IN THE NEWS

Jun 13, 2016

A woman in the federal witness protection program is suing the RCMP for negligence and for undermining her trusted relationship with Canada's national police force.

Jun 13, 2016

Toronto police plan to boost their presence at local Pride events following the mass shooting inside a gay nightclub in Florida that killed 50 people early Sunday, organizers say.

Jun 13, 2016

After a mass shooting on Sunday that killed at least 50 people and injured dozens more at a gay nightclub in Florida, many Canadians were reflecting on what the violence means for the LGBTQ community.

Jun 13, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling the attack on a gay nightclub in Florida an act of domestic terror. Trudeau says he was "shocked and saddened" to learn so many people were killed and injured following the mass shooting in Orlando.

Jun 12, 2016

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadliest mass shooting in US history and says the gunman who slaughtered at least 50 innocent party-goers in an Orlando gay club was one of its fighters.

Jun 10, 2016

Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, has announced that Canada will host the Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas in 2017.

Jun 10, 2016

Nearly one in 10 prisoners in Manitoba’s jail system is kept in segregation, believed to be the highest proportion in the country and significantly higher than the rate recorded in the federal system.

Jun 09, 2016

Ottawa Fire Services Chief Peter McBride was in Mirabel, Que., on Wednesday to lead a $4-million effort to apply the latest science and technology to firefighting. Some of the techniques are counterintuitive.

Jun 09, 2016

A specialized unit inside mobile firm BlackBerry has for years enthusiastically helped intercept user data – including BBM messages – to help in hundreds of police investigations in dozens of countries, a CBC News investigation reveals.

Jun 09, 2016

Federal spying and other clandestine national security activities will face new and unprecedented parliamentary scrutiny under long-promised Liberal legislation to be unveiled within days.

Jun 08, 2016

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has issued an indirect warning to RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson about Mounties' participation in a review of how the police force handles allegations of workplace harassment.

Jun 08, 2016

Federal officials used photo-matching technology to identify 15 high-risk people – all wanted on immigration warrants – who used false identities to apply for travel documents.

Jun 06, 2016

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice is reviewing the use of solitary confinement in the provincial jail system, an issue it considers a priority.

Jun 03, 2016

The Liberal government is contradicting its promise to increase the transparency of federal intelligence agencies by attempting to shut the public out of a court case on surveillance, a civil liberties lawyer says.

Jun 03, 2016

Canada is prepared to rip up a proposed border information sharing agreement with the United States if the Americans fail to respect conditions to protect the privacy of Canadian citizens, says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

Jun 03, 2016

An Access to Information request from CBC News for complaints submitted to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority last year turned up hundreds of stories from the front lines of Canada's airports. The tales are weird, sad and sometimes alarming. 

Jun 02, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has rebuffed fresh demands for a public inquiry into the unauthorized RCMP surveillance of two journalists.

Jun 02, 2016

The office of Canada's Information Commissioner has found the Correctional Service of Canada negligent for not responding to an access to information request from CBC News for more than three years and taking another nine months to provide the documents in question.

Jun 02, 2016

A federal spy agency inadvertently shared logs of Canadians’ phone calls and Internet exchanges with intelligence allies such as the United States for years, a newly disclosed report says.

Jun 01, 2016

The RCMP and federal bureaucrats have been rapped for breaching their duty by gathering identifying data on people who ask for government information.

Jun 01, 2016

 High seas geopolitical tensions in Asia and free trade aspirations will hang over the arrival of China's foreign minister in Ottawa today for talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet.

May 31, 2016

Communications Security Establishment Chief testifies before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence.

May 31, 2016

Federal authorities were tight-lipped Monday about a report that Sikh terrorists run a training camp in British Columbia. The Times of India reports that Indian intelligence agencies have alerted the Liberal government that pro-Khalistan extremists near Mission, B.C., plan to carry out strikes in Punjab.

May 31, 2016

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he wants to end the Canada Border Services Agency's practice of detaining child migrants.

May 31, 2016

Ottawa is considering setting up a “super” Security Intelligence Review Committee that would provide oversight to a number of federal security departments and agencies, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says.

May 30, 2016

Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as European ships saved thousands of others in daring rescue operations.

May 30, 2016

The Transportation Safety Board is concerned about a sharp increase in runaway trains and equipment in the rail industry last year, and believes Transport Canada hasn’t done enough to improve safety procedures in the wake of the deadly Lac-Mégantic disaster.

May 30, 2016

A Halifax police officer who has touched many Canadians is popping up in paintings, movies, video games and even a Miley Cyrus music video thanks to a transformative online hashtag.

May 30, 2016

The federal government was tight-lipped Friday after Canada’s ambassador to Ireland raised eyebrows on both sides of the Atlantic when he “pulled a Chretien” by grappling with an Irish protester at a politically sensitive commemoration in Dublin.

May 30, 2016

The former director of CSIS says he supports greater oversight of the nation's security and intelligence agencies to ensure they are playing within the rules.

May 27, 2016

A former Kamloops police officer has been charged with three counts of cocaine trafficking — with allegations she was selling the drugs while still employed as a Mountie.

May 26, 2016

The US nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system and 8-inch floppy disks, a government report has revealed.

May 25, 2016

Only half of Ottawa city council bothered to respond to a survey that informed the latest Ottawa Police Services business plan. It’s the second time in a row the police force has recorded a lousy participation rate from council on a business plan survey.

May 25, 2016

Under an interim policy RCMP officers are being told to record any encounter with the public that they feel may lead to violence, with the hope that privacy issues can be avoided through disclosure.

May 24, 2016

In an effort to improve the safety of non-Canadians who have been detained under the Immigration and Refugee Act, the CBSA has put out a tender to industry looking for alternatives to confinement in dealing with individuals of concern.

May 20, 2016

The RCMP is facing more allegations of workplace harassment, this time in the unit that oversees the federal witness protection program at the force's national headquarters in Ottawa.

May 19, 2016

The RCMP commissioner decided to handle this one himself – and with good reason. As Canada's top cop, Bob Paulson knew it wasn't going to look good, and that he, personally, had been in the thick of it. So, the head of the RCMP sat down on Tuesday night and tapped out his own version of a tangled story about illicit spying by his officers.

May 18, 2016

A former Carleton and Ottawa University professor accused of murder in a 1980 terrorist bombing of a synagogue, he was first arrested 28 years later and in 2014  extradited to a Paris jail while investigations continued. Not formally charged and being held on faulty hand writing analysis evidence the French justice system is finding the case very weak against him.

May 18, 2016

Police in Canada who operate sweeping surveillance devices that target mobile phones are breaking the law, according to lawyers acting for dozens of crime suspects.

May 18, 2016

The federal NDP leader is calling on the government to investigate revelations that RCMP officers conducted unauthorized surveillance of two journalists in 2007.

May 17, 2016

In an effort to convince the Afghan government to change the plans for a new Hydro transmission corridor thousands protested in Kabul, the route change would bring access to Hydro that is lacking for millions of Afghans and shorten the proposed route.

May 17, 2016

In a day and age where technology changes like the weather, retailers are struggling to keep up with new and different forms of deception by some less than honest customers.

May 17, 2016

Across North America, a mobile-phone-targeting device – also known as an “IMSI catcher” – is being revealed as controversial and indiscriminate, but judges have endorsed the police legal logic in a Toronto case and others.

May 17, 2016

Sixteen months after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Mounties have the right to collective bargaining, Mounties now have even less of a voice when dealing with management.

May 17, 2016

The United States and Russia have invited Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to sit as a permanent member of the 17-nation International Syria Support Group which is meeting in Vienna on Tuesday to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict and extend a country-wide truce.

May 16, 2016

The Liberal government will introduce legislation this week to protect transgender Canadians against discrimination and violence, pushing the type of measure that is causing a political storm in the United States.

May 16, 2016

In order to review, monitor and scrutinize the activities of the country’s most secret national security organizations including CSIS, the RCMP, the CSE, and the CBSA, Parliament’s first all-party National Security Oversight Committee will require dedicated secure facilities that match the “top secret RCMP signals-intelligence standards.”

May 13, 2016

A Toronto firefighter died Thursday morning after falling from her mountain bike and plunging an estimated 20 to 24 metres down a cliff in Kelso Conservation Area in Milton, Ont.

May 12, 2016

The desire to live close to nature and forests in particular comes with a sobering reality as the recent disaster in Fort McMurray have demonstrated. Certain conditions need to be met in order to give firefighters a chance.

May 12, 2016

Providing police with a broader scope of enforcement for new forms of cyber crime and old crimes in new ways is the suggestion of a former RCMP deputy commisioner.

May 12, 2016

Public Safety Canada is taking a lead role in global talks to expand the country’s efforts to address concerns over illegal offshore tax schemes.

May 12, 2016

People convicted of minor offences would pay less than those guilty of serious crimes when applying for a pardon under a scenario being studied by the federal parole board.

May 11, 2016

Public Safety Minister Goodale yesterday issued a statement on the establishment of the Canada-U.S. Redress Working Group on issues related to Canadian and U.S. travellers who experience difficulties with aviation security lists.

May 11, 2016
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Canada needs "an entirely new database and information system" to completely solve the problem of people - including youngsters - being delayed at airports due to false matches.
May 11, 2016

A high-profile former police officer who acted as the RCMP's chief spokesman in British Columbia has been charged with sexual assault in a case the province's top Mountie describes as "disturbing."

May 10, 2016

The RCMP and other Canadian police forces will be poring over the Panama Papers data released Monday, searching for possible connections to criminal activity, says Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

May 10, 2016

Russia, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, Taiwan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have all offered help in fighting the northern Alberta wildfire, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there’s no need for international assistance

May 09, 2016

Rookie Conservative MP David Yurdiga, who represents Fort McMurray, has opened a new riding office in Lac La Biche and is trying to help out, after 88,000 people were evacuated from the city last week.

May 09, 2016

The federal government is preparing to introduce legislation that will establish rules for a new border-crossing experiment that could change the way travellers enter the U.S.

May 09, 2016

With the clock ticking down to a tight deadline imposed by the Supreme Court of Canada, CBC News has learned the Official Opposition is pulling support for a bill that would give Mounties the right to collective bargaining.

May 06, 2016

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale meets today in Toronto with provincial ministers responsible for emergency preparedness.

May 06, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has picked an experienced deputy minister in foreign affairs rather than a senior security bureaucrat as his new national security adviser.

May 05, 2016

The Canadian military has deployed helicopters and transport planes in response to the raging wildfire that has incinerated parts of Fort McMurray, Alta. – with more support to come as needed.

May 04, 2016

“Non-lethal” weapons like rubber bullets and tear gas that are deployed by police around the globe to break up mass protests can cause severe injury, disability and death for the targets, according to an international study.

May 04, 2016

A huge wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., destroyed an entire neighbourhood and burned homes and businesses in several others Tuesday, and continues to rage out of control.

May 04, 2016

Canada’s border agency “undoubtedly” needs a new oversight mechanism, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told The Hill Times in a wide-ranging interview on his role guiding the government’s public safety priorities.

May 04, 2016

Canada is citing the risk of espionage as it prepares to reject the immigration applications of two Chinese employees of mainland telecom giant Huawei, in the first such cases to emerge amid a swirl of unsubstantiated international spying concerns about the firm.

May 03, 2016
Canada is prepared to join a key United Nations anti-torture agreement more than a decade after it was first passed.
May 03, 2016

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson outlined to a Senate committee the challenges the force faces in trying to obtain evidence abroad to pursue charges when it comes to terrorist financing.

May 03, 2016

The Communications Security Establishment is refusing to release the number of privacy breaches the agency has logged since 2007. The agency claims disclosing number of breaches since 2007 would reveal too much about its capabilities.

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