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Feb 14, 2017

Having someone make swift decisions would save time and money on the National Shipbuilding Strategy, according to the government’s two key shipbuilders. Both Irving Shipyard in Halifax and Seaspan in Vancouver have recommended Ottawa take a page from other seafaring nations and hire someone to act as a single point of accountability and decision-making in shipbuilding.

Feb 14, 2017

Rights group accuses Syria of eight chemical attacks, killing at least nine people during offensive to retake key town.

Feb 14, 2017

A suicide bomber struck police escorting a protest rally in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, killing at least 13 people and wounding nearly 60 in an attack.

Feb 14, 2017

If one California congressman has his way, the US Coast Guard will begin asking for what it needs to grow into a more effective force and begin building a fleet of six Arctic icebreakers.

Feb 14, 2017

Volunteer firefighters and search and rescue members will get a $3,000 tax credit, the B.C. government announced Saturday. The province plans to introduce the tax credit — which would provide a benefit of up to $151.80 each year — as part of the 2017 budget.

Feb 14, 2017

Until a blizzard turned Cape Breton into an silent landscape of empty streets and smoking chimneys, Peter McIsaac, the chief of police for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, was slated Tuesday to make a pitch for new headquarters.

Feb 14, 2017

A human trafficking awareness coordinator with the RCMP yesterday instructed future educators studying at McGill University on how young women and teenage girls are recruited to work as prostitutes and what indicators to look for if they suspect it is happening with a student.

Feb 14, 2017

Some grabbed pets and important papers. Others arrived at shelters with just the clothes on their backs. Still others couldn't leave at all Sunday when word came down that a failing section of California's gigantic Oroville Dam might collapse and send a 30-foot (10-metre) wall of water rushing toward them.

Feb 14, 2017

President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump’s senior team after less than one month in office.

Feb 14, 2017

On the eve of Valentine's Day, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police warned the public to be wary of the high cost of fraudulent online love affairs. Last year almost 700 victims lost about $14 million to criminals posing as potential partners.

Feb 14, 2017

After the 'Clipper Adventurer' ran aground in the high Arctic in 2010, its owners sued the Canadian Coast Guard for failing to notify the ship about a shoal. The Federal Court has rejected the $13.5 million claim and ordered the shipowner to pay about $450,000 in costs and interest.

Feb 13, 2017

An RCMP official says Quebec has experienced the biggest influx in asylum seekers illegally crossing the border from United States.

Feb 13, 2017

The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested urgent diplomatic talks at the United Nations on Monday over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, with Seoul condemning what it called "serious military and security threats" and predicting more such tests.

Feb 13, 2017

U.S. border guards would get new powers to question, search and even detain Canadian citizens on Canadian soil under a bill proposed by the Liberal government. Bill C-23, introduced by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, is likely to pass in the current sitting of Parliament

Feb 13, 2017

The reeve of Emerson-Franklin in Manitoba says there appeared to be no illegal crossings on Sunday after weeks of immigrants making the trek north. Local residents are struggling to help the people who knock on their doors seeking assistance.

Feb 10, 2017

An intelligence report by Canada’s immigration enforcement branch found little evidence of security concerns about Syrians, contrary to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to ban citizens of the country.

Feb 10, 2017

Territorial, provincial and federal public safety ministers will meet later this year to develop national guidelines and practices for the management of sexual assault cases. A Globe and Mail investigation revealed inconsistencies in how sexual assault cases are dealt with in different Canadian jurisdictions.

Feb 09, 2017

Gunmen killed six employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday. The group consisted of eight members leaving two members missing.

Feb 09, 2017

Constable Jamie Porto, who crashed his cruiser into another car while racing through the sleepy village of St. Joachim in 2014, said he and his fellow officers don’t speed to calls anymore.

Feb 09, 2017

More funding for border security would seem to be a good idea in these nervous times, particularly when you are dealing with a skittish president who thinks that anyone who is not paranoid is crazy.

Feb 09, 2017

Canadian border agents and airlines are being warned to be on the lookout for tampered Canadian visas from Chinese nationals coming from Shanghai and the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, but Ottawa is being tight-lipped about the extent of the problem and threat to this country’s security.

Feb 09, 2017

The nation’s largest police force has declined to mount an audit of recent sexual-assault complaints, leaving it out of step with a growing legion of law-enforcement agencies launching wholesale case reviews in light of a Globe and Mail investigation.

Feb 09, 2017

A Times of London investigation says global brands like Mercedes-Benz and Sandals Resorts are unwittingly advertising on websites that support terrorist and criminal groups. After being reached by The Times, Google removed some revenue-generating content from its service.

Feb 08, 2017

As many as 13,000 opponents of Bashar al-Assad were secretly hanged in one of Syria’s most infamous prisons in the first five years of the country’s civil war as part of an extermination policy ordered by the highest levels of the Syrian government.

Feb 08, 2017

A top immigration lawyer says that asylum seekers sneaking across the U.S.-Manitoba border can expect to have their refugee claims heard by Canada.

Feb 08, 2017

Ottawa Hospital's Breast Health Centre is undertaking a two-year study to determine if new 3D mammography technology will improve the accuracy and speed of diagnosis, leading to earlier treatment and fewer false positives. 

Feb 08, 2017

The former construction boss and spy was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for perpetrating multiple frauds in connection with the 2008 bankruptcy of ICI Construction.

Feb 08, 2017

Canada will never be a “party” to torture, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said a day after meeting his counterpart in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis vowed during Trump's campaign to bring back not only waterboarding but “a hell of a lot worse.”

Feb 08, 2017

After nearly two dozen refugees walked across the Canada-U.S. border over the weekend, officials in a Manitoba community say the trend seems to be growing, and are concerned that the "volume might spike" further when the weather warms up in the Spring. "They are coming at all hours of the night, in the dark," Border Security officials admit.

Feb 08, 2017

Global Affairs Canada has established a dedicated team to work on the government’s goal of winning a two-year seat on the United Nations Security Council beginning in 2021.

Feb 08, 2017

After a 20-month investigation, the Globe and Mail has found inconsistencies in how Canadian police forces manage and close cases in which sexual assault is alleged. Police officers and politicians respond.

Feb 07, 2017

Philip Morris International is trying to shed that image with a surprising new PR offensive that foresees a “smoke-free” future for the firm, a time when it quits selling cigarettes.

Feb 07, 2017

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says he’s concerned that the “caustic tone” of “political discourse” in Canada may be a contributing factor in radicalizing “criminal extremists” like the shooter in Quebec City last week.

Feb 07, 2017

A new survey suggests Ontario's police governing agencies want the province to grant police chiefs the authority to suspend officers accused of serious misconduct without pay.

Feb 07, 2017

Speaking about the recent decision to issue more rifles to Mounties, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said he is worried about the militarization of Canadian police. Paulson was speaking to th Senate national security committee.

Feb 06, 2017

About 60 suspects, the vast majority of them foreigners, were arrested early Sunday in the capital, Ankara.

Feb 06, 2017

Avalanches in Afghanistan have killed at least 54 people in the last three days, officials said Sunday.

Feb 06, 2017

From Down syndrome to ‘near normal’? New Delhi clinic makes stem cell claims that worry experts.

Feb 06, 2017

Thousands of Canada Border Services Agency workers are one step closer to a possible strike vote after talks broke off between Treasury Board and the Public Service Alliance of Canada as the federal government’s largest union fights for better compensation. 

Feb 06, 2017

Ottawa’s planned national counter-radicalization centre will help root out lone wolf and copycat attackers - no matter what kind of messaging inspires them, said Canada’s public safety minister, a week after one man was charged for shooting and killing six Muslim men at a mosque in Quebec City.

Feb 06, 2017

A former top national security adviser says that during his career leaks of classified information at National Defence prompted him to call in the RCMP "a couple of times" in recent years.

Feb 03, 2017

Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary says he took down an Internet video of himself firing automatic weapons out of "respect" for the memorial to three of the six victims of the weekend massacre at a Quebec City mosque. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale described the timing of the video as "obviously crass, insensitive and exceedingly dumb."

Feb 03, 2017
The Liberal government says it is being “proactive” in trying to protect Canada’s electoral system from cyberattacks, after events such as the Russian hacking controversy in the recent U.S. election.
Feb 03, 2017

'Stable Grounds' in Rodney, Ontario will treat troubled first responders with equine-assisted psychotherapy, which uses horses as part of the treatment. The program will be open to uniformed professionals with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Feb 02, 2017

Citing harassment and other incidents, 14-year veteran Jen Ward resigned from the Calgary force during a meeting of the police commission. Police chief Roger Chaffin said the force is looking at gender equity issues.

Feb 02, 2017

As of February 1, contractors working with the Government of Canada must submit fingerprints so their identities and criminal history can be verified. Public Works and Government Services Canada said the RCMP had stopped verifying information using individuals' names.

Feb 01, 2017

The RCMP are investigating the Quebec City shooting to determine whether to add terrorism-related counts to the charge sheet, even as politicians of all stripes have branded the mosque attack as a “terrorist” act.

Feb 01, 2017

Heavy artillery and rockets hit residential areas in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday amid a new outburst of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels

Feb 01, 2017

Richard Fadden, Canada's former National Security Advisor, said the threat of violence from the extreme right wing had been assessed as low because of a low volume of evidence to the contrary. The man charged with the murder of six people in a Quebec City mosque, Alexandre Bissonnette, apparently expressed nationalist and anti-immigrant sentiments in online postings.

Jan 31, 2017

Declines in revenues in the newspaper industry over the past two decades has lead to massive layoffs. The Public Policy Forum report offers suggestions for how government policies and other laws can reduce the rise of "fake news" and "clickbait".

Jan 31, 2017

The Canadian news industry has been facing a massive decline in revenues for a long time, much of which can be attributed to digital media sites. A Public Policy Forum report lists some bold suggestions on how to save the future of journalism.

Jan 31, 2017

Some 125 public health care advocates from across Canada will be on Parliament Hill today to meet with Members of Parliament and call for the creation of a National Public Drug Plan that would make medicines accessible and affordable across Canada.

Jan 31, 2017

Alexandre Bissonnette, who was charged late Monday with six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder, is a fan of U.S. President Donald Trump; French far right leader Marine Le Pen; the separatist Parti Quebecois; and a Quebec City columnist, Mathieu Bock-Cóté, known for his pro-nationalist and anti-multicultural views.

Jan 31, 2017

One suspect, Alexandre Bissonnette,  is in custody after six people were killed and eight wounded Sunday night in a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers. Across Canada, Muslims are considering increased security measures at their religious and cultural centres.

Jan 31, 2017

In 1992, after police obtained a conviction with evidence from a tracking device planted on a vehicle, a dissenting Supreme Court justice worried about future electronic surveillance. Today, 25 years later, the debate about life in a watchdog society continues.

Jan 30, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken a stand on social media against the temporary US ban on refugees and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. Mr Trudeau underscored his government's commitment to bringing in "those fleeing persecution, terror & war".

Jan 30, 2017

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the federal government should consider setting up a civilian board of management for the RCMP. The concept is not a new one. In fact, it was the central recommendation of the 2007 report from a task force on governance and cultural change at the RCMP.

Jan 30, 2017

Two people are in custody after gunshots killed six and wounded eight during evening prayers at the Islamic cultural centre in Ste-Foy outside Quebec City. Both Premier Couillard and Prime Minister Trudeau condemned the act as terrorism.

Jan 27, 2017

As Ottawa ponders a new approach to defending the country’s vital cyber systems and networks, a 2016 briefing note prepared for Justin Trudeau noted the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand have all updated their cyber security strategies, with the U.S. planning to spend $24 billion to bolster the country’s defences.

Jan 27, 2017

The case against Ottawa terror suspect Awso Peshdary depends on the testimony of a paid RCMP informant. Peshdary's lawyers only learned the informant also worked for CSIS several days ago and say they cannot make an adequate defence without records from that agency.

Jan 26, 2017

President Trump signed executive actions Wednesday ordering the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and targeting sanctuary cities.

Jan 26, 2017

Const. Paul Laforest of the Ottawa police service has been demoted for six weeks after issuing false traffic warnings. The paperwork was created to inflate individual activity statistics.

Jan 26, 2017

During a controversial arrest Tuesday, a Toronto police officer was recorded apparently warning others about getting AIDS if the suspect spit on them. On Twitter the force apologized for the remark and said it would retain expert trainers to educate officers about how the disease is spread.

Jan 25, 2017

A manager in charge of investigating hacking attacks at Russia’s biggest cybersecurity firm has been arrested along with a senior Russian FSB intelligence officer and that they both face charges of treason.

Jan 25, 2017

Toronto Police Services will review an arrest in which the suspect appeared to be Tasered and kicked while on the ground and under restraint. The suspect is accused of assaulting a female officer in the downtown area.

Jan 24, 2017

A new study suggests nearly a third of cigarettes sold in Ontario are purchased illegally. The study found 32% of respondents purchased contraband cigarettes – the highest level in the country.

Jan 24, 2017

Within hours of taking the oath of office, Donald Trump began changing the landscape for US law enforcement. He is moving to end consent decrees under which the federal government investigated city police, and to restore the supply of military equipment to civilian police departments.

Jan 24, 2017

The Mounties are changing the way missing persons cases are investigated, with mandatory steps for each case, including family communication. The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is mandated to report by the end of 2018.

Jan 23, 2017

The upcoming special National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians will likely be more expensive in its initial setup and annual operating costs compared to any other House and Senate national security-related committees, according to Public Safety documents.

Jan 23, 2017

National-security agencies counselled Ottawa against allowing a Chinese firm to take over a Montreal high-tech company, warning it would undermine a technological edge that Western militaries have over China, The Globe and Mail has learned.

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