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Toward a Serious Plan for Modernizing Canada’s Security Regime

Posted Mar 14th, 2016 in Articles

Toward a Serious Plan for Modernizing Canada’s Security Regime

As the Trudeau government begins to tackle pressing issues and fulfil its campaign promises, it is clear that national security must be among its top priorities.

Since the attacks of October 2014 in Canada, and the previous government’s attempts to fix national security shortcomings via Bill C-51, numerous acts of terrorism have occurred around the world. The San Bernardino and Paris attacks, for example, have raised serious concerns about the limits to law enforcement and intelligence agencies’ abilities to track and control violent extremists who use terror to achieve their means. Similarly, the recent deaths of seven Canadians in Burkina Faso and Jakarta have demonstrated the risks that we face around the world when Western interests are targeted.

The government has moved to repatriate our CF 18s and has undertaken a new set of commitments to the conflict against ISIS in the Middle East. It is also looking to improve review and oversight of security agencies, and address the “problematic elements” of Bill C-51. It does all this at a time when the magnitude and complexity of the threat has seldom been so high.

Read the full article here: Macdonaldlaurier.ca

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Toward a Serious Plan for Modernizing Canada’s Security Regime

Mar 14th, 2016

As the Trudeau government begins to tackle pressing issues and fulfil its campaign promises, it is clear that national security must be among its top priorities.

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