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Jul 19, 2019

A successful multi-layered operation conducted by York Regional Police over the past week aimed for the top  and punched mobsters right in their assets. Fifteen people have been arrested, one of whom is an alleged Mafia boss. The investigation reportedly stretched to Italy

Jul 18, 2019

Canadian border agents are turning away improperly-documented visitors to Canada in record numbers thanks to new guidelines that help intercept foreign nationals whom they have reason to believe will remain on a permanent basis or intend to work or study in Canada without proper visas.

Jul 18, 2019

Carleton University Professor Stephen Saideman has received a $2.5 million Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to create an inclusive and innovative defence and security community.

Jul 18, 2019

In a move considered overdue by many, the World Health Organization has finally declared the Ebola outbreak in the Congo as an international health emergency.

Jul 18, 2019

A Calgary pediatrician facing charges of sexual assault and sexual interference of a minor is allowed to resume seeing patients, following a Court ruling that found the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta had overreacted in its effort to protect public safety.

Jul 17, 2019

Federica Mogherini, EU foreign policy chief, is again urging Iran to stick to the 2015 nuclear treaty, and calls it a “global responsibility” to preserve and implement the deal.

Jul 17, 2019

A Turkish diplomat and a civilian were shot to death in Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan Region. No one immediately claimed responsibility but Turkey has already vowed to retaliate.

Jul 16, 2019

Pending the outcome of an RCMP investigation, the University of Manitoba suspended Xiangguo Qiu, a Chinese researcher who has been recognized for her role in developing an Ebola vaccine. She was escorted from the high-security National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg earlier this month.

Jul 15, 2019

British computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing, whose work proved vital to the Allies in World War Two,will be featured on the new design of the Bank of England's £50 banknote. This will be the last of the Bank of England currency to be switched from paper when it enters circulation by the end of 2021.

Jul 15, 2019

Police in Nova Scotia seized 2,116 firearms in 2017 and 2018, according to the RCMP. Some were turned into police, but many were seized from suspects arrested for a variety of crimes.

Jul 15, 2019

A researcher and colleagues with ties to China were escorted out of the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg 10 days ago amidst an RCMP investigation into a possible policy breach at a Level 4 virology facility. The NML is one of very few labs that work with the most serious and deadly pathogens such as the Ebola virus.

Jul 15, 2019

Chinese police in the city of Yantai have detained a Canadian citizen related to a drug case involving students. Global Affairs Canada is offering no further details. 

Jul 15, 2019

A disgruntled employee at Quebec-based financial institution, Desjardins, is being blamed for a data privacy breach affecting nearly 2.7 million individual customers and 173,000 businesses. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security recalled from parliamentary summer break July 15 to address concerns pending results of a police investigation.

Jul 12, 2019

The World Economic Forum says investors should push companies to prioritize cyber-security because attacks have almost doubled in the past five years. In a new report, the Switzerland-based WEC says initiatives have to go beyond regulatory compliance and legal obligations if investor confidence is to be sustained.

Jul 12, 2019

A recently-published KPMG survey of 1,300 chief executive officers worldwide, including 75 in Canada, indicates that there is a need to maintain an unwavering focus on cyber security. The “good news” according to KPMG is that Canada’s manufacturing sector is adept at adopting new technologies, materials and techniques to stay ahead of customer trends and market shifts.

Jul 12, 2019

A Russian scientist is planning to produce gene-edited babies, an act that would make him only the second person known to have done this. The international scientific community says such experiments should be banned until an international ethical framework can be established.

Jul 10, 2019

Calling the controversial practice of sexual conversion therapy "immoral" and "painful" the federal govt deflected a 18,000-signature petition in March calling for a national ban on the practice as a provincial and territorial issue. The govt is now considering changes to the Criminal Code to ban the practice.

Jul 10, 2019

Considered armed and dangerous, a man accused of murder in Texas is the subject of a Canada-wide warrant after sneaking across the border into Manitoba late last month.

Jul 09, 2019

The Frequentis multimedia communication platform, 3020 LifeX, was selected by German police as its control centre technology to meet the requirements for future emergency call and broadband radio communications.

Jun 21, 2019

Former Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose's bill to give mandatory sexual assault training to federally appointed judges is dead, thanks to some procedural manoeuvring in the Senate.

Jun 20, 2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday, amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over Iran's collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, although American and Iranian officials are disputing exactly where the downing occurred.

Jun 20, 2019

A Hezbollah operative collected “detailed information” about security measures as Toronto’s Pearson airport, according to a report circulated by Canada’s air safety agency and obtained by Global News.

Jun 18, 2019

The Conservative Party will be campaigning against a ban on specific kinds of assault weapons in the next election, arguing a Liberal Party proposal to prohibit some military-style assault weapons that are currently legal would penalize law-abiding gun owners while failing to address the real cause of gun crime in Canada.

Jun 17, 2019

Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said.

Jun 17, 2019

While the U.S. keeps a close eye on its southern border, a steady increase in apprehensions along the 5,545-mile-long U.S.-Canada border rates concern.

Jun 17, 2019

Ottawa has officially ruled out a countrywide ban on handguns, but the Liberals will be running in the next federal election on a plan to prohibit and buy back some military-style assault weapons that are currently legal in Canada, minister Bill Blair said.

Jun 14, 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had blamed Iran for the "unprovoked attacks" on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, and Iran has rebuffed that accusation, affirming its responsibility for security in the Strait of Hormuz.

Jun 14, 2019

The federal government has announced $10-million in new RCMP funding to give Mounties better technology to improve their money-laundering investigations, but B.C. says it needs more actual boots on the ground from the federal agency to crack down on this sophisticated crime.

Jun 13, 2019

The federal government has quietly taken construction of the coast guard's next heavy icebreaker away from Vancouver shipyard Seaspan, the latest in a string of upheavals in Canada's multibillion-dollar shipbuilding strategy.

Jun 13, 2019

With just over a week before the Commons adjourns for the summer and an October election, the Liberal caucus remains divided over possible measures to ban handguns or assault-style semi-automatic rifles, two senior Liberals say.

Jun 11, 2019

The court martial of Canada's chief military judge kicked off Monday with testimony about the accused's friendship with the presiding judge. It goes deeper than friendship, the presiding judge is also the accused's former Deputy.

Jun 11, 2019

In a court challenge to a major procurement decision, the Govt states it has "sole discretion" to cancel and re-issue an RFP, while a lawyer for company counters that the Govt's right should not conflict with its duty "to act fairly."

Jun 10, 2019

Canada's military spies can collect and share information about Canadian citizens – including material gathered by chance – as long as it supports a legitimate investigation, says a newly disclosed federal directive.

Jun 07, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government has confidence in the RCMP to investigate Canadians who travelled to fight alongside extremists in Iraq and Syria.

Jun 03, 2019

The federal government says the military is going to help with Alberta's wildfire fight. Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Alberta has asked for Canadian Forces assistance and the federal government has accepted the request.

Jun 03, 2019

Resident of an Orléans neighbourhood described seeing a funnel cloud and hearing what sounded like a train Sunday before a tornado ripped trees out of the ground and damaged homes and cars.

May 31, 2019

The Senate has temporarily suspended the use of a private security company as it examines a sole-source contract that quickly and quietly grew from $24,000 to $95,000.

May 28, 2019

In consultation with Inuit, a scientific argument for Canadian control of a vast portion of the Arctic seabed, including the North Pole, has been submitted to the UN body that will evaluate it.

May 28, 2019

Just when DND needed it least, the Kandahar cenotaph ceremony debacle snatched decisive defeat from the jaws of a potential “reconnecting with Canadians” victory.

May 27, 2019

Moscow is increasingly concerned that ongoing talks between Turkey and the US over northeast Syria could lead to a shifting of the balance of power in Washington's favor. Russia is publicly supporting the advances of regime forces to southern Idlib, saying the time for a military solution has come.

May 27, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that he is not "personally bothered" by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry.

May 23, 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

May 22, 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.

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.”

May 17, 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.

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.

May 16, 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.

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.

May 15, 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.

May 14, 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.

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.

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.

May 13, 2019

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

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.

May 09, 2019

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

May 08, 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.

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.

May 06, 2019

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

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.

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.

May 02, 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.

May 01, 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.

Apr 30, 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.

Apr 29, 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.

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.

Apr 26, 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.

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.

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