Rolling Barrage in the Capital

The third annual Rolling Barrage, a fund-raising cross-Canada motorcycle charity ride, will be stopping in Ottawa Aug. 11. The visit, beginning with the morning Changing of the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, will include the first annual Operation Resilient Maple, recognizing a member of the military hitherto overlooked for an achievement. Organizers hope to recognize first responders in later events. [node:read-more:link]

Firearms control in Canada

Bill Blair, the federal Minister of Border Security & Organized Crime Reduction, is rebuffing calls for a ban on handguns even as he acknowledges that more must be done to choke off the flow of illegal imports. The comments by the former Toronto Police Service Chief follow a spate of shootings in Toronto which prompted the city’s mayor, John Tory, to call for tighter controls. [node:read-more:link]

Managing Your Next Disaster

Natural disasters are becoming more prevalent and more devastating. Ontario has experienced powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes. Preparing for this isn't just common sense it's a part of due diligence in a time of increasing risk. [node:read-more:link]

Maritime Security Interview

One of the most comprehensive examinations of the state of our Maritime Security has been conducted by the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence. Where is this work headed and what expectations should we have? [node:read-more:link]

GoC invests in combatting criminal gun violence

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, stated that the government will invest $327.6 million over five years, and then $100 million a year thereafter to bring together federal, provincial and territorial efforts to support community-level prevention and enforcement efforts related to the illegal trafficking of firearms, and invest in border security to interdict illicit goods including guns and drugs. [node:read-more:link]


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