IN THE NEWS

Jun 22, 2018 |

Canadian border guards use a secret US anti-terror database called Tuscan. Rarely referred to publicly, Tuscan is svailable to Canadian border guards and immigration officers to help identify people who may be linked to terrorism.

Jun 21, 2018 |

Brian Lilley reports that Canada was warned to halt the practice of Chinese steel being dumped at low cost to Canada and then re-exported to the United States.

Jun 21, 2018 |

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two of a total of six H145 helicopters to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. These will replace Rega’s existing fleet of EC145 helicopters, which will be phased out by mid-2019. The first H145 helicopter is expected to be deployed at the Bern base in October.

Jun 21, 2018 |

At the start of this year, China banned plastic waste imports, leaving countries scrambling to fend for themselves. A new study suggests there are deep repercussions to China's new policy: By the year 2030, an estimated 111 million tonnes of plastic waste will be "displaced" and have nowhere to go.

Jun 21, 2018 |

The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform. It also comes as the United States faces intense criticism for detaining children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Jun 21, 2018 |

Months before the 2017 mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Canada’s spy agency dropped an investigation into right-wing extremism. Convicted killer Alexandre Bissonnette followed right-wing figures online.

Jun 20, 2018 |

Monday evening, more than 200 people are thought to have crammed aboard the small, rickety vessel to make the 40-minute journey across Lake Toba – only 18 people to have been pulled from the water alive after the vessel sank. A total of 213 people were estimated to be on board the 60-person capacity ferry.

Jun 20, 2018 |

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service is destroying data collected from the communications of Canadians who were not considered threats, but may have been connected to terrorism suspects. The project is 70 percent complete and should be finished within months.

Jun 19, 2018 |

The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck the area early Monday damaged buildings and left many homes without water or gas. The earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires.

Jun 19, 2018 |

A company that provides thousands of Air Canada-branded flights annually had flawed safety-management, quality-control and maintenance systems, which helped trigger a landing-gear breakdown and tense emergency landing two years ago, a federal investigation has concluded.

Jun 19, 2018 |

After years of delays, the terrorism trial of Awso Peshdary has started in Ottawa. Peshdary has pleaded not guilty to participating in the activity of a terrorist group, facilitating an activity for a terrorist group, and two counts of conspiring to participate or contribute to an activity of a terrorist group.

Jun 19, 2018 |

The Canada Border Services Agency wants a British Columbia man deported because it claims his Facebook posts threaten violence in support of Islamic State. At an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing Monday, an official said Othman Hamdan praised and encouraged martyrdom and terrorist attacks.

Jun 18, 2018 |

Specialized software helped to build the case against Alexandre Bissonnette, convicted of six charges of first-degree murder in the Quebec City mosque shooting. Sentencing arguments begin today.

Jun 15, 2018 |

Recent attacks on public gatherings have festival and event organizers in Canada working to create safe venues for their audiences. Governments must pay their share of the costs necessary to create a secure environment.

Jun 14, 2018 |

A 2018 survey of 148,000 people in 142 countries asked people how safe they felt. Singapore was number one and Canada ranked eighth.

Jun 13, 2018 |

Backstopped by more than $500-million in new funding over the next five years, Ottawa’s newly released cybersecurity strategy lays out initiatives to help Canadians, business and the government better protect against cyberthreats.

Jun 13, 2018 |

The American Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a new strategy for the US border with Canada. While the "most common threat to U.S. public safety along the Northern border continues to be the bi-directional flow of illicit drugs" the DHS noted the U.S. also faces "potential terror threats...primarily from homegrown violent extremists in Canada ..."

Jun 13, 2018 |

Saskatchewan RCMP continue to investigate the collision between a truck and the Humboldt Broncos team bus that left 16 people dead and 13 injured. A collision reconstruction team and major crimes unit are working on the case.

Jun 12, 2018 |

The hiring of a U.S. firm to advise the Department of National Defence on how to improve security at its installations across the country has sparked complaints that the job could have been done for cheaper by local firms or by the military’s own police force. Details of the almost $2-million contract to Watermark, a risk management firm in Virginia, were recently released under the Access to Information law.

Jun 12, 2018 |

More than a year later, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service have not found or identified the people who placed sophisticated electronic eavesdropping devices around Ottawa. IMSI technology can capture cell phone conversations and data messages.

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