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Mar 18, 2019

Last Friday, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada, announced three contracts totaling $48 million awarded to Winnipeg-based Magellan Aerospace, for LUU-2 illumination flares.

Mar 06, 2019

A formal strategic partnership between Hexagon and Frequentis is aimed at delivering outstanding control room solutions for a safer world.

Feb 21, 2019

PAL Aerospace will be incorporating a leading-edge optical search system that can detect small objects such as fishing buoys and people in the water over significant areas. This technology will be a boost for search and rescue, fisheries surveillance, counter narcotics or border protection efficiency.

Feb 06, 2019

IXTROM, a leader in situational awareness and information management systems, has launched IXVMS (Intelligence, Visualization, Modeling and Simulation) collective training management and awareness system, a game-changing, next-generation training and simulation solution that prepares soldiers for the challenges of modern warfare.

Dec 13, 2018

For our first edition of top global innovators, FrontLine has gathered a select group of ­organizations that take their innovative priorities ­seriously. From artistic design to advanced materials to cutting-edge technologies and imaginative research, you will no doubt hear more from these companies in the future. Contact us today for ­inclusion in our Fall 2019 edition.

Sep 18, 2018

The Boeing Company has chosen Leonardo DRS to develop upgraded Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS) technology for new and in-service F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. The contract will be executed by Kanata-based DRS Technologies Canada Ltd.

Aug 06, 2018

The fourth of six Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communications satellites has been shipped to Cape Canaveral in preparation for an October liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket.

Jul 26, 2018

The U.S. Special Operations Command asked for a technologically superior electric autonomous land vehicle, and SOFTWERX and Nikola Powersports are answering that call with an innovative UTV called the Reckless.

Jul 23, 2018

Airbus Helicopters signed a contract with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior for the purchase of 55 civil helicopters destined for search and rescue (SAR), public services, and emergency medical service (EMS) missions. The fleet will include 21 repurposed H225s, and 10 brand new H145s and 24 H125. The contract also foresees the setting up of a local training and maintenance centre.

Jul 19, 2018

To maximize operational effectiveness for its European client base, imaging technologies experts, L3 WESCAM, has signed an agreement with European Optronics Services to open a WESCAM-Authorized Service Center in Madrid, Spain.

Jan 22, 2018

The solution ordered by Brazil is very similar to that of Canada. Brazil’s first C295 SAR aircraft toured three of Canada’s search and rescue bases in 2017. Accessing the contractual option for additional SAR-configured aircraft will bring its C295 fleet to 15 aircraft, with 12 transport-configured and 3 SAR-configured.

Nov 17, 2017

International aerospace and defence engineering group Meggitt PLC has secured a £3.7 million grant for R&D of next-generation aerospace engines. Provided through the UK govt Aerospace Technology Institute programme, the grant will be matched by a consortium of business partners.

Nov 16, 2017

The 4th EU-Canada Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Symposium will be held Monday, 20 November in Ottawa. This annual event brings together Canadian and European military and civilian practitioners, policymakers and academic experts, and offers a platform for exchanges on addressing global security threats.

Oct 03, 2017

The United States Coast Guard deployed C-27J Spartans – its newest medium range surveillance aircraft – to assist in relief following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Oct 03, 2017

By efficiently analyzing mountains of data from sensors monitoring key components and behaviour of the aircraft, FlyScan can enhance flight safety, increase fleet availability, and reduce the maintenance burden.

Jun 21, 2017

At the Paris Air Show this week, Stellwagen Group (recently acquired by Toronto-based Acasta Enterprises) signed a firm order for 12 Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft in the first sale to a leasing company achieved by Airbus Defence and Space.

Feb 07, 2017

Lockheed Martin Canada has partnered with Toronto-based RANK Software to create innovative cyber security solutions for future Canadian and international defence programs to enable security analysts to rapidly discover network threats and intrusions.

Jan 11, 2017

Seaspan has announced the appointment of Paul Hilder to Vice President, Marine Operations. As a member of Seaspan’s senior leadership team, Paul is ultimately accountable for overseeing the operational efficiency and safety of all vessels and marine crews.

Sep 19, 2016

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) squadrons from across Canada are participating in their annual National Search and Rescue Exercise, SAREX 2016, from September 18 to 24, 2016, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Sep 18, 2016

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.

Sep 14, 2016

First Airbus C295W for Brazilian Air Force Search and Rescue missions makes its maiden flight. This is very similar to the aircraft offered for Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Project.

Sep 06, 2016

Team Spartan, which is offering its C-27J aircraft as part of Canada’s FWSAR competition, will be highlighting the aircraft’s capabilities and potential economic and employment impact at the 2016 DEFSEC exposition at Halifax’s Cunard Centre, between September 7th and 8th.

Jul 29, 2016

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence has signed an MOU with Luxembourg to proceed with the acquisition of a pooled fleet of Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330 MRTT) aircraft. The fleet will be NATO property NATO.

Jun 23, 2016

Airbus Helicopters Canada is looking to recognize outstanding achievement in the rotary wing industry with the 5th Annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’.

Mar 31, 2016

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).

Mar 29, 2016

​The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers is seeking nominations for its 2016 Medal of Excellence, an award that recognizes outstanding contribution to marine engineering in Canada, including technical innovation, sea-going service, substantial leadership in the industry or the teaching of marine engineering.

Feb 23, 2016

FrontLine publisher and editor Chris MacLean last week received the Ross Munro Media Award at the CDAI's 2016 Conference on Security and Defence in Ottawa.

Oct 30, 2015

Lockheed Martin Canada marked an important milestone toward modernizing the Royal New Zealand Navy's two ANZAC Class ships. The company announced that the ANZAC frigate systems upgrade project has successfully completed the combat system critical design review on schedule and to New Zealand's satisfaction.

Oct 08, 2015

The French Navy’s third FREMM multi-mission frigate, the Languedoc, has been floated out from DCNS’ Lorient shipyard to undergo sea trials off the coast of Brittany. The Languedoc is the third FREMM ordered by OCCAR 1 on behalf of the DGA (French Defence Procurement Agency) and the French Navy.

Oct 19, 2015

The President of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has signed a cooperation agreement with Hervé Guillou, Chairman and CEO of DCNS, that aims to foster the development of a Research and Development centre in Saudi Arabia dedicated to the naval and maritime domain.

Mar 31, 2015

Provincial Aerospace and Airbus Defence and Space sign letter of intent to explore the extension of their relationship beyond the Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue program. From left: Simon Jacques (Airbus Defence and Space, Canada), Pablo Molina (Airbus Defence and Space Military Aircraft Canada), Derek Scott (Provincial Aerospace) and Richard Poole (Provincial Aerospace) sign a letter of intent to facilitate the exploration of extending their relationship internationally.

Industry

Mike MacLean, the RCMP Superintendent in charge of the Mark Norman debacle, said former cabinet ministers could have come forward if they had germane information to the case. In the real world, investigators go to the subjects who may assist an investigation (not the other way around), says former RCMP officer Leo Knight.

Thursday, May 23 2019

Scientists have found that between 40-60 percent of the total global CFC-11 emissions originate from eastern China which has been secretly emitting banned ozone-depleting gas despite signing the 1987 Montreal Protocol treaty to halt the production and use of chlorofluorocarbons.

Thursday, May 23 2019

A 74-year-old woman was knocked to the ground by a police officer during an anti-pipeline protest on Wednesday. The dramatic incident, which was captured on camera by CTV Vancouver, happened outside a lunchtime Liberal fundraiser attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Thursday, May 23 2019

Canada plans to build up to 18 new coast guard ships at a cost of $15.7 billion in an effort to renew Canada's Coast Guard fleet, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday.

Thursday, May 23 2019

Trudeau is expected to announce Wednesday that the federal government is buying two more Arctic patrol ships on top of the six it has already ordered from Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding. However, unlike the first six ships being built for the Navy, a government source said the seventh and eighth will be built for the Canadian Coast Guard.

Wednesday, May 22 2019

Chris Williams is one of dozens of cases in which the RCMP has removed, or is trying to remove, members with disabilities, Global News has learned. An RCMP spokesperson denies a campaign to dismiss members with disabilities, saying the force makes “every effort to accommodate … dismissal is a last resort.”

Wednesday, May 22 2019

New details are emerging about how organized crime may have first made its way into B.C. casinos. Former casino dealer supervisor spills the beans on how relaxed government regulations immediately attracted high-rollers and money-launderers.

Friday, May 17 2019

Canada intends to introduce a new digital charter to combat hate speech, misinformation and online electoral interference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a technology conference in Paris on Thursday.

Friday, May 17 2019

Auditor General found that the CBSA has no quality-assurance program to ensure that all the proper screening procedures have been completed for all refugee claims. In the face of repeated Liberal assurances that “every single person crossing our borders, whether legally or illegally, gets processed according to all our rules", the audit found files that contained errors and omissions, and flagged some 400 claims where required biometric checks for criminality or identity were not completed.

Thursday, May 16 2019

Defects have been identified in the Ottawa Police communications system operated by Bell. A defective portable radio "shoulder extension" was recently identified, but no final determination has yet been made on why the radio appeared to fail.

Thursday, May 16 2019

The Canadian government awarded MDA a $39 million 10-year contract for a new space-based search and rescue technology. The MDA facility in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, will design, build and deliver 10 search and rescue repeaters for DND’s Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) system.

Wednesday, May 15 2019

To keep Vice-Admiral Mark Norman dangling for so long required an extended display of amateur-hour tomfoolery on the part of people at the topmost levels in several wings of the federal administration. Best case scenario is incompetence; worst case is intentional scapegoating. Either way, public trust is in tatters.

Tuesday, May 14 2019

Three people were killed after two sightseeing airplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided in midair Monday near a southeast Alaska town, the Coast Guard said.

Tuesday, May 14 2019

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces will remain in Quebec a while longer to help flood victims as this year's spring thaw continues to wreak havoc in parts of the province.

Tuesday, May 14 2019

Police are scrambling to keep pace with criminals who are coming up with creative ways to supply Canada's black market with firearms.

Monday, May 13 2019

BC man pleads guilty to setting up shell companies in British Columbia to launder money from numerous international sources. The U.S. government says he laundered $80 million and enabled high-level criminals to hide drug deals and other criminal activity. In an emailed statement, Finance Minister Carole James said B.C. is doing everything it can to crack down on money laundering.

Friday, May 10 2019

More than $7-billion in dirty money was washed through British Columbia’s economy last year – driving up the cost of buying a home by at least 5 per cent, according to reports released on Thursday by the B.C. government.

Friday, May 10 2019

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced the launch of a Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) for use in Atlantic Canada.

Thursday, May 09 2019

When the U.S. trade commissioner Mike Pompeo called Canada’s claim to a major future Arctic shipping route “illegitimate” on Monday, it revived a long-standing feud that could become increasingly heated in coming years as new northern trade corridors open up.

Wednesday, May 08 2019

Search and Rescue (SAR) has always been an emotional topic because it deals with lives hanging in the balance. Is a contracted service in the best interests of the SAR mandate?

Monday, May 06 2019

Canada is recognized as a money laundering playpen, but the RCMP can’t do anything about it. With dwindling recruitment, the RCMP can no longer effectively handle all enforcement duties across the country. It’s time to modernize the RCMP mandate.

Monday, May 06 2019

A second satellite will be launched on July 24th to provide a redundant back-up to the world’s first optical fibre network of geostationary satellites in the sky.

Monday, May 06 2019

Both the Budget and Bill C-97 contain several items of potential real consequence for matters of public safety and security, border security, and immigration screening and enforcement. It is important that there be public awareness of these issues.

Monday, May 06 2019

North Korea test fired several short-range projectiles Saturday morning from the country's eastern coast, according to South Korean officials.

Monday, May 06 2019

A Russian airliner burst into flames while making an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport Sunday evening, and at least at least 40 people died, officials said.

Monday, May 06 2019

After a national survey by the Canadian Journalism Foundation found that many people find it challenging to distinguish between real and fake news, the organization has received a grant to study the problem and create more effective filtering tools.

Sunday, May 05 2019

BAE Systems has flown its Magma 'blown-air' technology demonstrator for the first time. The sub-scale UAV that the company developed in collaboration with the University of Manchester uses a new blown-air system to manoeuvre, removing the need for conventional flight control surfaces that use moving parts.

Thursday, May 02 2019

The federal government is awarding Davie Shipyards a contract worth more than $7.1 million to refit the Canadian Coast Guard's largest icebreaker. The refit of the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent is the latest contract awarded to Davie amid complaints from the Quebec shipyard about a lack of work.

Wednesday, May 01 2019

More Canadian soldiers are helping in the battle to sandbag homes against the still-rising floodwaters in central and eastern Canada than are deployed overseas, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says, though in a few places the water is slowly beginning to recede.

Tuesday, Apr 30 2019

The slow-building floods of Eastern Canada have turned into a full-blown emergency, with the rupture of a dike near Montreal triggering a sudden inundation that forced 6,500 people to flee to higher ground on the weekend.

Monday, Apr 29 2019

The vote to send a new country to the Security Council table at the United Nations is creeping up, and so is Canada's spending to secure a seat around that table.

Monday, Apr 29 2019

Less than a month after the City of Ottawa revealed it had been the victim of a costly whaling scam, the head of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario says the hospital is facing increasing cybersecurity threats, including similar online scams.

Friday, Apr 26 2019

The City of Ottawa has declared a state of emergency as river levels continue to rise, threatening to surpass those reached when flooding devastated some neighbourhoods two years ago.

Friday, Apr 26 2019

President Donald Trump made a new threat Wednesday to send armed soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border: "We are now sending ARMED SOLDIERS to the Border. Mexico is not doing nearly enough in apprehending & returning!" he tweeted.

Thursday, Apr 25 2019

Hate crimes appear to be on the rise in Alberta with the province becoming home to a number of extremist movements, according to a draft report obtained by CTV News.

Thursday, Apr 25 2019

Companies interested in providing a new icebreaker to the coast guard have been threatened by the Liberal government which is increasingly using gag orders to prevent details about proposed federal procurements from being reported on. The firms were told “Canada will take appropriate action” if they violate the ban on discussing the project with the news media.

Wednesday, Apr 24 2019

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to pitch closer defence cooperation with Canada, among other things, when he visits Ottawa this weekend. One defence expert said that his visit is an attempt to gauge how serious the Trudeau government is about becoming more engaged in the Asia-Pacific region.

Wednesday, Apr 24 2019

The Canada Border Services Agency is conducting a series of tests to learn if its human agents, and its passport-reading machines, are prone to discriminating against certain kinds of travellers.

Wednesday, Apr 24 2019

The rural municipality and the town of Biggar, Sask., issued a state of emergency this morning after a large grass fire filled the area with smoke. On Monday afternoon, RCMP delared the fire out of control and were evacuating the area between Highways 4 and 51, as well as Tower and Duperow Roads.

Tuesday, Apr 23 2019

The RCMP is embarking on a new recruitment strategy that will substantially alter the complexion of the national police force, replacing scores of traditional criminal investigators with civilians who have specialized skills to help pursue terrorists, cyber criminals, money launderers, drug traffickers and fraudsters, the National Post has learned.

Tuesday, Apr 23 2019

Last week, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, announced the appointment of Mr. Charles Smith as Chairperson of the RCMP External Review Committee, an independent administrative tribunal that conducts impartial case reviews and issues findings and recommendations for appeal decisions in certain RCMP employment and labour relations matters.

Monday, Apr 22 2019

About 200 CAF soldiers started filling sandbags and carrying out evacuations in Quebec’s Outaouais and Mauricie regions overnight Saturday, and by Sunday afternoon about 600 were on the job across the province.

Monday, Apr 22 2019

Authorities lifted a curfew in Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after a string of bombings at churches and luxury hotels across the country killed 290 people and wounded about 500. But there were warnings more attacks could come.

Monday, Apr 22 2019

Police in Northern Ireland blamed militants opposed to British rule there for the killing of a young journalist who was covering a night of violent unrest in Londonderry. Police say the shooters are members from the New Irish Republican Army, a militant republican group formed several years ago from the merger of several splinter groups.

Friday, Apr 19 2019

With waters already high, the Quebec city of Rigaud has launched emergency measures as the province braces for flooding from heavy rainfall expected this week. Other municipalities are warning residents who live along the water to prepare for flooding.

Thursday, Apr 18 2019

Authorities warn that water levels could exceed flood stage in parts of New Brunswick over the next few days.

Thursday, Apr 18 2019

While the amendment is a good idea, it won’t fix Canada’s main border problem: people flowing across from the United States at Roxham Road, the infamous spot that straddles New York State and Quebec, says Brian Lilley of the Toronto Sun.

Thursday, Apr 18 2019

A mechanic who came to Canada in 2015 has been found complicit in crimes against humanity for repairing vehicles for the so-called Islamic State. The Lebanese national made several trips to Syria to work on ISIS military vehicles and also supervised other ISIS mechanics. The Refugee Appeal Division has ruled he made a “knowing and significant contribution to ISIS,” making him ineligible for refugee status.

Thursday, Apr 18 2019

North Korea has test-fired a "new-type tactical guided weapon," its state media announced Thursday, a move that could be an attempt to register the country's displeasure with deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States without causing those coveted negotiations to collapse.

Thursday, Apr 18 2019

The world’s next hot spot theoretically could be its coldest. Atop the globe, the Arctic expanse is a new frontier for the United States and friends to fortify against an aggressive, ambitious Russia.

Thursday, Apr 18 2019

An Italian couple trying to escape the mafia, applied for asylum in Canada. After their claim was denied, they went o the run, but have now turned themselves in to Canadian authorities with the hope that the PRRA will save them from deportation and the violence they face back in Italy.

Wednesday, Apr 17 2019

A Halifax councillor tried, and failed, on Tuesday to cut $500,000 of funding for an armoured police vehicle. "It would be shocking to me to allow the militarization of our police in Halifax," said Coun. Shawn Cleary.

Wednesday, Apr 17 2019

Canada has formally joined a German-French coalition aimed at saving the international world order from destruction by various world dictators and autocrats – and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Tuesday, Apr 16 2019

Scenes of anguish and bloodshed gripped Penticton on Monday, leaving four dead on what should have been just another day. Supt. Ted De Jager, commander of South Okanagan-Similkameen RCMP, said reports came in at 10:30 a.m. of a shooting outside a home in the downtown area.

Tuesday, Apr 16 2019

A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below.

Tuesday, Apr 16 2019

The leader of India‘s Sikh-majority Punjab state has slammed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party after the federal government removed direct references to Sikh extremism in a recent terrorism threat report.

Monday, Apr 15 2019

Less than a decade after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to turn his country into a top-five global cybersecurity power, Israel is recognized worldwide as a cybersecurity innovation hub that continues to produce not only some of the best products and services – but the best minds.

Friday, Apr 12 2019

Sudan's state-run broadcaster says Defence Minister Awad Mohammed Ibn Auf is being sworn in as head of a new military council that will run the country for two years. The move is being taken after the military ousted autocratic President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday following nearly four months of expanding protests.

Friday, Apr 12 2019

Canadians have wildly diverging views on banning handguns and assault-style firearms, says a newly released summary of federal consultations.

Friday, Apr 12 2019

Boarding team from HMCS Regina has seized 2,569 kilograms of hashish while deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of Operation Artemis, which is Canada's contribution to counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in Middle Eastern and East African waters.

Thursday, Apr 11 2019

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Wednesday that Canada’s national police force must do better at processing requests it receives under the federal access-to-information law.

Thursday, Apr 11 2019

The head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says his agency is "more and more preoccupied" with the threat of violent right-wing extremism and white supremacists.

Thursday, Apr 11 2019

The advent of legal recreational marijuana in Canada hasn't done much to stop people from trying to sneak the drug over the border – and supply shortages might be to blame, according to an internal report from the Canada Border Services Agency.

Thursday, Apr 11 2019

Julian Assange, the fugitive founder of WikiLeaks and publisher of state secrets that embarrassed governments around the world, was arrested on behalf of the U.S. in London on Thursday.

Thursday, Apr 11 2019

The NSICP annual report, which had been delivered to the PM in December 2018, has now been released to the public. It covers topics of intelligence priorities, defence intelligence activities, legal authorities, plus oversight and accountability. Numerous federal departments and agencies were involved: CBSA; CSIS; CSE; Justice; DND and the Canadian Armed Forces; FINTRAC; GAC; IRCC; Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre; PCO; Public Safety; RCMP; and Transport Canada.

Wednesday, Apr 10 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia's foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet.

Wednesday, Apr 10 2019

Canada’s Immigration Minister is promising new, tougher legislation to crack down on unscrupulous immigration consultants by giving the industry watchdog that oversees them more power to investigate and punish offenders.

Tuesday, Apr 09 2019

A suicide bomber from Calgary strikes near Baghdad. A Windsor man masterminds the torture and killing of foreigners at a Dhaka bakery. Two London, Ontario, gunmen take hostages at a gas plant in the Algerian desert. To date, Canadian terrorists have killed 127 people and injured another 195 in other countries since 2012.

Tuesday, Apr 09 2019

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has issued a statement on how certain types of extremist ideologies are described in the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada:

Tuesday, Apr 09 2019

Facebook is banning far-right political commentator Faith Goldy, white nationalist crusader Kevin Goudreau and various extremist groups, the social media company said Monday.

Tuesday, Apr 09 2019

An MP who has been looking into the militarization of the North warns that if Canada doesn't act now, it could slowly lose its grip on the Arctic.

Monday, Apr 08 2019

Reduced SAR coverage, ferry-service disruptions, cancelled resupply runs and nearly $2 million in lost navigational buoys. Those are among the real safety, social and commercial impacts that communities across the country are feeling as the Canadian Coast Guard's fleet gets older,The Canadian Press reports.

Monday, Apr 08 2019

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned amid U.S. President Donald Trump's growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border.

Monday, Apr 08 2019

The United States has temporarily withdrawn some of its forces from Libya due to “security conditions on the ground,” a top military official said Sunday as a Libyan commander’s forces advanced toward the capital of Tripoli and clashed with rival militias.

Monday, Apr 08 2019

Germany passes a law to rescind citizenship from dual nationals if they fight for a foreign terrorist militia. The new law, approved Wednesday by the cabinet, will not be applied retroactively and will not apply to minors.

Friday, Apr 05 2019

A new study by Ohio University shows that people are less supportive of practices to extract information from terrorist suspects when these practices are framed as “torture” rather than the ambiguous “enhanced interrogation.”

Friday, Apr 05 2019

The world’s security challenges are at the top of the agenda of foreign and interior ministers of the Group of Seven countries who are gathering in France. Interior ministers in Paris are focusing Friday on environmental crime, including reckless deforestation, waste trafficking and protection of lands and wildlife.

Friday, Apr 05 2019

Details of how the Trudeau government launched an investigation spanning six departments and agencies to hunt for who leaked information about a reported $10.5-million settlement with Omar Khadr in July 2017, were revealed by a National Post access-to-information request. When asked if the Privy Council Office ever uncovered the source of the leak, if the matter was ever referred to the RCMP, and if anyone was ever disciplined or terminated over the leak. Stephane Shank, manager of media relations for the PCO, sent a statement that did not answer any of the questions.

Thursday, Apr 04 2019

A preliminary report released Thursday by Ethiopia’s government has found the crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last month performed all of the procedures recommended by Boeing when the plane started to nose dive, but they could not control it.

Thursday, Apr 04 2019

After 68 days in custody, the Kingston teenager arrested in late January on terrorism charges has been granted bail with strict conditions governing his movements and activities in the community.

Thursday, Apr 04 2019

Banning handguns would not mean the end of murder in Canada’s cities, The Globe and Mail says in an editorial. But there is reason to believe that ending legal access to handguns would reduce the murder rate.

Wednesday, Apr 03 2019

Canada should postpone banning Chinese communications giant Huawei’s use of 5G technology because the decision could complicate a fraught relationship with the superpower, says the former head of Canada’s spy agency.

Wednesday, Apr 03 2019

The R9B Innovation Hub being featured at CANSEC 2019, is a platform to celebrate innovative products and services that are designed to help keep Canadians safe and secure, domestically and abroad.

Tuesday, Apr 02 2019

Last Thursday, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, announced a $65-million grant from the Government of Canada to Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) to fund the purchase of five new helicopters.

Monday, Apr 01 2019

Ontario’s top court has ruled that placing inmates in solitary confinement for more than 15 days constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, a resounding legal defeat of Correctional Service Canada’s long-standing practice of isolating prisoners for weeks, months and even years at a time.

Friday, Mar 29 2019

Canada’s foreign affairs minister says violent white supremacists and other far-right groups threaten the country's stability and should be the primary focus of the international community’s counter-terrorism efforts, including by stopping the spread of hate online.

Friday, Mar 29 2019

Canada will focus much of its new anti-money laundering resources in British Columbia, where lax regulation and policing have led to the region becoming a global hub for the crime.

Thursday, Mar 28 2019

Today marked the conclusion of a week-long event series, organized by the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence (Canada Centre), to further the National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence.

Thursday, Mar 28 2019

Passengers filmed their scary experience on the Viking Sky cruise ship off the coast of Norway on Saturday (March 23) and Sunday (March 24). Video shows flooding, people waiting in life vests, and large doors sliding open in the dining room.

Wednesday, Mar 27 2019

On Tuesday, a BC Ferries vessel collided with a berthing structure at the Langdale terminal while making a turn, triggering concerns about the ferry's structural integrity. Passengers were trapped on board for 10 hours. A full investigation will be conducted to determine what happened.

Wednesday, Mar 27 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his Russian counterpart Monday that the United States “will not stand idly by” if Russia continues to send military personnel to Venezuela to prop up President Nicolás Maduro.

Wednesday, Mar 27 2019

The Pentagon has authorized the transfer of $1B to army engineers for new wall construction along the US-Mexico border. The funds are the first under the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump to bypass Congress and build the barrier he pledged during his election campaign.

Wednesday, Mar 27 2019

Canada’s armed forces, the RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency spent a total of $158,000 to send 42 employees to what’s billed as the biggest small arms show in the world last January.

Wednesday, Mar 27 2019

The family of a man killed by the RCMP say the Mounties' failure to invest in recruiting Inuktitut-speaking officers is partly to blame for their son's death.

Tuesday, Mar 26 2019

Canadian peacekeepers were called upon to evacuate several wounded French soldiers in Mali earlier this month after their patrol was ambushed while hunting for militants along the border with Niger.

Tuesday, Mar 26 2019

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won praise from gun control advocates around the world for her fast work in tabling new firearms restrictions following the Christchurch mosque massacre. Now, Ottawa is under heavy pressure to follow her lead.

Tuesday, Mar 26 2019

Aspiring to prevent terrorism sooner, police are training frontline officers and community members to recognize the signs of violent extremism so that problems can be spotted and dealt with before they get out of hand,.

Monday, Mar 25 2019

Alberta court rules in favour of Omar Khadr’s request to end his eight-year sentence for the killing of a U.S. soldier. He was granted bail in 2015 after appealing his U.S. conviction, but the appeal has not yet been heard. This ruling means that, even if he loses the appeal, he cannot be sent back to jail for this crime. In 2017, the Canadian government settled with Khadr for $10.5 million, and apologized for any role Canadian officials may have played in the abuses he suffered while in U.S. custody.

Monday, Mar 25 2019

U.S. lawmakers have drawn battle lines over whether full nuclear modernization is worth the cost, and now they’re gathering ammunition.

Monday, Mar 25 2019

An independent investigation will try to determine why the Canadian Coast Guard’s newest ship, the Sir John Franklin, struck the Ogden Point breakwater in Victoria, BC, on Friday.

Monday, Mar 25 2019

Critics of a federal government online questionnaire on gun control say it suffered from vague questions and manipulation after results showed at least three-quarters of responses oppose new limits on access to handguns and assault weapons.

Monday, Mar 25 2019

The prime minister’s bureaucrats are hoarding a trove of decades-old records that chronicle Canada’s Cold War intelligence history, say security researchers who are pushing to make the files publicly accessible.

Monday, Mar 25 2019

The BC Government has announced $18.6 M in funding to support training and equipment for the mostly volunteer role of Ground Search and Rescue in BC. Will other provinces follow suit?

Sunday, Mar 24 2019

A Federal Court of Canada judge has declared it is “unconstitutional” for Ottawa to treat refugees from so-called “safe countries” differently from other refugees when it comes to being assessed to determine if deporting them would put them in danger. The public safety minister has until April 19th to file an appeal.

Friday, Mar 22 2019

The Canadian government has added its voice to condemning an annual parade held in Latvia to honour members of the Nazi SS, warning it opposes such events glorifying Adolf Hitler’s regime.

Friday, Mar 22 2019

Widespread devastation continues to hamper rescue operations as under-equipped aid agencies struggle to cope with the extensive damage inflicted by Cyclone Idai on central Mozambique. Tens of thousands of people are still stranded.

Thursday, Mar 21 2019

New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country's worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.

Thursday, Mar 21 2019

An FBI agent who fights South American crime gangs says he expects the problem of Chilean burglars in Canada will worsen in the coming years.

Thursday, Mar 21 2019

Recent reports in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age of shortfalls in the manning and funding of the Australian Border Force’s Cape-class patrol boats and earlier exchanges in Senate estimates suggest that the seaborne element of Australia's civil maritime security effort is facing serious problems.

Wednesday, Mar 20 2019

The Trudeau government is proposing to eliminate the federal agency in charge of traveller, baggage and worker security screening at airports. Buried in the budget is a clause noting that the government is "transitioning the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to an independent, not-for-profit entity."

Wednesday, Mar 20 2019

The defence portion of the 2019 federal Budget includes commitments to spend $1.39 billion (over the next two years) for renewing its Middle East Strategy, and up to $105.6 million (over three years) in continued support for Ukraine, while also stepping up Canada’s cyber security efforts.

Tuesday, Mar 19 2019

Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, have issued a statement announcing Canada’s support to victim identification efforts following the tragic aircraft accident involving an Ethiopian Airlines flight.

Tuesday, Mar 19 2019

Dutch police confirm one person has been killed and an unspecified number of others were wounded in a shooting on a tram in city of Utrecht. Heavily armed anti-terror officers have gathered in front of an apartment block close to the scene of a deadly shooting in the central Dutch city.

Monday, Mar 18 2019

Last Friday, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada, announced three contracts totaling $48 million awarded to Winnipeg-based Magellan Aerospace, for LUU-2 illumination flares.

Monday, Mar 18 2019

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has been drawn into the ongoing row over Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecommunications network equipment which has been accused of posing a spying risk.

Friday, Mar 15 2019

The Republican-run Senate firmly rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal.

Friday, Mar 15 2019

There is nothing wrong with the basic mechanics of the aircraft: Its engines, wings and control surfaces are all believed to be working fine. Rather, the passenger jet may have killed 346 people for the terrifyingly modern reason that human pilots were unable to override a malfunctioning computer.

Friday, Mar 15 2019

Two federal ministries are investigating potential violations of privacy laws after government officials shared details about a Postmedia news story and the journalist pursuing it, with representatives of Irving Shipbuilding.

Friday, Mar 15 2019

Forty-nine people are dead and more than 20 are seriously injured after a heavily armed gunman clad in military-style gear opened fire during prayers at a mosque in the center of Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. A second mosque was also targeted in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called a well-planned “terrorist attack” making for “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”

Friday, Mar 15 2019

Cybersecurity remains an ongoing and growing problem for Canadian businesses, with an estimated 83 per cent of companies having experienced a cybersecurity breach of some kind in the past year, a new survey indicates.

Thursday, Mar 14 2019

Immediately following an announcement by Transport Canada that it is grounding all Boeing 737 MAX planes, WestJet announced it would comply, and grounded all 13 of its 737 Max aircraft. Read on for the announcement by WestJet Executive VP, Arved von sur Muehlen:

Wednesday, Mar 13 2019

President Trump announced that the United States was grounding Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft, reversing an earlier decision by American regulators to keep the jets flying in the wake of a second deadly crash involving one of the jets in Ethiopia.

Wednesday, Mar 13 2019

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, issued a statement today banning all Boeing 737 Max aircraft from Canadian airspace. Here is the text of his statement.

Wednesday, Mar 13 2019

Canada is grounding all of its Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft and banning the jets from entering its airspace until further notice as safety concerns continue to mount following two deadly crashes.

Wednesday, Mar 13 2019

Canada has no idea how much dirty money local gangsters, violent drug cartels and sophisticated transnational gambling networks are washing within its borders every year, according to a confidential draft research paper from the country’s money-laundering watchdog.

Wednesday, Mar 13 2019

Canada has not yet grounded the Boeing 737 Max plane despite at least 40 countries across Europe and Asia banning the jet after two deadly crashes in five months.

Wednesday, Mar 13 2019

The British Gliding Association has now advised its members to issue special notices to other aviators when flying in large groups after a pair of US Air Force F-15 fighter jets, flying at 380mph, came within a split second of smashing into a glider.

Tuesday, Mar 12 2019

In defiance of President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday invited NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to address a joint meeting of Congress to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the trans-Atlantic alliance.

Tuesday, Mar 12 2019

Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he would board "without hesitation" the type of aircraft that crashed in the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy on Sunday, stressing his confidence in the new plane.

Tuesday, Mar 12 2019

Russia will continue to confront the US and its allies across the domains of the modern battlespace but will actively aim to prevent war according to a speech given by Russia's Chief of the General Staff, General Valery Gerasimov, at Russia's Academy of Military Sciences in Moscow on 4 March.

Monday, Mar 11 2019

China, Ethiopia and Indonesia have grounded all Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft while a number of airlines across the world are carrying out safety measures on the jets following the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday that killed all 157 people on board.

Monday, Mar 11 2019

A jetliner carrying 157 people crashed shortly after takeoff from the Ethiopian capital Sunday, killing everyone aboard and carving a crater into the ground, authorities said. At least 35 nationalities were among the dead, including 18 Canadians.

Monday, Mar 11 2019

The Royal Canadian Air Force launched a "major search and rescue operation" on Saturday for a Kapuskasing, Ont., couple who went missing during a helicopter flight this week.

Monday, Mar 11 2019

The government announced yesterday more than $920,000 in federal funding over three years, starting in 2018, to the Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada under the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund.

Friday, Mar 08 2019

Chinese hackers have targeted over two dozen universities in the US and Canada in an apparent bid to steal key maritime military research, The Wall Street Journal has reported. All the universities targeted, either studied underwater technology or had faculty with relevant backgrounds.

Thursday, Mar 07 2019

Canada’s current military procurement models and levels of industry-government cooperation have not kept pace with the unprecedented “speed of cyber” and could compromise national security if left unaddressed, a new report from the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries concludes.

Thursday, Mar 07 2019

A formal strategic partnership between Hexagon and Frequentis is aimed at delivering outstanding control room solutions for a safer world.

Wednesday, Mar 06 2019

Adding another strange wrinkle to Canada-China relations, a Chinese official who oversaw research on his country’s burgeoning naval-submarine fleet has been placed under arrest in China and accused of illegally obtaining Canadian citizenship.

Wednesday, Mar 06 2019

There is an urgent need to fund the Canadian Coast Guard adequately so that it has the necessary resources to provide essential services in the Canadian Arctic at a time when the maritime activity is on the increase. So says Col(ret) Pierre Leblanc in an opinion piece in The Maritime Executive.

Tuesday, Mar 05 2019

South Korea and the U.S. are eliminating their massive springtime military drills and replacing them with smaller exercises as part of efforts to support diplomacy aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis.

Monday, Mar 04 2019

The defence team for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has filed a notice of civil claim alleging “serious violations” of her constitutional rights, accusing officers of detaining and questioning her for three hours before notifying her of her arrest.

Monday, Mar 04 2019

The opening of the Arctic and the stirring of Russian and Chinese interest along the U.S. and Canadian northern borders is a major worry for the top officer at U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command.

Thursday, Feb 28 2019

More than a thousand passengers were affected after Air Canada partially suspended service to India due to the closure of Pakistani airspace as tensions mount between the two nuclear powers.

Thursday, Feb 28 2019

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is urging India and Pakistan to “exercise maximum restraint” as tensions over the disputed Kashmir region mount. Freeland issued a statement Wednesday afternoon calling on both countries to “avoid any further military escalation” following Pakistan’s shooting down of two Indian military aircraft in response to Indian airstrikes.

Thursday, Feb 28 2019

Under pointed questioning from senators, the top U.S. general for homeland defence said Tuesday that he sees no military threat coming from the southern border with Mexico, but his focus is on “very real” threats from China and Russia.

Wednesday, Feb 27 2019

Narcity News has gathered up a list of countries that the Government of Canada is advising Canadians not to travel to or advising Canadians where they should exercise extra caution during their travels.

Tuesday, Feb 26 2019

A review has led the Government of Canada to add one more group to the listing of terrorist entities under the Criminal Code. Harakat Sawa’d Misr (HASAM), a group attempting to overthrow Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, was added.

Saturday, Feb 23 2019

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Karen McCrimmon, has announced funding to the John Howard Society of Ottawa to disengage at-risk individuals in the eastern Ontario region from extremist-based violence.

Friday, Feb 22 2019

PAL Aerospace will be incorporating a leading-edge optical search system that can detect small objects such as fishing buoys and people in the water over significant areas. This technology will be a boost for search and rescue, fisheries surveillance, counter narcotics or border protection efficiency.

Thursday, Feb 21 2019

A shortage of paramedics and ambulances is likely compromising public safety, according to statistics the union representing Toronto's frontline paramedics has shared with CBC News.

Thursday, Feb 21 2019

President Vladimir Putin warned on Wednesday of a resolute response if the U.S. decides to station missiles in countries neighboring Russia. He said that Russia would respond to any deployment of new intermediate-range missiles in Europe by targeting the United States itself and not just the countries where they are deployed, according to a Reuters translation.

Wednesday, Feb 20 2019

Pakistan responds to allegations stemming from the Pulwama attack in which nine people were killed in a Kashmir gun battle. Pakistan denies any role in the bombing, but India has accused the state of being complicit. The following letter was released from the High Commission for Pakistan on 18 February 2019.

Tuesday, Feb 19 2019

Expected to result in more modern, resilient and green infrastructure, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has announced financial support for small and medium-sized municipalities across Canada to address staffing gaps in response to the intensifying impacts of climate change.

Tuesday, Feb 19 2019

One of Australia's senior military figures says the threat of cyber attacks against the nation's infrastructure and military networks is on the rise. MGen Marcus Thompson says the job of protecting Australia from serious cyber threats was only becoming more challenging.

Tuesday, Feb 19 2019

Canadian cities rate highly among the most desirable in the world, but also the most unaffordable. The culprit has been money laundering – by criminals, kleptocrats and tax evaders, says Diane Francis. Their favourite means of hiding money is real estate.

Tuesday, Feb 19 2019

Toronto police say they have seized four kilograms of hard drugs, including a kilogram of fentanyl, and a number of firearms in a bust that they hope puts a significant dent in the city’s narcotics trade.

Tuesday, Feb 19 2019

Justin Trudeau's principal secretary and long-time friend has resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister's Office interfered to prevent a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. In a statement, Butts denies accusations related to pressuring former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould to help the Montreal-based engineering giant avoid a criminal case on corruption.

Monday, Feb 18 2019

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has urged Canadians in Haiti to take commercial flights out of the crisis-hit Caribbean country while they still can. In a conference call from the Munich Security Conference, Freeland told media that her department is following developments in Haiti “very closely.”

Monday, Feb 18 2019

The Senate resoundingly approved a border security compromise Thursday that ignores most of President Donald Trump's demands for building a wall with Mexico but would prevent a new government shutdown. Trump says he would quickly declare a national emergency and perhaps invoke other executive powers to try to shift money to wall-building from elsewhere in the federal budget.

Friday, Feb 15 2019

Prosecutors say a man found not criminally responsible in a knife attack at a Toronto military recruitment centre should not be allowed to take college classes on his own.

Friday, Feb 15 2019

As part of a collaboration with small island developing states, four Canadian fishery officers were a part of patrols around Fiji and the island nations of Kiribati, Tokelau, Vanuatu, and Tuvalu for two weeks in January, working on a U.S. Coast Guard vessel out of Honolulu and an RCAF Aurora maritime patrol aircraft in Nadi, Fiji.

Friday, Feb 15 2019

A woman who had attacked workers a Toronto-area Canadian Tire store with a golf club and a butcher’s knife while draped in an ISIL banner, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. The judge acknowledged that the woman’s mental illness played a "significant role" in the attack and her attempt to join ISIL.

Thursday, Feb 14 2019

St. John's Dockyard Ltd. in Newfoundland has been awarded a $10-million vessel life extension contract for the Hudson, a 56-year-old Canadian Coast Guard ship. The coast guard is hoping to squeeze another five or even 10 years out of the Nova Scotia-based offshore oceanographic science vessel that was built in 1963.

Wednesday, Feb 13 2019

Most of Canada was walloped Tuesday by severe winter weather ranging from an extreme freeze in Alberta to an ice storm blasting its way through Southern Ontario.

Wednesday, Feb 13 2019

Jody Wilson-Raybould – the former justice minister who has kept largely silent since a news report claimed the Prime Minister's Office pressured her to help Quebec-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution – has quit the Liberal cabinet. She resigned as Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence.

Tuesday, Feb 12 2019

Nearly two years ago, volunteers, military members, and the coast guard met in northern Manitoba for what would be their last roundtable meeting on SAR in the Arctic. Supporters of the Northern Search and Rescue Roundtable still aren't sure what happened next – but say the disappearance of the meetings has led to confusion and wasted resources.

Tuesday, Feb 12 2019

The RCMP and other police forces arrested 15 people Monday in a series of raids in Montreal and Toronto targeting what investigators say is an extensive international money laundering network with ties to organized crime.

Tuesday, Feb 12 2019

Canada's $227-million fleet of mid-shore coast guard vessels are rolling "like crazy" at sea, making crews seasick and keeping some ships in port during weather conditions where they should be able to operate, CBC News has learned.

Monday, Feb 11 2019

According to Globe & Mail protected sources, Jody Wilson-Raybould was pushed out of the Justice portfolio for her unwillingness to press the public prosecution office to abandon the court proceedings against SNC-Lavalin. This allegation was denied by the PMO.

Thursday, Feb 07 2019

As public schools increasingly embrace technology, cybersecurity incidents are becoming more common and more significant. A recent U.S. report reviews the issue.

Thursday, Feb 07 2019

It didn’t take long following the US announcement that the country would suspend its participation in the INF treaty for Russia to move in kind. Now, freed of its obligations under the 1987 treaty, Moscow is wasting no time in developing new, once-prohibited weapons systems.

Thursday, Feb 07 2019

Canada is an attractive target for malicious cyber operations and is often one of the first countries criminals and hostile nations target with new methods, a cyber security expert and former CIA analyst told a House of Commons committee Wednesday.

Thursday, Feb 07 2019

Over the next year, the top-secret National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians plans to probe the threat foreign interference poses to Canada, and examine how the military collects and uses information about Canadians.

Thursday, Feb 07 2019

IXTROM, a leader in situational awareness and information management systems, has launched IXVMS (Intelligence, Visualization, Modeling and Simulation) collective training management and awareness system, a game-changing, next-generation training and simulation solution that prepares soldiers for the challenges of modern warfare.

Wednesday, Feb 06 2019

The federal Conservative national defence and global security critics are going to Kelowna, BC, to hold a public town hall meeting. The public is invited to attend, ask questions and provide feedback about issues surrounding Canada’s national defence and global security, or any other federal issue, say organizers.

Wednesday, Feb 06 2019

The NDP is trying to prod the federal government into launching an investigation into whether the RCMP used invasive – and possibly illegal – techniques to eavesdrop on one of their own during a harassment lawsuit.

Wednesday, Feb 06 2019

Thousands of refugee claimants are living in Canada without having been fully cleared by national security, according to a report that shows a massive backlog in screenings amid a border crisis that began in 2016.

Tuesday, Feb 05 2019

Border and customs agents are being pulled from the Greater Toronto Area to handle the expected “significant” influx of asylum seekers across the U.S. border into Quebec between May and September 2019.

Monday, Feb 04 2019

Canada's border agency breached a refugee claimant's privacy when personal information that was encrypted on a USB key disappeared – with the password written on a Post-it note left wrapped around the device.

Monday, Feb 04 2019

First appearing in British Columbia in 1997, the deadly Amanita phalloides species has been showing up at more than 50 locations in and around Vancouver, including schoolyards, and have recently been found on the island. After injesting the mushroom, the liver will start to fail, bleeding disorders, brain swelling, and finally multi-organ failure can occur.

Saturday, Feb 02 2019

Starting this week, many of the more than 64,000 asylum seekers in Canada waiting for their cases to be heard could be eligible for a new fast-tracked approach to processing refugee claims, according to Global News.

Friday, Feb 01 2019

NATO's chief is calling on China to treat two Canadians detained in the country "fairly and with due process." In his first public comments about the case, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said today that he was following their case "with concern."

Thursday, Jan 31 2019

Intending to strengthen the electoral system in advance of the coming federal election, the government announced a 4-pillar series of actions across a number of areas.

Thursday, Jan 31 2019

The Government of Canada is ramping up efforts to ensure that neither the coming election campaign, nor the vote itself, are influenced by malicious, net-based interference.

Wednesday, Jan 30 2019

United States intelligence officials and politicians are escalating their fight against Chinese espionage in the wake of two wide-ranging indictments of Huawei Technologies Co. and they’re calling for American allies to join the battle.

Wednesday, Jan 30 2019

A new low-yield nuclear warhead, created at the behest of the Trump administration, has officially entered production. The first production unit of the W76-2 warhead is underway at the Pantax Plant in Texas, according to a statement from the National Nuclear Security Agency.

Tuesday, Jan 29 2019

It’s a doomsday 1969 game: Cities will be vaporized and millions will be annihilated unless you act fast to stop it all. That is the premise behind an escape room game now being developed inside a decommissioned nuclear fallout shelter an hour’s drive north of Halifax in the rural community of Debert.

Tuesday, Jan 29 2019

At least 60 people are dead and 305 have been reported missing so far after a containment dam of waste from a Vale iron ore mine collapsed in Brazil on Friday. Fire officials expect the number of confirmed fatalities will grow “exponentially” on Monday as rescue and recovery efforts resume.

Monday, Jan 28 2019

Beefed-up borders and stricter refugee screening won’t do much to reduce the threat of Islamist terrorism in Canada, which is largely homegrown, according to one of Canada’s top experts on terrorism and national security.

Monday, Jan 28 2019

At a town hall in New Brunswick last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government is relying on “national security experts” as it weighs any potential security concerns associated with 5G wireless technology.

Monday, Jan 28 2019

The RCMP's national security team has arrested and charged an Ontario youth with a terrorism-related offence, the police force said Friday following an investigation in Kingston, Ont.

Monday, Jan 28 2019

Britain's MI6 has launched a new recruitment drive on Google and YouTube so as not to miss out on potential employees that might switch channels from a TV advertisement. The new advertisement, launched yesterday, says being a spy is 'not about finding the button for the ejector seat'.

Friday, Jan 25 2019

Quebec's Davie Shipbuilding has condemned a storied Coast Guard ship as beyond repair, declining to bid on a lucrative contract to overhaul the 56-year-old CCGS Hudson on the grounds that it “presents a serious and real threat to the safety of life at sea.”

Friday, Jan 25 2019

The RCMP have arrested two people following raids on two homes in Kingston, Ont., in what officials are calling a national security investigation involving multiple police forces. CBC News reports that the arrests included a minor and involved both Kingston police and the help of the FBI in the United States.

Friday, Jan 25 2019

Flu cases are continuing to ramp up across Canada, with youngsters at greatest risk. As of January 12, there have been 20,494 confirmed  cases across the country. This strain, known as “swine flu,” caused a pandemic in 2009-2010. Also known as "H1N1" it tends to affect young adults and children more than seniors. News reports say there have been seven influenza-associated deaths in children under the age of 10 since August.

Thursday, Jan 24 2019

No one was injured after a train derailed and one locomotive caught fire just north of Saskatoon on Tuesday morning. Dashcam captures crucial seconds before and during the crash that sent cars careening off the tracks at a road crossing. View video here.

Wednesday, Jan 23 2019

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen is defending the Liberal approach to asylum seekers, insisting the Conservatives' proposed alternatives are "half-baked" and impractical.

Wednesday, Jan 23 2019

The federal Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction says money laundering is a serious problem throughout Canada and has pledged to improve how information is shared among law enforcement agencies across the country.

Wednesday, Jan 23 2019

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale recently announced that immediate steps are being taken to establish an Interim Management Advisory Board to provide the RCMP Commissioner with expert external advice on the management and administration of the RCMP.

Tuesday, Jan 22 2019

Bill C-69 would essentially move the approval for pipelines and nuclear facilities from independent, expert regulators to a new Impact Assessment Agency that reports to the environment minister – like having that minister regulate air safety. It makes no sense.

Tuesday, Jan 22 2019

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is urging Canadians to pay attention to the government's travel warnings amid a spate of high-profile cases of the killing, kidnapping and detention of Canadians abroad.

Friday, Jan 18 2019

Numerous studies attest that widespread youth unemployment leads to disenfranchisement, discontent, disenchantment and disengagement – and then to increased crime and social unrest.

Wednesday, Jan 16 2019

The chaos of a major CI hack is looming. Global standards could help prevent some attacks and mitigate the fallout from others.

Wednesday, Jan 16 2019

Nine DND employees were involved in Friday's horrific bus crash on Ottawa's Transitway, the department confirmed Tuesday. There were four Canadian Armed Forces members and five civilians involved in the collision at Westboro station.

Wednesday, Jan 16 2019

Canada's minister for public safety says right-wing, white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups are an increasing concern and threat to Canadians. Ralph Goodale said the groups promote hate, which manifests itself in violent anti-Semitism or in other crimes.

Wednesday, Jan 16 2019

A Quebec-based business association claiming to represent over 1,000 companies inside and outside the province is launching a high-profile campaign to convince the Liberal government to reopen the oft-maligned National Shipbuilding Strategy.

Wednesday, Jan 16 2019

A person of "national security concern" was granted permanent residency "due to a series of failures" by the Canadian border agency and immigration department. In light of the incident, both departments have had to introduce changes in what the public safety minister's office is calling a "completely unacceptable" mistake.

Wednesday, Jan 16 2019

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Tuesday, Jan 15 2019

The Canadian government has sent an emergency management expert to the Republic of the Congo to help the World Health Organization battle the worsening Ebola outbreak in the area. So far, 385 people have died in DRC and the virus continues to spread. This outbreak is now the second largest in history after the 2014-2016 epidemic that killed 11,000 people ans spread worldwide.

Tuesday, Jan 15 2019

The bitter debate about American security prompted Canada’s emissaries in Washington to prepare for another round of defending the world’s longest undefended border on Monday, as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history lurched into its fourth week.

Monday, Jan 14 2019

Three people were killed and 23 others injured when an Ottawa transit bus crashed into a shelter in the city’s west end on Friday. Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said officers are trying to determine what caused the collision, adding that the weather – icy roads and bitter cold – could be a factor.

Monday, Jan 14 2019

A year ago, the Correctional Service of Canada issued a directive requiring volunteers to obtain “reliability status.” Now, volunteers are subject to the same screening and scrutiny as staff. This includes fingerprinting and a credit check, in addition to the prior requirements of a criminal record check, application and orientation class.

Thursday, Jan 10 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday it's likely he would declare a national emergency to secure funds for his long-sought wall along the U.S. southern border if an agreement with Democrats in Congress to provide the money isn't reached.

Thursday, Jan 10 2019

Wildfires that scorched vast tracts of southern British Columbia and led to forced evacuations in the summer of 2017 were stoked by climate change and are likely to become more common as global temperatures edge up, federal scientists warn in a new study.

Tuesday, Jan 08 2019

The federal government is imposing a series of new restrictions on the use of drones, requiring operators to be at least 14 years old and calling on all owners to register their recreational and commercial devices with Transport Canada, federal and industry officials said.

Tuesday, Jan 08 2019

Britain will extend a drone exclusion zone five-fold and give police new powers against lawbreaking operators, the government said on Monday, after sightings last month paralyzed the nation's second busiest airport.

Monday, Jan 07 2019

The Trump administration is weighing using a national emergency declaration to circumvent Congress and the budget stalemate and force construction of the president’s long-promised southern border wall.

Monday, Jan 07 2019

New legislation has been proposed to protect the United States’ “technological supremacy” over emerging defence markets, and suppress a rise in the transfer of dual-use technology, through the establishment of an Office of Critical Technologies & Security.

Monday, Jan 07 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's former national security adviser is questioning whether federal departments are prepared for the risk of election meddling in 2019 and whether the federal Liberals' legislation meant to tackle foreign interference goes far enough.

Sunday, Jan 06 2019

The federal agency tasked with guaranteeing U.S. airport security acknowledged an increase in the number of its employees calling off work during the partial government shutdown. TSA employees are expected to work without pay during the shutdown because their jobs are considered essential.

Sunday, Jan 06 2019

President Donald Trump's push to create a U.S. space force is being welcomed by military experts in Canada, and the executive director of one defence think-tank says Canada should consider following suit.

Sunday, Jan 06 2019

The challenge of the 21st century incorporates incredibly invasive infrastructure threats. Direct defence strategies must quickly include these threats as part of any comprehensive national security concept.

Sunday, Jan 06 2019

The recommendations of a parliamentary committee looking into the criminal record pardon system is a microcosm of a government that has come up short on their promises for criminal justice reform, say criminal defence lawyers.

Friday, Jan 04 2019

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) wants to hire a “network exploitation analyst” to assist the agency in “cyber investigative activities.”

Friday, Jan 04 2019

Calgary police shot more people this year than their counterparts in many other big Canadian cities, according to a CBC News analysis. Officers shot nine people, killing five, coming close to the record they set two years ago with 10 shootings.

Wednesday, Jan 02 2019

Ontario drivers are facing harsher penalties for distracted driving took effect yesterday. The provincial government introduced the new rules in a bid to improve road safety.

Wednesday, Jan 02 2019

In a year-end interview with the West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance said while there are a number of threats that are evolving and taking shape, one of the most concrete ones the military is facing right now comes from Mother Nature herself.

Monday, Dec 31 2018

The drone-causing chaos that shut down London’s Gatwick Airport for 32 hours during one of the busiest holiday travel periods emphasizes the need for a regulated defence strategy in this country, says Philip Reece, Chief Technology Officer for Vancouver-based Indro Corp.

Friday, Dec 28 2018

After a year of high-profile data breaches that have shaken the public’s trust in companies’ collection of personal data, Canada’s privacy watchdog is issuing new guidelines for private-sector companies to obtain “meaningful consent” from their users and customers.

Friday, Dec 28 2018

Spanning decades and billions of dollars, the ambitious National Shipbuilding Strategy aims not only to outfit the navy and coast guard with a new fleet of vessels, but also to rebuild the shipbuilding  industry. But for something as slow as military procurement, 2018 had many milestones that that positioned the program for even more progress over the next year.

Thursday, Dec 27 2018

After three days in which flights were severely disrupted by unauthorized drone activity near the runway, services at the Gatwick Airport in the UK are close to normal. Since the first sightings of a drone at 9 pm on Wednesday, upwards of 150,000 passengers have had their flights cancelled.

Monday, Dec 24 2018

The National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians delivered its first annual report Friday to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The report includes the two substantive reviews conducted by NSICOP in 2018, and its related findings and recommendations.

Monday, Dec 24 2018

An eruption of one of the world’s most infamous volcanic islands is believed to have triggered a tsunami that killed at least 281 people in Indonesia during a busy holiday weekend.

Monday, Dec 24 2018

The federal government reported more than 200 significant privacy breaches affecting the personal information of thousands of Canadians and Canadian businesses, a number that Ottawa’s privacy watchdog suggests is the “tip of the iceberg.”

Monday, Dec 24 2018

The RCMP are taking a radical look at their recruitment strategy to convince more women and visible minorities to don the red serge. The Mounties have been plagued by staffing challenges in recent years and are looking at how to make a job in policing more attractive.

Monday, Dec 24 2018

Toronto Mayor John Tory and Bill Blair, the federal minister in charge of organized crime reduction, are announcing new funding to stop young people from joining gangs. Blair said the federal government will send $6.7 million to the city over a five year span for a program that aims to address the root causes of youth violence.

Friday, Dec 21 2018

Mounties are marking a historic moment today in their fight to unionize for the first time in the institution's 145-year history. RCMP members have until noon today to vote on whether they want the National Police Federation to represent them, but it could be months yet before they learn the results.

Thursday, Dec 20 2018

A witness in the case against Vice-Admiral Mark Norman testified that government documentation purposely left out the Norman name to ensure that any Access to information and Privacy (ATIP) requests would come up "nil response".

Wednesday, Dec 19 2018

Russia has deployed its newest chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle to Syria to operate with military police units patrolling the Idlib de-escalation zone.

Wednesday, Dec 19 2018

Canada's new impaired driving laws will allow police to violate people's constitutional rights, unfairly target people of colour and detain people without due cause, says defence lawyer Scott Newman.

Wednesday, Dec 19 2018

Global Affairs Canada confirmed on Tuesday that a third Canadian citizen has been detained by Chinese authorities, but did not connect the incident to Canada’s high-profile arrest last month of a Chinese tech executive.

Wednesday, Dec 19 2018

Canada’s new impaired driving laws kick in Tuesday, giving law enforcement new powers when it comes to interacting with drivers. Changes to both drug and alcohol impaired driving come as part of the former Bill C-46, which aims to make Canada’s laws “amongst the strongest in the world.”

Tuesday, Dec 18 2018

Spy chiefs from the Five Eyes intelligence network briefed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on two occasions this year about the national-security risk from Chinese high-tech giant Huawei – meetings that took place months before Canada’s arrest of a top Huawei executive severely strained relations with Beijing.

Monday, Dec 17 2018

The federal government is considering increasing the risk level for Canadian travellers to China, CTV News has learned. The prospect of issuing a travel warning for Canadians in China, or for those journeying to China, is being considered among other options.

Friday, Dec 14 2018

Dozens of bomb threats – all believed to be unfounded – were reported in major cities across Canada and the United States on Thursday. Officials from both countries said they believe the threats – clumsily written emails demanding $20,000 US payments of bitcoin – may have all come from the same source.

Friday, Dec 14 2018

A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday.

Friday, Dec 14 2018

For our first edition of top global innovators, FrontLine has gathered a select group of ­organizations that take their innovative priorities ­seriously. From artistic design to advanced materials to cutting-edge technologies and imaginative research, you will no doubt hear more from these companies in the future. Contact us today for ­inclusion in our Fall 2019 edition.

Thursday, Dec 13 2018

A new Senate Standing Committee report, entitled "Responding to Russian aggression against Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia in the Black Sea" has just been released.

Thursday, Dec 13 2018

The RCMP’s forensic lab is behind on all of its performance targets, failing to complete half of all DNA requests and more than a third of toxicology tests within the target time even as it predicts a huge increase in samples the lab will need to process after changes to the impaired driving law.

Wednesday, Dec 12 2018

For our first FLIP edition of Top Global Innovators, FrontLine has gathered a select group of ­organizations that take their innovative priorities ­seriously. From artistic design to advanced materials to cutting-edge technologies and imaginative research, you will no doubt hear more from these companies in the future. Contact us today for ­inclusion in our Fall 2019 edition.

Wednesday, Dec 12 2018

Innovative technologies and solutions from Prod360 provide peace of mind to military and first responder organizations responsible for public safety and security.

Tuesday, Dec 11 2018

The world’s fourth industrial revolution is looming, and despite the potential for disruption, Thales believes that technology can make the world a safer place.

Tuesday, Dec 11 2018

A global leader in the delivery of end-to-end managed clothing solutions, Logistik has been at the forefront of providing advanced military apparel for more than two decades.

Tuesday, Dec 11 2018

HENSOLDT is a global pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defence and security electronics, HENSOLDT provides naval forces with unprecedented sensor capabilities.

Tuesday, Dec 11 2018

National security "comes first" in deciding whether to allow Huawei Technologies to take part in developing Canada's 5G telecommunications network, Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says.

Tuesday, Dec 11 2018

The Canada Border Services Agency is looking at getting back into the reality TV show game, just two years after the federal privacy commissioner said the agency's show Border Security: Canada's Front Line broke the law.

Tuesday, Dec 11 2018

Quebec’s National Assembly has unanimously adopted a motion in support of the federal government re-examining the National Shipbuilding Strategy and how work on that strategy is allocated. The motion on Friday calls for more work to be directed to Quebec-based Davie Shipbuilding.

Monday, Dec 10 2018

Physicists from the University of New Brunswick are leading the development of communication technology that will help the Government of Canada monitor activity in the Arctic.

Thursday, Dec 06 2018

A recent Deloitte study found that Canadian companies will be hiring over 8,000 cybersecurity experts over the next two years. And this isn’t just a Canadian problem: the website Cyberseek reports that there are currently 313,000 open jobs in cybersecurity in the U.S.

Thursday, Dec 06 2018

Canada's privacy watchdog says he's worried that privacy rights in Canada are being cast aside as both public and private entities rush to mine digital data from citizens and customers.

Thursday, Dec 06 2018

Chinese officials are demanding that Canada release Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer, who was arrested in Vancouver over the weekend and faces possible extradition to the United States.

Thursday, Dec 06 2018

Operational and policy reforms are essential for the protection of the Canadian public when Canadian jihadis are caught and detained abroad.

Thursday, Dec 06 2018

Can Canadian oil succeed globally? Canadians need answers from both Government and Industry.

Wednesday, Dec 05 2018

Government strategists around the world are hard at work trying to out-think would-be bad guys in an effort to keep their citizens safe from harm. Cyber and IoT vulnerabilities, climate change, nationalism – all are combining to make life difficult for those tasked with keeping us safe.

Wednesday, Dec 05 2018

The Arctic Ocean is so beautiful, but can be deathly cold & unpredictable. Having a well-prepared, self-sufficient team is critical for the Canadian Coast Guard when it comes to marine safety and emergency response.

Wednesday, Dec 05 2018

DND says it’s not ruling out a recommendation in a Senate report for using the private sector to augment aerial search and rescue operations as its fleet of helicopters prepares to undergo significant upgrades. Though a private-sector solution seems to have enticed senators, the fishing industry – the largest users of SAR services – are wary.

Wednesday, Dec 05 2018

Canada’s top spy used his first public speech to warn of increasing state-sponsored espionage through technology such as next-generation 5G mobile networks.

Wednesday, Dec 05 2018

A wealthy Toronto developer with close ties to Beijing’s ruling Communist Party has become a donor to federal, provincial and municipal politicians – raising concerns among security experts about the influence he may be wielding in Canadian politics.

Tuesday, Dec 04 2018

After a fierce winter storm cut residents of Iles de la Madeleine off from the rest of the province, up to 250 CAF personnel are conducting health and welfare patrols and provide assistance to officials in the evacuation of residents if required, according to Public Safety Minister Goodale.

Monday, Dec 03 2018

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck near Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday morning crumbled roads and splintered buildings, sent residents scurrying for cover, however, authorities said no fatalities or serious injuries have been reported.

Friday, Nov 30 2018

Managing the influx of asylum seekers at unauthorized points along Canada’s border with the United States is on pace to cost Ottawa more than $1-billion over three years, a new analysis from Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says.

Friday, Nov 30 2018

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet has tapped a veteran Toronto police commander from the Ford family’s power base of Etobicoke in the city’s west end to head the country’s second-largest police force.

Friday, Nov 30 2018

The findings of a special security review into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's much-maligned trip to India early this year will be released Monday. Copies of the classified report are in the hands of the Prime Minister's Office and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

Friday, Nov 30 2018

British Columbia’s Attorney-General says the continuing battle against money laundering has been dealt a serious blow after criminal charges were stayed in a high-profile case he calls the largest in B.C. history.

Thursday, Nov 29 2018

New Zealand is barring China’s Huawei on national-security grounds from supplying equipment for next-generation mobile networks, and in doing so has become the third member of the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance to take action against the huge Shenzen-based telecom-gear maker.

Thursday, Nov 29 2018

Canada joined its allies Monday in condemning Russia's seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels near Crimea, but experts are divided on what the sharp escalation of the deadly and protracted conflict will mean.

Tuesday, Nov 27 2018

The Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are continuing their annual joint search-and-destroy mission against illegal outdoor cannabis grows — another example of how the war against the plant is still alive and well, despite legalization last month.

Tuesday, Nov 27 2018

Ontario and Manitoba are upping the fines for drivers caught driving distracted, as a measure to hopefully deter people from using their cell phones behind the wheel. Coming into effect January 1st, 2019, the new legislation in Ontario will see the penalties for distracted driving increase to a $1,000 fine, plus a three-day license suspension and three demerit points.

Tuesday, Nov 27 2018

I take the liberty of urging anyone who cares about justice in this country, and especially those who wish also to honour our armed forces, to contribute to Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s defence fund, says Conrad Black.

Monday, Nov 26 2018

The Ukrainian navy said Sunday that Russia’s coast guard opened fire on Ukrainian vessels in the Black Sea following a tense standoff off the coast of the Crimean Peninsula, wounding two crew members.

Monday, Nov 26 2018

RCMP officers were given permission to break the law 73 times on the job last year – the highest number on record – according to a new report.

Monday, Nov 26 2018

Despite publicly confirming that Russia interfered in the last federal election and warning that it will doubtless try again in next year's vote, the Trudeau government won't provide any details about the alleged meddling.

Friday, Nov 23 2018

Following the tabling of the Auditor General’s report on Canada’s missions abroad, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has issued a statement outlining the steps the Government is taking to strengthen security measures at Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates.

Thursday, Nov 22 2018

Canada is not properly protecting diplomats and staff who face security threats at Canadian missions abroad, including many in locations at high risk of terrorist attacks, violence and espionage, the federal auditor general says.

Thursday, Nov 22 2018

The Manitoba Court of Appeal has ruled a judge gave an excessively light sentence (5 months, 25 days) to a 23-year-old Somalian refugee who pleaded guilty to ramming a police vehicle and uttering death threats to the officers who arrested him. The new ruling raised his total sentence to 13 months and 10 days. A sentence of six months or longer strips criminals of their right to appeal deportation.

Wednesday, Nov 21 2018

There's been a surge of cybercriminals and cybergangs who are going directly to your favorite e-commerce merchants, and profitability from online theft is growing.

Wednesday, Nov 21 2018

Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair is slamming a Conservative MP for hosting a “Guns and Guinness” fundraiser last weekend.

Wednesday, Nov 21 2018

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer unveiled a series of firearms policies Tuesday meant to curb gun violence – and slammed the Liberal government's plan to study a national handgun ban as a "lazy" effort that could punish lawful gun owners.

Wednesday, Nov 21 2018

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police need more money to help cover a historic class-action lawsuit after more women than expected came forward with stories of harassment and sexual abuse. The Mounties expected 1,000 claims — so far, they've got 3,131.

Tuesday, Nov 20 2018

The greatest threats currently facing the NATO alliance are Russian aggression in and around the Ukraine and violent extremism in the Middle East, NATO deputy secretary general Rose Gottemoeller told Global News.

Monday, Nov 19 2018

With a federal election less than a year away, Canada’s defence minister is warning voters they will be targeted by online cyber-attacks and fake news as Russia steps up its efforts to undermine western democracies.

Monday, Nov 19 2018

Team Rubicon is a non-profit disaster relief organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams and prove that natural hazards don’t have to result in billions of dollars in recovery spending.

Sunday, Nov 18 2018

Canada will be hosting NATO's 64th Annual Session of the Parliamentary Assembly from 16-19 November 2018 at the Halifax Convention Centre. Parliamentarians from the 29 NATO member countries will debate and adopt resolutions on the High North, hybrid warfare, burden sharing, deterrence, trade, energy, the South, defence innovation, and Russian election meddling.

Thursday, Nov 15 2018

Leonardo DRS has appointed John Baylouny as executive vice president and chief operating officer – a position that oversees the execution of program operations across all eight of the company’s business sectors.

Thursday, Nov 15 2018

Rep. Adam Smith – set to become the next chairman of the House Armed Services Committee in the new Congress – and other Democratic lawmakers said Wednesday they hope to use their party’s takeover of the House to check the Trump administration’s expansive policies toward nuclear weapons.

Thursday, Nov 15 2018

A man who sought refugee protection in Canada but was detained and eventually deported after authorities learned he had a criminal record, now wants to change the laws of Canada. Currently, migrants who do not hold Canadian citizenship can only challenge detention through an immigration tribunal or a judicial review. His lawyers want to give migrants being held in detention the ability to challenge their imprisonment in front of a judge.

Wednesday, Nov 14 2018

Three used icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard will cost 30 per cent more than the federal government previously said – an increase that officials have blamed on tariffs and fees, but one expert says is proof of a lack of planning.

Wednesday, Nov 14 2018

Applications for a competition to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will enable an autonomous drone to win a race against a pilot-operated drone opened today. Applications are being accepted until 28 Feb 2019, and teams will be competing for more than U$2 million in prizes from the Lockheed Martin competition.

Tuesday, Nov 13 2018

Some Canadian military search and rescue helicopter crews on the east coast have been temporarily relocated after asbestos dust was found in one of the buildings used by the squadron.

Tuesday, Nov 13 2018

Nova Scotia's police chiefs are shining a spotlight on drink tampering, after several high-profile cases of suspected druggings in downtown Halifax. At a meeting this fall, members of the Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police Association agreed to make the issue a priority, focusing on community education and prevention.

Monday, Nov 12 2018

Anti-gang advocate Sukhi Sandhu says he will be watching closely as the new city council in Surrey, B.C., attempts what many local governments before have considered but few have done: replacing its RCMP with a municipal police force.

Monday, Nov 12 2018

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians paused at memorials and cenotaphs across the country and around the world to silently remember those who gave their lives in conflict and to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Monday, Nov 12 2018

A Canadian citizen residing in Lebanon was one of two people arrested October 8th after they traveled to a Seattle warehouse and began hiding firearms in a vehicle they planned to ship to Lebanon. The two were charged with conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act.

Saturday, Nov 10 2018

Experts are warning Canada that working with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is a grave “mistake” after an explosive Australian report last week alleged the company had hacked a foreign network and shared the information with Beijing.

Friday, Nov 09 2018

The federal government is dedicating $86-million over the next five years to detection dogs, X-ray technology, ballistics testing and other measures to stifle rising gun violence. The funding is part of a $327.6-million commitment the government made last year to combat gun and gang violence.

Friday, Nov 09 2018

The Government wants to collect your individual banking transactions and sensitive personal identification information such as your bill payments, cash withdrawals and account balances, but the plan has been put on hold.

Thursday, Nov 08 2018

In a Facebook status posted today, father of murdered eight-year-old Tori Stafford says he has been told her killer, Terri-Lynne McClintic, is back behind bars following her controversial transfer to a healing lodge in Saskatchewan earlier this year.

Thursday, Nov 08 2018

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) will be launching an online consultation portal to seek industry views on how it conducts its assessment of export permits. The focus will inform the assessment of risks and implications of proposed exports with respect to human rights, Canada’s foreign and defence policy and national security considerations.

Thursday, Nov 08 2018

Transportation Safety Board is investigating an accident at Halifax International Airport after a 747 cargo aircraft crashed off the end of a runway early Wednesday morning – the second runway accident since 2015. High winds at the time of the accident may have contributed to the cause.

Thursday, Nov 08 2018

A shooting erupted at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. Eyewitnesses say the shooter, a former marine, opened fire in a packed bar during college night. Responding first to the call was sheriff's deputy Sgt. Ron Helus who was one of those gunned down and killed.

Thursday, Nov 08 2018

An explosion led police to a car packed with explosives and a man with severe injuries in Sherwood Park Tuesday night, Global News has learned. The 21-year-old man died of his injuries, RCMP confirmed in a Wednesday afternoon news conference.

Thursday, Nov 08 2018

Next year’s federal election in Canada has made security a top priority, as the country looks to modernize its electoral system and safeguard critical infrastructure to mitigate the threat of cyber-attacks and misinformation.

Wednesday, Nov 07 2018

The pilot of a twin-engine Piper Cheyenne that landed at the Ottawa International Airport told air traffic controllers they had been involved in a crash over the community of Carp: "Somebody ran into the bottom of me."

Tuesday, Nov 06 2018

Mayor Naheed Nenshi said he remains convinced the federal government would be on the hook for potential security-related cost overruns of a Calgary 2026 Winter Olympics, amid confusion after Ottawa signalled it would be somebody else’s responsibility.

Tuesday, Nov 06 2018

Two small planes collided in midair in west-end Ottawa Sunday morning. Authorities have confirmed that one person has died. According to CTV News, the smaller of the planes crashed into a field about 25 km from downtown Ottawa near Carp Airport, while a second, larger plane landed safely at the Ottawa Airport.

Monday, Nov 05 2018

Weeks into national cannabis legalization, a top RCMP officer says the tests being used to detect whether someone is driving high are "not there yet," though they're the best they've got.

Monday, Nov 05 2018

The public should be advised that Petawawa soldiers from 2 Field Ambulance will be conducting military medical training between Borden and Deep River, Ontario, until November 9, 2018.

Friday, Nov 02 2018

Defence Minister Sajjan today announced that the Royal Canadian Navy will receive a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship from Irving Shipyards. The Government of Canada is acquiring the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) to bolster the Royal Canadian Navy’s capabilities while equipping its women and men with versatile and reliable vessels to complete their vital missions, he said.

Friday, Nov 02 2018

A member of Canada’s special forces has been charged with trafficking stolen goods and theft after generators, gun parts, and clothing owned by the military was taken and some sold on-line.

Friday, Nov 02 2018

The federal government now says it is not ruling out barring Huawei from supplying equipment for Canada’s next generation 5G mobile networks, backing away from previous assurances that Canadian security agencies were capable of containing any cyberespionage threat from the Chinese telecommunications giant.

Friday, Nov 02 2018

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has changed the way it handles credit cards for gasoline purchases after it fell victim to organized criminals and the fraud went undetected for months. By the time the RCMP realized one of its gas cards had been cloned, the crooks had racked up $104,555 in purchases.

Thursday, Nov 01 2018

The Homeland Security and Defense Departments don’t expect a significant cyber attack on next week’s elections. But both agencies are eager to avoid a repeat of 2016, so just in case, military Cyber Protection Teams are on standby and able to respond “within hours,” a senior Pentagon official told reporters.

Thursday, Nov 01 2018

Canada’s spy service is warning that Canadian research is “of interest to foreign states,” whose exploitation of such work poses potential harm to Canada’s national interests.

Wednesday, Oct 31 2018

China Telecom, a state-owned telecommunications firm, has systematically diverted internet traffic in Canada and the United States by shunting it through its own network in an effort to commit espionage and steal intellectual property, two cybersecurity researchers say.

Wednesday, Oct 31 2018

Canada's border agency is stepping up efforts to deport failed refugee claimants and other foreign nationals not welcome in this country, setting a goal of dramatically increasing deportation numbers by up to 35 per cent.

Wednesday, Oct 31 2018

Canadian academics have collaborated on dozens of projects with Chinese military researchers – some of whom appear to have obscured their defence ties – raising concerns that Canada is inadvertently helping China modernize its armed forces.

Tuesday, Oct 30 2018

Canada needs to improve how it tracks the source of illegal firearms, Bill Blair, the federal Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, says as he continues his cross-country evaluation on a possible national handgun ban.

Monday, Oct 29 2018

The synagogue massacre on Saturday – one of the worst attacks against the Jewish community in the United States in decades – hit at the heart of one of the country’s most vital Jewish neighbourhoods. And it shook a nation in the home-stretch of an exhausting and bitter political season that has seen rising vitriol and occasional threats of violence.

Monday, Oct 29 2018

Investigators looking at a series of pipe bombs zeroed in on a Florida postal facility as the number of explosive devices mailed to opponents of U.S. President Donald Trump reached 10.

Friday, Oct 26 2018

Groups representing survivors and families of victims of Quebec mass shootings are questioning the Liberal government's commitment to eliminating handguns and assault weapons on the eve of a federal consultation in Montreal.

Thursday, Oct 25 2018

Explosive devices and envelopes with "white powder" sent to the homes of former President Barack Obama, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and financier George Soros, as well as to the Manhattan office of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, and another package addressed to former CIA director John Brennan but delivered to CNN's NY offices (requiring a full evac of Time Warner building this morning). All were intercepted before reaching the intended recipients.

Wednesday, Oct 24 2018

Thirty Canadian military members and their families were forced to evacuate their Florida homes and are now living in a hotel after a hurricane ripped through the U.S. air force base where they are stationed.

Wednesday, Oct 24 2018

Satellites vital to Canadian military operations are vulnerable to cyberattack or even a direct missile strike – just one example of why the country’s defence policy must extend fully into the burgeoning space frontier, an internal Defence Department note warns.

Wednesday, Oct 24 2018

China has inaugurated a new alliance to promote collaboration across its military research, development, and manufacturing enterprises. The National Defence Science and Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance was launched in mid-October and recently publicized by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation.

Tuesday, Oct 23 2018

The Canadian Coast Guard says three "interim" icebreakers that were recently purchased without a competition will be used for the next 15 to 20 years. But, Coast Guard officials are playing down concerns about the state of their aging fleet – and the challenges in building replacements.

Tuesday, Oct 23 2018

Defence Minister Sajjan says the federal Liberal government is taking a wait-and-see approach following the suspected murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi embassy in Turkey.

Monday, Oct 22 2018

The Trump administration is moving to abandon the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, per multiple reports, removing a key arms control treaty between the United States and Russia.

Monday, Oct 22 2018

Germany is freezing arms exports to Saudi Arabia as Riyadh faces a growing chorus of international condemnation over the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its Istanbul consulate and near-universal disbelief over the kingdom’s shifting explanations for his death.

Monday, Oct 22 2018

President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to deploy the military and close the southern U.S. border if Mexico does not halt a caravan of Central America migrants heading north, raising the risk of huge disruptions to trade.

Friday, Oct 19 2018

Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan, a former detective with the Vancouver police, sat down with Postmedia News to discuss how legalization will affect the Canadian Armed Forces and the broader impacts it will have on Canadian society.

Friday, Oct 19 2018

Defence industry officials are preparing for an announcement Friday revealing the “preferred bidder” for the $60 billion Canadian Surface Combatant program. Irving Shipbuilding and PSPC are expected to name the consortium which scored the highest with their bid to provide the 15 new warships for the Royal Canadian Navy.

Friday, Oct 19 2018

The three top officials in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province were killed when their own guards opened fire on them at a security conference Thursday, the deputy provincial governor said, and a Taliban spokesman said the target was Washington’s top general in Afghanistan, Scott Miller, who escaped without injury, according to NATO.

Friday, Oct 19 2018

Cyber threats to Canada’s federal election in 2019 are coming fast and furious, surprising even the intelligence agency tasked with monitoring and combating the issue, and politicians and political parties are the target, a House of Commons committee heard on Thursday.

Friday, Oct 19 2018

The goal of intelligence-driven defence is a positive feedback loop. Lockheed uses the "cyber kill chain" framework for its intelligence gathering. “Kill chain” is military jargon for all the steps you need to take to perform a mission, from gathering reconnaissance to launching a weapon to assessing the damage.

Thursday, Oct 18 2018

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has pulled the plug on an expert panel to end violence against women that was established under the Liberals to provide strategic advice on policies.

Thursday, Oct 18 2018

A senior U.S. border patrol official is warning travellers that cannabis remains an illegal narcotic in the U.S. despite Canada's legalization – and even if you've been granted amnesty for a previous pot-related criminal conviction, you could still be denied entry to the United States.

Wednesday, Oct 17 2018

The federal government will announce on Wednesday morning that it intends to proceed with a plan to grant pardons to Canadians who have past simple possession charges.

Wednesday, Oct 17 2018

Parks Canada confirmed this week that marijuana can be consumed at its campsites – part of a policy of offering visitors a "consistent and predictable" experience at national parks across the country.

Tuesday, Oct 16 2018

An internal national intelligence report from the RCMP obtained by the Toronto Sun breaks down some of the security challenges caused by the recent influx of asylum seekers crossing illegally into Canada.

Tuesday, Oct 16 2018

The National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP) announced Friday what they are calling two substantive reviews of government national security and intelligence activities. The findings will be published in NSICOP’s first annual report.

Monday, Oct 15 2018

Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER staged two counter-explosive threat scenarios in Meaford, ON, on October 10 and 11 as police and military personnel from a number of organizations tested their skills in dealing with explosive threats.

Friday, Oct 12 2018

In a letter to the Prime Minister, two influential member of the U.S. Senate select intelligence committee warn that inadequate safety measures put Canadian national security and "Five Eyes" joint intelligence co-operation at risk.

Friday, Oct 12 2018

Police forces across Canada are developing very different policies to ensure officers are not impaired on duty. Meanwhile, the Canadian military is allowing marijuana use in Canada within eight hours of reporting for duty, with exceptions for ammunition handlers and equipment operators.

Friday, Oct 12 2018

Halifax and Irving Shipbuilders used the slogan "Ships Start Here” to win a large part of Canada's government shipbuilding. Now signs saying “Ships Stay Here” are appearing around Halifax, in support of a campaign to keep shipbuilding work from going to Quebec.

Friday, Oct 12 2018

Muhammad Ali wants to return to Canada after years of fighting alongside ISIS in the middle east. If Canada allows him to come home, should be face criminal charges?

Friday, Oct 12 2018

The recent revelation of a decision by Correctional Service Canada begs the question, how many other murderers are being released to spiritual healing lodges rather than serving their full sentences?

Thursday, Oct 11 2018

A recent survey revealed that 81% of first responders and military members suffer some form of mental distress. We look at how psycholo­gical  flexibility can ease the psychological impact of frontline work.

Thursday, Oct 11 2018

The fusion of technologies between the physical, digital and biological spheres affects every aspect of modern life and is being exploited by Organized Crime – and creates a need for expanded money laundering technologies and techniques.

Thursday, Oct 11 2018

Fully operational by mid-August, the Canadian task force is fully involved in logistical support, ferrying UN soldiers around the country in Chinook and Griffon helicopters for “presence projection” missions.

Thursday, Oct 11 2018

An assessment by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the security situation in Mali has worsened over the past three months and demand for food and other assistance has gone up. Canadian peacekeepers have only flown two medical evacuations since becoming operational in early August.

Thursday, Oct 11 2018

Three new small surveillance aircraft could cost Canada $140 million more than the military's original estimate of up to $249 million. The Beechcraft King Air planes will carry sensors and equipment to intercept cell phone and other electronic transmissions and support Canadian missions overseas and in Canada.

Thursday, Oct 11 2018

According to one asylum seeker, the federal Government is sending voter registration information to "a lot" of immigrants who do not yet have citizenship.

Wednesday, Oct 10 2018

For years, drones have been pushing the limits of military capability, and is now on the cusp of going mainstream. There are certain inflection points when any new technology goes from being perpetually in the "near future" to being a part of everyday life, and that time is now.

Wednesday, Oct 10 2018

Ralph Goodale, Canada's public safety minister told reporters that gathering information about citizens returning from service with foreign terror organizations is a top priority.

Wednesday, Oct 10 2018

With legal marijuana a week away the Canadian Police Association asks why some forces are imposing strict limits on off-duty cannabis consumption. Calgary police service rules would effectively prohibit any marijuana use for most officers.

Wednesday, Oct 10 2018

Canada and Mexico signed on Tuesday what is being called a defence co-operation arrangement. The arrangement will provide a mechanism to further collaborate in a number of key areas, including defence education, training, and capacity building, defence materiel, peace support operations and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Wednesday, Oct 10 2018

In a new policy reportedly set to be announced later this week, the RCMP will ban Mounties from using legal pot almost a month before any shift. The policy will put the force at odds with the policies in place for most members of the military and several local police forces.

Wednesday, Oct 10 2018

A former professional Russian internet ‘troll’ is warning Canadians “need to be vigilant” ahead of next year’s federal election. Vitaly Bespalov was once an employee at the Internet Research Agency (IRA), the official name for the notorious Russian troll factory in Saint Petersburg.

Tuesday, Oct 09 2018

A new study shows military families in Ontario wait a month longer to begin getting health care after moving than their civilian neighbours. It takes them months longer to see specialists.

Tuesday, Oct 09 2018

A 28 year old Canadian, Muhammad Ali, is being held in Syria on suspicion of fighting for ISIS. He was captured while trying to return home. Kurdish officials want him off their hands, but it is unclear if he would face any charges on his return to Canada.

Tuesday, Oct 09 2018

A naval memorial Halifax that honours those who died in the First and Second World Wars was defaced on the weekend with anti-war slogans, including the anarchy symbol. Veterans and others worked to remove the graffiti.

Tuesday, Oct 09 2018

Gen Jonathan Vance, Chief of Defence Staff says despite pre-recruitment screening and statements that extremism will not be tolerated, it is likely that some right-wing extremists get in to the Canadian Forces. In recent years, several incidents involving right-wing activity by CF members have made headlines.

Tuesday, Oct 09 2018

In 2015, a Canadian security company that had been tasked with examining a box of U.S. servers, discovered a Chinese spy chip. Servers from that company could found at Amazon, Apple and the DoD among others – compromising America’s technology supply chain, as well as national security.

Saturday, Oct 06 2018

The Research Center For Islamic History, Art and Culture and the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Ottawa will be hosting the IRCICA Calligraphy Exhibition and the talk: “The Wandering Calligrapher & Architect Sinan's Epitaph: Isfahan, New York, Toledo, Mumbai, Istanbul.” by Prof. H. Masud Taj on October 13th.

Friday, Oct 05 2018

A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological weapon.

Friday, Oct 05 2018

Canada joined NATO allies on Thursday in blaming the Russian military for new cyberattacks that targeted the international chemical weapons agency and the investigation into the mysterious 2014 crash of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.

Friday, Oct 05 2018

The minister in charge of Canada’s cyber agencies says he is “very concerned” about the “untoward” cyberattacks that Russian intelligence officers have been charged with, following a multi-jurisdictional investigation into “malicious” activity that targeted Canadian-based doping agencies and an international chemical weapon organization.

Friday, Oct 05 2018

Never in Doug MacQuarrie's wildest dreams did he expect that the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports would find itself on the receiving end of an alleged Russian military intelligence operation. As its chief operating officer, his day-to-day preoccupations involve clean competition on the playing field, not the digital battlefield.

Friday, Oct 05 2018

Heavy ice conditions are preventing the annual sea resupply of three Arctic communities: Paulatuk, Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk. Government officials say flying diesel fuel to Paulatuk is an immediate priority.

Friday, Oct 05 2018

Twitter is reshaping and redefining the rules and boundaries of what is, and what is not, ‘acceptable’ public discourse including by Government communicators faced with the challenge, the opportunity, and the risk of using such technology.

Thursday, Oct 04 2018

Anti-corruption experts have identified, buried in an obscure clause in Canada's 2018 budget, a “Get Out of Jail” pass for corporations. Remediation agreements will "save court time" by allowing corporations to admit to criminal activity and pay a fine rather than going through a long court trial with no guarantee of a conviction.

Thursday, Oct 04 2018

Canada's international trade minister quietly sounded out officials at the Department of National Defence last spring about how much of the content in the navy's new Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships could be sourced back to China, newly released documents reveal.

Thursday, Oct 04 2018

Supply barges for the central Arctic communities of Paulatuk, Kugluktuk and Cambridge Bay have been blocked by sea ice, forcing the cancellation of the annual 'sealift'. Millions of dollars worth of fuel, food and consumer goods are stranded on the dock at Tuktoyaktuk.

Thursday, Oct 04 2018

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, wife of the prime minister will sponsor the future HMCS Harry DeWolf at a naming ceremony on Friday at Halifax Shipyard. The ship is the first of the Royal Canadian Navy's lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships fleet.

Thursday, Oct 04 2018

The RCAF's fleet of fighter jets is reaching "absolute retirement age" and buying used aircraft from Australia won't change that.

Wednesday, Oct 03 2018

The Canada Revenue Agency has suspended the charitable status of the Islamic Society of North America-Canada (ISNA-Canada) for a year and ordered it to pay a $550,000 penalty. An audit raised concerns it had “provided resources” that may have supported armed militancy.

Wednesday, Oct 03 2018

When marijuana use becomes legal in Canada on October 17, the difference between Canadian and US federal policies will focus on the border. Even Canadian marijuana users not in actual possession of the substance at the time of crossing into the United States could run afoul of American laws.

Wednesday, Oct 03 2018

A sophisticated ring of car thieves operating in major cities across Eastern Canada has been "almost exclusively" targeting large Lexus SUVs and Toyota Highlander and 4Runners. After breaking into the vehicle, they reprogram the console to accept a new key, and then simply drive away (often in the middle of the night).

Tuesday, Oct 02 2018

A fresh look at Canada’s ability to defend against possible online threats to the next national election will among a new federal cybersecurity centre’s first tasks. An updated version of a groundbreaking report on lurking dangers to electoral integrity will be issued in the new year, said Scott Jones, head of the fledgling Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.

Tuesday, Oct 02 2018

The Ottawa police force has decided that legal marijuana is legal for everybody, including their officers. The requirement to show up for work unimpaired remains, but the force will not impose restrictions on how long officers must refrain from consumption before duty begins.

Tuesday, Oct 02 2018

Members of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command and the RCAF will conduct a military training event at the Uplands site of Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa) on October 3, 2018. Residents can expect increased noise and low-level flying of CH-146 Griffon and CH-147F Chinook helicopters during this training.

Tuesday, Oct 02 2018

The number of potentially fatal close encounters between drones and conventional air traffic has increased sharply in Canada, from 38 cases in 2014 to 135 in 2017. Former military pilot David Cooke says sooner or later a drone strike will kill someone.

Tuesday, Oct 02 2018

Advocates are calling for the federal government to examine the reliability of Canada's cellphone services during emergencies after tornadoes swept through the Ottawa area last week leaving thousands with little or no cellphone service.

Monday, Oct 01 2018

Canadian and American negotiators agreed on a revamped trade deal to replace NAFTA just ahead of a midnight deadline. The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA allows US dairy farmers more access to the Canadian market, among other provisions.

Monday, Oct 01 2018

Toronto will expand a neighbourhood officer program to build trust and reduce crime, by more than doubling the number of community officers over the next year. About 120 officers will work in 27 districts.

Monday, Oct 01 2018

The 'Five Eyes' intelligence community - Canada, US, UK, New Zealand, Australia - wants tech companies to give them access to private communications on consumer products. Opponents of the move insist such 'backdoors' would benefit criminals and terrorists as much as security and law enforcement.

Monday, Oct 01 2018

The failings of the justice system that contributed to the horrific murders of three women at their eastern Ontario homes were monumental, but if any changes have been made to address those failings, they’re being well hidden, says the Toronto Sun.

Sunday, Sep 30 2018

Minister Blair has received his well-defined mandate, and can recommend actions that, if taken, will immediately deliver on his mandate related to Borders, Guns, Gangs and Drugs.

Sunday, Sep 30 2018

Federal government lawyers have asked for closed-door hearings in a court case alleging that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service spied on anti-pipeline activists. The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association says the request violates the principle that justice must be seen to be done.

Friday, Sep 28 2018

From second-hand fighter jets and submarines to a civilian drone that doesn't actually work, Canada looks like a dumping ground for used technology.

Friday, Sep 28 2018

British Columbia will investigate how money laundering in the real estate market may inflate housing prices. The Ministry of Finance will look real estate and financial services vulnerability to money laundering, and the Attorney General will investigate specific cases of money laundering.

Friday, Sep 28 2018

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) has joined other Canadian police forces in rejecting the only federally approved roadside marijuana test. The VPD says the device doesn’t work in sub-zero temperatures, is bulky and takes too long to produce a result.

Thursday, Sep 27 2018

In a bid to attract more recruits, the Canadian military is changing its policy to allow soldiers to grow beards after completing basic training. Right now, a small group can have beards: sailors, some specialized soldiers and members whose religion requires keeping facial hair.

Thursday, Sep 27 2018

In response to the ongoing political, financial and economic uncertainty and instability, strategists at Germany’s Ministry of Defence developed six possible scenarios and the potential cascading political consequences.

Wednesday, Sep 26 2018

Camp Aftermath’s novel approach to the long-term management of PTSD has attracted the attention of mental health professionals and organizations.

Wednesday, Sep 26 2018

Democracy Watch calls on Ontario's Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk to investigate if public money was spent on the Ford Conservatives’ fake news videos posted on social media, and if they violate the Government Advertising Act.

Wednesday, Sep 26 2018

Veterans Affairs Canada has announced that in future it will not pay benefits for jailed relatives of retired military personnel. Controversy erupted when it became known that the convicted murderer of a Halifax police officer received PTSD treatments for his crime under his veteran father's benefits plan. It is unclear if those payments have been terminated.

Wednesday, Sep 26 2018

James Mattis, the US secretary of defense, says there are too few women in frontline infantry positions to determine if their participation is a success. He has asked US Army and Marine leadership for more information about putting women in a "close-quarters fight".

Wednesday, Sep 26 2018

After a high number of North Atlantic right whale deaths in the summer of 2017, Dalhousie University launched the Whale Habitat and Listening Experiment. The Canadian Forces assisted with the simultaneous deployment of boats, aircraft, underwater robots, military sonobuoys, and satellites over a 1,500 square kilometre area to study whale activity over two days.

Wednesday, Sep 26 2018

New stats highlight the scale of human trafficking in Nova Scotia. According to Statistics Canada, which compiled police-reported incidents of human trafficking between 2009 and 2016, Halifax is beating cities like Toronto and Vancouver for all the wrong reasons.

Tuesday, Sep 25 2018

A new Canadian Forces building planned for Yellowknife will provide offices, an assembly space and drill hall, and warehouse and garage space. Estimated at between $50 million and $99 million, the space will support about 360 military and civilian personnel.

Tuesday, Sep 25 2018

The defence minister, Harjit Sajjan says the winner of the $60-billion Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) procurement will be announced by the end of the year. Some observers believe an announcement could be made in early October at DefSec in Halifax.

Tuesday, Sep 25 2018

Canada will create a new ambassador position dedicated to women, peace and security, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Saturday. She said that the new ambassador would help champion feminist-based aid programs and advocate for more female participation in peacekeeping and conflict resolution.

Monday, Sep 24 2018

Employees of the Government of Canada have been told not to go to work Monday, as a large part of Ottawa remains without power after two tornadoes struck the city and Gatineau, Que., on Friday.

Monday, Sep 24 2018

Organized crime is moving online and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is struggling to keep up, according to a briefing note prepared for RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki when she took over the top job earlier this year.

Monday, Sep 24 2018

The Los Angeles Police Department is trying to use data analytics that predict crime before it happens. Activists insist the technique is just a new spin on old biases.

Monday, Sep 24 2018

During a series of exercises on a mock battlefield in urban Montreal Canadian soldiers tested a new British weapon that uses artificial intelligence to scan the battlefield for enemy movements. Space age technology tracks opposing forces in built up areas and alerts soldiers to danger.

Monday, Sep 24 2018

In a lengthy judgment, an Ontario judge balanced outrage over gun crime against racism experienced by young black males. Ontario Superior Court Justice Shaun Nakatsuru cited black Canadian experiencesof colonialism, slavery and segregation in sentencing Keven Morris to 15 months for possession of a handgun.

Monday, Sep 24 2018

Britain will step up its cyber crime offensive against the threat from Russia and terrorist groups with a new £250m ($CAN 422m) joint task force between the Ministry of Defence and GCHQ, it was reported last night.

Friday, Sep 21 2018

A joint police task force in Ontario has announced the arrest of Jabril Hassan Abdalla for the murder of mobster Angelo Musitano and the inadvertent murder of Mila Barberi, A manhunt for two other people has led police to Mexico.

Friday, Sep 21 2018

Ottawa is launching nationwide consultations on a handgun ban, a move that will fuel a national debate on the need for tighter gun control and the proper response to growing gun crimes across the country.

Thursday, Sep 20 2018

After speaking on Wednesday to a Parliamentary Committee looking into the state of Canada's military preparedness in the north, MGen William F. Seymour, deputy commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command said it is alarmist to suggest that Canadian sovereignty is under threat. However, Seymour told the committee, “Sovereignty ignored is perhaps sovereignty lost."

Thursday, Sep 20 2018

Almost all of Canada’s 15 largest police forces have not yet ordered equipment to test a driver’s saliva for recent drug use. Only one device has been approved for use. Marijuana use becomes legal on October 17, but driving while impaired remains a crime.

Thursday, Sep 20 2018

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police report 1,747 people entered Canada illegally last month, up by 113 from previous month. Critics blame the arrivals on a January 28, 2017 tweet by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength."

Thursday, Sep 20 2018

After an internal discussion, military leadership has decided to retain the current yellow paint scheme for the RCAF’s new fleet of 16 Airbus C-295W search and rescue aircraft. Some officers advocated tactical grey, so the aircraft could be available for other tasks, including combat.

Thursday, Sep 20 2018

What would happen if there was a major air disaster in Canada? That's what the CAF was figuring out on Tuesday in Yellowknife. CAF members were flown to town for a major air disaster exercise as part of Operation Nanook, held annually in the North.

Wednesday, Sep 19 2018

Canada is conducting a national security analysis to minimize cyberthreats to the country from equipment made by foreign telecommunications companies, including China’s Huawei – a study that has gained importance since the United States and Australia banned the telecom giant from participating in new wireless cellular networks.

Wednesday, Sep 19 2018

The province of British Columbia is suing 40 companies involved in opioid production. Attorney General David Eby said allegations against drug producers include failure to track their output and to realize some was being diverted to illegal markets.

Wednesday, Sep 19 2018

The Boeing Company has chosen Leonardo DRS to develop upgraded Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS) technology for new and in-service F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. The contract will be executed by Kanata-based DRS Technologies Canada Ltd.

Tuesday, Sep 18 2018

On Saturday, a pickup truck sped north through a Vancouver-area border crossing and was able to penetrate more than 50 kilometres into Canada before crashing. The incident highlighted a potentially dangerous quirk of border security: Canadian border guards are not allowed to chase vehicles that blow through border crossings.

Tuesday, Sep 18 2018

Leona Alleslev, Member of Parliament and former Royal Canadian Air Force officer, left the Liberal party and crossed the floor of the House of Commons to join the Conservatives. She is now the party's global security critic.

Tuesday, Sep 18 2018

United States border officials have stated they may deny entry to people involved in Canada’s marijuana industry. Mike Farnworth, British Columbia’s solicitor general is concerned the US may bar provincial government employees in the province’s new legal cannabis branch from travelling across the American border.

Tuesday, Sep 18 2018

Experts reveal that bacteria such as anthrax (which occurs naturally in the soil and can infect cattle and wild animals) and foot and mouth disease could pose a much bigger threat than chemical weapons.

Monday, Sep 17 2018

The Royal Canadian Navy's first Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessel was launched Saturday in Halifax. To be named HMCS Harry DeWolf, the vessel is scheduled for delivery to the navy in summer 2019.

Monday, Sep 17 2018

Federal prosecutors are acting to have content removed from the internet under the terrorism-propaganda provision of the Criminal Code. Under the law, internet service providers and social-media companies can be ordered to take down material and reveal the identity of the person who posted it. 

Monday, Sep 17 2018

Launch of Canada’s first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, is planned for Saturday, 15 September 2018. Sea trials are scheduled to begin in 2019.

Friday, Sep 14 2018

There are hard lessons to be learned from the disproportionate Saudi response to a tweet from our Foreign Affairs Minister calling for the release of imprisoned rights activists, and an opportunity to make our country better prepared and more resilient, says Louis Vachon.

Friday, Sep 14 2018

Governor-General Julie Payette has been frequently at odds with the RCMP over security issues in the first year of her mandate, from her decision to go jogging without informing her protective detail to the fact that she lives off the protected grounds of Rideau Hall, current and former RCMP sources say.

Friday, Sep 14 2018

Autumn weather has reduced the scale of forest fires in British Columbia, so Canadian Forces members supporting the civil authority are returning to their military duties. More than 400 members participated in the firefighting mission.

Friday, Sep 14 2018

Zakaria Amara is serving a life sentence for his part in a plot to detonate truck bombs in downtown Toronto, but for six months, a Facebook page showed what were apparently his prison photos and writings. The account was deleted after reporters notified the company.

Friday, Sep 14 2018

An arbitrator's report says Ontario Provincial Police bungled the return to work of a mentally ill officer so badly that colleagues and the public were possibly in jeopardy. After the breakup of her marriage, the unnamed officer was diagnosed with recurrent major depressive disorder and characteristics of borderline personality disorder.

Friday, Sep 14 2018

In addition to a requirement of consent from the criminal for transfer, Canadian law has created a literal incentive for non-citizen criminal deportees to commit new crimes to prevent their removal from Canada.

Thursday, Sep 13 2018

The MS-13 gang tattoos that prompted a Toronto man's deportation order have now saved him from immediate deportation due to his fear of being killed for being an MS-13 gang member.

Thursday, Sep 13 2018

The U.S. Navy is preparing several large ships to assist in disaster relief operations along the southeast coast later this week, after Hurricane Florence makes landfall in what promises to be one of the most destructive hurricanes in years.

Thursday, Sep 13 2018

Following shoplifting and assault charges, an Ottawa court has ordered Abdulmati Elmi, 24, to surrender his passport, avoid contact with ISIS influences and meet a number of other conditions. Failure to comply could bring a four year prison term.

Thursday, Sep 13 2018

The Trudeau government is proposing a $100 million settlement to end a four year legal battle with disabled veterans seeking the return of financial benefits they had lost. The case is one of several class action lawsuits filed by veterans against the government.

Thursday, Sep 13 2018

Coquitlam City Councillor Teri Towner has initiated an online petition to recognize the valued service within search and rescue communities by establishing March 1st as “National Search and Rescue Day” to honour the living, past and present search and rescue volunteers to whom Canadians owe an immense debt of gratitude.

Wednesday, Sep 12 2018

The public is invited to attend a ceremony marking the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport (1717 rue Arthur-Fecteau). The two-hour event will commence at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 16th.

Wednesday, Sep 12 2018

Marijuana becomes legal for Canadians on October 17, including, with some restrictions, members of the armed forces. Senior officers have explained the military's policy and potential impact on operations to close allies.

Wednesday, Sep 12 2018

Every winter, the Canadian Army triggers avalanches with artillery rounds along the Trans-Canada Highway. When rounds fail to explode, Explosive Ordinance Disposal teams are called in.

Wednesday, Sep 12 2018

Hurricane Florence could inflict the hardest hurricane punch the Carolinas have seen in more than 60 years, with rain and wind of more than 209 kph. North Carolina has been hit by only one other Category 4 storm since reliable record keeping began in the 1850s. That was Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

Tuesday, Sep 11 2018

When the 364-foot Russian research cruise ship Akademik Ioffe came to a violent stop after grounding on a shoal in the remote Arctic, it took nearly nine hours for a Hercules aircraft to fly in from the RCAF’s Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Trenton, 12 hours for another RCAF plane to come in from Winnipeg and 20 hours for a Coast Guard helicopter to fly over.

Tuesday, Sep 11 2018

Some soldiers are heading home after fighting British Columbia forest fires for almost a month. About 100 land task force members will remain to assist with fire containment. At the height of the effort about 420 Canadian Forces members and three aircraft were engaged in the effort.

Tuesday, Sep 11 2018

The search for German pop star Daniel Küblböck off the coast of Newfoundland has been called off. The singer apparently jumped into the ocean from a cruise ship Sunday. Search and rescue officials said the ocean temperature made survival unlikely.

Tuesday, Sep 11 2018

Daniel Kueblboeck, a 33-year old German pop singer is believed to have jumped off a cruise ship about 200km north of St John’s on Sunday. Canadian Forces aircraft joined the search.

Monday, Sep 10 2018

Canadian regulations prohibit arms sales when human rights are at risk, but this country is supplying billions of dollars worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, which is fighting a brutal war in Yemen

Monday, Sep 10 2018

Australian war crimes investigators visited Canada last year to study how allegations about Joint Task Force 2 special operators were handled. Last week, a Canadian board of inquiry stated that concerns about special forces members had been brushed aside.

Monday, Sep 10 2018

FrontLine looks at the effectiveness of simulation and virtual reality training for officers.

Saturday, Sep 08 2018

Response workers face occupational health and safety risks in their efforts to safeguard the public from the effects of widespread flooding.

Saturday, Sep 08 2018

With marijuana legalization just around the corner, DND wants to ensure the rules are clear to its more than 100,000 members. According to an internal draft of the military’s cannabis policy, members will be banned from consuming marijuana eight hours before duty, once it’s legalized.

Friday, Sep 07 2018

The Canadian government has publicly acknowledged it has been conducting security tests since 2013 on telecommunication equipment sold in Canada by Chinese giant Huawei, a company the United States and Australia regard as a potential tool for state-sponsored cyberspying.

Friday, Sep 07 2018

An unlocked case containing two military-grade assault rifles and two handguns mysteriously arrived in the mail at Bombardier’s shipping department in Toronto last week, according to a CTV News report.

Thursday, Sep 06 2018

The Trudeau government has offered to station a Royal Canadian Air Force C-130J Hercules transport aircraft in Africa to support United Nations operations, as part of its package of 'smart' peacekeeping options. Talks about use of the aircraft and the status of Canadian personnel inside Uganda, its intended host country, remain inconclusive.

Thursday, Sep 06 2018

Held by the Taliban for five years, Canadian Joshua Boyle and American wife Caitlin Coleman are now battling for custody of the three children born during their captivity. Each has made allegations of abuse against the other.

Thursday, Sep 06 2018

Two ISIS supporters accused of jointly plotting a terror attack were attempting to manufacture an explosive device for use in a driverless car to spare their own lives, a UK court has heard.

Wednesday, Sep 05 2018

Last week, American TV network CNBC, citing anonymous US intelligence sources, reported that Russia had apparently lost a nuclear-powered cruise missile during a flight test last November.

Wednesday, Sep 05 2018

Prosecutors in the United Kingdom say they have enough evidence to support a case against two Russians they say poisoned former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. Russia does not extradite its citizens.

Wednesday, Sep 05 2018

The trial of former Vice Chief Defence Staff VAdm Mark Norman is set to start Aug. 19, 2019, and may still be going on during the federal election campaign. VAdm Normal's lawyer, Marie Henein said the federal Liberals are withholding secret documents necessary to her client's defence.

Wednesday, Sep 05 2018

The Canada Border Services Agency faced more than 100 founded complaints from travellers last year, including allegations of racism and rudeness – and one instance of a woman alleging a border officer yelled at her while she was in medical distress.

Tuesday, Sep 04 2018

Years after being cancelled for privacy reasons, the 'Border Security' television show about the Canada Border Services Agency is still a major source of information about its mission. In surveys, reruns of the show are cited by viewers asked about the agency's role.

Tuesday, Sep 04 2018

Germany is one step closer to getting its own version of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as officials here seek to bolster the country's cybersecurity posture.

Monday, Sep 03 2018

Defence scientists from a number of countries will be in Montreal in mid-September to participate in an experiment to look at new technologies for fighting and conducting operations in cities.

Monday, Sep 03 2018

A total ban on handgun ownership in Canada, exempting only police and security professionals, would enjoy significant support among Canadians, according to a new survey by Nanos Research.

Monday, Sep 03 2018

Restaurants Canada has announced a new partnership with Cyberisk Chek Inc., an innovative cyber security solution provider, to give foodservice operators a new tool to defend against online threats to their customers and their operations.

Friday, Aug 31 2018

The five-nation intelligence sharing group known as 'Five Eyes' - Canada, United States, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand - is angry with giant tech firms like Twitter and Facebook for not attending a meeting that addressed issues like child abuse and terrorism on the Internet.

Friday, Aug 31 2018

After the shooting Wednesday near Onanole, Manitoba that left that left a Mountie in serious condition, RCMP have three suspects in custody and are searching for a fourth. There are no details about the shooting.

Friday, Aug 31 2018

The Royal Canadian Navy sets a benchmark of five minutes to recover someone who has gone overboard. Five minutes can seem like a lifetime in freezing Arctic water.

Friday, Aug 31 2018

The first of five, and possibly six Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships is expected be delivered in October. The HMCS Harry DeWolf will undergo tests and formal acceptance will take place early next year.

Friday, Aug 31 2018

Dozens of returned fighters will walk free in Canadian society, and chances of their rehabilitation are, according to the minister responsible, "pretty remote".

Thursday, Aug 30 2018

An RCMP manhunt has nabbed three suspects in western Manitoba after police said an officer was shot and sustained serious injuries near Onanole on Wednesday night.

Thursday, Aug 30 2018

American legal activist Erin Brockovich has arrived in Australia to support a class action lawsuit against the Department of Defence over widespread contamination with PFAS, a firefighting foam, saying there are "eerie" similarities to the 1993 U.S. case that made her famous.

Thursday, Aug 30 2018

Christoper Garnier is serving a prison sentence for the murder of an off-duty police officer, and although he never served, Veterans Affairs is paying for his PTSD treatment because his father was a military member. The minister for Veterans Affairs, Seamus O'Regan says the case is under review.

Thursday, Aug 30 2018

Even though the federal government has approved a roadside testing device for marijuana impairment for police, there are questions about its reliability and accuracy. Cannabis use becomes legal in Canada on October 17.

Thursday, Aug 30 2018

The federal government plans to study a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is setting Minister Blair to the task of working with Minister Goodale on policy, regulations or legislation on gun control.

Wednesday, Aug 29 2018

Polar bears killed an Inuit hunter and injured several others last week on White Island in the Canadian arctic. Canadian Forces and RCMP members mounted a search after a hunting party from Naujaat failed to communicate with the community.

Wednesday, Aug 29 2018

In March the government of Canada made a 'smart pledge' to station a Royal Canadian Air Force C-130 Hercules in Uganda to support United Nations operations. The operation is still in the planning stages.

Wednesday, Aug 29 2018

The grounding of the cruise ship Akademik Ioffe on Friday in Nunavut has raised questions about the safety of passengers and the protection of the sensitive arctic environment. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is conducting an investigation.

Wednesday, Aug 29 2018

How did the re-opening of RMC Saint-Jean become a strategic issue and make it into the new Canadian Defence Policy “Strong, Secure, Engaged”?

Tuesday, Aug 28 2018

Soldiers and vehicles from 1 PPCLI rolled into the little British Columbia town of Valemount last week, as part of the military commitment to assist the provincial government fight forest fires. Forces members receive basic firefighting training

Tuesday, Aug 28 2018

The cenotaph constructed in Kandahar to commemorate fallen Canadian soldiers and civilians in Afghanistan has been rebuilt at the new National Defence headquarters in west end Ottawa, but it is behind security barriers. Visiting the site could be a problem for people without approved access.

Monday, Aug 27 2018

Small domestic cybersecurity companies are waiting for positive results from a review of the Canadian government procurement process. The current system involves paperwork and timelines for military purchases that can make smaller companies uncompetitive.

Monday, Aug 27 2018

Australia has joined the United States in banning Chinese telecom manufacturer Huawei from its 5G mobile network for national-security reasons. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not said whether Canada will take similar action.

Friday, Aug 24 2018

A declassified Canadian intelligence document says the country’s top terrorist threat is attacks by extremists inspired over the internet. On Wednesday, an audio recording of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for attacks against Canada and other countries.

Friday, Aug 24 2018

A Canadian national has been sentenced in the United States to three-and-a-half years in prison for conspiracy to export military goods to Iran.

Thursday, Aug 23 2018

A new audio recording, apparently by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calls on followers to attack Canada. The recording praises terrorists who carried out recent attacks in Europe and Canada.

Thursday, Aug 23 2018

The Canadian peacekeeping force commander in Mali is worried about apparent delays in approving medical evacuations. Since becoming fully operational last week, Canada's helicopter contingent has not done any medical evacuations, and Col. Chris McKenna says he has heard of hours-long delays in approving the flights.

Thursday, Aug 23 2018

New information from the Canadian Forces says the crew of a Griffon helicopter that accidentally dropped a life raft on a Miami home in February was responsible for the accident. According to the official report the lap belt buckle securing the raft "became inadvertently snagged through crew movement in the aircraft."

Wednesday, Aug 22 2018

Canada continues to criticize Saudi Arabia for violations of human rights. That country retaliated with political and economic actions last month after similar Canadian criticism.

Wednesday, Aug 22 2018

Montreal city council unanimously adopted a motion calling for a nationwide ban on handguns and military-style assault weapons amid a growing debate about gun violence and further restrictions on firearms.

Tuesday, Aug 21 2018

In February an uninflated 80 pound life raft broke loose from a Canadian Forces Griffon helicopter training in Florida and crashed through the roof of a Miami home. Investigators still have not determined how the belt securing the raft came undone.

Tuesday, Aug 21 2018

A survey conducted in March and commissioned by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada shows Canadians support current levels of immigration but are worried and confused about asylum seekers.

Monday, Aug 20 2018

The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security has been set up by the government as a single point of authority for combatting cyber crime.

Saturday, Aug 18 2018

The Government of Australia has officially launched the nation’s new Cyber Security Centre in Canberra, which aims to boost the nation’s defensive and offensive cyber capabilities.

Friday, Aug 17 2018

The first civilian ship built under the federal government's marquee shipbuilding program will have portions of its hull re-welded because an inspection has uncovered a series of defective joints, according to CBC News.

Friday, Aug 17 2018

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police is assembling a committee to study gun violence. The association's new president, Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer said his members believe there has been an increase in illegal firearm use over the past year.

Friday, Aug 17 2018

A Quebec court has approved a class-action lawsuit by men and women who claim they were bullied or harassed while employed by the RCMP in that province. In 2016, then Commissioner Bob Paulson said the Mounties had a "culture of bullying and intimidation and general harassment."

Friday, Aug 17 2018

A hefty unpaid bill from the RCMP is highlighting once again the dysfunction inside a troubled security force created in 2015 to protect Parliament Hill and its politicians from armed attackers.

Thursday, Aug 16 2018

By declaring a state of emergency Tuesday, the British Columbia government gains access to additional internal authority and outside resources to combat serious forest fires across the province. The federal government has offered personnel and aircraft from the Canadian Forces and other assistance.

Thursday, Aug 16 2018

Shannon Stubbs, a Conservative MP from Alberta faces criticism after saying it’s an “utter embarrassment for Canada" that a lawyer who represented Omar Khadr has been appointed as a federal judge. Academics and opposition politicians point out that the Canadian system guarantees the accused legal representation.

Thursday, Aug 16 2018

The City of Montreal is set to call for a nationwide ban on handguns and assault weapons, joining Toronto in pressing the Trudeau government to beef up its proposed firearms legislation.

Wednesday, Aug 15 2018

Italian authorities are looking into what caused a major highway bridge to collapse Tuesday in Genoa, killing at least 26 people. A large section of the Morandi Bridge fell during a violent storm, apparently without warning, sending some cars plunging 45 meters.

Tuesday, Aug 14 2018

For some time now, Turkey has been increasingly seen as NATO’s “odd-man out”.  The reasons given for this assessment are many, but are they justified?

Tuesday, Aug 14 2018

Until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, NATO’s worst fears could be summed up in two words: Warsaw Pact. Nowadays, it seems, two other words have come to represent NATO’s worst fears: Donald Trump. What kind of impact is Trump having on NATO?

Tuesday, Aug 14 2018

The usually calm Canadian summer has been disrupted by the unfortunate penchant for political tweets.

Tuesday, Aug 14 2018

The names Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Jose were once like any other. Now, they make those who were affected by 2017's hurricane season shudder. Forecasts for 2018 project that the number of storms this year will be higher than average. This free resource will help your organization prepare.

Tuesday, Aug 14 2018

The government may be taking a closer look at private financial transactions than Canadians know. The law covering money laundering and terrorist financing is now under review, while US news reports suggest Canada has a low conviction rate for such crimes..

Tuesday, Aug 14 2018

The B.C. government made a formal request for help Monday, and the federal government has already responded with a pledge of 200 CAF troops, as well as aircraft to help move people and supplies.

Tuesday, Aug 14 2018

Two people were injured when a car drove into security barriers outside the British parliament on Tuesday and the driver was arrested, emergency services said, with counter-terrorism police leading the investigation into the incident.

Tuesday, Aug 14 2018

The federal task force managing the government's response to the spike in the number of migrants crossing the border into Canada illegally is getting a new leader.

Tuesday, Aug 14 2018

The U.K. Ministry of Defence and the new not-for-profit TechVets, which specializes in helping veterans get jobs in the cyber security and technology sector, have joined forces to help more veterans become cyber warriors.

Monday, Aug 13 2018

Governments and police are not collecting national statistics on whether guns are smuggled or sourced domestically.

Friday, Aug 10 2018

The Canada Revenue Agency has taken away the Ottawa Islamic Centre and Assalam Mosque's charitable status after audits showed that, “Many of the views expressed by the organization’s speakers are misogynistic, homophobic, racist and/or promote violence.” Mosque officials have denied promoting intolerance.

Friday, Aug 10 2018

The British Defence Secretary has confirmed specialist Army trainers will travel to Africa to help tackle sexual violence after visiting Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.

Thursday, Aug 09 2018

The strategic context in which the CAF operates has shifted dramatically over the last decade or more – driven by an evolving balance of power, the changing nature of conflict, and the rapid evolution of technology. These new challenges demand a new response in the way the CAF operates and is funded.

Thursday, Aug 09 2018

Vaughan Fire Rescue Service in Ontario created a mandatory three-hour 'recovery' time for responders after a 2015 crash that killed four people. The service is working with local area fire, EMS and law agencies to expand the 'decompression' program.

Thursday, Aug 09 2018

Canadian laws on money laundering are so weak that Australian officials call one illegal technique "the Vancouver method". A growing number of officials and academics in Canada and the United States are calling for stricter Canadian regulation.

Thursday, Aug 09 2018

A newspaper report says Ayanle Hassan Ali, found not criminally responsible for trying to kill three soldiers at a Toronto recruiting centre, may attend Mohawk College, near the secure Hamilton psychiatric unit where he’s now held. The board releasing him notes, he “still poses a significant threat to the safety of the public”.

Wednesday, Aug 08 2018

The contemporary battlefield of cyberspace merited not one single mention in President Donald Trump's remarks alongside Putin in Finland recently. Unless you count the infamous Democratic National Committee server, that is, which he referenced nine times. While Trump obsesses about politics, the U.S. is exposed to great danger.

Tuesday, Aug 07 2018

According to immigration lawyers, border officials have collected DNA samples from at least three immigration detainees in the past year in their attempts to identify their ethnicity, track down relatives and establish nationality in order to remove these individuals from Canada.

Tuesday, Aug 07 2018

A Canadian board of inquiry into possible misconduct during combat operations in Afghanistan in 2008 has still not released its report. A member of the JTF2 special forces unit alleges another member shot and killed an Afghan attempting to surrender. A 2011 statement said there had been no criminal acts but that other issues were still being addressed.

Tuesday, Aug 07 2018

In the middle of a diplomatic dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia, a picture on social media showed a jet airliner aimed towards Toronto's CN Tower, in a scene reminiscent of the 9/11 attacks. The image, apparently produced by a Saudi social media organization was quickly removed.

Tuesday, Aug 07 2018

In a loophole created by a loophole, people who have entered Canada illegally but are legally allowed to remain to pursue refugee claims, can themselves be used as an exception for broadly defined 'relatives' who arrive at ports of entry from the US to claim refugee status.

Monday, Aug 06 2018

There's a turf war going on at Canada's major airports over handguns, between Transport Canada (which doesn't feel airports are high enough risk), and CBSA, which is concerned for the safety of its enforcement officers. A new report may finally break the impasse.

Monday, Aug 06 2018

The fourth of six Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communications satellites has been shipped to Cape Canaveral in preparation for an October liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket.

Monday, Aug 06 2018

Safety reasons forced London Metropolitan Police to break off the high speed pursuit of four people on jet skis Friday night. The Thames River chased echoed a scene from the 1999 Bond film, "The World Is Not Enough".

Monday, Aug 06 2018

There's a turf war going on at Canada's major airports over handguns – but no gangs are involved. Instead, border officers have been butting heads with Transport Canada officials in a four-year-old dispute about who can bear arms in an airport.

Sunday, Aug 05 2018

When marijuana use becomes legal in Canada on October 17, employers will have to ensure their workplaces are safe from preventable incidents. The Professional Security Knowledge Network, which offers online training for the security and investigation sector, has prepared a course to help employers meet their responsibilities.

Thursday, Aug 02 2018

As controversy swirls in the U.S. over downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, Canada's public safety minister says the technology is a "critical issue" that's causing concern for law enforcement around the world.

Wednesday, Aug 01 2018

A month after arriving in Mali, Canadian forces members will carry out medical evacuations 24 hours a day, beginning Wednesday. The Trudeau government promised 250  personnel, three transport helicopters, and five escort helicopters to the mission, and is considering sending about 20 civilian police officers as well.

Wednesday, Aug 01 2018

Some former military members object to issuing special 'veteran' license plates to retired RCMP members. The B.C. Veterans Commemorative Association has told the British Columbia government that the RCMP should not receive  the special plates.

Wednesday, Aug 01 2018

A new Electronic Devices Privacy Handbook released by the BC Civil Liberties Association and the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) will help travellers understand their data privacy rights at border crossings, offers best practices for securing digital devices, and what to do if you've been searched.

Tuesday, Jul 31 2018

A newspaper report says Canada, along with other western countries is increasingly worried about the security risks of equipment from Chinese telecom supplier Huawei. Governments have barred the company from procurement competitions due to fears about network integrity.

Tuesday, Jul 31 2018

The Canadian government is clearly unwilling or unable to stop the flow of asylum seekers entering Canada illegally from the United States. This video report follows the steps taken when asylum seekers cross the border into Canada.

Tuesday, Jul 31 2018

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canada Border Services Agency share responsibility for the integrity of the border, but there seems to be a continuing power struggle over who is in charge of organized crime investigations. Former Toronto police chief Bill Blair has assumed a new federal cabinet role as minister for border security.

Monday, Jul 30 2018

The Trump administration's point man on trade called Canada a national security threat to the United States in the face of questions over steep tariffs on Canadian steel, and the American president doubled down on the decision in a campaign-style speech.

Friday, Jul 27 2018

Ayanle Hassan Ali, the man who tried to kill three soldiers at the Canadian Forces recruiting centre in North York in 2016 has been cleared to leave his hospital's secure unit without direct supervision. The crown is appealing his acquittal on terrorism charges.

Friday, Jul 27 2018

In a precedent-setting decision following a 2006 incident, the Court has ruled that the City of Calgary is liable for the safety of travellers using its Light Rail Transit stations. In the case in question, a man was attacked by "multiple youth assailants" while walking across the station late at night. The City is appealing the decision.

Thursday, Jul 26 2018

The U.S. Special Operations Command asked for a technologically superior electric autonomous land vehicle, and SOFTWERX and Nikola Powersports are answering that call with an innovative UTV called the Reckless.

Thursday, Jul 26 2018

A spokesperson for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says that while the investigation into the mass shooting in Toronto is still early, there's no evidence supporting a connection to ISIS.

Thursday, Jul 26 2018

When marijuana becomes legal in Canada on October 17, at least 14 RCMP marijuana sniffing dogs across the country will be out of work. The redundant animals must be replaced by new dogs whose training does not include marijuana, at a cost of $5000 each.

Thursday, Jul 26 2018

The Islamist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Toronto attack that killed two people and wounded 13 others. Canadian authorities have not assigned a motive to the incident.

Thursday, Jul 26 2018

Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the Trudeau government will consider the increasing calls for a ban on handguns, an idea endorsed by Toronto council after a mass shooting that shook Canada’s largest city this week.

Wednesday, Jul 25 2018

A new poll shows Canadians are split along political lines about the peacekeeping mission that is placing 250 Canadian soldiers in the troubled African nation of Mali. Most Canadians support the government’s decision but opposition is greatest among Conservative voters and people who follow the situation closely.

Wednesday, Jul 25 2018

Until 2012, 75 per cent of illegal firearms in Canada came from the United States but by 2017, about half came from domestic sources, according to Toronto police. Legal gun owners make big profit by reselling their weapons illegally.

Wednesday, Jul 25 2018

Political leaders at all levels offered comforting words and pledged to work together following Sunday's deadly shooting in Toronto, even as a new Statistics Canada report indicated gun violence is on the rise across the country.

Tuesday, Jul 24 2018

A man was arrested Monday on Parliament Hill during the Changing of the Guard ceremony. No one was injured and officials said early reports he was armed with a knife were incorrect. A small knife had been discovered near the scene of the incident.

Tuesday, Jul 24 2018

Canada may take as many as 250 members of the Syrian "White Helmets' civilian group, after they were rescued from advancing government forces. The group has been accused of having terrorist ties.

Tuesday, Jul 24 2018

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit has identified the 29-year-old man being investigated in connection with a deadly mass shooting on 22 July in Toronto as Faisal Hussain. Toronto police say the suspect shot 15 people and exchanged gunfire with police before dying of a gunshot wound.

Monday, Jul 23 2018

Airbus Helicopters signed a contract with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior for the purchase of 55 civil helicopters destined for search and rescue (SAR), public services, and emergency medical service (EMS) missions. The fleet will include 21 repurposed H225s, and 10 brand new H145s and 24 H125. The contract also foresees the setting up of a local training and maintenance centre.

Monday, Jul 23 2018

Canada’s participation in ballistic missile defence has recently returned to the forefront. A recent survey of leading experts on defence policy and ballistic missile defence shows expert consensus on the value of cooperating with the United States on BMD to protect North America.

Sunday, Jul 22 2018

The new US northern border strategy fails to mention previous and ongoing joint border security initiatives with Canada, writes Scott Newark. Does this signal a more unilateral process in the offing?

Friday, Jul 20 2018

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service does not have the legal authority to spy outside of Canada unless national security is at stake, a Federal Court judge has ruled.

Friday, Jul 20 2018

Canada could get caught in the crossfire after the U.S. Department of Commerce launched another national security investigation, this time by looking into uranium imports.

Friday, Jul 20 2018

A newly declassified report from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says about a quarter of Canadians engaged in terrorist activity have already committed crimes.

Friday, Jul 20 2018

A majority of Canadians believe the federal government can be trusted to keep them safe while protecting their privacy, new polling reveals, but a significant proportion lack basic knowledge of the security agencies that actually do that work on a daily basis.

Thursday, Jul 19 2018

BC Wildfire Service is busy responding to a total of five fires outside West Kelowna. The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre has issued an evacuation order for properties north of the fire. Residents on evacuation order should leave their properties immediately.

Thursday, Jul 19 2018

Thousands of scientists who specialize in artificial intelligence (AI) have declared they will not participate in the development or manufacture of robots that can identify and attack people without human oversight.

Thursday, Jul 19 2018

Bill Blair was named as Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction in a cabinet shuffle by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday.

Thursday, Jul 19 2018

To maximize operational effectiveness for its European client base, imaging technologies experts, L3 WESCAM, has signed an agreement with European Optronics Services to open a WESCAM-Authorized Service Center in Madrid, Spain.

Thursday, Jul 19 2018

With legal marijuana in Canada approaching, police officers still do not have the training or equipment to detect impaired drivers accurately and quickly.

Wednesday, Jul 18 2018

Canadian Rangers rescued a fisherman from the Hudson Bay community of Peawanuck after his boat engine failed in worsening weather. The seven hour rescue involved four Rangers and two freighter canoes.

Tuesday, Jul 17 2018

A company founded in Canada played a vital role in the successful rescue of the Thai soccer team of 12 boys aged 11 to 16 and their 25-year-old coach. Patrick Blott, Intermap’s CEO, said the company was able to give the first 3-D maps of the cave area within three hours of getting called by Thai agencies seeking help.

Thursday, Jul 12 2018

The Chinese government is working to create a techno-authoritarian state powered by artificial intelligence and facial recognition to track and monitor its 1.4 billion citizens.

Tuesday, Jul 10 2018

Eight boys and their soccer coach who remain trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand waited for a rescue operation to resume on Monday, a day after the first four were brought out safely and whisked away to hospital.

Monday, Jul 09 2018

Last fall, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) said more time was needed to train officers to spot drug-impaired drivers.   Now the CACP says it probably won't reach the goal of training 2,000 officers when marijuana becomes legal this year.

Monday, Jul 09 2018

Toronto's police are investigating a letter from an officer to Mayor John Tory chief accusing him of contributing to gun violence by canceling the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy in 2016. The police task force was launched after the 2005 Summer of the Gun.

Monday, Jul 09 2018

The Trudeau government plans to send up to 20 police officers to Mali, adding to the commitment of eight helicopters and 250 armed forces members for the next 12 months.

Friday, Jul 06 2018

TOA Canada Corporation plans to relocate to a newly custom-built facility in west Mississauga by August 20, 2018.

Thursday, Jul 05 2018

British investigators were urgently trying to establish on Thursday how a couple came into contact with the same type of Soviet-era chemical weapon used in an attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter.

Thursday, Jul 05 2018

Rescue teams in northern Thailand are giving crash courses in swimming and diving as part of preparations to remove the young soccer squad from a cave. Enough supplies have been prepared to last 4 months, as timeline for rescue remains unclear.

Thursday, Jul 05 2018

Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper have been identified as the three people found dead after they went missing at Shannon Falls on Tuesday. A young woman was trying to swim near the top of the 335-metre waterfall where she slipped and fell. Her boyfriend and another friend went in after her.

Thursday, Jul 05 2018

Canada’s embassy in Haiti was overrun by a criminal organization after more than a dozen locals hired to work at the diplomatic mission in Port-au-Prince swindled more than $1.7 million through numerous schemes and frauds, internal investigation reports reveal.

Thursday, Jul 05 2018

There are reports heavily armed American officers have boarded Canadian fishing boats near Machias Seal Island between New Brunswick and Maine, apparently looking for illegal immigrants. Canada considers the area sovereign territory but the United States disputes that claim.

Thursday, Jul 05 2018

A recent examination has found that Google lets hundreds of outside software developers scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users who signed up for email-based services offering shopping price comparisons, automated travel-itinerary planners or other tools. Google does little to police those developers, who train their computers—and, in some cases, employees—to read their users’ emails.

Wednesday, Jul 04 2018

The Israel Defense Force launched a campaign to warn its soldiers about Hamas hackers who have been trying to install spyware on their phones via a World Cup app and two online dating sites. About 100 soldiers were duped into doing downloading the spyware, the IDF said, though it insisted no damage had been done to Israeli security.

Wednesday, Jul 04 2018

Passengers trapped for a night on a stricken ferry off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were rescued early Wednesday, officials said, as the death toll rose to 31 with three people missing and believed drowned inside the vessel.

Wednesday, Jul 04 2018

A former Judge Advocate General says the government should be more open about its policy about targeting Canadians serving in military units abroad. Blaise Cathcart was speaking about reports that airstrikes in Syria and Iraq had aimed at Canadians fighting for terrorist groups.

Wednesday, Jul 04 2018

The Calgary Stampede begins Friday and visitors will notice more security measures this year, including metal detectors, screening and vehicle barriers. A Stampede official said barriers are largely designed to match Stampede decor.

Wednesday, Jul 04 2018

As thousands of police officers search across France for a convict who escaped prison in a commando-style helicopter raid Sunday, investigators are piecing together how the precisely coordinated, astonishingly brazen caper came together — probably through months of high-tech spy work and secret plans.

Tuesday, Jul 03 2018

The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali erupted Monday evening, ejecting a 2,000-metre-high column of thick ash and hurling lava down its slopes.

Tuesday, Jul 03 2018

After 10 days trapped in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand, and after an enormous search effort that had transfixed Thailand, the missing 12 boys and their soccer coach had finally been found in Tham Luang Cave.

Tuesday, Jul 03 2018

Belgian authorities have charged an Iranian diplomat and three other people with plotting a terrorist attack in France. The planned bombing targeted an Iranian opposition event near Paris which included Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's attorney.

Tuesday, Jul 03 2018

A Geneva-based group, Global Detention Project, says Canada has a culture of secrecy around its immigration detention system and its practice of detaining vulnerable groups. Public pressure has forced the government to public pressure has prompted Ottawa to decrease the number of long-term detainees and reduce the use of maximum-security jails.

Friday, Jun 29 2018

Border officers stationed at Canada’s ports seize suspected stolen vehicles when they find them and then notify police, who are supposed to investigate. The CBSA says that if there is no police investigation, it has no reason to hold the cars and must release them — effectively allowing them to be exported overseas by crimes groups.

Thursday, Jun 28 2018

About 100 soldiers and an RAF Chinook helicopter have been deployed to help battle a vast moorland wildfire that has raged for days in Greater Manchester.

Thursday, Jun 28 2018

Bill C-21, scheduled for Senate debate in the fall, would allow the government to monitor how long someone is outside the country, to ensure they return before losing social benefits like Old Age Security, Employment Insurance and the Guaranteed Income Supplement. The information would be shared with the United States government.

Thursday, Jun 28 2018

Six people were arrested and large quantities of drugs seized in a major drug bust in three Ottawa locations. Among the drugs seized were 100,000 pills containing methamphetamine and 13 kilograms of cannabis, as well as cocaine, MDA, oxycodone and crack.

Wednesday, Jun 27 2018

An independent review of the Immigration and Refugee Board says there are persistent and systemic problems with the organization that handles asylum claims and appeals, problems it says can’t be fixed without a major shift at the top.

Wednesday, Jun 27 2018

Lynn Lake has called for a voluntary evacuation affecting residents with chronic health conditions or breathing problems after a wildfire caused by a lightning strike moved to within 15 kilometres of the town.

Wednesday, Jun 27 2018

Airbus has delivered four H125 helicopters to Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. The aircraft will help increase service capacity for a wide range of NSDNR missions including search and rescue, forestry programs, wildlife and geological surveys, as well as firefighting. 

Wednesday, Jun 27 2018

Unlike the United Kingdom, which revokes the citizenship of people who go abroad to work with terrorist organizations, Canada facilitates the return of jihadists. There are reports that police expect large numbers of fighters to return to Canada in the months ahead.

Wednesday, Jun 27 2018

The entire police force of a Mexican town has been arrested after allegations that it was involved in the murder of a candidate in the mayoral election.

Tuesday, Jun 26 2018

Algeria has abandoned more than 13,000 people in the Sahara Desert over the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children, expelling them without food or water and forcing them to walk, sometimes at gunpoint, under a blistering sun.

Tuesday, Jun 26 2018

Canada's national police force is facing a $1.1-billion lawsuit over bullying and harassment claims that could eventually represent thousands of male and female RCMP officers, civilian staff, and even volunteers dating back decades.

Tuesday, Jun 26 2018

U.S. border agents report the arrest of a member of the violent Central American '18th Street Gang' after illegally entering the country from Canada. Both the Mexican gang member and his Peruvian companion had previously been arrested in the United States.

Tuesday, Jun 26 2018

The Liberal government has concluded a deal with Davie shipyard to purchase three medium icebreakers to relieve pressure on the Canadian Coast Guard's aging fleet. Sources close to the negotiations said that between the purchase and modification phase, the agreement could be worth just under $500 million.

Monday, Jun 25 2018

Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta.

Monday, Jun 25 2018

Ontario’s doctors won’t have to tell local public-health units what shots they’ve given children starting July 1, Premier-designate Doug Ford has told them, putting off indefinitely a rule created by the Liberals that was to kick in two days after he’s sworn in.

Monday, Jun 25 2018

An 86-year-old Royal Canadian Dragoons veteran is deriding the treatment he received at the emergency department of The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus this week. Retired Maj. Peter Jarvis claims he repeatedly requested blankets to keep him warm while waiting close to six hours for treatment for what was apparently a severe case of food poisoning.

Monday, Jun 25 2018

Rising waters forced rescuers to suspend the search for 12 boys and their soccer coach missing for two days in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand. The boys, aged 11-15, are believed to have entered the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province with their 25-year-old coach late Saturday afternoon.

Monday, Jun 25 2018

The arrests of 75 people associated with Toronto's Five Point Generalz gang resulted in the seizure of 78 firearms and $1.2 million worth of drugs but experts do not believe the operation will permanently reduce crime.

Monday, Jun 25 2018

Canadian border guards use a secret US anti-terror database called Tuscan. Rarely referred to publicly, Tuscan is svailable to Canadian border guards and immigration officers to help identify people who may be linked to terrorism.

Friday, Jun 22 2018

Brian Lilley reports that Canada was warned to halt the practice of Chinese steel being dumped at low cost to Canada and then re-exported to the United States.

Thursday, Jun 21 2018

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two of a total of six H145 helicopters to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. These will replace Rega’s existing fleet of EC145 helicopters, which will be phased out by mid-2019. The first H145 helicopter is expected to be deployed at the Bern base in October.

Thursday, Jun 21 2018

At the start of this year, China banned plastic waste imports, leaving countries scrambling to fend for themselves. A new study suggests there are deep repercussions to China's new policy: By the year 2030, an estimated 111 million tonnes of plastic waste will be "displaced" and have nowhere to go.

Thursday, Jun 21 2018

The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform. It also comes as the United States faces intense criticism for detaining children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Thursday, Jun 21 2018

Months before the 2017 mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Canada’s spy agency dropped an investigation into right-wing extremism. Convicted killer Alexandre Bissonnette followed right-wing figures online.

Thursday, Jun 21 2018

Monday evening, more than 200 people are thought to have crammed aboard the small, rickety vessel to make the 40-minute journey across Lake Toba – only 18 people to have been pulled from the water alive after the vessel sank. A total of 213 people were estimated to be on board the 60-person capacity ferry.

Wednesday, Jun 20 2018

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service is destroying data collected from the communications of Canadians who were not considered threats, but may have been connected to terrorism suspects. The project is 70 percent complete and should be finished within months.

Wednesday, Jun 20 2018

The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck the area early Monday damaged buildings and left many homes without water or gas. The earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires.

Tuesday, Jun 19 2018

A company that provides thousands of Air Canada-branded flights annually had flawed safety-management, quality-control and maintenance systems, which helped trigger a landing-gear breakdown and tense emergency landing two years ago, a federal investigation has concluded.

Tuesday, Jun 19 2018

After years of delays, the terrorism trial of Awso Peshdary has started in Ottawa. Peshdary has pleaded not guilty to participating in the activity of a terrorist group, facilitating an activity for a terrorist group, and two counts of conspiring to participate or contribute to an activity of a terrorist group.

Tuesday, Jun 19 2018

The Canada Border Services Agency wants a British Columbia man deported because it claims his Facebook posts threaten violence in support of Islamic State. At an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing Monday, an official said Othman Hamdan praised and encouraged martyrdom and terrorist attacks.

Tuesday, Jun 19 2018

Specialized software helped to build the case against Alexandre Bissonnette, convicted of six charges of first-degree murder in the Quebec City mosque shooting. Sentencing arguments begin today.

Monday, Jun 18 2018

Recent attacks on public gatherings have festival and event organizers in Canada working to create safe venues for their audiences. Governments must pay their share of the costs necessary to create a secure environment.

Friday, Jun 15 2018

A 2018 survey of 148,000 people in 142 countries asked people how safe they felt. Singapore was number one and Canada ranked eighth.

Thursday, Jun 14 2018

Backstopped by more than $500-million in new funding over the next five years, Ottawa’s newly released cybersecurity strategy lays out initiatives to help Canadians, business and the government better protect against cyberthreats.

Wednesday, Jun 13 2018

The American Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a new strategy for the US border with Canada. While the "most common threat to U.S. public safety along the Northern border continues to be the bi-directional flow of illicit drugs" the DHS noted the U.S. also faces "potential terror threats...primarily from homegrown violent extremists in Canada ..."

Wednesday, Jun 13 2018

Saskatchewan RCMP continue to investigate the collision between a truck and the Humboldt Broncos team bus that left 16 people dead and 13 injured. A collision reconstruction team and major crimes unit are working on the case.

Wednesday, Jun 13 2018

The hiring of a U.S. firm to advise the Department of National Defence on how to improve security at its installations across the country has sparked complaints that the job could have been done for cheaper by local firms or by the military’s own police force. Details of the almost $2-million contract to Watermark, a risk management firm in Virginia, were recently released under the Access to Information law.

Tuesday, Jun 12 2018

More than a year later, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service have not found or identified the people who placed sophisticated electronic eavesdropping devices around Ottawa. IMSI technology can capture cell phone conversations and data messages.

Tuesday, Jun 12 2018

Nearly 30 years after declaring Polio eradicated in Venezuela, the first case of the disease has been reported in the country as it reels from an economic crash crippling its healthcare system.

Monday, Jun 11 2018

Australian authorities accuse Dan Bui Shun Jin, 55, of laundering C$850 million through casinos in that country. After a surveillance operation, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested him at his temporary residence in Richmond, British Columbia's River Rock Casino.

Friday, Jun 08 2018

About 10,000 civil servants who work in or near the Quebec legislature will have Thursday afternoon and Friday off work, because G7 protestors are expected to make the area unsafe. The actual summit is being held 140 kilometres away but three protests are scheduled for Quebec City.

Thursday, Jun 07 2018

A man arrested for attempting to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also planned to attack senior Canadian security officials visiting Jerusalem. The man was arrested in April and a gag order was lifted this week.

Thursday, Jun 07 2018

Bill C-211, a private member's bill passed unanimously by the House of Commons in June 2017, calls for a range of measures to assist Canadian frontline personnel with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The bill names first responders, fire fighters, military personnel, corrections officers and RCMP members but there are concerns that other professional groups should also qualify for PTSD treatment.

Tuesday, Jun 05 2018

The Toronto Police Service fired Const. Ioan-Florin Floria on Monday, but an immediate appeal means the officer's 11 years of paid suspension will continue. He was found guilty last year of four counts of professional misconduct: two counts of discreditable conduct, and one count each of insubordination and breach of confidence.

Tuesday, Jun 05 2018

Legal marijuana is on the way in Canada but until federal legislation is enacted it is still against the law to possess, produce, import, export, or transport marijuana. Even before legalization, police in many areas are unable to control illegal sale and distribution networks due to lack of resources.

Monday, Jun 04 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has received a special report about his controversial India trip from a national security committee of Parliament. The report has six recommendations dealing allegations of foreign interference, security risks and use of intelligence.

Friday, Jun 01 2018

A report by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says the Chinese government has influenced every level of New Zealand society and the situation has reached a “critical” stage. Based on reports delivered to an academic workshop, the report does not reflect the agency's official views.

Friday, Jun 01 2018

An independent review of the Calgary Police Service's use of force makes 65 recommendations, including more on-the-job training, faster reviews of fatal confrontations and better understanding of mental illness.

Wednesday, May 30 2018

Ontario Provincial Police arrested three men in connection with the seizure of more $1.3-million in unstamped tobacco last week after one of two rental trucks in a convoy went off the 401 highway near Morrisburg.

Tuesday, May 29 2018

Hackers may have the confidential information of as many as 90,000 Bank of Montreal  and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce customers after what appeared to be the first big cyber attack on this country's financial institutions.

Tuesday, May 29 2018

As May turns into June, the B.C. Wildfire Service has already been in action on 227 fires in the current fire season. A fire about 20 square kilometres in size is near Allie Lake, about 55 kilometres northwest of Kamloops has forced more than a dozen of people to evacuate their properties.

Monday, May 28 2018

Brenda Lucki, the first permanent female Royal Canadian Mounted Police commissioner wants to create a "more tolerant, more inclusive and absolutely more respectful" RCMP. 

Monday, May 28 2018

A former official at the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service is alarmed at the involvement of Chinese telecommunications company  Huawei with Canadian universities to acquire 5G wireless technology.  The government is being asked to study the security threat and economic cost of transferring Canadian intellectual property.

Monday, May 28 2018

Almost 900 people have been evacuated from two fire-threatened eastern Manitoba First Nations, with another 200 expected to touch down in Winnipeg by the end of Thursday, as a 20,000-hectare fire continues to burn toward the communities of Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi.

Friday, May 25 2018

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says officials will attempt to correct misinformation being circulated in New York state offering instructions to asylum seekers on how to illegally cross the border into Canada.

Friday, May 25 2018

A bomb explosion at an Indian restaurant in Mississauga, Ontario injured fifteen people Thursday night. Two male suspects fled the scene.

Friday, May 25 2018

Leaflets with the logo of an American organization called Plattsburgh Cares, a refugee support organization, tell asylum seekers that the Canadian border at Roxham Rd. in Quebec is an "irregular unofficial crossing.” The leaflet provides advice on how to enter Canada "irregularly."

Friday, May 25 2018

RCMP officials in Alberta say new crime reduction units (CRU) are succeeding. During the CRU's first months, officers have made 263 arrests and laid 1,227 charges. The ratio of charges to arrests shows the CRU units are targeting repeat offenders.

Friday, May 25 2018

A private jet broke in half as it crashed off the end of a runway as it came into land in Honduras. The Gulfstream jet, which was traveling from Austin, Texas, skidded out of control at the capital's international airport.

Thursday, May 24 2018

Citing national security reasons, the federal government has blocked the sale of Canadian construction company Aecon Group Inc. to China's CCCC International Holding Ltd. The controversial deal would have been worth $1.5 billion.

Thursday, May 24 2018

Canadian police officers need more time to prepare to detect drug use before marijuana is legalized. Sergeant David Caron with Guelph Police Traffic Services says training is costly and time-consuming but necessary.

Thursday, May 24 2018

The federal cabinet is blocking the takeover of Canada's Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese government-owned company. Two former directors of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service publicly opposed the sale.

Thursday, May 24 2018

White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago: a toxic steam cloud. Authorities warned the public to stay away from the toxic steam cloud, which is formed by a chemical reaction when lava touches seawater.

Wednesday, May 23 2018

The North American Securities Administrators Association announced a series of probes by state and regional regulatory authorities from the US and Canada. The actions are an effort to restrict fraudulent initial coin offerings and crypto-related investment products. Dubbed “Operation Cryptosweep,” about 70 investigations have been initiated by NASAA members from over 40 jurisdictions in the US and Canada.

Wednesday, May 23 2018

Othman Hamdan, a British Columbia man facing deportation over allegations of promoting terrorism claims that false accusations have caused him post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Acquitted of terrorism-related charges last September, immigration authorities determined he poses a danger to the public.

Wednesday, May 23 2018

Canadians believe their gun control laws protect them from the crimes of violence Americans face, but in reality those laws do not give sufficient protection.

Tuesday, May 22 2018

Former Crown Prosecutor Scott Newark unpacks the "strange case of Professor Hassan Diab" and concludes that Canada has much work ahead to learn from its mistakes and make appropriate changes.

Friday, May 18 2018

Now, more than ever before, the world looks to innovation as a way forward. In this innovation mission, FrontLine aligns with the goals of government, industry, academia, and the armed forces – to make this a safer, more secure, and more efficient world.

Friday, May 18 2018

Bringing global Aerospace, Defence, Security, Energy and Mining sectors together to create investment and growth opportunities.

Friday, May 18 2018

Hybrid warfare includes lawfare and is becoming a pressing area in need of strategic thinking and planning with a focus on the interconnectedness of threats.

Friday, May 18 2018

A Canadian aviation expert and former airplane crash investigator says he can state with "100 per cent certainty" that Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 was intentionally ditched in the ocean by one of the pilots in an act of murder-suicide.

Thursday, May 17 2018

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear a terror suspect's bid to stave off the federal government's effort to deport him on security grounds. The government is trying to remove Mohamed Mahjoub, 58, using a national security certificate, claiming he was a high-ranking member of an Islamic terrorist organization.

Thursday, May 17 2018

A letter signed by the previously unknown Islamic Revolutionary Force claims the group has destroyed beaches in Ontario's Muskoka region and threatens other attacks. The group says it used snowmobiles to destroy the beaches over the winter. The Ontario Provincial Police is investigating.

Thursday, May 17 2018

Canada is reforming its national security laws and institutions. The success of all the initiatives depends on the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act which clarifies how Canadian government departments exchange sensitive information.

Wednesday, May 16 2018

The Trudeau government is shifting the G7 summit away from its traditional Africa outreach in favour of a session on ocean sustainability that will include the world’s largest political and financial organizations.

Tuesday, May 15 2018

Monday marked the deadliest day in Gaza since a 2014 war there, and was part of a high-stakes campaign by Gaza's Hamas rulers to break a decade-long border blockade. Israeli forces killed 59 Palestinians, most by gunfire, and injured more than 2,700 on Monday, Gaza Health Ministry said.

Tuesday, May 15 2018

Michelle Rempel, Conservative immigration critic, tweeted recently that the media was finally writing about “illegal border crossings” after she had been raising it for a year. The problem is that several recurring myths are shaping much of the coverage.

Tuesday, May 15 2018

The Canadian Armed Forces, in support of Public Safety Canada, is deploying approximately 60 members to assist the Province of New Brunswick following their request for federal assistance. Elements of 4 Engineer Support Regiment from 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown deployed to support Provincial authorities. This will enable those authorities to complete assessments and prioritize further relief work and repairs.

Monday, May 14 2018

A family of suicide bombers including children and teenagers were responsible for a series of deadly church attacks in Indonesia on Sunday, the country's national police chief said. At least 11 people died and 41 were wounded in three blasts during Sunday services in Indonesia's second-biggest city Surabaya.

Monday, May 14 2018

Despite these incontrovertible facts, palliative care is inadequately funded in the Ottawa region and, indeed, in the province of Ontario. Patients who are suffering and reaching the end of their lives from any disease other than cancer are not able to access a palliative care clinic because none exists.

Monday, May 14 2018

Canada will use its presidency of the G7 to try to persuade the world’s richest and most industrialized countries to adopt ambitious goals for plastics recycling and waste reduction. “We are looking at a zero-plastics-waste charter,” Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said from Cancun, Mexico.

Monday, May 14 2018

In a closed-door meeting, Renfrew town council adopted rules setting the age limit for the fire chief at 60, which is the same limit the province set years earlier for frontline firefighters. The former fire chief, 61-year-old Guy Longtin, is fighting back against a move to push him into retirement with a legal fight launched Wednesday.

Monday, May 14 2018

The Conservative opposition wants to know why the government has not arrested a man in Toronto who claims to be a returned ISIS fighter. It is a crime to travel abroad to participate in terrorism, and the government admits about 60 people have returned to Canada after joining terrorist groups abroad.

Monday, May 14 2018

This Global News report shows how easily Google exposed employees of CSIS through a tool developed to make navigation easier. The news team was able to identify vehicles in the parking lot and then find home addresses of two CSIS employees using google street view.

Friday, May 11 2018

Canada received over 50,000 asylum applications in 2017 – a 200% increase over the previous year. Nearly half of these claimants crossed illegally into Canada to make their claim. Or, as the Liberals like to say, they crossed “irregularly.” So far in 2018, things have gotten significantly worse.

Friday, May 11 2018

A CBC News investigation showed that most people killed in police encounters in Canada since 2000 were mentally ill or addicted. A study shows that training at Ontario Police College on deescalation is inconsistent and “superficial.”

Friday, May 11 2018

Being exposed to ­traumatic situations almost daily, increases the prevalence of mental health issues and associated sleep disorders for those on the front line.

Thursday, May 10 2018

If there was no more power or cyber connectivity, this entire infrastructure would collapse, with no backup to restore life as we know it today. Our salient experiences underscore the urgency of securing our critical infrastructure.

Thursday, May 10 2018

Authorities resumed digging in a Michigan forest for the remains of as many as seven girls who have been missing for decades. Police began searching the site after speaking with a man serving life in prison for the slaying of another girl whose body was found nearby.

Thursday, May 10 2018

'Three Percenters', the Canadian branch of an American group say on social media that they are ready to fight against government, should it become tyrannical.  One Canadian expert in hate crimes says the group is engaged in paramilitary training.

Thursday, May 10 2018

Last year, a Google’s Street View car photographed Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) employees and their vehicles in a parking lot at their Ottawa headquarters. Now offline since being available since 2017, the images allowed CSIS employees to be personally identified.

Thursday, May 10 2018

From the possibility of failing a roadside breath test because of second-hand smoke to the risk of being denied entry to the United States, British Columbia politicians are looking at the realities of legal marijuana.

Thursday, May 10 2018

As we increasingly rely on automated systems and mobile communications in government, industry and our critical infrastructure, we have become more vulnerable because the sector dedicated to hacking into it is growing apace.

Wednesday, May 09 2018

Effective police training solutions rely on replicating the tactical challenges of response and the importance of informed decision-making strategies. Innovative simulation technologies provide the most advanced training possible.

Wednesday, May 09 2018

Few Canadians know about the relationship between the Canadian Armed Forces and Customs, now called the Canada Border Services Agency.

Wednesday, May 09 2018

When disaster overwhelms a Canadian community’s medical resources, a federal program called the National Emergency Strategic Stockpile (NESS) delivers fast relief. 

Wednesday, May 09 2018

Police, not politicians, should decide what restrictions to place on specific kinds of guns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. His government’s firearms bill, which once passed would restore the authority of RCMP experts to classify firearms without political influence, repealing cabinet’s authority to overrule Mountie determinations.

Wednesday, May 09 2018

The new RCMP Commissioner, Brenda Lucki has been directed to modernize the force, check harassment and workplace violence, and create a climate of reconciliation with Indigenous people. The Trudeau government also directed Lucki to place more women, Indigenous and minority group members in leadership positions.

Wednesday, May 09 2018

Police have dropped the case against a young Halifax man alleged to have breached a Nova Scotia freedom-of-information website, shifting the issue squarely back to whether the province had basic measures in place to protect its citizens' private information. Halifax police say that after a thorough investigation, "the police have determined there to be no grounds to lay charges in the matter."

Tuesday, May 08 2018

Public Safety Canada consultations with other government agencies in 2017 for a document on internal extremism revealed disagreement about how to describe the far right. Public, public safety and intelligence officials differed widely in their assessment of the threat.

Tuesday, May 08 2018

Almost half a million Canadians have marijuana-related offenses on their criminal records, but the government is preparing to legalize the drug this summer. Calls for a blanket amnesty are growing.

Tuesday, May 08 2018

Spain's maritime rescue service said Sunday that it saved 476 migrants who were attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from African shores. The migrants were pulled from 15 small boats on Friday and Saturday, officials said. There were no reported casualties.

Monday, May 07 2018

Shortly after Kilauea erupted Thursday, the ground split open on the east side of Leilani Estates, exposing an angry red beneath the lush landscape. As of Sunday night, at least 10 such fissure vents were reported in the neighbourhood — including two that had opened anew late Saturday night — and at least 26 homes had been destroyed, according to the county civil defense agency.

Monday, May 07 2018

India's National Investigation Agency has registered a First Information Report (FIR) - a document that registers allegations of an offence - against Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Canadian resident, for allegedly planning terrorist attacks. The FIR states that Nijjar planned to promote terrorism in Punjab.

Monday, May 07 2018

The Aboriginal peoples committee of the Senate wants legal marijuana legislation delayed for a year, to negotiate a revenue-sharing deal and to set aside licenses for cannabis producers for Indigenous peoples. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said cannabis will be legal in Canada by summer,

Friday, May 04 2018

Data from a 2014 Canada/U.S. study shows Canadian emission levels for some key pollutants are starkly higher. For example, Sarnia’s Imperial Oil refinery emitted 10 times more fine particulate matter, seven times more carbon monoxide, and 49 times more sulphur dioxide than the Detroit plant (a mere 100km to the south).

Thursday, May 03 2018

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security confirmed it is reviewing a Canadian proposal to amend the Safe Third Country Agreement, which requires Canada and the United States to refuse entry to asylum seekers who arrive at official ports of entry along the shared border, as both countries are considered safe for refugees.

Wednesday, May 02 2018

Julie Michaud, a 35-year old middle school science teacher in northern New Brunswick has been charged with cocaine trafficking along with eight other people. The arrests resulted from an 18-month RCMP investigation.

Wednesday, May 02 2018

During a routine examination of luggage on a flight from Mexico, CBSA border services officers observed anomalies on three suitcases. The inspection resulted in a seizure of 100 kg of methamphetamine and 4 kg of heroin.

Tuesday, May 01 2018

A new scan of the Indian Ocean floor for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has searched nearly 80,000 square kilometres since January without finding any sign of the wreckage. But the company looking for the plane, which has been missing for more than four years, said it is still determined to find it.

Tuesday, May 01 2018

An abandoned highrise building occupied by squatters in downtown Sao Paulo caught fire and collapsed, sending chunks of fiery debris crashing into neighbouring buildings and surrounding streets. Firefighters said at least one person had been killed and there could be more.

Tuesday, May 01 2018

Asylum seekers enter Canada illegally to avoid dealing with the Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA), whose mandate is to reject them under the Safe Third Country Agreement. Last weekend, near an illegal crossing point in Quebec, a reporter saw  a CBSA vehicle and employees apparently co-operating with RCMP officers processing migrants entering Canada.

Tuesday, May 01 2018

Under new laws, Canadians can grow four marijuana plants at home, but the head of the Canadian Real Estate Association, Michael Bourque says the result could be damaged and unhealthy homes as mold and fungus can spread through ventilation systems. His group wants a moratorium on home cultivation until provinces can develop effective regulations.

Tuesday, May 01 2018

Chinese officials have been quietly grilling Canada about illicit marijuana flowing to their country, prompting Ottawa to agree to work with them on the problem, an internal federal memo reveals. The previously unknown issue arose during talks between the two countries on curbing the clandestine importation of opioids into Canada, which has fuelled a crisis of overdose deaths from fentanyl and related compounds.

Monday, Apr 30 2018

The city force has revealed to the police board that 150 officers — nearly 11 per cent of the entire force — are, as a result of formal medical accommodations, either doing modified versions of their jobs or entirely different jobs because of medical restrictions. The greatest impact is on the front-line directorate.

Monday, Apr 30 2018

An APTN investigation has found racist and derogatory remarks about Indigenous people on a 'private' Facebook site for RCMP members. The force is investigating and Brenda Butterworth-Carr, Commanding Officer of the RCMP's ‘K’ Division in British Columbia said, "There’s zero tolerance.”

Monday, Apr 30 2018

Security experts say vehicle attacks like the one that killed ten people in Toronto on Monday are almost impossible to stop.  In the past two years, 10 such attacks in Europe have killed more than 100 people.

Friday, Apr 27 2018

Ward Elcock, the former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service warns that the sale of Aecon Group Inc. to Chinese interests would threaten Canada’s national security. Elcock says rejecting the sale would bring a “sharp reaction” from China.

Thursday, Apr 26 2018

Alek Minassian, accused of murdering 10 people in Toronto on Monday was a Canadian Forces recruit for two months late last year before requesting and receiving his release. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said no concerns were raised about his mental health.

Wednesday, Apr 25 2018

Alek Minassian, charged with murdering ten people and injuring 15 others with a rented van in north Toronto, repeatedly threatened the arresting officer with a weapon he did not have, and asked the officer to kill him. The arrest was made without shooting.

Wednesday, Apr 25 2018

Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill is in police custody after a van was used in north Toronto to kill ten people and send another 15 to hospital. The Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the attack is not part of a plot that threatens national security. He held out the possibility the investigation could evolve but current information indicates the incident was isolated.

Tuesday, Apr 24 2018

A commons committee has modified a new security bill to exclude information Canadians think has a "reasonable expectation of privacy" from the definition of "publicly available" data. The goal of the change is to keep intelligence agencies from randomly looking through personal information. The Communications Security Establishment has told the committee it wants publicly available materials for background information.

Tuesday, Apr 24 2018

There appears to be a number of fatalities after multiple pedestrians were struck by a white van in Toronto and police say the driver has been arrested. Toronto police said the incident happened around 1 p.m. on Monday in the area of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue.

Monday, Apr 23 2018

After a massive manhunt, police in Nashville have arrested Travis Reinking, suspected of killing four people at a Waffle House in the early hours of Sunday. As the search continued for the gunman, James Shaw Jr. who snatched the rifle from the shooter said it was a "selfish" act of self-preservation and he doesn't consider himself a hero.

Monday, Apr 23 2018

A new book called "Just Watch Us" says Canadian security agencies were so busy watching the early women’s liberation movement for Communist infiltration that they almost missed the real revolution. Mounties and their informants monitored meetings, rallies and speeches.

Monday, Apr 23 2018

Bell, Rogers and Public Safety Canada refused to respond to interview requests after a November CBC story about the ease with which cell phones could be hacked. A review of the lobbyist registry shows the companies did speak privately with the government about the security vulnerability.

Monday, Apr 23 2018

Members of Parliament yesterday questioned Facebook executives about how well their company protects its users. Members' concerns included misinformation about Canadian Forces members in Latvia and foreign interference in Canadian elections.

Friday, Apr 20 2018

Chinese Triads have infiltrated Canada’s economy so deeply that Australia’s intelligence community has coined a new term called the “Vancouver Model” of transnational crime.

Thursday, Apr 19 2018

An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck in southern Iran near the country’s sole nuclear power plant on Thursday morning, shaking countries across the Persian Gulf. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries.

Thursday, Apr 19 2018

Sindri Thor Stefansson was in custody for allegedly being the mastermind behind a heist in which 600 computers used to mine bitcoin were stolen. People in Iceland are wondering how a suspected criminal managed to jump out a prison window and catch a flight to Sweden without anyone noticing — especially the prime minister, who happened to be on the same flight.

Thursday, Apr 19 2018

One of Justin Trudeau's largest domestic political problems followed him to London, as environmental activists greeted the prime minister with calls to kill the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The demands came during an elaborate protest outside the Canadian High Commission in the capital's London's iconic Trafalgar Square.

Thursday, Apr 19 2018

The Conservative opposition is putting pressure on the Trudeau government to put a stop to illegal migrant border crossings. In Quebec, provincial government officials say the increase in illegal immigrants has strained their resources to the breaking point.

Thursday, Apr 19 2018

Noting the increasing difficulties of recruiting and retaining search and rescue technicians for the Coast Guard and Air Force, Senator Fabian Manning says governments to re-evaluate the situation.

Wednesday, Apr 18 2018

The recent collapse of negotiations between the Government of Canada and lawyers for suspected terrorist Abousfian Abdelrazik, highlights the urgency with which Canada needs to develop an effective strategy to clarify how its national security enforcement and intelligence officials deal with foreign governments relating to Canadians, or persons linked to Canada, who are involved in terrorism-related investigations. 

Wednesday, Apr 18 2018

With a new video, the Antiquities Coalition is leading the global campaign against cultural racketeering. The video highlights illegal looting and trafficking of ancient art, which threatens not only cultural sites throughout the world, but also funds terrorists and criminals.

Wednesday, Apr 18 2018

Newly disclosed documents show a top secret federal report - kept under wraps for over a decade - criticized Canada's spy agency for shortcomings as its members increasingly travelled overseas to interrogate people in foreign prisons in the name of fighting terrorism.

Wednesday, Apr 18 2018

A woman was sitting on the left side of the plane when something in the engine apparently broke and smacked into the window. She hung out the hole for many minutes, said Hollie Mackey, who sat next to the victim. One of 24 fan blades was missing, NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said after investigators got a preliminary look at the engine that failed.

Wednesday, Apr 18 2018

Canada’s fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc wants the G7 to use military and other surveillance technology to name and shame countries that are conducting massive illegal overfishing operations.

Wednesday, Apr 18 2018

Mary Janes, a chain of 'head' shops in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland is promising four contest winners free marijuana for a year when it becomes legal in Canada.  Halifax police are investigating.

Wednesday, Apr 18 2018

A November 2006 report by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service inspector general advised the agency to take precautions when interviewing detainees abroad, because of concerns about torture. The document has emerged through disclosure in a lawsuit against the federal government.

Wednesday, Apr 18 2018

South Carolina state officials blamed the carnage on a turf war between gangs over territory, money and contraband items like cellphones. For seven hours, Corrections Director Bryan Stirling said, inmates armed with handmade knives fought each other, leaving seven dead in the worst U.S. prison riot in a quarter-century.

Tuesday, Apr 17 2018

Beyond the unprecedented outpouring of support to the Humboldt Broncos victims and their families, it has become clear that no agency of the government of Canada has a mandate to conduct an in-depth safety investigation of this crash, or of any other road crash, no matter how tragic its outcomes are.

Tuesday, Apr 17 2018

Daniel Jean, Canada's top intelligence official told a Commons committee it was his decision to brief reporters about the presence of convicted terrorist Jaspal Atwal during the prime minister’s trip to India. Opposition members rejected the explanation.

Tuesday, Apr 17 2018

The British Columbia Workers Compensation Act is adding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental injuries to the 'presumptive' conditions that no longer require proof they are work related.

Tuesday, Apr 17 2018

The "social justice warrior" ethos and politicization of oversight agencies is having an impact on police services. In Ottawa, a nasty fight on social media about depolicing has broken out between an anonymous officer, the mayor and the police chief.

Tuesday, Apr 17 2018

More than 460 Canadians have died in encounters with police since 2000, 71 percent by gunshot. CBC looks at the training received by Royal Canadian Mounted Police members.

Monday, Apr 16 2018

August 2016 speaking notes for Michel Coulombe, then head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service warn politicians that foreign agents are working to influence their decisions. Russia and China could use “free travel or financial contributions” and even “coercion based on some observed exploitable personal or family weakness”, techniques that have worked well in the past.

Monday, Apr 16 2018

Cyber security has become an international obsession for good reason. But, there are other types of security breaches. In fact, it’s been argued that insider threats are an even bigger potential risk than external cyber attacks.

Friday, Apr 13 2018

A bomb exploded at a packed football stadium in southern Somalia and killed five spectators while wounding several others, police said. The Somalia-based, al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion.

Friday, Apr 13 2018

Shortly after shooting about a dozen people inside a Quebec City mosque, Alexandre Bissonnette called 911 and asked the operator, "I didn't hurt anyone earlier, did I?"

Friday, Apr 13 2018

Mark Holland, parliamentary secretary to the Public Safety Minister says  two new federal cyber security agencies will work closer with business. The RCMP will manage the new National Cyber Crime Co-ordination Unit, and the Communications Security Establishment will operate the new Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.

Friday, Apr 13 2018

A study by Carleton University's Police Psychology Research Lab grew out of an RCMP officer's health-and-safety complaint about the Mounties' standard-issue light grey shirt. The RCMP-sponsored study measured how ordinary Canadians react to the outward appearance of cops, with variables ranging from sunglasses and piercings to gloves and ball caps.

Friday, Apr 13 2018

Jack MacLaren, an Ottawa area MPP for Ontario's Trillium Party wants the federal government to take the Tamil Tigers off the list of recognized terrorist organizations. Toronto police have been quoted as saying there are thousands of Tamil Tiger fighters in Canada and that terrorist members of the group have been smuggled into the country.

Friday, Apr 13 2018

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has found Vojislav Seselj - leader of the Serbian Radical Party - guilty of war crimes against Croatians in Serbia's northern province of Vojvodina during the war in former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s and sentenced him to 10 years in prison.

Thursday, Apr 12 2018

Lesly Emmanuel, Kunarobinson Christhurajah, Nadarajah Mahendran and Thampeernayagam Rajaratnam have each been charged under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act with organizing the voyage of the MV Sun Sea, which docked in British Columbia in August, 2010, carrying 492 Sri Lankan Tamils.

Thursday, Apr 12 2018

Documents obtained by the National Post show elaborate planning, over the past five weeks, for a drill at a major government building in Gatineau, Que., on April 18. The drill will involve just over 1,000 people, most of whom work for government departments. The majority, about 850, work at National Defence.

Thursday, Apr 12 2018

The Windsor Police Service is currently about 18 percent women. Chief Al Frederick wants that number to be 50 per cent but admits parity is a goal he might not see. Superintendent Pam Mizuno, the force's highest ranked woman, was named deputy chief Wednesday.

Thursday, Apr 12 2018

Bill C-75, the Trudeau government's new crime legislation, could change police accountability in Canada. It would allow courts to accept police evidence in writing instead of testifying in person, and in some cases, defence lawyers would not be able to question officers on the witness stand.

Wednesday, Apr 11 2018

CBC News reports the Ontario government will ask bystanders to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to apparent victims of opioid overdoses. The medical community is divided about the value of rescue breathing to overdose victims.

Wednesday, Apr 11 2018

Health experts and organizations across Canada anticipated that the Liberal government’s would renew the federal Tobacco Control Strategy, which expired on March 31. Instead, the government says the $11-million that was committed to the strategy this year, and the $16-million promised next year, will be used to stop the influx of contraband tobacco and to pay for unspecified “targeted actions” to help Canadians quit smoking.

Tuesday, Apr 10 2018

Jean-Pierre Fortin, national president of Canada’s Customs and Immigration Union, says the government’s preparations for another wave of irregular migrants this summer consist largely of reallocating of staff from other areas of the country. He warns that it could lead to overworked border security staff and longer wait times at ports of entry across the country as the busy summer travelling season sets in.

Tuesday, Apr 10 2018

A BC Supreme Court judge is calling on the province to press criminal charges against protesters arrested for violating an injunction while protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Tuesday, Apr 10 2018

A new National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians will review Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to India. The committee will look at alleged "foreign interference in Canadian political affairs" and inappropriate use of intelligence. A background briefing by national security adviser Daniel Jean suggested that factions in the Indian government tried to sabotage Trudeau's February trip to India.

Tuesday, Apr 10 2018

The National Energy Board hired private detectives to probe the affairs of a journalist, Postmedia's Mike De Souza, who had been looking into its operations. In September, the board released some of the reporter's personal financial information to an unidentified individual.

Monday, Apr 09 2018

Four people were killed today in a shooting at the Osmangazi University in Turkey's northwestern province of Eskisehir, the school's rector and local media said. The shooter killed the assistant dean, faculty secretary, lecturer and a staff member from the education faculty of the university, rector Hasan Gonen told Turkish media.

Friday, Apr 06 2018

Thousands of Google staff are protesting against the use of the company’s technology in the Pentagon’s controversial drones programme. Google confirmed last month that the Pentagon was using its technology, sparking outrage among some of its employees.

Friday, Apr 06 2018

Lisa Korthals was killed by an avalanche in the mountains she adored, while guiding a group of tourists in the Whistler back country on March 28.

Friday, Apr 06 2018

A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation team has assembled a national database of police-related fatalities between 2000 and 2017. In-custody deaths, suicides or deaths as a result of police chases are not included. British Columbia has the highest per capita rate of police-involved deaths in Canada.

Friday, Apr 06 2018

United States security concerns about the new Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor and Detroit could block Chinese-owned construction firms from bidding on the multi-billion dollar project. A Chinese state-owned firm is trying to buy Canadian construction giant Aecon, but has yet to get Ottawa’s approval. The Trudeau government is reported to believe it would be unacceptable to the United States for a Chinese government company to build the bridge.

Friday, Apr 06 2018

As shipping and tourism are ramping up across the Arctic region, the potential for environmental damage and dangerous rescue incidents becomes inevitable. Sea ice, unforgiving weather, remoteness and sparse charts are just a few of the complications that responders would face in the event of a spill – challenges that would be daunting for seasoned responders, and much more so for untrained locals.

Thursday, Apr 05 2018

When a man gets shot in a neighbourhood, we talk about guns and gangs. When a partner shoots and kills his wife, we talk about domestic violence. When a person shoots multiple people in a private or public setting, we talk about mental health. The truth is that these issues are all related to gun violence, and it’s time we stopped limiting the conversation of gun crimes to gangs and at-risk youth.

Thursday, Apr 05 2018

Declaring that "the security of the United States is imperiled by a drastic surge of illegal activity on the southern border," President Donald Trump is sending the National Guard to the Mexican border. The White House has provided no details on force strength, length of deployment or costs.

Thursday, Apr 05 2018

In a Calgary speech, Richard Fadden, a former head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said countries around the world are still struggling with the definition of cyber war. It is not certain that the destruction of a nation's assets by cyber-devices constitutes an act of war, he said, although Russia has carried out such attacks in the recent past.

Thursday, Apr 05 2018

Chinese parents who never gave up the search for their missing daughter were finally reunited with her in a story that has captured hearts all over the world. In 1994, Wang Mingqing and his wife Liu Dengying were working as fruit vendors in the city of Chengdu, in China’s Sichuan province, when their three-year-old daughter Qifeng vanished.

Wednesday, Apr 04 2018

A woman suspected of shooting three people at YouTube’s headquarters was angry about the policies and practices of the company and had visited a gun range before she drove to the company’s headquarters near San Francisco, police said.

Wednesday, Apr 04 2018

In January 2017 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posted a message on Twitter welcoming refugees to Canada, possibly in response to President Trump's policy of refusing admission to some categories of non-US citizens. The Trudeau tweet brought a rush of inquiries to Canadian embassies and confusion within the federal government.

Wednesday, Apr 04 2018

The federal government’s massive infrastructure spending program continues to lag well behind schedule, with half of planned spending in 2016 alone still not designated toward specific projects, according to a new report.

Tuesday, Apr 03 2018

A Canadian-Kenyan political activist, now back in Toronto, claims he was injected with “poison” in Nairobi before being flown unconscious to Dubai.

Tuesday, Apr 03 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was putting on hold an agreement with the UN refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants to Western countries.

Tuesday, Apr 03 2018

Organizers of the 2018 Pride Toronto parade have asked Toronto police to withdraw an application to march in this year's event. They say strained relations "cannot be mended through a parade." The letter notes community sentiment after disappearances and deaths in the city's Gay Village.

Tuesday, Apr 03 2018

While several western government are concerned about the security aspects of telecommunications equipment made by Huawei, the minister for public safety, Ralph Goodale has told Parliament the Chinese company is safe. Last month three former leaders of Canadian national security agencies warned the government to limit its ties with the company.

Tuesday, Apr 03 2018

SCL, Cambridge Analytica’s predecessor, had access to secret UK information and was singled out for praise by the UK Ministry of Defence for the training it provided to a psychological operations warfare group, according to documents newly released by MPs.

Thursday, Mar 29 2018

The Public Health Agency of Canada says it has established a link between a recent outbreak of salmonella and a brand of frozen raw breaded chicken products sold primarily in eastern Canada. PHAC issued a recall Wednesday of Harvest Creek Chicken Nuggets with a best-before date of Oct. 11.

Thursday, Mar 29 2018

Tributes have been paid across France to the police officer who sacrificed himself to save a hostage during an Islamist attack on a supermarket. Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame ”symbolised the French spirit of resistance”, said the country’s president Emmanuel Macron.

Thursday, Mar 29 2018

Dr. Kathy Suh, director of infection protection and control at The Ottawa Hospital, said 12 patients in one unit and two in another have been identified as carrying MRSA. She said most of the patients are carriers — they have it on their skin — and are not infected with it.

Thursday, Mar 29 2018

Alexandre Bissonnette has pleaded guilty to killing six men at a Quebec City mosque in January 2017 so the case will not go to trial. On Monday Bissonnette asked to change his plea from not guilty and the judge agreed, after making sure the prisoner understood his decision.

Thursday, Mar 29 2018

Today the Group of Seven (G7) Employment and Innovation ministers concluded a two-day meeting on Preparing for Jobs of the Future. The group agreed to six goals that focus on helping workers get the skills, training and opportunities they need to succeed in a changing economy.

Wednesday, Mar 28 2018

Keith Raniere, a self-help guru and leader of upstate New York cult-like group NXIVM, was arrested in Mexico and taken to Texas on Monday. Raniere was charged with sex trafficking. Authorities have long alleged he led the secretive clan of female followers — including some Hollywood celebrities — and brainwashed them into “sex slaves.

Wednesday, Mar 28 2018

Firefighters felt “embarrassed” and “ashamed” that they were stopped from helping victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack more quickly, the north-west secretary of the Fire Brigades Union has said. Mark Rowe said crews were waiting to be deployed after the bombing – some of them so close that they had heard the explosion – but “the order never came down from the top”.

Wednesday, Mar 28 2018

Trade negotiations between Canada and the United States are reaching the Canada Border Services Agency, which is getting extra powers to make sure cheap foreign steel and aluminum doesn't reach the US through the Canadian market. The United States has threatened its trading partners with heavy tariffs on aluminum and steel which it claims are unfairly subsidized.

Wednesday, Mar 28 2018

The police informant behind the Project Forseti investigation is suing the federal government over his and his family’s treatment while in witness protection. According to a statement of claim, Noel Harder and his family suffered financial, psychological and emotional distress by the RCMP during their time in the program.

Tuesday, Mar 27 2018

Police in Spain have captured a cybercrime gang made up of Ukrainians and Russians that allegedly stole more than 1 billion euros ($1.24 billion) from financial institutions worldwide in a five-year spree, authorities said Monday.

Tuesday, Mar 27 2018

Ending a 16-month quest to stay in the United States, where he was raised and fought to defend, Miguel Perez Jr., a veteran with a green card and a felony drug conviction, has been deported to Mexico, where he has not lived since childhood.

Tuesday, Mar 27 2018

The alleged cocaine importation scheme in 2015, to bring high-grade cocaine into Canada, hidden in pails of jerk chicken sauce from Jamaica and Costa Rica, was caught by police in a series of secret audio wiretaps and hidden video recordings that were played in court Monday as part of a precedent-setting Mafia trial.

Tuesday, Mar 27 2018

Canada could soon have its first customs facilities inside the United States, says an American official who cites Florida and Arizona as potential sites for pilot projects in ongoing experiments to modernize the border.

Tuesday, Mar 27 2018

Access to treatment for opioid addiction is about to get easier as the government promises changes to drug laws that will do away with some of the obstacles preventing doctors from offering prescription heroin and methadone.

Tuesday, Mar 27 2018

As countries around the world punish Russia for its alleged murder of a former spy on British soil, Canada is expelling four Russian diplomats. The foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland said the four used“their diplomatic status to undermine Canada’s security or interfere in our democracy.”

Tuesday, Mar 27 2018

An investigation of suspicious transactions at a Vancouver-area casino has led British Columbia’s attorney general to ask the federal government for help in tracking financial criminals. David Eby will speak with a federal government committee in Ottawa this week.

Tuesday, Mar 27 2018

Marking the first time the US government has unequivocally called out the Chinese government for its cyber activities, the USTR report says billions have been lost from Chinese-initiated cyber attacks and intrusions on American and foreign companies.

Monday, Mar 26 2018

At least 53 people are dead and dozens injured after a fire at a shopping center in the Siberian city of Kemerovo on Sunday, a spokesman for the firefighting agency told Russian state media.

Monday, Mar 26 2018

The bomb exploded on Sunday at a security checkpoint after soldiers intercepted and stopped a suspicious vehicle, Captain Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press. Those dead included two soldiers as well as the suicide bomber, he said, while many of the 10 wounded were rickshaw drivers.

Monday, Mar 26 2018

A man from Bosnia who shot someone in the heart during a deadly brawl — and then covered up the killing to come to Canada and get Canadian citizenship — has had his secret past revealed. Bozidar Vujicic’s urge to start a new life in Canada came after his conviction for manslaughter but before starting his eight-year prison sentence.

Monday, Mar 26 2018

The government of Canada is strengthening domestic privacy protection but about 90 per cent of Canadians' internet communications pass through the United States. That means Canadians' personal information is subject to American surveillance but without the protection granted to U.S. citizens.

Monday, Mar 26 2018

Ward Elcock, a former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service believes the sale of Canada's Aecon Group Inc. to a company owned by the Chinese government is against the country’s strategic interests. A decision to permit or deny the sale is expected by Friday but the review period could be extended.

Monday, Mar 26 2018

Transport Canada is allowing first responders like the RCMP and the Ontario Provincial Police to test new aerial drone capabilities with a series of pilot projects and trials that could soon include the private sector. Current regulations put strict limits on air operations, typically insisting that drones remain within a visual line of sight from a ground operator.

Friday, Mar 23 2018

Greta Bossenmaier, head of the Communications Security Establishment, Canada's cyberspy agency says new legislation will give her organization useful new capabilities. Rather than just respond to cyber attacks, she said, Bill C-59 will allow CSE to launch offensive operations.

Friday, Mar 23 2018

Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said Facebook will audit thousands of apps in response to the “breach of trust” created by Cambridge Analytica — the chief executive's first comments since a crisis erupted Friday over data siphoned by the political marketing firm used by the Trump campaign.

Thursday, Mar 22 2018

US authorities have added terrorism to the violence charge Amor Ftouhi already faces after the stabbing of an American security officer at the Flint, Michigan airport in June. The new charge means he could face life in prison upon conviction.

Thursday, Mar 22 2018

Lisa Raitt, the Conservative deputy leader accused the Trudeau government of failing in its responsibility to deport people for public safety or security concerns. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says some countries refuse to issue travel documents, but his office is working on the issue.

Thursday, Mar 22 2018

An Islamic State group suicide bomber struck on the road to a Shiite shrine in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people as Afghans celebrated the Persian new year, authorities said.

Wednesday, Mar 21 2018

Boko Haram has released more than 100 of the schoolgirls it abducted last month, returning them to their village in north-east Nigeria. Waving the black and white flag used by the Islamic State and wearing balaclavas, military fatigues and ammunition belts, members of the group released most of the girls they had abducted in Dapchi early on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, Mar 21 2018

A rocket has killed 35 people in a Damascus shopping district in one of the deadliest rebel attacks on the Syrian capital, as bombardment by the government and its allies left dozens of civilians dead in an opposition stronghold.

Wednesday, Mar 21 2018

Iraqi authorities have discovered a mass grave with the bodies of 38 Indian construction workers abducted when ISIL militants overran the northern city of Mosul in 2014, officials said Tuesday.

Wednesday, Mar 21 2018

The federal government tabled a proposed new bill Tuesday to tighten the sale and tracking of firearms, only to find itself under attack from both sides: gun owners wary of burdensome regulation and shooting victims who say the bill doesn’t go far enough.

Wednesday, Mar 21 2018

Darshan Singh Sidhu, one of seven people in India originally implicated in the alleged “honour” killing of a B.C. woman in that country in 2000, was granted a permanent resident visa to Canada by mistake in 2008 after he lied about his criminal record.

Wednesday, Mar 21 2018

A suspect in a wave of bombings that terrorized Austin killed himself with an explosion inside his car as authorities closed in, police in Texas said, ending a manhunt but leaving investigators scrambling to determine whether any bombs remain and if he acted alone.

Wednesday, Mar 21 2018

Fraudulent health care payouts in Canada could amount to as much as $2.4 billion annually. The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association says hundreds of millions of dollars are wasted each year.

Wednesday, Mar 21 2018

Revelations that information about Facebook users was exploited by political campaigns has led the Trudeau government to task spy agencies with ensuring the privacy rights of Canadians. The acting minister for democratic institutions, Scott Brison, said the government might consider stronger federal privacy laws.

Wednesday, Mar 21 2018

For years, the Coalition for Gun Control has been advocating for tighter gun controls, and was joined today on Parliament Hill by legal experts, victims of gun violence and women’s groups to review and comment on the long-awaited Government of Canada new gun-legislation, Bill 71.

Tuesday, Mar 20 2018

A 17-year-old male student shot two other students at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning before a school resource officer engaged him and stopped the threat, according to St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron.

Tuesday, Mar 20 2018

A Global News investigation has found the federal government has become increasingly ineffective at carrying out deportations for public safety and security reasons. Removals of those who are supposed to be the government’s top priorities — foreign citizens under deportation orders for security, international human rights abuses, serious crimes and organized crime — have declined by a third since 2014.

Tuesday, Mar 20 2018

Investigators are trying to determine whether an explosion early Tuesday at a FedEx facility outside San Antonio is connected to four explosions that have rattled the Austin, Texas, area this month.

Tuesday, Mar 20 2018

The Shin Bet said the man, identified as Romain Franck, 23, was part of a broader Palestinian smuggling ring. It said he used his consular vehicle, which gets more lenient security checks, to transport the weapons through Israel's tightly secured border with the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, Mar 20 2018

Using an innocuous looking quiz and an accompanying Facebook app, a researcher named Aleksandr Kogan collected data from a staggering 50 million Facebook users on behalf of data analytics company Cambridge Analytica. The firm is reported to have used all that data to build detailed profiles on the personalities of American and British voters, for use by Republican political candidates during the 2016 U.S. presidential election and Brexit's Vote Leave Campaign.

Tuesday, Mar 20 2018

Elections Canada is determined to counter fake news, cyber-attacks and foreign interference in the 2019 federal election. 'Significant investments' to IT security include a new data-hosting service.

Tuesday, Mar 20 2018

Three Canadian intelligence experts are urging the federal government to cut ties with Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei. Ward Elcock, John Adams and Richard Fadden all directed key Canadian national security agencies.

Tuesday, Mar 20 2018

For the better part of three decades, Hussein Ali Sumaida’s legal status in the country has remained in perpetual limbo. On the one hand, immigration authorities have found the one-time double agent for the Iraqi secret police and the Israeli intelligence service to be inadmissible to Canada because of his espionage activities. On the other hand, authorities say he faces the possibility of torture if he returns to his native Iraq or Tunisia, his father’s birthplace.

Monday, Mar 19 2018

The three unions that represent Parliamentary Protective Service members are holding a press conference Monday. Their representatives say morale is at an all-time low.

Monday, Mar 19 2018

The recently elected leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, Jagmeet Singh explains his relationship with Sikh extremists seeking a homeland in India.

Friday, Mar 16 2018

The Prince Albert Police Service is joining Saskatoon in offering citizens a drug amnesty program. In Prince Albert's case, all drugs will be eligible, not just cocaine suspected to contain fentanyl, and people are asked to call officers to a location rather than bring drugs to a station.

Friday, Mar 16 2018

Thousands of British soldiers are to be vaccinated against anthrax poisoning in a direct response to the recent nerve agent attack in Salisbury. The announcement is part of a range of measures that will be announced by the Defence Secretary on Thursday, including £48m that will be invested to create a "cutting-edge" Chemical Weapons Defence Centre at Porton Down in Wiltshire.

Thursday, Mar 15 2018

In a wave of protests one historian called the largest of its kind in American history, tens of thousands of students walked out of their classrooms to demand action on gun violence and school safety.

Thursday, Mar 15 2018

The move to suspend its free trade agreement with Turkey is reflecting regional politics as imports and exports, says a leading academic at the London School of Economics.

Thursday, Mar 15 2018

RCMP’s National Missing Persons DNA Program is now accepting biological samples and DNA profiles. The long-awaited DNA bank for missing persons is operational after years of delays and is now collecting samples with the goal of identifying human remains, victims, and repeat but unidentified criminals across the country.

Wednesday, Mar 14 2018

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah survived an assassination attempt in northern Gaza on Tuesday morning, according to Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency. Hamdallah had just passed through the Erez border crossing from Israel when a bomb detonated near his convoy, tearing the siding off at least one black SUV and blowing out the car's windows.

Wednesday, Mar 14 2018

The federal government committed hundreds of millions of dollars in its recent budget to help reinforce Canada’s cyber defences — but if the effort fails to prevent a major attack, Ottawa can always turn to its little-known $102-billion emergency stash.

Wednesday, Mar 14 2018

Marc Brunet and his wife, Helene, have been charged with fraud after they allegedly sold more than $800,000 worth of shares in their company, MultiCast Networks Holdings Inc. (MCN) to private investors. The OSC alleges “a significant percentage of the money obtained was used by the Brunets for their personal benefit.”

Wednesday, Mar 14 2018

Muhanad al-Farekh, 32, a former University of Manitoba student and US citizen has been sentenced in New York to 45 years in prison on terrorism charges. In an investigation covering years, two Canadian suspects remain unaccounted for.

Wednesday, Mar 14 2018

U.S. prosecutors are requesting a life sentence for a Canadian who admitted to plotting terrorist attacks on NYC landmarks at the behest of a high-ranking Islamic State operative. Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 20-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., pleaded guilty in October 2017 to planning bombings and mass shootings at Times Square, in subway stations and at concert venues.

Tuesday, Mar 13 2018

Twenty-four-year old Marc-Andre Leclerc of Squamish, and his 34-year-old climbing partner Ryan Johnson of Juneau were climbing the Mendenhall Towers. A search began last week when the pair of experienced climbers didn’t return by Wednesday, the same day a significant snowstorm battered the area.

Tuesday, Mar 13 2018

A federal grand jury indicted a Texas father and son duo this week in an alleged hearing aid scam that targeted American Airlines workers and netted nearly $17 million.

Tuesday, Mar 13 2018

Investigators have retrieved the flight data recorder from the wreckage of a Bangladeshi airliner that crashed, killing at least 49 aboard, including the crew, when it attempted to land in Nepal’s capital, officials said.

Tuesday, Mar 13 2018

After a string of near-fatal overdoses, Saskatoon police warned users to turn in product purchased from "Lil' Joe" or "Joe Bro", with the number 306-881-7300. Police said they were not interested in making arrests for possession.

Tuesday, Mar 13 2018

A study shows that between 1986 and 2012, police spending increased by more than 45 per cent and crime rates went down 37 per cent. "The reality is that fear of increasing violent crime is completely irrational. Canadians have never been safer."

Tuesday, Mar 13 2018

Investigators found the “black box” from a Turkish private jet that crashed in an Iranian mountain range on its way from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul, killing all 11 people on board, including a Turkish bride-to-be and her bachelorette party.

Monday, Mar 12 2018

At least 16 people were killed in Rwanda and 140 others injured when lightning struck a Seventh Day Adventist church in the country’s south, said a provincial governor.

Monday, Mar 12 2018

Aviva Canada found about half the total expenses submitted for repairs to crashed vehicles during its investigation in Ontario were bogus — an amount the company estimates adds up to hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

Monday, Mar 12 2018

The federal government is launching the first review of Canada’s port authorities since they were established 20 years ago, with the aim of improving their efficiency and innovation, upgrading security, and strengthening consultations with local communities and Indigenous groups.

Monday, Mar 12 2018

The 43-year-old woman was arrested after arriving at Melbourne International Airport on a flight from India. She was travelling with a 38-year-old Portuguese man who was also arrested. A number of bottles of cosmetics products were found in the luggage and tested. Testing returned positive results for Ketamine and GHB. Police accuse them of bringing 200 ml of GHB and 800 ml of Ketamine into the country.

Monday, Mar 12 2018

Sabirjon Akhmedov spent weeks in a Manhattan hospital after being found unconscious in a park three days after he was supposed to get on a bus to his daughter’s Ohio home, the Daily News reported. He was ultimately reunited with his family after a doctor saw a missing person poster for him, and contacted authorities.

Monday, Mar 12 2018

To keep coaching hockey, Jim Besse had to give his fingerprints to police - because he shared a birthdate with a known sex offender. He is now suing the RCMP, Calgary police, and the Calgary police commission for violating his rights.

Monday, Mar 12 2018

U.S. prosecutors want a Canadian who plotted terrorist attacks in New York City to serve a life sentence due to the “depravity and extraordinary seriousness” of his crimes. His admission to an undercover agent that he wanted to "create the next 9/11" with a 2016 detonation attack in New York City is one aspect being considered before the April 9th sentencing.

Monday, Mar 12 2018

Podcast debate on the motion "Humanitarian Intervention Does More Harm Than Good". Doctors Without Borders' co-founder Bernard Kouchner, and Kori Schake former French Minister of Health and Humanitarian Affairs, and State and Defense Departments, will defend the military's role in halting human rights abuses. They are opposed by Frank Ledwidge, a former British military intelligence officer who served in the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and Columbia University military intervention researcher Rajan Menon.

Friday, Mar 09 2018

At a March 1 event in Geneva, the United Nations Economic Commission cautioned that the fashion’s industry’s practice of churning out increasingly large volumes of cheap, disposable clothing is an “environmental and social emergency” and identified numerous factors of negative global impact.

Friday, Mar 09 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Brenda Lucki as the first permanent female RCMP commissioner. In her acceptance speech, Commissioner Lucki has vowed to ask the "hard questions" as she fulfills her new role.

Friday, Mar 09 2018

Jaspal Atwal, the convicted terrorist whose invitation to official functions during Prime Minister Trudeau's visit to India embarrassed the government, says he was sorry and surprised by the consequences of his actions. |The Trudeau government has not yet explained how Atwal received official invitations.

Friday, Mar 09 2018

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, stated that the government will invest $327.6 million over five years, and then $100 million a year thereafter to bring together federal, provincial and territorial efforts to support community-level prevention and enforcement efforts related to the illegal trafficking of firearms, and invest in border security to interdict illicit goods including guns and drugs.

Thursday, Mar 08 2018

The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP said Tuesday it will look into how the Mounties handled the death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie. It will determine whether the RCMP conducted a reasonable investigation, whether the officers' actions followed procedure and policy, whether those policies are reasonable, and whether there was any discrimination based on race.

Thursday, Mar 08 2018

After years without the drugs to do lethal injections, the South Carolina Senate has agreed to require condemned inmates go to the electric chair instead.

Thursday, Mar 08 2018

The federal government will spend $327.6 million over five years to combat illegal gun and gang activity. The Ottawa Summit on Gun and Gang Violence brought politicians, experts and community leaders together to discuss the challenge.

Thursday, Mar 08 2018

Journalist Terry Glavin writes, when Air India 182 was blown up in 1985, " I almost certainly knew exactly who had murdered all those people."

Thursday, Mar 08 2018

The bungled India trip of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that included having convicted Sikh terrorist Jaspal Atwal invited to official events continues to have a negative repercussions here in Canada. The latest twist is the bizarre suggestion by the normally straight shooting Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale that he couldn't answer MP's questions about what actually happened but that the newly created National Security Committee of Parliamentarians could… and should. Assigning a blatantly political partisan issue to this new and hopefully non-partisan Committee could impair its important duties in the future.

Wednesday, Mar 07 2018

The federal government has been eyeing changes that would allow authorities to more quickly identify people considered unfit to have guns for reasons such as mental instability or violent behaviour, an internal memo shows.

Wednesday, Mar 07 2018

The RCMP's Civilian Review and Complaints Commission will review how the force investigated the death of Colten Boushie. The acquittal of farmer Gerald Stanley on murder charges caused nation-wide protests.

Wednesday, Mar 07 2018

Canadian Faruq Khalil Muhammad 'Isa has pleaded guilty in New York to charges of sending money and support to Tunisian jihadists who may have killed five American soldiers in Iraq. His plea could spare him life inprisonment.

Wednesday, Mar 07 2018

A guilty plea from a lawyer who had fled the country gave investigators the information they needed to lay charges against four men in a $17 million alleged mortgage fraud involving high-end Toronto properties, police said.

Tuesday, Mar 06 2018

The investigation into the possible poisoning of the Russian spy Sergei Skripal gained new momentum as Scotland Yard announced its counter-terrorism police would take charge, and the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, promised a “robust” response if the Kremlin’s role in the case was proved.

Tuesday, Mar 06 2018

Nearly 400,000 people were without power after a powerful Nor'easter swept in to the Massachusetts region. Many of the power outages occurred in the southeastern part of the state, including the Cape and Islands, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

Tuesday, Mar 06 2018

Hundreds of doctors are protesting the suspension of a colleague who is accused of performing brain surgery on the wrong patient at a hospital in Kenya. A neurosurgeon and medical team at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi reportedly opened the wrong patient's skull last month to remove a blood clot after two patients' identification tags were mixed up.

Tuesday, Mar 06 2018

Toddlers we can ban from flying, terrorists not so much. In this age of strict no-fly lists, where babies with names similar to violent extremists are denied boarding planes, Neil Macdonald wonders how a man, notoriously convicted of a failed political assassination attempt, manages to set foot on a passenger aircraft.

Tuesday, Mar 06 2018

Russia claims it has "no information" about a former spy found unconscious with a companion in the UK Sunday, but will cooperate with police. Sergei Skripal was granted refuge in the UK in 2010 after being convicted of spying against Russia.

Tuesday, Mar 06 2018

An apartment block collapsed Sunday in Poland's western city of Poznan, killing four people and injuring 24 others, officials said as teams of firefighters and rescuers with dogs combed the rubble in search of more victims.

Monday, Mar 05 2018

A Canadian who admitted to plotting a terrorist attack on New York City is pleading for "a second chance". In the letter filed to a New York court, Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy of Mississauga, Ont., outlined his personal history with addiction and mental illness, and explained that he felt American airstrikes against the Middle East drove him to jihadism.

Monday, Mar 05 2018

Many Canadian communities contract RCMP services from the federal government at steeply subsidized rates. Labour organizers seeking to unionize Mounties say the practice is associated with short staffing, and poor pay and working conditions.

Monday, Mar 05 2018

A US court has convicted Canadian Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy of Mississauga, Ont. of plotting a terrorist attack on New York City. El Bahnasawy has asked for "a second chance" before his sentencing. In a letter he explains American airstrikes in the Middle East drove him to jihadism.

Monday, Mar 05 2018

Two people were killed in a fourth-floor room of a Central Michigan University residence hall, police and the university said. The two who were killed were not students.

Friday, Mar 02 2018

Women comprise just 10 per cent of police candidates in Ontario, and more than half of them fail physical testing required to apply for a job. At a time when police services — including Ottawa’s — are trying to become more diverse, those numbers are causing concerns.

Friday, Mar 02 2018

The Vancouver police force is recruiting up to 10 people for some morning drinking. New police officers are being trained in sobriety testing, so 'volunteer drinkers' will get some hard liquor, three sobriety tests, a pizza lunch, and a drive home.

Friday, Mar 02 2018

An Ottawa police officer who punched a teen twice in the head and was found to have repeatedly breached the teen’s charter rights has pleaded guilty to police misconduct.

Thursday, Mar 01 2018

New legislation before the United States Congress to counter white-supremacist violence cites last year's killings at a Quebec City mosque. A right-wing extremist who expressed anti-Muslim views was charged with murder for the deaths of six people.

Thursday, Mar 01 2018

Unidentified sources inside Xinjiang described to Human Rights Watch the computer and mobile app interfaces of the IJOP software that tracks almost all citizens of the Turkic-speaking Muslim Uighur ethnic minority and stores detailed information, including their travel history, prayer habits, banking and health records.

Wednesday, Feb 28 2018

Nigeria's military says it has rescued more than 1,100 people, including women and children, who had been held by Boko Haram extremists in different parts of the Lake Chad region near Cameroon.

Wednesday, Feb 28 2018

The Drug Enforcement Administration wanted emails as part of a drug trafficking investigation. The agency obtained a warrant under a 1986 law, but Microsoft refused to turn over the emails because they are stored on a company server in Dublin, Ireland, and the warrant does not apply abroad.

Wednesday, Feb 28 2018

Refugee claims by Mexicans have increased since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau allowed citizens of the country to enter Canada without travel visas, new figures show. Almost 1,500 citizens of Mexico had refugee claims referred to the Immigration and Refugee Board in 2017 — six times more than in the previous year, when they totaled just 250.

Wednesday, Feb 28 2018

Moshe Gur, 57, is heading to a federal penitentiary after admitting his role in a “sophisticated” fraudulent passport scheme, allegedly involving a former federal Citizenship and Immigration employee.

Wednesday, Feb 28 2018

The 2018 federal budget gives the RCMP $10 million, and $2 million per year, for a national unit to coordinate the review of nearly 25,000 previously "unfounded"sexual assault cases.

Wednesday, Feb 28 2018

The global surge in cyber crime – related to both national and personal security – has prompted the federal government to unveil plans for a National Cyber Security Strategy.

Tuesday, Feb 27 2018

Seven people were seriously injured in a major pileup on B.C.'s Coquihalla Highway that involved two buses, two transport trucks and more than 160 people. The chain reaction of collisions happened in Hope, B.C.,  sending 29 people to four area hospitals and 136 others to warming centres.

Tuesday, Feb 27 2018

The first fatality came as man was pronounced dead at the scene, and five more have been taken to a West London hospital by paramedics, police have announced. It has now been revealed that a second man has died in the "inferno" which devastated the upstairs of a building in Tolworth.

Tuesday, Feb 27 2018

A Slovak investigative reporter and his girlfriend were shot dead in their home in an attack likely linked to his reporting on tax evasion, Slovakia’s top police official said.

Tuesday, Feb 27 2018

A packed Toronto courtroom erupted into cheers and a standing ovation after the judge announced two men, Dellen Millard and Mark Smich, convicted of murdering Laura Babcock would not be eligible for parole for 50 years.

Tuesday, Feb 27 2018

Dr. Vincent Nadon, 56, had his bail conditions loosened on the same day he was charged with 10 more counts of sexual assault. The doctor’s house arrest was only for 30 days to give Ottawa police detectives more time in their sprawling investigation. 

Tuesday, Feb 27 2018

A bill proposed by the Conservative opposition in the Canadian Parliament, Bill C-371, The Prevention of Radicalization through Foreign Funding Act, has been voted down by the Liberal majority. The bill aimed to protect Canadians from extremist ideologies introduced by foreign states and individuals.

Tuesday, Feb 27 2018

Deputy Chief Jill Skinner says legal cannabis will put pressure on the Ottawa Police Service budget “for years to come." Skinner told the Ottawa Police Services Board on Monday that many costs will not be known until the law is changed.

Tuesday, Feb 27 2018

India and Canada on Friday resolved to work together to neutralise the threats emanating from Sikh militant outfits Babbar Khalsa International and the International Sikh Youth Federation along with LeT and Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Monday, Feb 26 2018

The United States Congress is praised for passing “The Kari’s Law Act of 2017” which requires direct dial access to 9- 1- 1 services from all devices.

Monday, Feb 26 2018

Jaspal Atwal, the convicted terrorist whose invitation to an official function during Prime Minister Trudeau's visit to India was hastily rescinded, claims he is a friend of Justin Trudeau. In an interview, Atwal said, “We know each other. He knows my name, he’ll come and say, ‘Hey Jas, how you doing?’ We have a good relationship I never see any problem.”

Monday, Feb 26 2018

U.S. intelligence officials say Russian spies hacked the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies. The Washington Post quotes anonymous sources as saying the Russians tried to make the hack look like it was carried out by North Korea.

Monday, Feb 26 2018

The Okotoks RCMP detachment is investigating a rural shooting early Saturday that appears to have left one man injured. The shooting allegedly took place when a homeowner confronted two people ransacking a vehicle.

Monday, Feb 26 2018

During Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to India, news emerged that the Canadian high commissioner had invited a convicted terrorist to a formal dinner. The invitation was withdrawn but not before Jaspal Atwal had been photographed with Mrs. Trudeau at another formal event.

Friday, Feb 23 2018

A new report from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service says disinformation and propaganda campaigns threaten Western democracies. The common thread is social media that undermines traditional news sources.

Friday, Feb 23 2018

Although fewer than half of Toronto's police union members took part in the online survey, 86% of those who voted, expressed a lack of confidence in the city's chief of police. The poll is symbolic only, as the union has no power to remove the chief.

Thursday, Feb 22 2018

Former Bronx teacher, Christian Toro, was arrested last week on charges that he illegally manufactured a destructive device. A New York judge says he’s not comfortable freeing a man accused of getting students to help him assemble explosives at home.

Thursday, Feb 22 2018

For seven years, scores of young men in Arkansas saw their traffic citations and misdemeanor criminal charges dismissed — as long as they agreed to perform “community service.” As their “community service,” Boeckmann would require the men to collect aluminum cans or litter off the ground. At the same time, he took pictures of them “in embarrassing positions; positions that he found sexually gratifying,” the court document said.

Thursday, Feb 22 2018

A recent Ottawa Police Service consultation on the continued use of conducted energy weapons (CEWs) — commonly referred to as Tasers — police were able to secure subject without injury, and without further risk to the officers or to the public. The report states “very few (CEW-related) injuries or complaints” have been recorded.

Thursday, Feb 22 2018

The office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is investigating how a man convicted of attempted murder in Canada three decades ago was invited to a formal dinner at a Canadian diplomatic residence in India. 

Thursday, Feb 22 2018

Police say at least 44 people were killed when a double-deck bus veered off a highway and tumbled 200 metres (about 650 feet) down a cliff in southern Peru.

Wednesday, Feb 21 2018

An opposition senator in the Philippines said the death toll in the government's war on drugs has now surpassed 20,000 since President Rodrigo Duterte came to office in 2016.

Wednesday, Feb 21 2018

Confronted by unprecedented numbers of asylum seekers, Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board says it is out of options to meet regulated timelines in the face of the backlog that is growing larger by the day.

Wednesday, Feb 21 2018

Police said the fraud begins with the offer of employment from a questionable source on the Internet. In other cases, people posting résumés online are being offered random jobs by unfamiliar organizations or businesses.

Wednesday, Feb 21 2018

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service turned to Twitter and fine dining to promote an upcoming Vancouver job fair: "A career at CSIS is like a jumbo eel sushi roll; taste unknown from the naked eye but pleasantly delicious once indulged."

Wednesday, Feb 21 2018

Manitoba RCMP have arrested six people as part of an investigation into cocaine trafficking between Winnipeg and the Grand Rapids area in the central part of the province.

Wednesday, Feb 21 2018

Family and friends of Toronto police officers rallied Monday to demand that the force address understaffing.The Toronto Police Association  says alleged understaffing endangers lives

Tuesday, Feb 20 2018

An arrest has been made in the murder of Adrienne McColl 16 years after her body was found 85 kilometres from Calgary. Stephane Parent of Gatineau, Quebec was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree murder.

Tuesday, Feb 20 2018

Two tourists became stuck on a snowy road in the Cape Breton Highlands Saturday after their GPS guided them to where they could not turn back. Police rescued them with the help of a front-end loader.

Monday, Feb 19 2018

Female RCMP members are angered by a Facebook group apparently created by male Mounties which demeans women. RCMP leadership said it is "aware of some Facebook groups that may have been created by current or former employees that contain content that is inappropriate."

Friday, Feb 16 2018

Seventeen people were killed at a Florida school on Wednesday afternoon in one of America’s deadliest school shootings. The former student charged in a deadly rampage is a troubled teenager who threatened and harassed peers, talked about killing animals, and posed with guns in disturbing photos on social media, according to students and neighbours.

Thursday, Feb 15 2018

Anti-corruption campaigners say it is easier to register a company in Canada than it is to get a library card. A new report says lax Canadian disclosure rules make it easy to conceal illicit transactions.

Thursday, Feb 15 2018

David Hofmann, a sociology professor at the University of New Brunswick is challenging the "lone-wolf terrorist" theory. By studying the 24-month period before terrorist attacks, his research maps the networks that a 'lone wolf' finds and creates.

Thursday, Feb 15 2018

The Quebec National Assembly has given the province's anti-corruption unit, L'Unité permanente anti-corruption (UPAC) more powers. Under new legislation, UPAC is recognized as a specialized police force and given wider jurisdiction.

Thursday, Feb 15 2018

After South Korea’s Olympic short-track speed skater Minjeong Choi was disqualified by the race judges, Canadian Kim Boutin moved into the bronze-medal position. Boutin’s Instagram account was soon flooded with the usual hideous vitriol and death threats.

Wednesday, Feb 14 2018

A Toronto firefighter who mysteriously went missing while on a ski trip to upstate New York has been found "alive and in good health" in California, New York State Police said.

Wednesday, Feb 14 2018

The fraudsters behind the so-called “one ring scam” place calls that appear to originate overseas and hang up quickly. Curious victims return the missed call and inadvertently agree to fees that get piled onto their monthly phone bill.

Wednesday, Feb 14 2018

Police say the scheme involves a call from someone posing as a retailer claiming to alert the victim that their credit card account has been compromised. The victim is told to call 911 and their financial institution to report the fraud. However, when they hang up, the call has not been disconnected.

Wednesday, Feb 14 2018

The Northwest Territories is looking at the creation of an RCMP unit to investigate 71 unsolved cases of missing and murdered persons. The three person unit would organize, catalogue, and investigate suspicious deaths, unsolved homicides, missing persons and unidentified human remains.

Wednesday, Feb 14 2018

Almost a year and a half into its mandate, the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has still not asked many police agencies across the country for their records. Technological challenges have prevented the inquiry from reviewing police files it does have.

Wednesday, Feb 14 2018

Last week, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) released its report on Mobilization to Violence (Terrorism) Research. Predictably, the report has generated backlash and concerns. Given the significance of the issue, it is of course prudent to carefully consider the report’s findings.

Tuesday, Feb 13 2018

Investigators say the crash of a Russian passenger plane that killed all 71 people on board may have been caused by the pilots’ failure to activate heating for pressure measurement equipment, resulting in flawed speed data.

Tuesday, Feb 13 2018

Wading through knee-deep snow, hundreds of emergency workers searched a field for remains of the 71 victims from the crash of a Russian airliner, and aviation experts began deciphering the jet's two flight recorders.

Tuesday, Feb 13 2018

A senior official of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service told a senate committee his agency is confident law enforcement will know about extremists returning from fighting abroad and be prepared for their arrival. The Liberal government has stated that many returning foreign fighters will need to be rehabilitated.

Tuesday, Feb 13 2018

The Royal Canadian Mounted police has assured private agencies like insurance companies that negotiate with kidnappers on behalf of families they will not be criminally investigated. James Malizia, the RCMP assistant commissioner for national security, told a Senate committee "If there is anything that we can do during a hostage-taking that could assist or provide a level of comfort for agencies or companies that they won't be prosecuted or pursued with respect to criminal investigation, we have done that in the past."

Tuesday, Feb 13 2018

The Fraser Institute, Institute for Research on Public Policy, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canadian Global Affairs Institute, and the Macdonald-Laurier Institute have been identified by the University of Pennsylvania’s annual Think Tank Index Report as the top five in Canada.

Monday, Feb 12 2018

The pilot of a Grand Canyon tour helicopter and three British passengers were under intensive medical care for burns and other injuries, two days after the chopper plunged into jagged rocks during a sightseeing flight.

Monday, Feb 12 2018

The crew of the Saratov Airlines flight that crashed near Moscow on Sunday didn't report any problems before the plane crashed into snowy terrain, killing all 71 people on board, state-run media said.

Monday, Feb 12 2018

Ottawa police officers are “de-policing” — or avoiding proactive policing — out of fear of being scrutinized by the public, according to the groundbreaking study of an Ottawa police officer turned doctoral researcher.

Monday, Feb 12 2018

 Known Traveller Digital Identity, a Canada-Netherlands joint venture will allow people to cross borders faster with a digital profile on their mobile devices. Travellers between the two countries will test the program with a global rollout planned by 2020.

Monday, Feb 12 2018

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is asking domestic firms for technology in development or not yet on the market to help the Canadian Forces to track unmanned aerial vehicles. PSPC told potential bidders,The wide spread application of UAV increases not only military, but also public safety and security concerns.”

Monday, Feb 12 2018

Every U.S. state and Canadian province has a "Move Over" law to separate active emergency vehicles from other motorists, but uneven regulations across jurisdictions can constitute a real hazard for first responders.

Friday, Feb 09 2018

The Ontario Provincial Police will not lay charges in their investigation into a $4.77 million overpayment for helicopters by ORNGE, the provincial air ambulance service. The force could not find key documents and some witnesses would not talk.

Friday, Feb 09 2018

The Canada Border Services Agency announced the seizure of over 15,500 kilograms of undeclared loose leaf tobacco at the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie.

Thursday, Feb 08 2018

Police are searching for an inmate who escaped from Dorchester Penitentiary late Wednesday evening. The 45-year-old is five-feet five-inches tall and weighs 188 pounds. He has fair complexion, blue eyes and blond hair. He was sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder of a young woman in Ottawa in 1997.

Thursday, Feb 08 2018

More than 300 child soldiers were released by armed groups in South Sudan, the second-largest such release since the country’s civil war began five years ago. All sides in the conflict have recruited more than 19,000 children as fighters.

Thursday, Feb 08 2018

Under the "connected officer" program, frontline officers with the Toronto Police Service (TPS) are getting new smartphones. The move is designed to release officers from their patrol cars and lighten their paperwork burden.

Thursday, Feb 08 2018

In January, a Moncton court found the RCMP guilty of violating the Canada Labour Code, after a better-armed criminal murdered three officers and wounded two others in 2014. The RCMP has announced it will not appeal the sentence. The force will pay a $100,000 fine and make $450,000 in contributions.

Thursday, Feb 08 2018

The Netherlands has called back their Ambassador to Ankara and have said they will block the Turkish Ambassador from returning to his office in The Hague.

Wednesday, Feb 07 2018

Dozens of people are missing following a deadly earthquake in Taiwan, with more than 40 feared trapped in a multistory building tilting perilously in the northeastern city of Hualien. The magnitude 6.4 quake struck 22 kilometers north of the city late Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring 258 people.

Wednesday, Feb 07 2018

A 44-year-old OPP officer has been reassigned to desk duties after being charged with a number of offences, including two counts of assault with a weapon, in what investigators say was an off-duty domestic incident.

Wednesday, Feb 07 2018

When  people are moving towards radical violence and terrorism, their personal routines can signal the change: a new physical fitness program, shedding belongings and settling financial details are on the list. A new report by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service studied about 100 people who "mobilized to violence" in Canada.

Wednesday, Feb 07 2018

A House of Commons committee is studying Bill C-59, the Liberal government’s updated national security legislation. Some opponents say it gives “extraordinarily permissive” powers to Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE). C-59 would see the CSE become more proactive, able to launch cyber attacks abroad and engage in covert operations.

Wednesday, Feb 07 2018

The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China published a white paper titled "China's Arctic Policy" on January 26.

Tuesday, Feb 06 2018

Canadian officials worked with their Turkish counterparts to secure the safe passage of two Canadian citizens across the Syrian border. Jolly Bimbachi and Sean Allen Moore had been working together in recent months to try to reclaim her two Canadian sons from their father, who allegedly abducted the children and took them to Lebanon.

Tuesday, Feb 06 2018

Montréal Maine & Atlantic Canada was found guilty of a charge under the Fisheries Act related to polluting Rivière Chaudière and Lac Mégantic. Judge Conrad Chapdelaine sentenced the company to pay $1 million, the maximum penalty, with the first $400,000 to be paid within six months. The money will go toward cleaning up the lake and river.

Tuesday, Feb 06 2018

The New York Police Department is giving each officer an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Eventually every officer will be able to use their mobile telephone for background checks, monitor 911 calls, and fill out paperwork.

Tuesday, Feb 06 2018

A new report from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service states that it takes an average of one year for people with radical views to be “mobilized to violence” or terrorism. The agency reviewed approximately 100 cases of “individuals who mobilized to violence" in Canada.

Tuesday, Feb 06 2018

Luke Stewart is suing Toronto police for confiscating his swimming goggles before the 2010 G20 summit in Toronto, an event which led to many legal actions, officer disciplinary hearings and criminal proceedings. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says this may be the only civil suit from those protests to actually go to trial.

Monday, Feb 05 2018

The Communications Security Establishment has a mandate to discover flaws in electronic products that criminals or hostile governments could exploit, but it refuses to disclose its policy about that process. As the government is rewriting national security laws, there are calls for the policy to be made public.

Friday, Feb 02 2018

Two students were shot and wounded, one critically, inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom. Police arrested a female student believed to be 12 years old, authorities said.

Thursday, Feb 01 2018

At least five mass graves in Burma, all previously unreported, have been confirmed by The Associated Press through multiple interviews with more than two dozen survivors in Bangladesh refugee camps and through time-stamped cellphone videos.

Thursday, Feb 01 2018

A Toronto man has been arrested and charged after police found 71 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Toronto police began the investigation in January after receiving a report about a man who was allegedly "in possession of an illegal firearm."

Thursday, Feb 01 2018

Canadian convicts can now select a men's or women's prison by their gender identity.  A new Correctional Service Canada  policy says transgender inmates can select an institution type, "regardless of their anatomy (sex) or gender on their identification documents, unless there are overriding health or safety concerns which cannot be resolved."

Thursday, Feb 01 2018

A Montreal man has pleaded guilty to using a public library that straddles the Quebec-Vermont border to smuggle guns. Purchased in the US, the weapons were exchanged in the binational building's washroom.

Thursday, Feb 01 2018

Fintrac, the Canadian government agency that fights terrorist financing and money laundering lost a court case in 2016 over its powers to penalize offending businesses.  A review of its penalty program will not be complete before the summer.

Thursday, Feb 01 2018

The Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence held multiple mental health awareness events across Canada today, in support of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign against stigma surrounding mental illness.

Wednesday, Jan 31 2018

Julie Gascon, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard’s Central and Arctic Region was joined by Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan, Commander, United States Coast Guard Ninth District to sign the updated Memorandum of Understanding between their agencies concerning Coast Guard icebreaking services in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway maritime transportation system.

Wednesday, Jan 31 2018

Today is Bell Let’s Talk day. Bell donates five cents for every social interaction facilitated by its network to a mental health initiative in Canada. The campaign is meant both to raise money and to spark the conversation about mental health in general. What happens after a person has taken the brave step of asking for help?

Wednesday, Jan 31 2018

A lawyer representing a female former RCMP officer in a gender harassment class action lawsuit says the number of claimants could grow from about 2400 now to 3000 or 4000. The federal government earmarked $100 million for compensation.

Wednesday, Jan 31 2018

In one of Tehran’s busiest squares, an Iranian woman risked arrest by removed her head scarf, tied it to a stick and waved it for all to see. Police, who maintain a booth in the square, either did not see her or decided not to intervene. According to social media accounts, she was one of six women on Monday to make the symbolic gesture.

Tuesday, Jan 30 2018

Two Toronto police officers have been suspended after allegations they ate marijuana products on duty. They apparently suffered hallucinations, called for help and were taken to hospital.

Tuesday, Jan 30 2018

A recent Sun newspaper series looked at the threat of terrorism in Canada, based on documents from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). One CSIS memo stated “the Service has never before faced a terrorist threat of the scope, scale and complexity of Sunni Islamist-inspired terrorism”.

Tuesday, Jan 30 2018

The RCMP are taking a request for six more officers in the region to the Halifax board of police commissioners. The force says it needs more people to handle motorcycle gangs, social media and cybercrime complaints.

Tuesday, Jan 30 2018

Media are invited to attend a Canadian Armed Forces panel discussion on mental health for Bell Let’s Talk Day. The eighth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day is on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The CAF is a longstanding partner with Bell in this initiative to continue the conversation around mental health and stigma.

Monday, Jan 29 2018

Mountain rescuers were forced to abandon the search for a Polish climber after finding his French climbing partner alive on the Himalayan peak of Nanga Parbat. The pair Elisabeth Revol, 37, and Tomek Mackiewicz, 42, were attempting to climb the mountain, which is nicknamed “Killer Mountain”, without oxygen when they got into difficulty.

Monday, Jan 29 2018

The attacker, driving an ambulance filled with explosives, was able to race through a security checkpoint by saying he was transferring a patient to a hospital. The explosion damaged or destroyed dozens of shops and vehicles in the heart of the city, near government buildings.

Monday, Jan 29 2018

Prosecutors in criminal cases in different countries claim radical views expressed online can lead to violence. Should social media and ebsite operators be held responsible for people who turn words into action ?

Monday, Jan 29 2018

Sentencing is expected today in the RCMP's trial for Labour Code violations related to the 2014 murders of three Mounties in Moncton, New Brunswick. The case involved the force's failure to equip officers properly to face heavily armed criminals.

Friday, Jan 26 2018

A newly surfaced letter not only claims the trio survived but purports to be from one of them. “My name is John Anglin. I escape from Alcatraz in June 1962 with my brother Clarence and Frank Morris,” the letter which was recently obtained by KPIX 5, the CBS station in San Francisco, read.

Thursday, Jan 25 2018

Two students were killed Tuesday and 18 other people were wounded when a 15-year-old boy armed with a handgun opened fire inside a Kentucky high school, authorities said.

Thursday, Jan 25 2018

Five Islamic State gunmen stormed the Save the Children office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad after an explosion, killing five people and wounding dozens in a 10-hour siege, officials said. The assailants were killed.

Thursday, Jan 25 2018

Accused of involvement in a terrorist bombing, Hassan Diab was arrested by Canadian police at the request of French authorities in 2008 and extradited. Released without trial and back in Canada, Dian wants a public inquiry into Canada's extradition law.

Thursday, Jan 25 2018

Toronto police are investigating reports of sexual assault during medical examinations against a doctor who worked for the RCMP. This follows similar allegations against a doctor who worked for the Mounties in Nova Scotia.

Thursday, Jan 25 2018

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announced an investment of $1.3 million over five years for the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and the University of British Columbia's Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education.

Wednesday, Jan 24 2018

When Gatineau police officers got a routine call to check out a suspicious person Monday night they ended up with an unexpected collar – a man who’s been in the lam for nearly two decades in connection with a massive money-laundering scheme that included the shipment of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine for organized crime.

Wednesday, Jan 24 2018

Impaired driving is a crime, but charges are rarely laid against drugged drivers. Right now, there is no limit on the amount of cannabis found in blood, as there is for alcohol. Drugs are now more often found than alcohol in the blood of drivers killed in crashes.

Wednesday, Jan 24 2018

A Canadian Security Intelligence Service threat assessment says terrorism will continue in Canada. A report states "domestic extremists are likely to continue to target Canadian uniformed personnel and related installations in neighbourhoods that are familiar to them ... ”

Wednesday, Jan 24 2018

Bell Canada is alerting customers after hackers illegally accessed the information of fewer than 100,000 customers, the telecom giant told CBC News. The breach comes just eight months after 1.9 million customer emails were stolen from Bell's database by an anonymous hacker.

Tuesday, Jan 23 2018

A tsunami warning for coastal British Columbia and parts of Alaska has ended after a powerful earthquake struck about 250 kilometres southeast of Chiniak, Alaska.

Tuesday, Jan 23 2018

An Ohio man who admitted receiving training in Syria to kill members of the U.S. military and then plotting to carry out an attack has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Tuesday, Jan 23 2018

Thousands of Filipino families have been evacuated in the Philippine province of Albay as the country’s most active volcano inches toward a possibly major eruption.

Tuesday, Jan 23 2018

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) updates internal tracking of Canadian jihadists abroad as often as once a week. Weekly reports from 2016 and early 2017 track those “currently in Turkey/Syria/Iraq” and those “returned to Canada from Turkey/Syria/Iraq”. The Liberal government has put the number of returnees at 60 for over two years.

Tuesday, Jan 23 2018

RCMP members in the Halifax region have accused a local doctor of sexual assault against them over 22 years during medical exams and assessments. Halifax Regional Police are investigating.

Tuesday, Jan 23 2018

The solution ordered by Brazil is very similar to that of Canada. Brazil’s first C295 SAR aircraft toured three of Canada’s search and rescue bases in 2017. Accessing the contractual option for additional SAR-configured aircraft will bring its C295 fleet to 15 aircraft, with 12 transport-configured and 3 SAR-configured.

Monday, Jan 22 2018

The Philippines' most active volcano exploded thunderously Monday, sending a huge grey column of lava fragments, ash and steam into the sky and prompting authorities to warn that a violent eruption may be imminent.

Monday, Jan 22 2018

An avalanche hit Turkish soldiers conducting military operations against Kurdish rebels in Turkey's southeast on Sunday, killing five of them and injuring 12 others, officials said.

Monday, Jan 22 2018

After years of denying it existed, Montreal is dropping the police quota system for traffic tickets.  Mayor Valérie Plante said senior managers will lose bonuses tied to the ticket targets.

Monday, Jan 22 2018

A briefing note from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service in October 2016 states, “The Service has never before faced a terrorist threat of the scope, scale and complexity of Sunni Islamist-inspired terrorism...” The document seems to conflict with public statements by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Monday, Jan 22 2018

The Crown has filed an appeal against the acquittal of a Montreal woman on terror-related charges. Sabrine Djermane was accused of attempting to leave Canada to commit a terror act abroad; possession of an explosive substance; and committing an act under the direction or for the profit of a terrorist organization. Prosecutors are appealing the explosive substance verdict.

Friday, Jan 19 2018

Police in Nigeria say two Canadians and two Americans kidnapped on Tuesday are in “good spirits”. The officials say they are being held by bandits, not terrorists, and a ransom has been demanded.

Friday, Jan 19 2018

With a crippled ISIS now less focused on recruiting followers for a new life in Iraq and Syria than on lashing out at perceived enemies, Michael Dempsey looks at what can be done to counter the shifting tactics of ISIS.

Thursday, Jan 18 2018

An oil spill from an Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea is now the size of Paris. The slick covers an area of 101 square kilometers, after almost doubling in size from the start of the week, according to figures released Wednesday by the Chinese State Oceanic Administration.

Thursday, Jan 18 2018

A Greenfield hospital system last week paid a $50,000 ransom to hackers who hijacked patient data. The SamSam ransomware attack accessed Hancock Health's computers through an outside vendor's account. It quickly infected the system by locking out data and changing the names of more than 1,400 files to "I'm sorry."

Thursday, Jan 18 2018

Ottawa Police Const. Marcel Allen was arrested Tuesday. Police allege that Allen entered a teen’s home with a knife looking to settle a dispute between the teen and one of his own children. Police also allege that Allen flashed his badge during the altercation.

Thursday, Jan 18 2018

A British Columbia court has ruled that indefinite solitary confinement for federal inmates is unconstitutional, because it risks psychological harm. The decision is suspended for 12 months so the government can draft new legislation.

Thursday, Jan 18 2018

Reports from Nigeria say gunmen have kidnapped two Canadians and two Americans on a road known for abductions. Local media say two security personnel were shot and killed during the attack.

Thursday, Jan 18 2018

The Canadian Coast Guard will be seeking proposals from qualified marine salvage companies for bulk oil removal from the wreck of the Manolis L. The freighter sank in January 1985 near Change Islands in Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Wednesday, Jan 17 2018

Kangni Fiowole-Kouevi, 36, had made it across the border near Emerson, Manitoba. He is the latest African asylum-seeker to face the possibility of losing his fingers to frostbite.

Wednesday, Jan 17 2018

For years, the Winnipeg Police Service has had the largest or one of the largest per capita complements in Canada. The Winnipeg Police Board wants to bring the number in line with the national average which would mean cutting the force by as many as 267 officers.

Wednesday, Jan 17 2018

Venezuelan special forces captured five members of a band led by a rebellious police officer who have been on the run since stealing a helicopter and launching grenades at government buildings in the capital last year, officials said.

Tuesday, Jan 16 2018

Twin suicide bombings rocked Baghdad, killing 38 people in the deadliest attack since Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State group last month. The bombers targeted the bustling Tayran Square, in the heart of the capital, setting off their explosive vests among labourers and street vendors during the morning rush hour.

Tuesday, Jan 16 2018

A Vancouver-area teen was with his family when he ran into the deadly crossfire of the region's intermittent gang war. Police say the 15-year-old boy was shot just after 9 p.m. on one of Vancouver's busiest streets, and died on Monday afternoon after his family took him off of life support.

Tuesday, Jan 16 2018

Jordan Evan Bloom of Thornhill, Ontario, faces several criminal charges for allegedly peddling information from an online database containing 1.5 billion usernames and passwords. Bloom was selling stolen personal identities through the website Leakedsource.com, which held a total of some three billion pieces of sensitive data.

Tuesday, Jan 16 2018

On Friday, news outlets around the world carried the story of an 11 year old Muslim schoolgirl in Toronto whose hijab had been cut by a man on her way to school. Yesterday Toronto police said the attack never happened. Toronto police said the investigation has concluded.

Tuesday, Jan 16 2018

The new public safety bill gives new powers to Canada’s foreign intelligence agency that has a growing number of critics worried it will put Canadians in the crosshairs.

Monday, Jan 15 2018

A Pegasus Airlines flight skidded off the runway of a Turkish coastal airport and plunged down a steep slope on the edge of the Black Sea, ending up only metres from the water's edge. None of the 168 people on board was hurt.

Monday, Jan 15 2018

A burning Iranian oil tanker exploded and sank Sunday after more than a week listing off the coast of China, as an Iranian official acknowledged there was "no hope" of missing sailors surviving the disaster.

Monday, Jan 15 2018

A draft discussion paper prepared for the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) explores how "mega trends" will transform the economy, society and security.  The document was created for a November 2016 meeting of senior officials.

Monday, Jan 15 2018

British Columbia crown prosecutors are back in court to restore a guilty verdict in the attempted murder trial of John Nuttall and Amanda Korody. A judge threw out their conviction on the grounds that the RCMP had manipulated them.

Monday, Jan 15 2018

Across the country, RCMP Operational Communications Centres  (OCCs) are understaffed by as much as 50 per cent or more.  Numbers released to CBC News show the October 2017 national vacancy rate in OCCs was more than 27 per cent.

Friday, Jan 12 2018

Omar Khadr pleaded guilty to killing an American in Afghanistan. Lawyers for his victim's family say he cannot recant the confession to avoid paying a civil judgment against him. Canada paid Khadr $10 million to settle a claim his rights had been violated.

Friday, Jan 12 2018

The father of an 8-year-old Pakistani girl whose rape and killing shocked the nation accused the police of being slow to respond when his daughter went missing in eastern Punjab province.

Thursday, Jan 11 2018

Authorities in Switzerland resorted to dynamite to clear a route to the ski resort of Zermatt, where more than 13,000 tourists are snowed in. Helicopter teams used controlled explosions to trigger avalanches and clear dangerous areas of snow so the rail line to the town could be safely reopened.

Thursday, Jan 11 2018

About 200,000 Salvadorans in the US may seek refuge in Canada after the Trump administration announced plans to repatriate them. The government of Canada is working to discourage them. Thousands of Haitians entered Canada illegally after losing special status in the United States.

Thursday, Jan 11 2018

The RCMP is investigating illnesses that required eight Canadians diplomats and family members in Cuba to seek medical care. Symptoms of dizziness, nosebleeds or headaches raised concerns about possible acoustic attacks.

Thursday, Jan 11 2018

Raptors, including the whistling kite, are intentionally spreading grass fires in northern Australia, a research paper argues. The reason: to flush out prey and feast.

Wednesday, Jan 10 2018

Heavy rains caused rivers of mud and debris to run down from hillsides in Santa Barbara County, demolishing homes in the seaside community of Montecito just weeks after a massive wildfire scarred the region. At least 15 people killed, hundreds of people remain cut off by debris.

Wednesday, Jan 10 2018

The province’s Special Investigations Unit says it has found ample evidence that an Ontario Provincial Police officer operated a police cruiser in a “careless manner,” leading to a crash on Highway 401 near Gananoque in October 2016. However, the officer should not face criminal charges in the incident, the SIU added.

Wednesday, Jan 10 2018

Ottawa City Hall needs security bollards around the building in case a terrorist tries to use a vehicle to run over people, the city’s security boss says.

Wednesday, Jan 10 2018

Ottawa Police say they’re investigating new reports of a fake Uber driver in the Ottawa ByWard Market. Police say a man would offer women a ride home, sometimes posing an Uber driver. Victims would have their credit or debit card information stolen by use of a card skimmer.

Wednesday, Jan 10 2018

Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel wants the Liberal government to close a legal loophole that leads to illegal border crossings into Canada. The US order forcing 200,000 Salvadorans to leave that country by September could bring a surge of asylum seekers to this country.

Wednesday, Jan 10 2018

Unusually heavy snowfall and a high risk of Alpine avalanches stranded some 13,000 tourists in the Swiss resort of Zermatt at the base of the famed Matterhorn mountain. Swiss authorities deployed helicopters to ferry some tourists to a nearby village to escape the snow-bound Alpine valley.

Tuesday, Jan 09 2018

The B.C. RCMP has issued a government tender for its very own 3D printer, with the aim of building models of vehicle accidents for use in court.

Tuesday, Jan 09 2018

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has a policy of not releasing the names of many murder victims. Last year, EPS did not release the names of 17 of last year's 42 homicide victims. Calgary Police Service named all 27 of its 2017 homicide victims. The Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police has a provincial framework for a consistent approach to naming homicide victims.

Tuesday, Jan 09 2018

Joshua Boyle, the Canadian who spent five years in Taliban captivity with his family, appeared in an Ottawa court Monday morning. He remains in custody while lawyers work on a bail arrangement. Boyle faces 15 charges, including assault, sexual assault and unlawful confinement.

Tuesday, Jan 09 2018

Around 200,000 Salvadorans allowed to live in the United States since 2001 after earthquakes in El Salvador must leave the country in 2019, U.S. officials said.

Monday, Jan 08 2018

An oil tanker that caught fire after a collision with a freighter off China's east coast on the weekend is at risk of exploding and sinking. One body has been discovered aboard the vessel and 31 other crew members are missing.

Monday, Jan 08 2018

The federal government's contingency plans for a new surge of asylum seekers at the border this winter could be put to the test with the pending U.S. decision on the fate of as many as 200,000 Salvadorans.

Monday, Jan 08 2018

A veteran reporter has studied Joshua Boyle's history and writes she does not believe him. Boyle and his family were rescued from five years of Taliban captivity last fall, and he was charged by Ottawa police with a variety of offenses New Year's Day. Toronto Star reporter Rosie DiManno says his stories don't make sense.

Monday, Jan 08 2018

The Canadian government has signed a contract with Advanced Symbolics of Ottawa to watch social media posts for indications of suicidal behaviour.

Friday, Jan 05 2018

On Boxing Day, Mounties in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan received a report about a 59-year-old man who had walked away from a care home. He was found dead the next day. Internal and external reviews are looking into the police response.

Friday, Jan 05 2018

Sgt. Robert Mugridge of Ontario's Chatham-Kent force received almost $400,000 in pay during a suspension of more than three years. Ontario is the only province where officers charged with serious offenses are paid.

Thursday, Jan 04 2018

Joshua Boyle and his family were rescued in October after five years as captives in Afghanistan. Boyle is now in jail in Ottawa,  charged with sexual assault, forcible confinement and administering a noxious drug.

Wednesday, Jan 03 2018

A report prepared for Public Safety Canada calls on the government to create a review commission to monitor the activities of the Canada Border Services Agency. The body would examine complaints about border officers and also replace the existing RCMP complaints commission.

Tuesday, Jan 02 2018

The city of Edmonton is experiencing extreme cold, with wind-adjusted temperatures as low as -43 C.  Dave Matwichuk, deputy chief with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services, said frozen metal  equipment can malfunction and even personal protection equipment like breathing apparatus can freeze up from moisture.

Friday, Dec 29 2017

A poll shows 62 per cent of Canadians want the prosecution of people suspected of jihadi activities abroad, while 28 per cent say the government should focus on rehabilitation and deradicalization.

Thursday, Dec 28 2017

Toronto billiionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found hanged in mid-December. The family has hired a private investigative firm to investigate the deaths, which police have called 'suspicious'.

Thursday, Dec 28 2017

Public Safety Canada's annual public report on terrorism in Canada says attacks are becoming simpler, using knives and vehicles as weapons. One “high-impact” vehicle assault in Edmonton injured five people. Terrorists hope to develop cyberattack capabilities, but have so far failed.

Friday, Dec 22 2017

A provincial government audit of sexual crimes shows municipal police in New Brunswick do not record crime statistics properly and often investigators of sexual violence fail to interview key witnesses.

Friday, Dec 22 2017

Almost 200 Canadians have traveled to join ISIS and other extremist organizations. Those who return to Canada should face criminal charges.

Thursday, Dec 21 2017

 An informal survey shows police still do not know how many Indigenous women and girls go missing in Canada. each year. The most recent official numbers are in the RCMP's 2014 report Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: A National Operational Overview, showing there were 164 missing women.

Thursday, Dec 21 2017

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service has assessed Abdullah Milton, the star witness against accused terrorism financier Awso Peshdary as parasitic and psychopathic. Milton was paid at least $700,000 to infiltrate an Ottawa terrorism network close to Peshdary.

Wednesday, Dec 20 2017

The federal government has pledged almost $1.3 million over five years from the Community Resilience Fund to Calgary Police Service and partners to deliver the ReDirect program, providing awareness and education on radicalization to violence.

Tuesday, Dec 19 2017

The Toronto police homicide squad now leads the investigation into the deaths of Toronto billionaires Honey and Barry Sherman. On Saturday the Sherman family criticized police as the source of media speculation about a murder-suicide.

Monday, Dec 18 2017

An annual survey of  sworn and civilian Calgary Police Service employees shows morale at record-low levels. Workloads, stress and low confidence in senior management were cited as causes. Ward Sutherland, a city council representative on the police commission board attributed low morale, in part, to a “new culture of accountability”.

Monday, Dec 18 2017

First responder agencies from Washington state and Abbotsford and Langley, British Columbia joined US and Canadian federal operators in the fifth Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiment. International communications were coordinated by a public safety broadband network (PSBN), which enabled special features for first responders.

Friday, Dec 15 2017

Since 2007 13 human feet have been found along the British Columbia coast. Eight of the feet belonged to six people. The British Columbia Coroners Service does not suspect foul play.

Thursday, Dec 14 2017

A convicted child molester was prevented from flying overseas from Sydney Airport on Wednesday under new laws aimed at keeping Australian pedophiles from travelling to Southeast Asia for sex tourism.

Wednesday, Dec 13 2017

Groups like ISIS use different strategies to attract women to their ranks than men. The government of Canada  is developing “counter-messaging” to disrupt terrorist recruiting.

Wednesday, Dec 13 2017

An explosion and fire that ripped through Austria’s main gas pipeline hub killed one person and injured at least 18 others, prompting Italy to declare a state of emergency as flows from the strategic site were cut off.

Tuesday, Dec 12 2017

The RCMP is in a 'perfect storm.' While maintaining police services at several levels of government, chronic underfunding means it cannot function as a federal force.

Tuesday, Dec 12 2017

A man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square injuring the suspect and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour.

Monday, Dec 11 2017

Melbourne, Australia is hosting a three-day conference of law enforcement agencies from the UK, US, Canada, France, New Zealand, Singapore and Belgium on Leadership in Counter Terrorism. Officials are concerned about the potential for Christmas terror attacks as Islamist fighters return from Iraq.

Monday, Dec 11 2017

Daniel Therrien, Canada's privacy commissioner says security legislation should be amended to ensure the government does not keep personal data it does not need. Therrien told the Commons public safety committee that security agencies should not be able to keep a profile on every Canadian.

Friday, Dec 08 2017

Budget documents have revealed that Regina police want a 'tactical rescue vehicle'. Critics say the proposed purchase shows the 'militarization' of Canadian police forces.

Thursday, Dec 07 2017

A Toronto area company called The ICEN Group assisted in the release in October of Joshua Boyle, his wife Caitlan Coleman and their three children from Pakistani militants after five years in captivity. Boyle's family hired the company, headed by former CSIS employee Andy Ellis.

Wednesday, Dec 06 2017

A rapidly growing wildfire in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened thousands of homes on Tuesday, forcing nearby residents to evacuate the area after causing at least one death and local power outages, officials said.

Tuesday, Dec 05 2017

Two suspects turned on Yosif Al-Hasnawi when the 19-year-old tried to help an older stranger, police said. Some witnesses, however, criticized paramedics who responded to the shooting, saying Al-Hasnawi was clearly in distress but wasn’t taken seriously.

Tuesday, Dec 05 2017

The move by the Ontario government to limit the prosecution of HIV-positive people with low viral loads, who don’t have a realistic chance of transmitting the disease is being called as a step in the right direction by some HIV-positive people.

Tuesday, Dec 05 2017

Foreign ISIS fighters are leaving the Middle East to return home. Britain, France and the United States directly target their citizens fighting for terrorist groups on the battlefield to prevent their return. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said, "Canada does not engage in death squads."

Tuesday, Dec 05 2017

When a Florida man was brought into an emergency room with a do not resuscitate (DNR) tattoo on his chest along with a signature, a team of physicians found themselves at an ethical crossroad. Should the tattoo be honoured as an official request to not resuscitate, or should every attempt be made to save the man’s life?

Monday, Dec 04 2017

An Ottawa pharmacist who faked a robbery at his own drugstore to cover up the “mountains” of fentanyl patches he trafficked has been found guilty of his crimes, in what appears to be the city’s first case of narcotics trafficking in the profession and the latest effort to deal with the opioid crisis.

Monday, Dec 04 2017

Germany's domestic intelligence chief has warned that wives and children of German ISIS fighters would pose a major security risk if they return home. Hans-Georg Maassen said they may "identify deeply" with jihadism and it is crucial to have security procedures in place.

Monday, Dec 04 2017

A former CFL player, Const. Jason Mallett, turned disgraced Ottawa police officer has been charged by his own force with having sex while on-duty with multiple women in a series of discipline charges that will see the force wanting the badge of its one-time poster boy.

Thursday, Nov 30 2017

The federal government has pledged to fund a treatment centre for an Ontario reserve plagued by mercury contamination. The treatment centre is “dream come true” and once it is built, those affected by the serious impacts of mercury contamination will not have to travel to centres like Winnipeg or Kenora, Ont., to receive care

Thursday, Nov 30 2017

Information released before Parliament begins debate on C-59, a new national-security bill, shows that federal agencies want to gather "bulk" amounts of electronic data about ordinary Canadians to find terrorist threats. A committee reviewing the bill will hear from federal officials and police chiefs today.

Thursday, Nov 30 2017

The combination of Libya’s splintered government in the wake of Muammar Gaddafi’s fall and the influx of people from Nigeria has led to a situation where stranded men and women are being held against their will and, in some cases, sold into slavery or prostitution.

Wednesday, Nov 29 2017

About 11 percent of medicines in developing countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from diseases like malaria and pneumonia every year, the World Health Organization said.

Wednesday, Nov 29 2017

A Canadian man pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to charges stemming from a massive breach at Yahoo that authorities say was directed by two Russian intelligence agents and affected at least a half billion user accounts.

Wednesday, Nov 29 2017

Police are calling down warnings of an alleged phone scam after it turned out the phone calls were part of a legitimate Ontario fundraising campaign. The Ontario police association is running a campaign for its program called "Kids and Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Days."

Wednesday, Nov 29 2017

In the House of Commons Tuesday, Conservative opposition leader Andrew Scheer said the Liberal government is going easy on suspected ISIS terrorists returning to Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the  Conservatives  are trying to frighten Canadians.

Wednesday, Nov 29 2017

A 22-year-old Canadian woman from Montreal is in the custody of Kurdish forces in Syria, along with her two-year-old daughter and newborn baby girl, after having fled a Daesh-controlled region of Syria.

Tuesday, Nov 28 2017

After spending several weeks in Peru co-ordinating the search for her missing son, Jesse Galganov’s mother has hired a renowned Israeli search-and-rescue company that has experience locating missing people in remote places around the world.

Tuesday, Nov 28 2017

The Trudeau government has created the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP), a $4.5-million body consisting of eight MPS and three senators supported by a secretariat from the Privy Council Office.

Tuesday, Nov 28 2017

It looks like a typical one-bedroom seniors apartment, but hidden inside are a series of sensors. The apartment, located inside Ottawa’s Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, is a living laboratory that comes equipped with technology that gathers information to help identify memory and mobility issues.

Tuesday, Nov 28 2017

Ottawa police are taking the final steps to reduce the “boys’ club” mentality that was historically prevalent in dealing with women’s careers on the force.

Tuesday, Nov 28 2017

A new DNA testing device made in Ottawa can cut the time it takes to test for legionnaires’ disease from more than a week to 45 minutes.

Tuesday, Nov 28 2017

The RCMP will remove data about religious and cultural practices from records about Muslim refugee claimants who came from the U.S. into Canada at an irregular crossing point  in Quebec. An interview guide used questions specifically targeting Muslims.

Tuesday, Nov 28 2017

The hackers’ targets: The former head of cybersecurity for the U.S. Air Force. An ex-director at the National Security Council. A former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. All were caught up in a Russian government-aligned cyberespionage campaign. None was warned by the FBI.

Monday, Nov 27 2017

Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has warned the European Union not to meddle with its missile development program. If the EU interferes with Iran's missile program, "we will also regard the Europeans as a threat and will act accordingly," said IRGC Deputy Commander Hossein Salami.

Monday, Nov 27 2017

After arriving in Syria, Zarah's husband trained as a fighter and soon “became a martyr for the caliphate, thanks to God. I loved him. But we all must make sacrifices for our beliefs.” Another woman, originally from Kosovo, said she would "want both her kids to grow up to be martyrs."

Monday, Nov 27 2017

The minister of public safety, Ralph Goodale said in a televised interview that the chance of reintegrating ISIS fighters is "pretty remote". Mr. Goodale says prosecutions are difficult because battlefield intelligence about individuals must be turned into evidence usable in Canadian courts.

Monday, Nov 27 2017

Worshippers in Egypt’s North Sinai were killed when a Sufi mosque was bombed and gunmen positioned outside were shooting those escaping the carnage inside. Paramedics and other responders were also shot. Latest reports say 305 people were killed and another 128 are wounded.

Sunday, Nov 26 2017

Underground banks are illegal, but common in China. According to China’s Ministry of Public Security, underground banks handled more than $137 billion in transactions last year.

Saturday, Nov 25 2017

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters.

Thursday, Nov 23 2017

At the 10th annual Unmanned Systems Canada Student UAS Competition, students from 14 Canadian universities competed using their best technology to fly their UAVs in support of a crime scene investigation.

Thursday, Nov 23 2017

Authorities on removed dozens of asylum seekers and ratcheted up pressure on more than 300 others to abandon a decommissioned immigration camp, where refugees reported their shelters, beds and other belongings have been destroyed.

Thursday, Nov 23 2017

While some countries try to kill their citizens fighting for ISIS in Syria before they can return, Canada places its hopes on reintegration and counseling. If that fails, returning terrorists can be prosecuted but lawyers are reluctant to bring the charges.

Thursday, Nov 23 2017

A selection committee headed by former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna is looking for a new RCMP commissioner to replace Bob Paulson. One of the contenders is Devon Clunis, former Winnipeg police chief and labour leader Barbara Byers.

Thursday, Nov 23 2017

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams have made a number of arrests and seized a huge cache of drugs after a raid on a Calgary-based drug operation. ALERT says the year-long investigation, dubbed Project Offshore, has netted over $4M worth of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine.

Wednesday, Nov 22 2017

Victor Omoruyi has been arrested and charged — for the second time — in connection with a human-smuggling ring. Omoruyi was taken into custody on a warrant by RCMP at Saskatoon International Airport after being deported from America. He's been charged under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act with one count of human smuggling and one count of aiding or abetting.​

Wednesday, Nov 22 2017

The Canada Revenue Agency's call centres blocked more than half the calls they received and gave taxpayers the wrong answers to their questions nearly one third of the time, according to the federal Auditor-General.

Wednesday, Nov 22 2017

Christopher Calvin Garnier, 29, allegedly strangled off-duty police officer Constable Catherine Campbell and got rid of her body with a compost bin.

Wednesday, Nov 22 2017

Laser lights were used to illuminate two aircraft and a police cruiser near Halifax airport Monday night. RCMP are investigating the incidents. Directing lasers against aircraft can result in fines of up to $100,000.

Wednesday, Nov 22 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is monitoring ISIS fighters returning from the Middle East, revoking their passports and laying criminal charges. He said the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence will help jihadists “let go of that terrorist ideology.”

Wednesday, Nov 22 2017

Canadian Armed Forces Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels deployed on Operation Caribbe in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea have been working hand-in-hand with the United States Coast Guard over the past several weeks to intercept and seize large quantities of illicit drugs.

Tuesday, Nov 21 2017

More than 15,000 foreign nationals are on Canada's deportation list, but some can't be removed because their home country won't take them back.

Tuesday, Nov 21 2017

Russia's meteorological service said it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that an accident had taken place.

Tuesday, Nov 21 2017

A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Tuesday, Nov 21 2017

Human rights groups say at least 24 people have been killed in violence following the presidential vote, which opposition supporters claim was rigged.

Tuesday, Nov 21 2017

Bill C59 is a package of security measures from the Trudeau government to modify the Conservatives’ 2015 Anti-Terrorism Act. The Opposition says it shows the Liberals are soft on terrorism.

Tuesday, Nov 21 2017

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan wrapped up the 9th annual edition of the Halifax International Security Forum, where he highlighted Canadian security and defence priorities through discussions with Defence Ministers, the academic community, industry, and officials from across the globe.

Monday, Nov 20 2017

Based on a fictional scenario involving a volcanic eruption and subsequent crater collapse, emergency responders and management officials from Canada and U.S. were able to effectively improve situational awareness and communication of critical information necessary to better plan and execute a coordinated response to a potential incident affecting both sides of the border.

Monday, Nov 20 2017

Indigenous leaders in Quebec want help to deal with recreational marijuana use. Quebec and Labrador Assembly of First Nations Chief Ghislain Picard said communities are already struggling to cope with substance abuse.

Monday, Nov 20 2017

The Government will formally apologize to LGBTQ2 Canadians on November 28, the Prime Minister announced on Sunday. An advocate for people who were persecuted said there is no agreement on a financial settlement. Many victims of previous policies lost employment in the armed forces and government.

Monday, Nov 20 2017

International aerospace and defence engineering group Meggitt PLC has secured a £3.7 million grant for R&D of next-generation aerospace engines. Provided through the UK govt Aerospace Technology Institute programme, the grant will be matched by a consortium of business partners.

Friday, Nov 17 2017

Canadian jihadis in Iraq and Syria face a concerted effort to kill them by the Syrian, Iraqi, US, Russian and (recently) Turkish governments, as well as numerous local and foreign-backed militias. But have little to fear from their own government. According to the 2016 report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada, Public Safety Canada is aware that returning jihadis "may have skills, experience and relationships developed abroad that could be used to recruit or inspire individuals in Canada. They may also engage in terrorist financing, helping others to travel, or even planning attacks in Canada. The attacks directed by Daesh in Paris and Brussels provide examples. Most of the attackers were returnees linked to Daesh."

Friday, Nov 17 2017

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador plans to establish a Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) to investigate police shootings and other serious incidents. Discussions are underway about including other provinces in the SIRT.

Friday, Nov 17 2017

Assistant RCMP commissioner Curtis Zablocki told a Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities meeting that farmers under threat should call 911, secure themselves as best they can and wait for police. Zablocki said new Protection and Response Teams that include conservation officers and commercial vehicle enforcement officers will allow Mounties to spend more time on core policing.

Friday, Nov 17 2017

The 4th EU-Canada Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) Symposium will be held Monday, 20 November in Ottawa. This annual event brings together Canadian and European military and civilian practitioners, policymakers and academic experts, and offers a platform for exchanges on addressing global security threats.

Thursday, Nov 16 2017

Twenty countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030. Since signing the Paris Agreement in 2015, which aims to wean the world off fossil fuels, several countries have made national plans to phase out coal from their power supply mix.

Thursday, Nov 16 2017

An agency that investigates serious police actions in Manitoba says an RCMP officer was escorting a man to Winnipeg when he wrestled the Mountie’s gun away from him and took off in an unmarked police van.

Thursday, Nov 16 2017

The Safe Third Country Agreement specifies that Canada can turn back asylum-seekers coming from the U.S. who failed to make a claim first in that country, but only if they arrive at an officially designated port of entry. Hence the incentive to cross along backroads and through farmers' fields, but there are alternatives that allow the RCMP to reestablish control over the boundary.

Wednesday, Nov 15 2017

The Mohawk Council, the union representing border guards, and CBSA are still at loggerheads over whether an alternative reporting station will be allowed to go ahead.

Wednesday, Nov 15 2017

CIJA commends the Toronto Police Service after arrests stemming from evidence of antisemitic, racist, misogynist, and pro-Nazi content in a community newspaper.

Wednesday, Nov 15 2017

When a serious conflict of interest for Mr. Morneau was exposed by a Globe and Mail report, he took corrective action. As Andrew Stark notes in this opinion piece, Morneau repeatedly refuses to acknowledge that he was ever in a conflict of interest. The federal Ethics Commissioner, Mary Dawson, has announced she will be conducting an official examination to answer just that question.

Wednesday, Nov 15 2017

Despite its unwieldy title, the Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, which will oversee the country’s national security and intelligence operations, is seen as a very positive development.

Wednesday, Nov 15 2017

A gunman who killed four people in rural California fired into an elementary school but was stopped from entering by teachers. One child was shot at the school after the gunman fired into it. Others were hurt by broken glass.

Wednesday, Nov 15 2017

The government has announced close to $1.5 million in federal funding for the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC) to support the standardization of first response teams. It will coordinate wildland fire-control services for all provinces, territories and federal fire management agencies.

Wednesday, Nov 15 2017

B'nai Brith Canada wants Mississauga, Ontario to enforce its own bylaws after protestors threatened violence against Jews and encouraged terrorism. Demonstrators in July and November urged violence against Jews.

Wednesday, Nov 15 2017

Rescuers dug with their bare hands through the debris of buildings felled by an 7.3 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 430 people in the border region of Iran and Iraq, with nearly all the casualties occurring in an area rebuilt after their ruinous 1980s war.

Tuesday, Nov 14 2017

A Montreal writer told an audience that the policing crisis that faces Canada’s black community today is rooted in centuries of racism that dehumanized black people.

Tuesday, Nov 14 2017

With repairs incomplete, the Coast Guard towed CCGS 'Hudson" from an Ontario yard back to Halifax, before the annual closing of the St-Lawrence Seaway. Questions remain about the vessel's fitness for service.

Tuesday, Nov 14 2017

Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith acquitted a man of sexual assault against his former wife because of their belief that consent is not required in Canada or anywhere.

Monday, Nov 13 2017

Despite the fact that it is illegal in Canada to force anyone (even a spouse) to have sex, a disturbing decision by Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith acquitted a man of sexual assault against his former wife because the man believed his religion and culture entitled him to have sex with her whether she consented or not. In a decision that suggests a selective process of who deserves protection by the legal system, the judge said the Crown had "failed to prove criminal intent" by the husband.

Monday, Nov 13 2017

For many years, perhaps even for generations, female genital mutilation (FGM) in the U.S. has gone unreported, unsuspected and undetected because of the secretive trafficking of this barbaric practice. A Michigan doctor is being prosecuted in the first federal prosecution, and those working to eradicate this criminal practice hope the attention will help put an end to this family-inflicted brutality against girls.

Monday, Nov 13 2017

After a four-year investigation and the cooperation of police forces in Canada and the United States, RCMP in southern Ontario have arrested nine people with alleged ties to organized crime in the United States. Police seized fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and about three million cigarettes.

Friday, Nov 10 2017

The RCAF has decided to use a grey colour scheme for the C-295W fleet "to enable surging flexibility" for the "very wide range of missions" it is required to conduct, said a DND spokesman.

Thursday, Nov 09 2017

An Ottawa-born man is one of seven people charged in a region-wide bust that netted assault rifles, cocaine, methamphetamine and pot, plus more than $150,000 in cash.

Thursday, Nov 09 2017

Every time she flies, four-year old Alia Mohamed of Nanaimo, B.C. is hauled aside because her name is on the Canadian 'no-fly' list. Her parents and others traveled to Ottawa to ask the government to overhaul what they say is a defective system.

Thursday, Nov 09 2017

Five reports released by the federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime outline victim and survivor perspectives on restorative justice, bail reform, administration of justice issues, the criminal justice system and the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights. The Ombudsman found low confidence in the criminal justice system.

Thursday, Nov 09 2017

Chairman David McGuinty says if the 11-member national security and intelligence committee of parliamentarians does its job, no other Canadians will face the same kind of fate as Maher Arar and Omar Khadr.

Wednesday, Nov 08 2017

On Monday night, the Trump administration confirmed it will end temporary protection status (TPS) for citizens of Nicaragua, many of whom have lived in the U.S. for nearly two decades. About 2,500 people are expected to be directly affected, and the Canadian government says it will be ready to handle any new influx of irregular border-crossers.

Wednesday, Nov 08 2017

Jack Letts, a teenage convert to Islam from Oxford, moved to Syria where he lived in the ISIL capital. Letts, captured by Kurdish forces as a suspected ISIL fighter, is a joint British-Canadian citizen and Kurdish authorities have talked of possibly releasing him to Canadian officials.

Wednesday, Nov 08 2017

Ottawa may have to spend as much as $13.3 million more each year on firefighters — without getting any new services — as a result of new provincial legislation meant to benefit low-income earners.

Wednesday, Nov 08 2017

Devin Patrick Kelley, the man who shot and killed 26 people at a Texas church on Sunday, should have been barred from possessing firearms. The United States Air Force failed to place his criminal history in a database that could have prevented him from purchasing firearms.

Wednesday, Nov 08 2017

In the wake of the $10.5 million payout to Omar Khadr by the Canadian government, a fresh lawsuit claims $50 million for an Algerian man who says Canada is responsible for his incarceration at Guantanamo. Djamel Ameziane resided briefly in Canada in the early 1990s before his refugee claim was rejected.

Wednesday, Nov 08 2017

RCMP officers have arrested five naked people at the scene of a two vehicle collision south of Edmonton. An officer said the situation was "convoluted" and might involve drugs and alcohol.

Tuesday, Nov 07 2017

Canada will make biological threats a priority when it assumes the G7 presidency next year.  Mark Gwozdecky,  an associate deputy minister at Global Affairs Canada told a recent conference that infectious diseases are "ruthless, persistent and all too adaptive."

Tuesday, Nov 07 2017

Calgary police have charged a man and woman with 59 offenses, including possession of counterfeit money and illegal firearms, and the production of fentanyl, an illegal substance. This is the first time charges have been laid under an Alberta law against equipment used to make pills without a licence.

Tuesday, Nov 07 2017

The Government of Canada has established a National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, a multi-party committee whose representatives, from both the House and the Senate, will report annually, tabling recommendations in both Houses of Parliament and the appropriate Standing Committees.

Monday, Nov 06 2017

The Syrian army announced on Friday it liberated the long-contested eastern city of Deir el-Zour from the Islamic State group.

Monday, Nov 06 2017

Detection dogs helped police find 35 kilograms of cocaine in suitcases in a cabin the women shared and 60 kilograms of the drug in the man’s luggage in a separate cabin. The drugs were worth an estimated $30.5 million.

Monday, Nov 06 2017

Ontario has announced sweeping changes to its policing laws including the ability for police chiefs to suspend officers without pay if they are in custody or charged with a serious federal offence not allegedly committed in the course of their duties.

Monday, Nov 06 2017

The Justice for Abdirahman Coalition is pleased that many of its recommendations have been folded into new provincial legislation strengthening police oversight.

Monday, Nov 06 2017

Police chiefs across Ontario have long asked that the province give them the power to suspend without pay officers accused of egregious wrongdoing. 

Monday, Nov 06 2017

Name changes and changes in operations are expected for The Special Investigations Unit, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director, and the Ontario Civilian Police Commission. 

Monday, Nov 06 2017

Police in Ontario could soon get more tools to search for missing people, such as the ability to track cellphones and enter a home or building to search for them.

Monday, Nov 06 2017

Community Safety Minister Marie-France Lalonde and Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, two Ottawa ministers, announced mass changes to the way the provincial government oversees policing.

Monday, Nov 06 2017

Djamel Ameziane, an Algerian, plans to sue the government of Canada for $50 million, because he claims this country is complicit in his confinement and abuse at the Guantanamo facility. Ameziane was never prosecuted or charged.

Monday, Nov 06 2017

A gunman killed at least 26 people at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday. The assailant, Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, was shot and pursued by citizens, and was found dead in the wreckage of his truck.

Monday, Nov 06 2017

Last week Quebec's anti-corruption task foce arrested sitting National Assembly member Guy Ouellette, a former police officer, but he has not been charged with any crime. The task force says the arrest was in connection with leaked documents but  Ouelette says it was designed to intimidate him in his work as a legislator.

Friday, Nov 03 2017

Commissioners of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women want the federal government to create a national police task force to assist their work. An investigative body could reopen old cases that police have closed. Commissioners blamed government red tape for an eight month delay in beginning their work.

Friday, Nov 03 2017

During an interview with investigators, Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek native, asked to hang an ISIS flag in his hospital room and said "he felt good about what he had done".

Thursday, Nov 02 2017

More than a decade after being run out of Gaza by Hamas, the Palestinian Authority took control of the enclave’s border crossings, the most tangible sign yet of progress in the deal to end a bitter schism between the groups and ease the territory’s isolation.

Thursday, Nov 02 2017

The collision of two tanker trucks on the 400 highway north of Toronto killed three people and wrecked more than a dozen vehicles. Support groups say such accident scenes put first responders at risk of mental disorders.

Thursday, Nov 02 2017

Despite recognizing the need for needle programs in Canadian prisons during the last election campaign, the Trudeau government has not yet acted. Preventable HIV and Hepatitis C virus infections cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

Thursday, Nov 02 2017

Mubin Shaikh, a Canadian Muslim who was radicalized in his teens, told the UN Security Council that he’s haunted by a video image: A 3-year-old boy uses a large knife given to him by his parents to cut off his teddy bear’s head.

Wednesday, Nov 01 2017

Kevin Omar Mohamed was arrested in 2016 in Waterloo, Ont.,  pleaded guilty in June, 2017 to participating in the activity of a terrorist group and received a four and a half year sentence. His online activities brought him to the attention of authorities who followed his plans and movements through his electronic communications.

Wednesday, Nov 01 2017

At least eight people are dead in a New York City terrorist attack after a man drove through a bike lane in a rented truck. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered sincere condolences on behalf of all Canadians.

Wednesday, Nov 01 2017

News that foreign state-operated hackers try to gain access to federal government’s computer networks approximately 50 times a week – and that at least one tends to be successful – prompted Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to underscore the need to “just keep working and win the race” even as hackers seem to stay one step ahead of security efforts.

Tuesday, Oct 31 2017

A new report says that between 2013 and 2015, on average, more than 2,500 state-sponsored cyber activities a year were directed at Canadian government computer networks. The Communications Security Establishment reports that about one attempt a week succeeded.

Tuesday, Oct 31 2017

Indigenous victims, accused, and police officers in Nova Scotia can now swear legals oath on eagle feathers rather than Bibles at RCMP detachments. The provincial court system is expected to adopt the practice in November.

Tuesday, Oct 31 2017

The Gulf Islands were the site of a simulated ferry evacuation with the JTFP of the CAF coordinating search and rescue operations in a large-scale, on-water exercise. The exercise is jointly managed by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Coast Guard with coordination through the JRCC involving both air coordination by the CAF and marine rescue coordination by the Canadian Coast Guard.

Monday, Oct 30 2017

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is warning people of Chinese origin in Canada against attempts to extort money. Telephone callers tell potential victims their families are in danger from the government of China or that family members have been kidnapped.

Monday, Oct 30 2017

Montreal police headquarters is among the locations raided last evening by the Quebec provincial force but no details have been released. A source has told Radio-Canada an officer close to the Montreal police chief might be the target.

Friday, Oct 27 2017

In 2014, an explosion during an Ottawa police training exercise injured five people. After an investigation of the incident and subsequent events by Ontario Provincial Police, no criminal charges have been laid against Ottawa police members.

Friday, Oct 27 2017

Over five years, the federal government could spend $546 million to implement new marijuana laws. A new budget forecast says agencies like Health Canada and the RCMP will get some of the money for  licensing, inspection and enforcement. Canada plans to legalize marijuana before next July.

Friday, Oct 27 2017

Bullying, favouritism and discrimination in the Toronto office of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) has brought low morale and resulted in many employees "considering leaving the organization disillusioned and disheartened," according to the report of an independent investigation. Five officers and analysts have filed suit against CSIS, alleging harassment and bullying.

Friday, Oct 27 2017

A group called the Innocence Project is asking Ontario to amend the Police Services Act to make mental health training a requirement of the Ontario Police College. The group plans a constitutional challenge if the province doesn't take action this year.

Thursday, Oct 26 2017

A federal judge has slammed the Canadian government for delays in responding to a lawsuit launched by five intelligence officers and analysts who allege that they were bullied and harassed while working at CSIS, Canada’s spy service, because they are gay, Muslim or Black.

Wednesday, Oct 25 2017

Despite active research, Type 1 Diabetes has no cure and requires daily insulin shots. This expensive, daily drug regimen is the only way to postpone certain death, and yet CRA Minister Lebouthillier has decided that people suffering from this long-term, incurable medical problem no longer qualify for the $1500 disability tax credit.

Wednesday, Oct 25 2017

A new scanner at the Edmonton Remand Centre, Canada’s biggest correctional facility, will prevent visitors from smuggling weapons, drugs and other contraband. The scanner is expected to be operational by December.

Wednesday, Oct 25 2017

During the trial of two men convicted of plotting to destroy a Via Rail train, they attempted to depict themselves as psychotic and drug addicted, but the undercover FBI agent who worked to arrest them writes they knew exactly what they were doing.

Wednesday, Oct 25 2017

The National Women in Law Enforcement Association, a new national non-profit group, will "address gender-based harassment, discrimination and bullying" faced by female police officers. Waterloo, Ontario police Const. Angelina Rivers said, “Women are leaving policing in droves, and there’s a reason for that.”

Tuesday, Oct 24 2017

Critics of a recent RCMP recruiting video say it shows a police force dominated by values from the past. Training scenes from  the video appear to depict military behaviour.

Tuesday, Oct 24 2017