risk response unit’s investigations into ransomware — in which a cybercriminal compromises a computer system until ransom is paid — are up by nearly double over last year’s figures.
A coalition of 25 military and national security experts, including former advisers to Ronald Reagan and George W Bush, has warned that climate change poses a “significant risk to US national security and international security” that requires more attention from the US federal government.
Canada must acknowledge, and then constrain, the government’s use of portable surveillance devices that can indiscriminately dredge data from people’s smartphones without them knowing, privacy experts say.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited a gender-segregated mosque Monday morning whose imam is a member of a group considered a terrorist organization abroad.
Abdirizak Ahmed, head of counter-piracy for Somalia's northern state of Puntland, which has 1,400 km of coastline and is home to most of its pirates, says piracy has gone hi-tech. Professional hackers steal ships' manifestos and sell them to pirates who now know exactly where to look – right down to the serial number of the container in some cases.
Hundreds of first responders, politicians and citizens from Canada and the United States gathered at the Peace Arch border crossing Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Richard Fadden, the former director of Canada’s Security Intelligence Service, says Bill C-51 should remain untouched. He does, however, support the government’s plan to re-examine the controversial piece of anti-terror legislation.
Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made a statement on the anniversary of 9/11 and the National Day of Service.
The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued a statement after speaking at the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association annual general meeting.
A controversial law that allows Canada’s spies to engage in terrorism-disruption campaigns may pose problems for federal police and diplomats. For this reason, they are being given a peek at some CSIS operations – and even allowed to challenge them.
Former public safety minister Steven Blaney issued a secret directive in the dying days of the Conservative government that opened the door for firearms to be classified according to a gun manufacturer's suggestion.
The Government of Canada is inviting Canadians to participate in a constructive dialogue on our national security framework. This broad consultation is intensifying today with the publication of a discussion paper to prompt debate and input.
More than 1,000 residents and tourists have been forced from their homes, villas and hotels along one of Spain's most popular tourist coastlines as wildfire rages around the eastern Costa Blanca resorts. Temperatures of 40°C are not helping efforts.
The majority of the Canadian Coast Guard fleet is so old that its book value is almost worthless, says an independent report presented to the Liberal government.
The image of hundreds of Americans on inflatable rafts and makeshift platforms bobbing helplessly down the St. Clair River as strong winds pushed them towards the Canadian shore is one Peter Garapick isn't going to forget. Now, just two weeks after some 1,500 stranded Americans were rescued, corralled and shuttled home, Canadian and U.S. authorities have met to discuss how they'll prepare for next year's event.
Fierce winds and rain from Tropical Storm Hermine slammed Florida's northern Gulf Coast on Friday and power outages left tens of thousands of households in the dark.
The number of restricted guns in Canada shot up 9.5 per cent last year, bringing the number of restricted firearms registered across the country to its highest point in more than a decade. Since 2004, the number of restricted firearms such as semi-automatic rifles and handguns in Canada has doubled.
The federal government is sending a "reconnaissance mission" to take a closer look at the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Mali. Officials insist the fact-finding mission, a small group of diplomats, military personnel and RCMP officers, does not mean the government has decided to send Canadian peacekeepers to the west African country.