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Mar 27, 2019

Canada’s armed forces, the RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency spent a total of $158,000 to send 42 employees to what’s billed as the biggest small arms show in the world last January.

Mar 26, 2019

The family of a man killed by the RCMP say the Mounties' failure to invest in recruiting Inuktitut-speaking officers is partly to blame for their son's death.

Mar 26, 2019

Canadian peacekeepers were called upon to evacuate several wounded French soldiers in Mali earlier this month after their patrol was ambushed while hunting for militants along the border with Niger.

Mar 26, 2019

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won praise from gun control advocates around the world for her fast work in tabling new firearms restrictions following the Christchurch mosque massacre. Now, Ottawa is under heavy pressure to follow her lead.

Mar 25, 2019

Aspiring to prevent terrorism sooner, police are training frontline officers and community members to recognize the signs of violent extremism so that problems can be spotted and dealt with before they get out of hand,.

Mar 25, 2019

Alberta court rules in favour of Omar Khadr’s request to end his eight-year sentence for the killing of a U.S. soldier. He was granted bail in 2015 after appealing his U.S. conviction, but the appeal has not yet been heard. This ruling means that, even if he loses the appeal, he cannot be sent back to jail for this crime. In 2017, the Canadian government settled with Khadr for $10.5 million, and apologized for any role Canadian officials may have played in the abuses he suffered while in U.S. custody.

Mar 25, 2019

U.S. lawmakers have drawn battle lines over whether full nuclear modernization is worth the cost, and now they’re gathering ammunition.

Mar 25, 2019

An independent investigation will try to determine why the Canadian Coast Guard’s newest ship, the Sir John Franklin, struck the Ogden Point breakwater in Victoria, BC, on Friday.

Mar 25, 2019

Critics of a federal government online questionnaire on gun control say it suffered from vague questions and manipulation after results showed at least three-quarters of responses oppose new limits on access to handguns and assault weapons.

Mar 25, 2019

The prime minister’s bureaucrats are hoarding a trove of decades-old records that chronicle Canada’s Cold War intelligence history, say security researchers who are pushing to make the files publicly accessible.

Mar 24, 2019

The BC Government has announced $18.6 M in funding to support training and equipment for the mostly volunteer role of Ground Search and Rescue in BC. Will other provinces follow suit?

Mar 22, 2019

A Federal Court of Canada judge has declared it is “unconstitutional” for Ottawa to treat refugees from so-called “safe countries” differently from other refugees when it comes to being assessed to determine if deporting them would put them in danger. The public safety minister has until April 19th to file an appeal.

Mar 22, 2019

The Canadian government has added its voice to condemning an annual parade held in Latvia to honour members of the Nazi SS, warning it opposes such events glorifying Adolf Hitler’s regime.

Mar 21, 2019

Widespread devastation continues to hamper rescue operations as under-equipped aid agencies struggle to cope with the extensive damage inflicted by Cyclone Idai on central Mozambique. Tens of thousands of people are still stranded.

Mar 21, 2019

New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in the country's worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.

Mar 21, 2019

An FBI agent who fights South American crime gangs says he expects the problem of Chilean burglars in Canada will worsen in the coming years.

Mar 20, 2019

Recent reports in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age of shortfalls in the manning and funding of the Australian Border Force’s Cape-class patrol boats and earlier exchanges in Senate estimates suggest that the seaborne element of Australia's civil maritime security effort is facing serious problems.

Mar 20, 2019

The Trudeau government is proposing to eliminate the federal agency in charge of traveller, baggage and worker security screening at airports. Buried in the budget is a clause noting that the government is "transitioning the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to an independent, not-for-profit entity."

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 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.

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