Politics & Policy

Public safety is no accident

Bill C-69 would essentially move the approval for pipelines and nuclear facilities from independent, expert regulators to a new Impact Assessment Agency that reports to the environment minister – like having that minister regulate air safety. It makes no sense. [node:read-more:link]

Prison volunteers face new, longer security checks

A year ago, the Correctional Service of Canada issued a directive requiring volunteers to obtain “reliability status.” Now, volunteers are subject to the same screening and scrutiny as staff. This includes fingerprinting and a credit check, in addition to the prior requirements of a criminal record check, application and orientation class. [node:read-more:link]

Police push woman to ground outside fundraiser

A 74-year-old woman was knocked to the ground by a police officer during an anti-pipeline protest on Wednesday. The dramatic incident, which was captured on camera by CTV Vancouver, happened outside a lunchtime Liberal fundraiser attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. [node:read-more:link]

Person of ‘national security concern’ given residency

A person of "national security concern" was granted permanent residency "due to a series of failures" by the Canadian border agency and immigration department. In light of the incident, both departments have had to introduce changes in what the public safety minister's office is calling a "completely unacceptable" mistake. [node:read-more:link]

Ottawa under pressure to tighten gun laws

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has won praise from gun control advocates around the world for her fast work in tabling new firearms restrictions following the Christchurch mosque massacre. Now, Ottawa is under heavy pressure to follow her lead. [node:read-more:link]

Ottawa sets new rules for drones

The federal government is imposing a series of new restrictions on the use of drones, requiring operators to be at least 14 years old and calling on all owners to register their recreational and commercial devices with Transport Canada, federal and industry officials said. [node:read-more:link]


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