11 July 2021   (SCOTT NEWARK)

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.

10 June 2021

An emergency alert from the Nova Scotia system was sent out just before 1am this morning. “There is an unknown issue with the water in Grand Lake that has caused animals to die and has sent one citizen to hospital,” it said. “All consumption is banned […] Do not go in the water by foot or by boat at anytime, unless this order is rescinded.”

18 May 2021

On 20 May, at the 12th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Reykjavik and online, the two-year Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council will end and the Russian Federation will take over for the 2021-2023 years.

18 May 2021   (CHRIS MacLEAN)

DND alerted media Friday evening that MGen Dany Fortin, the public face of the federal vaccine rollout, is under investigation. Zero details. Short and cryptic. CTV News jumped into action and the details they uncovered highlight how damaging unnamed allegations can be.

12 May 2021   (KEN POLE)

The political and now legal pipeline scrap between Enbridge and the government of Michigan has exposed the vulnerability of much of Eastern Canada’s economy.

27 April 2021

In anticipation of Canada's Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Request for Proposal (RFP), Team Artemis has stepped up with powerful Heron TP capabilities that are ideally suited for Canadian requirements.

8 March 2021

Following the announcement of trials in China of Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, on 19 March 2021, and former diplomat Michael Kovrig, 22 March 2021, on charges related to national security and espionage, Safeguard Defenders re-released a 2020 report entitled Presumed Guilty.

28 February 2021   (SCOTT NEWARK)

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.

28 February 2021   (SCOTT NEWARK)

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.

17 February 2021   (CHRIS MacLEAN)

Responding to calls for change, made after every major gun violence event, the federal government is ready to introduce new gun legislation as a next step to the May 2020 ban on numerous assault weapons.

12 January 2021   (CHRIS MacLEAN)

As we anxiously await deliverance from COVID-19, remember the lessons learned in 1955. We must not rush production beyond its capacity to produce and administer a safe vaccine.

10 January 2021   (ROSS FETTERLY)

A pandemic reinforces the importance of Provincial government roles in the daily lives of the Canadian population, and communication is key to confidence in the process.

14 December 2020   (ROSS FETTERLY)

As Canada receives 249,000 vaccines for first-phase distribution, the coordination – on a massive scale – will benefit from military operational planning and execution.

29 April 2020

A Canadian Cyclone helicopter deployed on HMCS Fredericton has gone missing while on a NATO exercise with allies off the western coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. DND has confirmed that a search and rescue mission is underway at this time.

13 March 2020

No alternate date has been announced but the suspension of Parliament until 20 April due to the COVID-19 issue means that Finance Minister Bill Morneau will not be tabling his budget 30 March as scheduled. Details will follow as they become available.

30 January 2020

Today, the director-general of the World Health Organization has issued an official declaration that the coronavirus is now officially a global emergency. The WHO committee praised China's commitment to transparency and the efforts made to investigate and contain the current outbreak.

8 September 2019   (CHRIS MacLEAN)

Canadians must be wondering if the courts share the interpretation that the law exists to protect public safety. An OpEd by Christie Blatchford details the recent Court of Appeal decision to overturn the conviction of two men found guilty of terrorism in 2015 (for a plot to attack Toronto-bound passenger train) and order a new trial over what the defence argued was improper jury selection.

25 August 2019   (JOE VARNER)

With the looming threat of conventional wars between great and regional powers appearing increasingly likely, the U.S. should quickly shore up its strategic military alliances.

24 July 2019

Two former Canadian ambassadors to Beijing have been contacted by Global Affairs with a troubling message from the PMO to "speak with one voice to support the strategy of the government".

11 June 2019

The court martial of Canada's chief military judge kicked off Monday with testimony about the accused's friendship with the presiding judge. It goes deeper than friendship, the presiding judge is also the accused's former Deputy.