2020 issue 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS

COVID has given us time to really see what we've done to the world, to evaluate our beliefs and the status quo. Don’t avoid the uncomfortable conversations, it's time to get with the 21st Century.

BY SCOTT NEWARK

Public Safety and Security issues are on the verge of getting out of hand. The issues identified in this article require the attention and action of the ruling government and opposition MPs to ensure Canadians' safety and security are appropriately protected.

Challenges in the Persian Gulf
By Debalina Ghoshal

In naval warfare, one of the best tools for area denial is the anti-ship missile system. Iran is developing sophisticated anti-ship missile systems to counter any offensive advantage posed by its adversaries. 

By Climatopolis Group

It is urgent to refocus our vast knowledge and expertise to a coordinated universal effort on the environment, especially as populations begin to shift their lifestyle paradigm in a post COVID-19 mindset.

BY GARRY W.G. CLEMENT

Former Money laundering investigator shares thoughts on what the pending report on Money Laundering in BC is expected to reveal, and offers his own recommendations to close legal loopholes that make Canada a lucrative option for such criminal behaviour. 

Since May 25th, thousands of people of all ethnicities have taken to the streets in multiple cities around the world, as a groundswell movement for real and equal justice for all people began to take hold. Will 2020 finally be the year in which listening turns to hearing, and then to action? Change has indeed begun. Hopefully our leaders will embrace and assist this grassroots progress, but if not, to borrow from General Mattis, we can still do it together. What will you do?

We Can Do Better
BY STEPHEN SADLER, BY JIM McLEAN

Toronto Police Service Trainers analyze recent protests from a best practices and crowd management perspective. Updated and consistent training is one part of the solution to change response tactics from aggressive escalation to serving the public right to peaceful protest.

BY VALARIE FINDLAY

COVID-19 is both a threat-event and a national security concern, able to expose vulnerabilities of a nation and set the stage for grey-zone tactics by adversaries.