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Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto ranked among top 10 most liveable cities

Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto are ranked among top 10 most liveable cities worldwide with Montreal trailing behind in the 20th place but still ahead of any U.S. city, according to the 2019 Global Liveability Index released Wednesday by the Economist Intelligence Unit.» 

International, Politics

Trudeau and Pompeo discussed the Arctic as Washington pivots attention north

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Canada-U.S. cooperation in the Arctic during Thursday’s visit by the top American diplomat to Ottawa, amid signs that Washington is growing increasingly concerned by geopolitical challenges posed by» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

National police investigate possible policy breach at Canada’s highest level disease lab

It’s now being reported by the CBC and others that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, escorted a Chinese researcher from Canada’s only Level-4 virulogy lab on July 5 over what is being described as a possible “policy breach” and an» 

International

Canadian Mountie appointed to top UN security job

A high-ranking official with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has been appointed as the United Nations Undersecretary General for Safety and Security, UN Secretary General António Guterres announced Thursday. RCMP Deputy Commissioner Gilles Michaud, a 33-year veteran of Canada’s» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Cybersecurity: Huawei – backdoor or no backdoor?

Several news agencies today are reporting on a Bloomberg news story about cybersecurity issues from co-called “backdoors” found in  Huawwei equipment used by Vodaphone in Italy. The report says the backdoors were discovered between 2009 and 2011 in home routers» 

International, Politics

Parliamentary report on Arctic security tries to cut through ‘geopolitical fog’

Canada and its NATO allies need to do a better job of understanding Russia’s military intentions in the Arctic and “to consider the most appropriate and measured response,” says a new report by a parliamentary committee looking into Canada’s policy» 

Politics

Canada’s 2019 budget slim on hard power Arctic commitments, experts say

While the new Liberal budget promises to spend $700 million over the next 10 years for things like post-secondary education in Canada’s North, new infrastructure and Arctic research, there is barely any mention of investing in the government’s hard power» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Cyber warfare: cooperation needed between military and industry

The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) has released a report this month saying Canadian security could be at risk in a cyber attack. They say while outside forces can mount attacks quickly, Canada lags behind because of» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

U.S.: new warnings to partners about dealing with Huawei

China’s Huawei, one of the world’s largest telecom giants, has been accused of being used for spying for the Chinese government. Although there has been no actual evidence presented publicly, it has been widely suggested the firm has been involved» 

Politics, Society

Terrorism, foreign interference and economic espionage greatest threats to Canada: CSIS director

Terrorism remains the number one national security-related danger to public safety in Canada, says the head of Canada’s domestic spy agency. But the greatest threats to Canada’s prosperity and national interests are foreign interference and espionage, says David Vigneault, head»