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The government’s decision to award a $2.8-billion contract to Airbus Defence & Space for 16 new C295W fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft (FWSAR) for the Royal Canadian Air Force is being challenged in Federal Court by Team Spartan, the group of companies which had offered the C-27J Spartan.

(2017,
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(2017,
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Food Safety an issue for Canadians says a report card released today from SeaChoice – a collaboration between the Ecology Action Centre, David Suzuki Foundation and Living Oceans Society.

Canada’s seafood labelling requirements fail consumers, particularly when compared to requirements governing two of our largest export partners, the European Union and the United States, notes the document.

(2017,
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As in previous years, the winner(s) of the Innovation in Safety Award will be selected by a committee of industry professionals.  The award ceremony will take place during the Helicopter Association of Canada’s annual conference, November 9th – 11th in Ottawa, ON.  The award recipient(s) will receive a cash prize of $10,000 CAD in addition to recognition from the industry.

(2017,
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As Canadian trade officials prepare to face off against their US counterparts in two weeks, most people in this country say scrapping the current supply management system should be – at minimum – on the negotiating table during the upcoming NAFTA talks.

Indeed, while just one-quarter of Canadians (26%) would opt to scrap the current regulatory framework for Canadian agriculture producers outright, a plurality (45%) are persuaded to see it used as a trading piece, but only as a last resort, if negotiations get tough.

(2017,
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The Government of Canada is investing in new Search and Rescue (SAR) lifeboats to ensure that the Canadian Coast Guard has the equipment they need to keep Canadians and Canadian waterways safe.

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced that one of the 20 planned new SAR lifeboats will be named after Conception Bay in Newfoundland and Labrador. This new “Bay” class of boats will all be named after geographical bays across Canada.

(2017,
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On September 7, 2017, Fastenal Canada Ltd., of Kitchener, Ontario, was fined $265,000 after pleading guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to two counts of contravening the Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations, 1998 made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The fine will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund.

(2016,
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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. First developed on the H225 helicopter, it will also be implemented on the H175 (end 2016) and on the H160.
 

(2016,
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Securetech, the public safety, emergency management and security trade show and conference organized by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), has been cancelled for 2016.

"After extensive consultations with our members, we have decided that, at the present time, our annual security conference and trade show, Securetech, is not meeting the needs and demands of the industry and will not be held in its current form in 2016," said CADSI President Christyn Cianfarani.

(2016,
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Brian Carter, President – Seaspan Shipyards, announced today the start of construction on Seaspan’s second National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) ship, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)’s second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV).
 

(2016,
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As part of Airbus Helicopters Canada’s international repair-and-overhaul success, it has expanded its Support and Services department at their main facility in Fort Erie, Ontario. The 5,000 square foot space is an increase of 65% for the company’s Repair and Overhaul department.  

(2016,
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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.

(2016,
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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.

Built on the company’s SHIELD Ecosystem, these turn-key, fully integrated solutions provide interoperable fixed and mobile digital communications to ensure the right information is available at the right time.

(2015,
issue 3)
BY RICHARD BRAY [field_writer2]

For instance, during some winter test flights near Quebec City, Dr. George Leblanc and his team discovered a new and unexpected ability to get important data from recently disturbed snow. 

(2015,
issue 3)
BY JONATHAN CALOF [field_writer2]

Why are conference events so good for intelligence? Because they bring the experts together customers, competitors, government regulators, suppliers, ­academics and so forth – experts with information. From a collection perspective, people attend events with the objective of exchanging information, so they are keen to talk.

(2015,
issue 3)
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Securetech 2015, the public safety, emergency management and security trade show and conference organized by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), is moving to Ottawa’s EY Centre, home to the Association’s highly successful annual CANSEC defence trade show. 

An interview with Christyn Cianfarani
(2015,
issue 3)
BY BRIAN BERUBE [field_writer2]

Q: What new and interesting things can we expect at this year’s conference/showcase?

Public Safety Communications & Training
(2015,
issue 2)
BY MIKE GREENLEY [field_writer2]

Public safety, in most western nations, is a multi-agency challenge. Police, fire, paramedic, specialty rescue as well as specialty hazard units exist in various configurations at the municipal, provincial or state, and federal levels.

(2015,
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C4i Consultants have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to support the "One Million Lives" project.

In collaboration with C4i, CDEMA is embarking on a multi-phase project to create a world-class emergency disaster management training facility with remotely deployable classrooms. C4i’s Emergency and Disaster Management Simulation (EDMSIM) software will be used to equip trainees with realistic tabletop exercises.

(2013,
issue 3)
BY TIM DUNNE [field_writer2]

The warning was unequivocal: Canadians must confront the steadily increasing numbers of technological traps, trip-wires and hazards that await the unprepared, the careless and the unaware.

In October, Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) president Tim Page opened SecureTech 2013, by describing Canada’s security environment. “Serious risks to pubic safety, threats to our eco systems, traditional way of life and national security challenges abound, and are growing in complexity, impact and cost.”

(2006,
issue 3)
BY TIM PAGE [field_writer2]

There is no more important role for government than the security of its homeland and the safety of its citizens.

While government is ultimately accountable for a nation’s safety, it is by no means exclusively responsible for it. The private sector shares this responsibility and must be an integral contributor to the government’s national security framework for the ­following three reasons: