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IN THE NEWS

Apr 28

Two Canada Border Services Agency officers are among five people arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for breach of trust and drug importation offences. The RCMP alleges they were importing cocaine through Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

Apr 28

As Canada moves closer to more liberal marijuana laws, police forces across the Canada must protect the public from impaired drivers. The investment in roadside testing equipment and training could cost millions of dollars but so far, governments have not come forward to pledge the necessary funding.

Apr 28

RCMP have arrested five people for smuggling cocaine through Toronto's international airport, including two Canada Border Services Agency officers. The offences are alleged to have occurred between January 2016 and April 2017.

Apr 27

In Manitoba, there are 86 vacant Royal Canadian Mounted Police positions or about eight percent of the approved establishment. Local politicians are concerned about the impact of the shortages on safety.

Apr 26

The NAFTA deal, was originally signed in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, allows free trade between the three countries in North America. Donald Trump's team is reportedly preparing an executive order to take the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement – it could be signed very soon.

Apr 26

A cross-Canada message on Twitter from the Vancouver police force to cops in Manitoba started with the weather but ended with a gentle recruiting pitch. The Winnipeg Police and the provincial RCMP weren't slow to respond.

Apr 25

Researchers at the University of Waterloo working on a new hacking tool is touting the technology as a public service.

Apr 25

The number of refugees coming to Canada from the USA continues to rise. Thanks to a loophole in the Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States, once they’re here, they can’t be turned back, they have the right to claim asylum. Will Canada close that loophole?

Apr 25

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau intervened to ensure his late brother Michel was not prosecuted for possession of marijuana. Justin Trudeau said his brother, who died about six months later in an accident was found with marijuana after a car crash but his father used his connections to make the charges "go away".

Apr 25

In 2014, three Moncton RCMP officers were killed and two others wounded by a better armed gunman. The federal police force is now on trial on charges under the Canada Labour Code for failing to provide those employees with the right equipment and training. On Monday, the prosecutor told the court compliance with the code could have prevented at least some of the deaths and injuries.

Apr 24

HMCS Saskatoon seizes 464 kg and assists in disruption of an estimated 1,500 kg of cocaine in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard during Operation Caribbe.

Apr 24

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police face charges in a Moncton court of failing to provide officers with the necessary equipment and training to overpower an armed suspect. A gunman shot and killed three Mounties in Moncton in 2014.

Apr 24

Under a 2014 counterterrorism directive, provincial and municipal police forces in Ontario are directed to forward data collected from street checks - "carding" - to federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies. The practice of carding individuals has been criticized as intrusive and discriminatory.

Apr 21

​France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by ISIS, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.

Apr 21

In recent months, hundreds of people have walked across the US border into Canada to claim asylum. The RCMP has not charged anyone will illegal crossing and there are claims that as many as half the asylum seekers have some form of criminal record.

Apr 21

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) processes data collected from clearance forms to prevent people who are security risks from entering Canada or obtaining sensitive employment. In a series of letters, the Privacy Commissioner has expressed concerns about how widely the information is being used.

Apr 20

The number of asylum seekers caught crossing illegally into Canada continues to rise, according to newly released figures. CBSA says that nearly half of the 1,860 migrants who have snuck across the Canada-United States border on foot rather than making a claim for refugee status at an official border crossing did so in March.

Apr 20

Toronto police officers have asked the city to deny $260,000 in funding to the annual Pride event, after a group called Black Lives Matter persuaded organizers to ban Toronto Police Services from participating. In a letter to city government, officers belonging to the force's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Internal Support Network said funding the event would make them feel "unsupported by our employer."

Apr 20

Police have charged a 43 year old woman, Michelle Omoruyi, with smuggling nine potential asylum seekers from Africa into Canada. The group was apprehended Friday night at the Saskatchewan border with the United States.

Apr 19

The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.

Apr 19

On April 15, RCMP in Saskatchewan laid human smuggling charges after an investigation into illegal border crossing from the United States. In recent months, increasing numbers of people have walked across the US border into Canada to claim refugee status. The Mounties will hold a news conference to explain the charges Wednesday.

Apr 19

More than half of 18,000 RCMP members under the rank of Inspector have signed up with the National Police Federation (NPF) for union representation. The NPF filed for certification Tuesday. The RCMP is the last non-unionized police force in Canada.

Apr 18

GE’s Marine Solutions announced that the United States Coast Guard commissioned new National Security Cutter Munro.

Apr 18

In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence travelled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over."

Apr 18

Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war.

FRONTLINE COMMENTARY

(Apr 04)
Ken Pole's picture

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has confirmed that the RCMP and CSIS are investigating a report that cell phone use around Parliament Hill is being snooped on through their unique subscriber identify module or simcard.

(Jan 24)
Scott Newark's picture

If Canada is successful in working with the new Trump administration to achieve mutual security objectives, that could well have positive influence on how economic issues unfold, including cross-border trade.

(Dec 21)
Canadian Global Affairs Institute's picture

Defeating the physical ISIS caliphate is an achievable goal but addresses none of the underlying causes and it would not end the conflicts of the region.

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