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Apr 04, 2019

Details of how the Trudeau government launched an investigation spanning six departments and agencies to hunt for who leaked information about a reported $10.5-million settlement with Omar Khadr in July 2017, were revealed by a National Post access-to-information request. When asked if the Privy Council Office ever uncovered the source of the leak, if the matter was ever referred to the RCMP, and if anyone was ever disciplined or terminated over the leak. Stephane Shank, manager of media relations for the PCO, sent a statement that did not answer any of the questions.

Apr 04, 2019

A preliminary report released Thursday by Ethiopia’s government has found the crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last month performed all of the procedures recommended by Boeing when the plane started to nose dive, but they could not control it.

Apr 04, 2019

After 68 days in custody, the Kingston teenager arrested in late January on terrorism charges has been granted bail with strict conditions governing his movements and activities in the community.

Apr 03, 2019

Banning handguns would not mean the end of murder in Canada’s cities, The Globe and Mail says in an editorial. But there is reason to believe that ending legal access to handguns would reduce the murder rate.

Apr 03, 2019

Canada should postpone banning Chinese communications giant Huawei’s use of 5G technology because the decision could complicate a fraught relationship with the superpower, says the former head of Canada’s spy agency.

Apr 01, 2019

Last Thursday, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, announced a $65-million grant from the Government of Canada to Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) to fund the purchase of five new helicopters.

Mar 29, 2019

Ontario’s top court has ruled that placing inmates in solitary confinement for more than 15 days constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, a resounding legal defeat of Correctional Service Canada’s long-standing practice of isolating prisoners for weeks, months and even years at a time.

Mar 29, 2019

Canada’s foreign affairs minister says violent white supremacists and other far-right groups threaten the country's stability and should be the primary focus of the international community’s counter-terrorism efforts, including by stopping the spread of hate online.

Mar 28, 2019

Canada will focus much of its new anti-money laundering resources in British Columbia, where lax regulation and policing have led to the region becoming a global hub for the crime.

Mar 28, 2019

Today marked the conclusion of a week-long event series, organized by the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence (Canada Centre), to further the National Strategy on Countering Radicalization to Violence.

Mar 27, 2019

Passengers filmed their scary experience on the Viking Sky cruise ship off the coast of Norway on Saturday (March 23) and Sunday (March 24). Video shows flooding, people waiting in life vests, and large doors sliding open in the dining room.

Mar 27, 2019

On Tuesday, a BC Ferries vessel collided with a berthing structure at the Langdale terminal while making a turn, triggering concerns about the ferry's structural integrity. Passengers were trapped on board for 10 hours. A full investigation will be conducted to determine what happened.

Mar 27, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his Russian counterpart Monday that the United States “will not stand idly by” if Russia continues to send military personnel to Venezuela to prop up President Nicolás Maduro.

Mar 27, 2019

The Pentagon has authorized the transfer of $1B to army engineers for new wall construction along the US-Mexico border. The funds are the first under the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump to bypass Congress and build the barrier he pledged during his election campaign.

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.

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