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Bill C-21
(2021,
issue 1)
BY SCOTT NEWARK [field_writer2]
There has been considerable controversy over Bill C-21, which was introduced in February 2021.
 
Promoted as being designed “to tackle the increase in gun-related violence and gang activity”, the Bill, despite the obvious and legitimate public safety concerns, will allow lawful owners of now-prohibited ‘assault style’ firearms to keep their weapons – although not to use them.
 
This permission would seem to contradict the political rhetoric from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Public Safety about the dangers to society these wea
(2021,
issue 1)
BY DUSTINE RODIER [field_writer2]

The Nova Scotia RCMP Operational Communications Centre, also known as the “H” Division OCC, is a medium to large 24/7 unit in which our employees provide critical Emergency 911 call-taking and police dispatching services for the Nova Scotia RCMP and partner agencies in the province. As the first point of contact in an emergency, the highly trained 911 police dispatchers play a critical role in public safety.

(2021,
issue 1)
[field_writer2] BY S/SGT LINDSEY HOUGHTON

Gangs have been embracing the “unknown” advantage for contracting out their dirty deeds.

A great number of Canadian gangs and gang members have always been transient, expansion minded, and not afraid to fight it out for territory. Such conflicts and “gang wars” have been waged across the country for years. 

Looking past COVID to the
(2021,
issue 1)
BY PASCAL RODIER [field_writer2]

For the safety and security professionals, 2020 presented a new challenge. When COVD-19 hit, it impacted our country with unprecedented response efforts at all levels. Unlike traditional disasters, Health took the lead, and many of our healthcare providers, paramedic services and health emergency managers were put to the test. We witnessed planning, response, and even some ebb and flow recovery as case numbers fluctuated in each province throughout the year.

CYBER DECEPTION
(2021,
issue 1)
BY DAVE McMAHON [field_writer2]

Deception has been central to warfare for millennia; electronic deception has been in practice for a century; and cyber deception has been an important focus for decades. To the extent that it is mandated in policy and standards and supported in domestic and international law, cyber deception is established as a best practice – and yet there is reluctance, in some quarters, to use deception as a defensive strategy.

(2021,
issue 1)
BY BRUCE PITT-PAYNE [field_writer2]
A couple of years ago, I went downtown to see the musical “Les Miserables”. Although it was touted as an incredibly cultural event that would make me a better person, all I got from it was that pre-revolution France sure had a lot of extremely loud citizens, many of whom were dirty and owned at least one pitchfork. 
 
I readily admit that my lack of appreciation was more due to my musical taste (or lack thereof), but I was only able to stay in my seat until the intermission by distracting myself.
Call for Action
(2021,
issue 1)
BY ALEXANDER FREMIS [field_writer2]

National security practitioners today face an incredibly varied threat environment.

(2021,
issue 1)
BY PETER HILLIER [field_writer2]

Overview of the Canadian Supply Chain Security Landscape