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Winnipeg Lab: Government Lurching From Incompetence to Danger on National Security

That Canada naively allowed two Chinese scientists linked to the PLA to work at a level-4 bio-lab in Winnipeg is yet another sign of how much national security is ignored

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

If Canada is a ‘post-national state’ is there room for national security?

How can your country protect itself from threats to its nation if your leader does not believe it is a nation?

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Playing the ‘Racism Card’ Undermines National Security

The Canadian government’s tendency to label our protectors ‘racist’ is insulting, inaccurate and undermines national security and public safety

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Recent Attacks in Canada Highlight Need for More Openness on National Security

While frustrating, we have to allow time for investigations to establish motive for attacks before jumping to conclusions: why don’t politicians get this?

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Political correctness and national security are like oil and water

In making decisions on national security and threats we cannot afford to get bogged down in useless debates about language and fear of ‘offending’ people.

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

Can governments act effectively on national security issues in an era of social media?

Running a nation is complex enough without having ever-changing information (as well as dis- and misinformation) to deal with. Are governments able to do so effectively?

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

What is it like to be a national security advisor?

Busy people need help understanding the torrent of information sent to them, including intelligence. That is where a national security advisor comes in.

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Canadian Intelligence Eh!

National security and the world of fiction: a fascinating juxtaposition

The nexus between the national security world and that of fiction (movies and books) is an interesting one – what are the challenges?

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What happens when the national security ‘experts’ are wrong?

National security ‘expertise’ is woefully inaccurate and inadequate and is in need of examination – we must put these experts to the test.

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Who decides what is a serious national security threat: intelligence professionals or bureaucrats?

When a senior intelligence official appears to do a 180 to satisfy government views on how to interpret threat it is a sad day for national security professionals.