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International, Politics

U.S. wants to keep the Arctic an area of low tensions, top official

The United States wants to keep the Arctic an area of low tensions, Washington’s newly appointed Arctic coordinator said Wednesday even as he warned of growing big power rivalry in the region due to climate change and conflicting geopolitical interests. »

Politics, Society

Canadian government launches national COVID tracking app

A free mobile app designed to help tell its users if they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, was launched in Ontario by the Canadian government on Friday.  The COVID Alert app is available »

International, Politics

Appointment of U.S. Arctic coordinator signals more muscular American policy

The appointment of James DeHart as the U.S. coordinator for the Arctic signals the region’s growing importance to Washington as an arena of geopolitical competition with Russia and China, say Canadian and American defence experts. DeHart, a career diplomat with extensive experience in global defence and security issues, is »

International, Politics

Russia accuses Canada and the U.S. of violating Open Skies treaty

Russia is claiming Canada and the United States have violated a key international accord designed to build trust and prevent wars between former Cold War adversaries — and accuses Washington’s allies of kowtowing to the Trump administration on U.S. policies that go against »

Politics, Society

Canadian Ranger faces 22 charges after armed standoff at Rideau Hall

A member of the Canadian military, who on Thursday rammed his vehicle into the gate of the park grounds in Ottawa that house the official residence of Governor General and the temporary home of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his »

Politics, Society

Canadian Ranger arrested after gaining access to Rideau Hall grounds: CBC

Police in Ottawa have arrested an armed man after he rammed his pick-up truck into the gate of a park in the national capital that houses the Governor General’s official residence and the temporary residence of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau »

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

More security concerns from cyberspace and foreign actors

Cyber threats to research, acquisition through business investment It was only a week ago that the Canadian Security Establishment (CSE) and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) issued an unusual joint statement, “that it is near certain that state sponsored »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

COVID-19: Canadian security agencies warn of cyber threats to research

n a rather unusual notice, Canadian security agencies have released a joint statement warning that COVID-19 research has become a target for ‘state actor”  hacking attempts. The Canadian Security Establishment (CSE) and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) said in »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

China-backed hacking of the world’s servers uncovered

Undiscovered hacking possibly for a decade Blackberry Ltd. says it has discovered what it claims is Chinese-backed hacking of the world’s servers. Originally known as Research In Motion based in Waterloo Ontario, the company says its researchers have discovered how »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

The issue of Huawei, national security and 5G

The U.K. has just announced it will permit a partial use of Huawei technology in development of its 5G network. Other countries have banned Huawei over security concerns.  Canada is still debating its position on Huawei. Stephanie Carvin (PhD) is »