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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» 

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China and Canadian and world universities: The military undertones

The west has great universities devoted to learning, exploration, and technological innovation. China knows that and continues to enter into collaborative projects with western universities only too eager to embark upon joint research and sharing projects.   Security and geopolitical experts» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Security breach of cannabis users

Canada’s new recreational cannabis law is not even a month old and a new concern has arisen. Canada Post- the national postal service- had a security breach of information involving 4,500 customers of the Ontario Cannabis Store. The provincially operated» 

International, Politics

Russia flexes its military muscles with Arctic component of Vostok 2018 war games

The Russian military is conducting a series of exercises designed to test and showcase its ability to mount large-scale joint operations at the very eastern edge of the Russian Arctic, more than 7,000 kilometres from its main base near the» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Tracking your child’s mobile phone

Location tracking and social media. It’s late and your teenage child hasn’t come home. Do you find out by tracking the GPS location? Should you be monitoring your child’s activity on social media? An expert says this is fairly common,» 

Society

Man with knife tackled on Parliament Hill

A 24-year-old man allegedly carrying a knife during a changing of the guard ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa is in custody after he was tackled by soldiers, parliamentary security and police officers, officials said Monday. “An incident took place this morning at 10:15 am (1415» 

Aecon is involved in many major construction and maintenance projects, some of which could be classed as sensitive to national security

Economy, International, Politics

Chinese takeover of Canadian firm blocked

National Security Issues Cited Chinese acquisition of Canadian tech, oil and other companies received a setback today. A state-owned Chinese company- China Communications Construction Co. Ltd.,- had been trying to acquire Canada’s largest engineering and construction giant, Aecon. In addition» 

International

Commonwealth to discuss trade, climate, security

The heads of over 50 countries, mostly former territories of the British Empire, are meeting in London, England this week including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. There are member countries on every continent except Antarctica. “The Commonwealth is a unique» 

Politics

Ottawa invests $1.6 billion to seek innovative solutions to defence challenges

The federal government is looking for outside help to find solutions for pressing challenges facing Canada in its defence and security sectors, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced Monday. Ottawa is ready to invest $1.6 billion dollars over the next 20» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Cyber threat: FBI issues yet another warning about Huawei- ZTE

For years security experts in Canada and the U.S have been expressing concerns about Chinese high-tech firms and potential spying. Last week FBI director Christopher Wray told a U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that the government should be ” deeply»