A former Crown Prosecutor in Alberta, Scott Newark was named as the first non-police officer to serve as the Executive Director of the Canadian Police Association in Ottawa. After 9-11 he became Ontario’s Special Security Advisor on Counter Terrorism and authored that Province’s Security Perimeter Strategy. He is a border and transit security advisor to governments in Canada, most recently as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Public Safety. He holds memberships in Borderpol, the North American Advisory Board to the International Association of Airport and Seaport Police, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Aviation Security Committee, and is Vice Chair/Operations of the National Security Group.
Articles by this writer
As a general description of the Government’s intended policy agenda going forward, the following Throne Speech extracts are of potential relevance to Safety & Security readers.
An analysis federal plans and main estimates for the following: Public Safety Canada; RCMP; CBSA; CSC; Justice, CCG; Indigenous Services; Women and Gender Equality; GAC / International Development; Transport Canada; and DND.
The question of constitutionality of the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement is an important border security and public safety issue that will profoundly impact Canada.
Independence, transparency, and de-politicization are achievable improvements that can be made in the wake of the SNC-Lavalin case. Scott Newark examines and itemizes changes the government can implement to prevent similar scandals from erupting.
Operational and policy reforms are essential for the protection of the Canadian public when Canadian jihadis are caught and detained abroad.
Minister Blair has received his well-defined mandate, and can recommend actions that, if taken, will immediately deliver on his mandate related to Borders, Guns, Gangs and Drugs.
In addition to a requirement of consent from the criminal for transfer, Canadian law has created a literal incentive for non-citizen criminal deportees to commit new crimes to prevent their removal from Canada.
It’s been just over a month since Canadians learned that their federal government had decided to issue an apology to Omar Khadr and to provide him with $10.5M in ‘compensation’. Let's review the facts.
Reviewing the annually published Public Accounts, illuminates number of areas where a re-allocation of funds could revitalize public funding to be beneficial and relevant to more Canadians.
The new Government has made it clear that it intends to proceed with its campaign promise to bring 25K Syrian refugees from the war torn region to Canada and that it will try and do so before the end of this year. An ambitious plan but then converting political promise into government action often is.