Nov 2021 – Pemberton Search and Rescue responded to a mudslide on Duffy Lake Road (part of Highway 99). Several vehicles were caught in slides across southern B.C. after catastrophic rains. (Photo: Pemberton SAR)
Canadian police constable Karen Collins was on scene in NY during recovery operations at Ground Zero after 911. (Photo: courtesy Karen Collins)
British Columbia – Arrowsmith SAR members load a patient onto their UTV during a training exercise. (Photo: Jennifer Hoard)
Oct 2020 – Coquitlam SAR team members Tom Zajac and Cam Girvan perform maritime search and rescue training on the Fraser River. (Photo: Jordan Wycherley)
(CP)

Preparing to retire from the House of Commons June 23, former Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has warned MPs to avoid polarizing “performance politics” and focus on national unity. “Too many of us are often chasing algorithms down a sinkhole of diversion and division,” he told the House. “We are becoming elected officials who judge our self-worth by how many ‘likes” we get on social media, but not how many lives we change in the real world.”

BRIAN LEE CROWLEY

​Chinese election interference is a hot topic in Canada today. Yet, while it is indeed a matter of enormous importance, it is one that must be placed in the context of the new Cold War against the West.

(FrontLine News)

Thousands of homes under evacuation order as wildfire burns out of control in the Tantallon suburb about 25 km northwest of Halifax. Several homes and buildings have been lost as the fire continues to spread.

Sep 07   (Ken Pole)

The Business Council of Canada, formerly the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, wants the government to give the Canadian Security Intelligence Service the legal authority to "proactively" work with the private sector in countering the growing cyberthreats by hostile foreign interests.

Jun 29   (Ken Pole)

Security issues at home and abroad continued to escalate as the Communications Security Establishment and its partners deal with an array of threats.

Jun 22   (CBC)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national security advisor expects that the security official who leaked sensitive information to the news media about attempted Chinese interference in Canadian electoral processes will be caught and punished. “The law has been broken; sources, techniques have been put at risk,” Jody Thomas says, adding that Canada’s credibility with its Five Allies also has been jeopardized

Polar Knowledge Canada
Canada's research station on Victoria Island, Nunavut, is a key stop for marine traffic passing through the Northwest...
DRDC Valcartier Research
The Government of Canada is currently investing in infrastructure to provide defence scientists with modern (and green)...
Accenture
This groundbreaking new solution for Public Safety organizations can establish, manage and maintain sensitive communications...
30 May 2023   – 

​Chinese election interference is a hot topic in Canada today. Yet, while it is indeed a matter of enormous importance, it is one that must be placed in the context of the new Cold War against the West.

27 April 2023   – 

The CAF is in crisis mode, attempting to deal with a lack of personnel and equipment, efforts to change its culture, operational pressures and reputational challenges. This huge machine cannot rapidly ramp up from dereliction when needed – it's time for Canadians to begin to recognize service to country as important, and give it the priority it deserves.

18 August 2022   – 

Interference is typically an extremely valid and indisputable concern, but in the case of the NS shooting spree, that argument is being used to obfuscate the real issue of communication negligence which resulted in deaths that could have been avoided.

10 August 2022   – 

Alberta awarded third prize of “Her Vision Inspires” contest to an essayist who argues that women should pick babies over careers, writing that importing "foreigners to replace ourselves is a sickly mentality that amounts to a drive for cultural suicide.”

19-25 June 2023
Le Bourget, Paris
TBD JUNE 2023
Location TBD
25-27 July 2023
St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
10-11 August 2023
Tradex, Abbotsford, British Columbia
5-7 September 2023
Edgewood, Maryland
3-5 Oct 2023
Halifax Convention Centre, NS
25-26 October 2023
Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road
22 September 2023   (National Post)

Draft legislation introduced by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is designed to address soaring housing and grocery costs. Among other things, Bill C-56 as tabled September 21 would remove the federal portion of the Goods & Services Tax to incent construction of new rental housing and amend the Competition Act to address corporate concentration and its effect on the grocery sector.

22 September 2023   (CTV)

Cameron Ortis, the former director general of the RCMP’s National Intelligence Co-ordination Centre accused of providing secrets to unauthorized persons, plans a is planning a constitutional challenge. The Public Prosecution Service has confirmed that Ortis’ lawyers will argue that a Security of Information Act section on communication about special operations violates his Charter rights.

22 September 2023   (CTV)

Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton announced today that he is resigning to accept a job in the private sector. The third member of Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet to quit this month, McNaughton said his departure is unrelated to property development scandal which resulted in the resignations of the Housing and Public & Business Service ministers.

22 September 2023   (BBC)

The Guantanamo Bay trial of one accused in the September 2011 terrorist attacks in the U.S. has been suspended after a military psychiatrist told the court that Ramzi bin al-Shibh is “unable to understand the nature of the proceedings against him or cooperate intelligently.” He was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, associated psychotic features and a delusional disorder

21 September 2023   (CBC)

Canada reportedly amassed domestic and foreign intelligence during a months-long investigation of the killing last June of a B.C. Sikh activist branded a “terrorist” by India. Prime Minister Trudeau’s suggestion that India was involved set off a diplomatic row but his National Security & Intelligence Adviser was in India in August and again this month ahead of the PM’s meeting with his Indian counterpart during which Trudeau shared his concerns.

21 September 2023   (CBC )

A long-awaited report on the prospect of an Alberta pension plan says the province is entitled to have $334 billion in assets transferred from the Canada Pension Plan in 2027. The report released by Premier Danielle Smith states that the province’s contributions to CPP are disproportionately high compared with what Albertans’ benefits but that has been challenged.

21 September 2023   (National Post)

Faced with the October 30 expiry of a federal firearms amnesty, a gun lobby plans to seek a Federal Court injunction February 22 on grounds that many owners worry about the prospect of being labelled criminals if they don’t comply. The federal cabinet directive initially issued in 2020, and since extended, reclassified as prohibited a number of common military-style firearms and while owners can still possess them, the directive prohibits transfer of ownership.

21 September 2023   (CP)

When it was noted by a moderator at a UN Climate Ambition Summit September 20 that Canada remains a major fossil fuel source, Prime Minister Trudeau replied that Canada is on track to address the industry’s methane emissions. Draft regulations due before year’s end would allow Canada to meet or exceed its goal of a 75% reduction from 2012 levels by 2030.

21 September 2023   (Al Jazeera)

The opposition-controlled South Korean parliament has passed an unprecedented but non-binding motion for the country’s president to fire Prime Minister Han Duck-soo for having “consistently demonstrated incompetence, inaction and irresponsibility.”

21 September 2023   (BBC)

Five Bulgarians accused of spying for Russia are scheduled to appear in a London courtroom September 26. Arrested after a police investigation, they are alleged to have worked for Russian security services by, among other things, conducting operations in the UK and Europe.