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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.

Mar 18, 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.

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 15, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Mar 14, 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.

Mar 13, 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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mar 12, 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 of the US Air Force F-15 fighter jets, flying at 380mph, came within a split second of smashing into a glider.

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.

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.

Mar 11, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Mar 08, 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.

Mar 07, 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.

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.

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.
Mar 05, 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.

Mar 04, 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.

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.

Feb 28, 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.

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.

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.

Feb 27, 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.
Feb 26, 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.

Feb 23, 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.

Feb 22, 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.

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.

Feb 20, 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.

Feb 19, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Feb 18, 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.

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.”

Feb 15, 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.

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.

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.

Feb 14, 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.

Feb 13, 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.

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.

Feb 12, 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.

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.

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.

Feb 11, 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.

Feb 07, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Feb 05, 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.

Feb 04, 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.

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.

Feb 02, 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.

Feb 01, 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.

Jan 31, 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."

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.

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.

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