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International, Politics

Canada joins 26 nations to condemn China’s abuses in Hong Kong and Xinjiang

Canada joined 26 countries at the UN’s Human Rights Council on Tuesday to express “deep and growing concerns” regarding China’s treatment of the Uighur and other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang and Beijing’s national security law targeting dissent in Hong »

International, Politics

Canada, U.S., U.K. and Australia slam China over Hong Kong security law

Canada joined the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia on Thursday in condemning Chinese national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists in the city and Western countries fear could erode its freedoms and jeopardise its role as »

Society

Alleged RCMP mole Cameron Ortis faces 3 new charges

A high-ranking civilian intelligence official with Canada’s national police force accused of preparing to leak highly sensitive information faces three new charges, a spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said Tuesday. The RCMP’s National Division Sensitive and International »

International, Politics

Diplomatic Dispatch Podcast – Episode 2: The national security view

Welcome to Diplomatic Dispatch, a new podcast series by Radio Canada International. My goal is to bring you insights into Canada’s foreign, defence and development policy. I’ll discuss Canada’s global role through interviews with policy makers, former and serving diplomats »

International, Politics

Diplomatic Dispatch Podcast – Episode 1: Rethinking Canada’s foreign policy

Welcome to Diplomatic Dispatch, a new podcast series by Radio Canada International. My goal is to bring you insights into Canada’s foreign, defence and development policy. I’ll discuss Canada’s global role through interviews with policy makers, former and serving diplomats »

Politics

Former Canadian spy chief calls for ‘clear eyed’ national security discussion

Canada needs to be “clear eyed” about its own place in the rapidly changing multipolar world and the security challenges presented by such “revisionist” adversaries as Russia and China, says a former spy chief and national security advisor to two »

Politics, Society

Alleged RCMP mole Cameron Ortis ordered back to jail

A high-ranking civilian intelligence official with Canada’s national police force accused of preparing to leak highly sensitive information has been ordered back to jail barely three weeks after he was granted bail with strict conditions. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police »

Politics

Trudeau’s national security and intelligence adviser to retire in December

National Security and Intelligence Adviser Greta Bossenmaier will retire in early December after nearly 35 years in public service, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. “Ms. Bossenmaier has served Canadians with dedication, integrity, and excellence over the past 35 years, »

Society

Alleged RCMP mole granted bail

A high-ranking civilian intelligence official with Canada’s national police force accused of preparing to leak highly sensitive information has been granted bail with strict conditions. Evidence at the bail hearing and reasons for the decision by the Ontario Court of »

Politics, Society

RCMP working to limit possible damage to allies from highly placed mole

Canada’s national police force is working to limit security risks and assess potential damage to “the broader domestic and international security communities” in the wake of charges laid against one of its top intelligence officers, the head of the Royal Canadian »