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The LINK Online, Nov 29, 30, Dec. 1, 2019

Your hosts, Terry, Levon, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Former Canadian spy chief calls for ‘clear eyed’ national security discussion A major international conference held in Ottawa this week, saw political leaders past and present, along with top» 

International, Politics

Trudeau extends Canada’s condolences after 13 French soldiers killed in Mali

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extended his “heartfelt condolences” to France Tuesday after 13 French soldiers were killed Monday evening when two military helicopters collided during a nighttime anti-terror operation against Islamic State group-linked extremists in Mali. “Canada joins with the» 

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» 

International, Society

Canada’s threat level doesn’t change despite death of ISIS leader

The Canadian federal government showed no intention of changing the national threat level of its current ” medium ” classification despite concerns from some countries that the Islamic State group may retaliate following the killing of its leader during a» 

Politics

Trudeau security detail tackled protester at Montreal climate march

Police tackled a man who approached Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau at the Montreal climate strike on Friday afternoon. Trudeau, accompanied by his wife and two eldest children, was marching in the large crowd and waving at people when the incident» 

Society

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»