WRITERS

(2016,
issue 2)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

Last year in Canada, organized crime syphoned off nearly $3 billion from the Canadian tax base. Several Latin American countries have seen their local economies jeopardized by illicit tobacco from Canada. What about our economy?

(2016,
issue 2)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

Open trade and global markets have changed the way businesses operate, and Canada's challenges have leaked across our borders and are causing problems to governments and communities abroad. With the intensification of cross-border movement, an international commitment is needed to disrupt and deter the transfer of illegal goods.

(2016,
issue 2)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

This focus is almost exclusively on illicit cigarettes manufactured in Ontario and Quebec, and the factors driving this criminal and lucrative trade. 

(2016,
issue 2)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

Matching the supply, manufacturing, distribution, and retailing of illicit tobacco products against the different touch points within the enforcement community is important.

(2013,
issue 1)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

In this final installment of our series, we look at proposed courses of action to reduce the impact of illicit products.

(2012,
issue 4)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

In the murky world of criminal behavior and clandestine side-deals, the illicit tobacco trade remains a complex problem.

(2012,
issue 4)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

The illicit trade of tobacco is a global multi-billion dollar criminal market that some believe is fueled by the good intentions of health groups that advocate measures such as higher taxes and plain packaging.

(2012,
issue 4)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

This second article examines ­environmental factors of the illicit tobacco market, looking at illicit trade along Canada’s tobacco roads.

(2012,
issue 4)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

In this final installment of our three-part series, we will be looking at proposed courses of action to reduce the scope and impact of illicit tobacco products in Canada.

(2012,
issue 3)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

What do we really know about the volume of illicit tobacco trade other than low risk and high profits? Not much.

(2012,
issue 2)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

The illicit trade of tobacco is a global multi-billion dollar criminal market that some believe is fueled by the good intentions. read more >>

(2012,
issue 1)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

Interoperability is the glue that will bind effective and efficient pubic safety response operations in the future.

(2012,
issue 1)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

The Strategy for a National EMS Culture of Safety asserts that "Emergency medical service (EMS) provider organizations nationwide potentially expose patients, practitioners and members of the public to preventable risk of serious harm, in contrast with advances in safety practices that have been broadly implemented in many other healthcare settings in recent years."

(2011,
issue 4)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

A wildfire eventually engulfed the town of Slave Lake, leaving approximately 730 people homeless.

(2011,
issue 3)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

National security is threatened where political spies operate.

(2011,
issue 3)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

ISACA is an international organization offering tools, training, and networking to IT based organizations.

(2011,
issue 3)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

CADSI holds Ottawa's largest multi-jurisdictional security conference.

(2011,
issue 2)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

Port security involves fundamental principles for staying safe from either natural disruptions or actions by criminals and terrorists.

(2011,
issue 2)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

Port Security is examined in a situation where a port master shares his perspective with local law enforcement to provide a coordinated port security system.

(2011,
issue 1)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

Responders require undisrupted access to sufficient broadband spectrum.

(2011,
issue 1)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

The Chief of the FCC, U.S. Bureau of Public Safety and Homeland Security, discusses 700MHz bandwidth.

(2011,
issue 1)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

Leadership challenges and key issues of importance to the police and public.

(2010,
issue 3)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

We need to focus more on public safety networks.

(2010,
issue 3)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

Advancing technology integration for emergency response during disasters.

(2010,
issue 2)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

Annual fraud loss is estimated at 5% and small business are disproportionately victimized.

(2010,
issue 1)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

Attorney General Alison Redford on Alberta's enthusiastic approach to public safety wherein the community does not tolerate criminal activity.

(2010,
issue 1)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

Sharing and collaborating for security.

(2009,
issue 3)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

A devastating blast from Mother Nature provided the busy community of Barrie with a ''preparedness'' wakeup call, and now the city can take pride in a comprehensive emergency plan.

(2009,
issue 3)
BY EDWARD R. MYERS

Such a partnership must be based on a model where all participants - governments at all levels, industry, and local officials such as First Responders - engage in making communications safe.