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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» 


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,» 


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» 

Politics, Society

RCMP assesses impacts of possible leaks by alleged mole

Reeling from the arrest of one of its high-ranking intelligence employees, Canada’s national police force is assessing possible damage the alleged mole may have caused to Canada and its allies, the head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said» 


Senior civilian RCMP employee charged under national secrets act

A senior civilian member of Canada’s national police force, which also deals with sensitive national security investigations, has been arrested and charged under the Security of Information Act, the Royal Mounted Canadian Police (RCMP) announced in a terse press release» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Huawei ties to China’s government worry Canada

China’s tech giant, Huawei has invested millions in research in Canada and the government is increasingly concerned about its world dominance in next-generation 5G wireless technology and national security. Huawei is the biggest provider of cellular network equipment in the» 

International, Politics, Society

Day after Ottawa shootings, questions about security, democracy and new laws

The day after the shooting of a soldier in Ottawa at the National War Memorial and the shooting of the gunman in Canada’s Parliament buildings, Members of Parliament were back in the House of Commons on Thursday (October 23), after» 

International, Politics, Society

Tearful Mohamed Harkat wants open trial, to be cleared after 12 years of suspicion

A tearful Mohamed Harkat and his wife Sophie Lamarche were still dazed and upset when they met journalists Thursday (May 15) a day after the Supreme Court of Canada had ruled a security certificate issued against Harkat was constitutional. The»