Search

(2019,
issue 4)
BY KEN POLE [field_writer2]

By Ken Pole

On December 5th, the new minority Liberal government signalled that it is prepared to stay the course on the defence, security and foreign policies it committed to in the previous Parliament. This time, however, the Liberals need to be more sensitive to other parties’ priorities than they were during their four-year parliamentary majority that ended with the election on 21 October 2019.

(2019,
issue 4)
[field_writer2]

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced a new team of parliamentary secretaries.
 
"Our team of parliamentary secretaries will be an important link between ministers and Parliament, working closely with their colleagues to deliver real, positive results for all Canadians. They will help advance government legislation, engage directly with Canadians on key government initiatives, and represent the government in Canada and internationally."

(2019,
issue 3)
BY SCOTT NEWARK [field_writer2]

Will it be a Priority after the election?
On October 21st, Canadians will get a ‘new’ federal Government – although it is far from clear which party will be in charge once the votes are counted. But whatever the outcome, one thing that is clear, is that addressing the continuing security gaps at our border and effectively dealing with the consequences that result from them, is one issue that needs urgent attention.

(2019,
issue 3)
[field_writer2]

On the day before it kicked off the campaign for the October 21st general election, the federal government quietly published an Arctic and Northern Policy Framework, calling it “a long-term strategic vision” to guide Canada’s involvement in the region out to “2030 and beyond.” Two days later, the Canadian Armed Forces wrapped up their latest Operation Nanook, the annual sovereignty exercise in which First Nations and Inuit members of the Canadian Rangers practice their skills alongside CAF regular and reserve personnel.

(2019,
issue 3)
BY GARRY W.G. CLEMENT [field_writer2]

In 2015, the Charbonneau Commission looking into potential corruption in the management of public construction contracts in Quebec, concluded that there was “widespread and deeply rooted corruption and collusion in the awarding of public construction contracts” in the Province of Quebec.

(2019,
issue 1)
[field_writer2]

Six years in the making, the recently announced funding plan for the 80 ground search and rescue groups represented by the BC Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA) may well become the standard by which volunteer SAR service funding is measured across Canada.

(2019,
issue 1)
BY GARRY W.G. CLEMENT [field_writer2]

Is it time to modernize the RCMP mandate?

There is no denying that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has a proud history, having served Canada well since its establishment in May 1873 as a central police force. When it comes to national law enforcement, the RCMP has endeavoured to be all things to all people. Today, its scope of operations is expanding an all five key areas: Serious and Organized Crime; Financial Crime; National Security; Protective Policing; and Criminal Intelligence.

(2019,
issue 1)
BY DOUG SMITH [field_writer2]

Search and Rescue (SAR) has always been an emotional topic because it deals with lives – most will be saved, but some will be lost. Is a contracted service in the best interests of the SAR mandate?

(2019,
issue 1)
BY KEN POLE [field_writer2]

With the October general election less than 9 months away, the Canadian government is ramping up efforts to ensure that neither the campaign nor the vote itself are influenced by malicious, net-based interference.

(2019,
[field_writer2]

The Trump administration is weighing using a national emergency declaration to circumvent Congress and the budget stalemate and force construction of the president’s long-promised southern border wall.

(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale recently announced that immediate steps are being taken to establish an Interim Management Advisory Board to provide the RCMP Commissioner with expert external advice on the management and administration of the RCMP, and to guide the foundational changes required to address the recommendations made by the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP (CRCC) and Ms. Sheila Fraser, in their respective reports related to harassment in the RCMP workplace.

(2019,
[field_writer2]

On 30 January 2019, Democratic Institutions released the following announcement:

Canada’s electoral system is strong. As we approach the next federal election, we recognize the importance of protecting Canadians from foreign interference, protecting our democracy, and ensuring our next election is fair and free.

(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]

Français ci-dessous

The Government of Canada is helping municipalities invest in innovative ways to reduce pollution and improve energy efficiency in the public infrastructure that they own and operate.

(2019,
[field_writer2]

The Government of Canada is constantly working to keep Canadian families and communities safe from violent extremism. Preventing radicalization to violence helps stop tragedies before they occur. To assist these efforts, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Karen McCrimmon, today announced funding to the John Howard Society of Ottawa to disengage at-risk individuals in the eastern Ontario region from extremist-based violence.

(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]

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 (CADSI) concludes.

(2019,
[field_writer2]

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 (SARVAC) under the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund. 

This funding will help develop and implement a national accreditation and certification program for Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) volunteers, strengthening their capacity to safely and professionally respond to emergencies across the country.

(2019,
[field_writer2]

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.

“My thoughts continue to go out to all those affected by the tragic aircraft accident involving an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

(2019,
[field_writer2]

Acting on "new information" about the Ethiopian Airlines 737 aircraft involved in a weekend crash that killed 157 people, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Canada is not only grounding all of its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, but also banning the jet from entering Canadian airspace until further notice as safety concerns continue to mount.

(2019,
[field_writer2]

Last Friday, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada, announced three contracts totalling $48 million awarded to Magellan Aerospace Corporation, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for LUU-2 illumination flares.

(2019,
[field_writer2]

Yesterday, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued a  statement announcing Canada’s support to victim identification efforts following the tragic aircraft accident involving an Ethiopian Airlines flight.

(2019,
[field_writer2]

Funding Model for SAR

(2019,
[field_writer2]

Yesterday  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. The Canada Centre’s 2019 Event Series brought together experts on violent radicalization and encouraged collaboration across sectors, organizations, academia and governments to address the issue. Some topics that were discussed during the Event Series include:

(2019,
[field_writer2]

When tragedy strikes, every second counts. Saving lives can depend on being able to get people who are critically injured to the care they need in a timely, effective and coordinated way.

(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]

A new study from Ohio University faculty shows that people are less supportive of practices to extract information from terrorist suspects when these practices are framed as “torture” rather than the more ambiguous term of “enhanced interrogation.”

The study, titled “Shaping Responses to Torture: What You Call It Matters” was conducted by Associate Professor and Director of Experimental Training Kimberly Rios and Visiting Assistant Professor Dominik Mischkowski.

(2019,
[field_writer2]

Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement on how certain types of extremist ideologies are described in the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada:

(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]

Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement:

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Charles Smith as Chairperson of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee (ERC).

Mr. Smith’s five-year appointment will begin on June 18, 2019 when Interim Chairperson David Paradiso’s appointment comes to an end. Until then, he will assume the role of Vice-Chairperson, helping ensure a seamless transition between the incoming and outgoing Chairpersons.

(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]

TORONTO, May 2, 2019 /CNW/ - The Google News Initiative has granted The Canadian Journalism Foundation $1 million to expand the NewsWise program to help all Canadians understand how to identify authentic news from misinformation.

VAdm Mark Norman Case
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2019,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
issue 6)
[field_writer2] BY IAN KEDDIE

Believe it or not, daily threats faced by Western populations in the 21st century are at some of the lowest in all history. In developed countries in particular, external threats are something that we rarely consider in everyday life. Threats here are usually considered to be things such as crime, illness, or accidents; and when external threats are brought to the public’s attention it’s usually in the form of terror attacks, political change, or economic forces that may disrupt our day to day life.

(2018,
issue 6)
BY SCOTT NEWARK [field_writer2]

It’s time for an effective strategy.

(2018,
issue 6)
BY TONY WYVER [field_writer2]

Western Canada Select (WCS) Oil is important for Canada and the World Market.

(2018,
issue 6)
[field_writer2]

It's Not Your Daddy’s Cold War
The Russian takeover of Crimea signaled an end to the optimistic post-Cold War era. As Putin continued to ramp up challenges, the West gradually began to focus on the return of direct defence. Protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attack is, in many ways, surpassing other forms of military protection mandates.

(2018,
issue 5)
BY SCOTT NEWARK [field_writer2]
BILL BLAIR's MANDATE

Canada’s new Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister finally has a mandate: What should Canadians expect?

(2018,
issue 5)
BY J. PAUL de B. TAILLON [field_writer2]

Strategic Forecast 2040
Will the international world order erode? Will value systems drift apart? Will globalization be stopped in its tracks?

(2018,
issue 5)
[field_writer2]

As we go to press, I can’t help thinking about the recent revelation of a controversial, insane, deplorable, inappropriate (pick one) decision by Correctional Service Canada. Terri-Lynne McClintic was caught on surveillance video in 2009 leading little Tori Stafford away to her eventual death. It took police less than a month to catch and charge Michael Rafferty, 28, and Terri-Lynne McClintic, 18, in the horrific abduction, rape, beating and murder of a defenceless 8-year-old girl.

(2018,
issue 5)
BY GARRY W.G. CLEMENT [field_writer2]
in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Society has entered the 4th industrial revolution (also known as Industry 4.0), which involves the fusion of technologies and a blurring of the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.

The serious consequences of
(2018,
issue 4)
BY SCOTT NEWARK [field_writer2]

The ineffectiveness of Canada’s system of removing non-citizens who have been ordered deported has increasingly been in the news – both for failed refugee claimants who have entered the country illegally, and the ongoing reality of non-citizens convicted of serious crimes. Put succinctly, in Canada there’s clearly a difference between being ordered deported and actually being removed.

(2018,
issue 4)
BY KEN POLE [field_writer2]

A new Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) has been set up by the government based on the results of extensive internal and public consultations. In a statement, the government announced that it is creating “one clear and trusted national authority” rather than spreading the responsibility between various departments and agencies. It should also be noted that a new National Cybercrime Coordination Unit in the RCMP will support and coordinate cybercrime investigations between police forces across the country.

(2018,
issue 4)
[field_writer2]

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was established in 1949 by 12 Western nations (today totalling 26 member states) as a military alliance for a collective self-defense against Soviet aggression and, until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, NATO’s worst fears could be summed up in two words: Warsaw Pact.

(2018,
issue 4)
[field_writer2]

For some time now, Turkey has been increasingly seen as NATO’s “odd-man out”.  The reasons given for this assessment are many. For example, a new presidential system that concentrates power in the hands of the president is likely to challenge the NATO commitment to the principles of individual liberty, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

(2018,
issue 4)
[field_writer2]

A serious misunderstanding happened one day when my son texted a philosophic quote that was intended to be both inspirational and cautionary. While the first half was indeed uplifting, it trailed off into what can, depending on the emphasis, easily be interpreted as severe criticism. It caused family strife, but created a teaching moment in which I counselled him to (a) first consider from the recipient’s perspective before sharing; and (b) never criticize in writing if it can be avoided.

(2018,
issue 1)
BY SCOTT NEWARK [field_writer2]

Why is Canada Cutting Cheques to Suspected Terrorists? It began in 2007 after a lengthy and expensive Inquiry and resulted in a $10.5M payoff to Maher Arar.

(2018,
issue 1)
BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS [field_writer2]

Canada, a founding partner of both NATO and NORAD, is facing an increasingly asymmetrical threat environment that has become more complex because of lawfare and hybrid warfare. This requires Canada to have interlinked policies of defence and security; foreign affairs; economic and international trade; and environment. All of these issues are interconnected and cannot be viewed in isolation by any of Canada’s military, political or policy leaders. 

(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]

U.S. intelligence officials say Russian spies hacked the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies. The Washington Post quotes anonymous sources as saying the Russians tried to make the hack look like it was carried out by North Korea.

(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]

(français ci-dessous)

Innovation is changing how we live and work, bringing with it new opportunities and challenges for Canada and its Group of Seven (G7) partners. Today, G7 Employment and Innovation ministers concluded a two-day meeting on Preparing for Jobs of the Future, focused on how G7 countries can help workers get the skills, training and opportunities they need to succeed in a changing economy.

(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]

Democracy Watch released the letter it sent on 25 Sept 2018 to Ontario Auditor General (AG) Bonnie Lysyk calling on her to investigate and issue a ruling on the question of whether public money was spent on ads to produce and promote the Ford Conservatives’ fake news videos posted on social media and whether they violated the Government Advertising Act (GAA).

(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]

In the coming weeks, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) will be launching an online consultation portal to seek industry views on how it conducts its assessment of export permits.

GAC will focus on the criteria and the questions it uses to assess the risks and implications of proposed exports with respect to human rights, Canada’s foreign and defence policy and national security considerations.

This will help GAC better comply with the UN Arms Trade Treaty (UN ATT) once the accession legislation (Bill C-47) receives Royal Assent, as well as update the Export Controls Handbook.

(2018,
[field_writer2]

Statistics Canada wants to collect your individual banking transactions and sensitive personal identification information, but the initial plan has been put on hold after public outrage followed evidence that the data had been requested without consent of the randomly chosen Canadians.

The personal banking and financial transactions being requested include bill payments, cash withdrawals from ATMs, credit card payments, electronic money transfers and even account balances of Canadians across the country.

(2018,
[field_writer2]

The Parliament of Canada will host the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parliamentary Assembly's (PA) 64th Annual Session from Friday 16 November to Monday 19 November 2018 in Halifax, Canada. The Session will bring together parliamentarians from the 29 NATO member countries as well as delegates from partner countries and observers to discuss international security issues affecting the Alliance.
 
The Session will take place in the Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax NS B3J 0E6, Canada.
 

(2018,
[field_writer2]

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“As minister of foreign affairs, it is my priority to ensure the safety and security of our Canadian diplomats and employees, as well as our local staff and diplomatic missions around the world.

“I thank the Auditor General and his staff for their 2018 Fall Report and their recommendations, which are in line with our renewed commitment to safety at our missions abroad.

(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2018,
[field_writer2]
(2017,
issue 2)
BY SCOTT NEWARK [field_writer2]

A Review of the Facts

(2017,
issue 2)
BY CASEY BRUNELLE [field_writer2]

Primarily as a result of globalization and the democratization of information to the masses, the theory and practice of politics and governance have been undergoing a steady evolution.


Trump delivers Joint Address to Congress. (Official White House Photo: Shealah Craighead)

(2017,
issue 2)
BY SCOTT NEWARK [field_writer2]

With the return of Parliament on the near horizon, one of the security issues sure to attract attention (apart from the Omar Khadr $10.5M payoff and the Liberal government’s deer-in-the-headlights approach to the flood of persons illegally entering Canada to claim ‘refugee’ status) is what exactly is in Bill C-59 and how is it different from the Conservative’s much maligned C-51?

(2017,
issue 2)
BY SEAN CANN-SHEPPARD [field_writer2]

For First Responders

The ever increasing threat of bio-terrorism has led to modernizing the way we prepare for a potential outbreak.

(2017,
issue 2)
[field_writer2]

Britain’s Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain naïvely described the pre-WWII disputes as being a “quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing”. It seems that Canada’s government is looking at the North Korean (DPRK) problem through the same lens: as a regional conflict that will involve South Korea, Japan and America, but remain peripheral to Canadian interests and security – definitely not an existential threat to Canada.

(2017,
issue 1)
BY JONATHAN CALOF [field_writer2]
A new approach for addressing complex projects and procurements

At FrontLine, we search out new ideas and concepts that could help enhance safety and security.

(2017,
issue 1)
BY SCOTT NEWARK [field_writer2]

Expanding pre-border clearance in Canada and the United States was among the highest priority initiatives contained in the Beyond the Border (BTB) Agreement. Pre border clearance essentially permits screening of travellers and cargo before arrival at the Canada-US border which speeds up the process significantly.

(2017,
issue 1)
BY CASEY BRUNELLE [field_writer2]
the Pathway to Sustainable Conflict Resolution

The collapse of the Berlin Wall and subsequent end of the Cold War brought about myriad dramatic geopolitical changes for all states, whether they were direct players in that confrontation or not.

Port Security
(2017,
issue 1)
BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS [field_writer2] , KILEY SAMPSON and DARRYL ANDERSON

Is the present security regime sufficiently robust and resilient when it comes to marine terminals? Ranging in size from small passenger docks to large, sophisticated multimillion-dollar cargo loading facilities, they are often situated near urban areas or sensitive marine environments, and may involve a variety of dangerous goods.


Port of Vancouver

(2017,
[field_writer2]

As reported in "The Independent"
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/smoking-out-the-cowboy-indians-a7494456.html

With Donald Trump only weeks away from his inauguration, talk of walls along the Mexican border have – for the moment at least – fallen from the agenda. But another border is fast becoming a problem.

(2017,
[field_writer2]
(2017,
[field_writer2]
(2017,
[field_writer2]