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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.

Mar 28, 2016

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says Brussels-style attacks will continue unless strategy changes and local allies fighting ISIL should be offered "active, on-the-ground, military support".

Mar 28, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences to those affected by a bombing in a Pakistan park that killed dozens of people Sunday. Police officials in Lahore, an eastern Pakistani city bordering India, said that Christian families were celebrating Easter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal park when an explosion was set off near a children's play area.

Mar 28, 2016

Absorbing the grim reality of Islamic terrorism, many of us have found ourselves changing our ideas about the menace our civilization faces. We knew the world was in trouble. Now we have an appalling sense of how bad the trouble is.

Mar 28, 2016

The day after he was arrested by RCMP anti-terrorism police, a 23-year-old appeared in court Saturday to face weapons charges and allegations he was preparing to leave Canada to engage in terrorism.

Mar 28, 2016

A briefing document sent to the new public safety minister in November by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson listed “harassment litigation” as one of his top challenges, citing two class-action lawsuits in recent years. 

Mar 25, 2016

U.S. forces killed a senior Islamic State leader, among several key members of the militant group eliminated this week, Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

Mar 25, 2016

The terror cell that bombed Brussels airport and the city’s subway may have planned to target one of Belgium’s nuclear sites and had gathered surveillance footage of the home of a senior nuclear director which was filmed by the El Bakraoui brothers — identified as two of the suicide bombers behind the deadly attacks earlier this week.

Mar 25, 2016

Confusion over millions of dollars in promised extra funding for the watchdog group monitoring Canada’s spy service is raising questions about Liberal assurances that strengthening oversight of national security activities is a priority.

Mar 24, 2016

Leaving the EU would improve Britain’s security, a former head of MI6 has suggested, as a series of serious intelligence blunders in the run-up to the attacks in Brussels emerged.

Mar 24, 2016

Canada needs to show the world it is a more generous aid donor if it wants to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council, says the international development minister.

Mar 24, 2016

The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum chaos, officials have told The Associated Press.

Mar 24, 2016

The Liberal government says Canada is not at war with Islamic militants — a view not shared by ally France. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion rejected the "at war" label just one day after the bombings in Brussels that killed more than 30 people and injured 270.

Mar 23, 2016

Alexey Pushkov, a hawkish member of parliament who heads the Russian Foreign Affairs Committee, eschewed condolences after the terrorist attacks in Belgium, instead chiding Brussels-based NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for focusing on the "imaginary Russian threat" while ignoring terrorists "right under his nose."

Mar 23, 2016

Police in Ontario will have to inform people that they don’t have to provide identifying information under new regulations the Liberal government says will ban the practice known as carding or street checks.

Mar 23, 2016

The Canadian government is doubling its support for programs to prevent radicalization, but couldn't find any new cash for the overworked agencies that keep tabs on the country's spies. The lack of funding has one national security expert worried.

Mar 23, 2016

The horrifying images from Belgium on Tuesday, with travellers covered in blood while smoke billowed around them, have become so familiar to us that we risk becoming jaded by them. We must not be.

Mar 23, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels, as his cabinet said they see no imminent threats to Canadians on their soil. But Conservatives took the opportunity to reignite criticisms of the Liberal government for promising to repeal sections of the Tory anti-terrorism law giving security forces more power to disrupt and prevent terrorist networks.

Mar 23, 2016

The Brussels attack was, above all else, an attack on the institutions of Europe, conducted almost certainly by European citizens who hate those institutions, whose loyalties are with a terrorist army that sees itself at war with Europe.

Mar 23, 2016

Security measures at transit hubs across Canada were stepped up Tuesday in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack in Brussels, with a more visible police presence at airports and authorities urging travellers to watch for any hint of trouble.

Mar 22, 2016

From Cuba today, President Obama asserted "This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together, regardless of nationality or race or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can, and will, defeat those who threaten the security of people all around the world."

Oct 13, 2015

Muslims are expected to comprise the majority of Belgium's population in less than 20 years. "The victory of Allah is near," says Abu Imran, the leader of Sharia4Belgium, in this video posted on the FrontLine web site in October 2015. "We believe Sharia will be implemented worldwide." He scoffs at the idea that democracy could ever be a choice of Muslims, and says it is only a matter of a few short decades before proponents of Sharia gain the majority and can force unbelievers out of office and implement worldwide domination.

Mar 22, 2016

Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 28 people were reported dead.

Mar 22, 2016

In a stunning disclosure, federal authorities said Monday that they may not need Apple Inc.’s help after all to unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack.

Mar 22, 2016

The federal department that regulates radio communications in Canada says that it has never granted authorization to any security agency to use surveillance-dragnet devices that target cellphones.

Mar 21, 2016

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal is investigating whether the country's largest airline discriminated against an Arab-Canadian man through overzealous use of U.S. aviation security lists.

Mar 19, 2016

Salah Abdeslam, the most wanted suspect for the Paris attacks, has been arrested in a shootout with heavily-armed police in the Belgian capital after eluding capture for months. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed the arrest on Friday at a press conference in Brussels. "Though this arrest was an important step, it is not the final result," said French President Hollande at a joint press conference with Belgian Prime Minister. "There will be further arrests. We know the network is extensive in Belgium, France and other countries," he said.

Mar 18, 2016

It was supposed to be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s weak point, but Canadians think his Liberals are doing a good job handling national security and terrorism – and his plans to amend the Conservatives’ controversial anti-terror bill appear to have found a political sweet spot.

Mar 18, 2016

Dozens of Vancouver-area real estate firms are failing to comply with federal anti-money-laundering laws that require them to identify who their clients are and where their money comes from, The Globe and Mail has learned.

Mar 18, 2016

The suicide of an RCMP member at a detachment near Parliament Hill Thursday morning brought an outpouring of sympathy from policing colleagues.

Mar 17, 2016

Securetech, the public safety, emergency management and security trade show and conference organized by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), has been cancelled for 2016.

Mar 17, 2016
Union Station in downtown Toronto and other Via Rail stations could see increased security, including RCMP sniffer dogs.
Mar 17, 2016

The Liberal government used its first foray into the global anti-narcotics arena this week to signal a clear shift from the war on drugs philosophy, promising more safe-injection sites, promoting “harm reduction” and touting its plan to legalize marijuana.

Mar 16, 2016

The Liberal government says it is looking for ways to improve scrutiny of Canada's border agency amid mounting calls to create an independent watchdog for the organization.

Mar 16, 2016

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says so-called lone-wolf terrorist attacks are some of the most difficult to prevent and that's why Canada needs to be among the best in the world at stopping radicalization.

Mar 16, 2016

National Defence launched a full-scale review of security at its installations, including recruiting centres, following the terror attacks of October 2014 — an assessment that officials said Tuesday is still ongoing.

Mar 16, 2016

Internal RCMP reports and emails obtained by CBC News show that Shared Services Canada's takeover of the Mounties' tech support has been a costly disaster that has jeopardized court cases and investigations while putting the safety of officers and members of the public at risk.

Mar 15, 2016

Federal prison authorities are under criminal investigation for possible illegal surveillance, The Globe and Mail has learned. The probe centres on Correctional Service Canada’s use of a dragnet surveillance device inside a penitentiary.

Mar 15, 2016

The Canadian Armed Forces is keeping a lid on spending plans for counter-terrorism in a report to Parliament, and has withheld not just the amount but also details on human resources involved in the program.

Mar 15, 2016

The RCMP spent more than $900,000 in overtime pay over the course of a five-month undercover operation that led to the arrests of two terrorism suspects in British Columbia.

Mar 15, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations in New York City on Wednesday where he will announce the date Canada plans to run for a seat on the Security Council, sources tell CBC News.

Mar 15, 2016

Toronto police are weighing a possible link to terrorism after a knife-wielding attacker injured two Canadian Forces members at an uptown recruitment centre.

Mar 14, 2016

Judging from recent critiques of Justin Trudeau’s still-acclimating new government, you might guess that the fresh crop of Liberals running the show might be a bit rattled. But you’d be incorrect in that assumption – Michael Den Tandt

Mar 14, 2016

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says a series of border security changes that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed upon this week are designed to make cross-border travel "smoother."

Mar 14, 2016

Canadians were given a clearer picture of home-grown terrorism in this country last week with the release of two important numbers: the number of Canadians returning home after fighting with ISIL, and the number of Canadians on a list of ISIL recruits. According to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, both numbers are troubling.

Mar 14, 2016

Police in Canada are fighting to keep secret the specifics of advanced technology they’ve used to spy on mobile phones in a criminal investigation into organized crime.

Mar 11, 2016

The White House has released a fact sheet outlining the relationship between Canada and the United States, including details about shared defence and national security. Here is the full text of that fact sheet.

Mar 11, 2016

In his strongest terms yet, Canada’s long-serving federal prisons ombudsman has called for strict new legislative limits on solitary confinement.

Mar 11, 2016

An unsolicited bid — potentially worth up to $1 billion — to provide icebreakers and multi-purpose ships for the coast guard was submitted to the Trudeau government late last month, The Canadian Press has learned.

Mar 10, 2016

The Government of Canada has introduced legislation to create a new labour relations regime for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police members and reservists.

Mar 10, 2016

The head of the Transportation Safety Board has suggested Canada’s rail safety regulations need to be tightened after revelations that a 10-second safety procedure could have prevented the Lac-Mégantic disaster, in which a runaway oil train derailed and exploded in the Quebec town, killing 47 people in 2013.

Mar 10, 2016

Transport Canada is joining Canada's military in shopping for pilotless aerial drones to keep an eye on everything from errant icebergs to foreign fishers in rapidly opening Arctic waters.

Mar 09, 2016

Britain could become increasingly vulnerable to attack from an array of novel threats including “swarm attacks”, genetic weapons, cyber-attacks and new pathogens as hostile powers and extremist groups obtain more lethal weapons, a study by a UK Ministry of Defence think tank warns.

Mar 09, 2016

The Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Michel Coulombe, has issued a statement after he appeared this week before the Senate Committee on National Security and Defence to discuss the current security environment, and the evolving threat to Canada posed by terrorism.

Mar 09, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked his public safety minister to review all government operations to see if Canada is well protected against a possible cyberattack. The review comes on the heels of the cyberattack on Ukraine's power grid last December.

Mar 08, 2016

The government’s plans to address rail safety in the upcoming federal budget are coming under heightened scrutiny amid new revelations about the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, which killed 47 people in 2013, but could have been prevented by a simple 10-second safety procedure.

Mar 08, 2016

Public Safety officials say they’re still trying to figure out the scope of a review into protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. Speaking before a Senate committee on national defence Monday, Monik Beauregard said that the department is under a tight timeline to review its efforts and get a report to cabinet.

Mar 08, 2016

Federal intelligence officers have exercised their controversial new power to actively disrupt suspected national security threats about two dozen times since the fall, but the efforts bear no resemblance to the intrepid exploits of James Bond.

Mar 07, 2016

"The time of waving the refugees through is over,” said a source close to Germany's Interior Minister. Leaked information indicates Germany is drawing up plans to reinstate its national controls in an attempt to persuade other EU leaders to do more to solve the migrant crisis. 

Mar 07, 2016

A workplace investigation that followed the shooting of two Mounties in Alberta last year says the RCMP contravened Canada Labour Code health and safety rules.

Mar 07, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s official visit to the White House this week should result in a new border pact that will remove a series of barriers hindering the flow of travellers and trade while improving security, says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

Mar 15, 2016

Intercepted recruiting attempt shows how ISIL recruiters have been prowling social media, trying to goad citizens of Western countries into committing acts of terrorism close to home.

Mar 04, 2016

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said on Friday.

Mar 04, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Ottawa promising to rein in Canada’s spies. But the bosses at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service want the Liberals to know that “robust” rules already govern their expanding operations – including their controversial, and newly legalized, disruption campaigns.

Mar 04, 2016

A Canada-U.S. initiative to create new, cross-border, law-enforcement teams has been "postponed" due to unresolved concerns about how to treat police officers accused of breaking the law.

Mar 04, 2016

A federal project to build a flagship data centre at a Canadian Forces base has been dealt a blow after civilian planners suddenly realized there was a top-secret military communications post getting in the way.

Mar 03, 2016

Perhaps Canadians would be more willing to welcome additional refugees if Justin Trudeau and his government addressed the security implications of their decisions.

Mar 03, 2016

There was a spike in murders in rural Alberta last year. Mounties say there were 65 homicides within its 112 Alberta detachment jurisdictions in 2015, compared to 36 the year before. They say it is also much higher than the 10-year average of 40 murders.

Mar 02, 2016

Airbus Helicopters today announced the delivery of the first of two H215 helicopters to join the Finnish Border Guard fleet.

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