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Is policing becoming impossible in the West?

Law enforcement agencies are placed in a tough spot when it comes to maintaining public order, especially when it comes to protests

Episode 205 – Are the demands placed on law enforcement making their jobs next to impossible to carry out?

In the wake of the George Floyd incident in 2020 and the subsequent groundswell of ‘Defund the Police’ movements, not to mention accusations of ‘systemic racism’, policing in the West has become more and more challenging. Publics expect law enforcement agencies to uphold the law and keep them safe, but at the same time criticise them for what they do – and what they don’t do. Are police damned if they do and damned if they don’t? What about the implications for public safety and national security? Borealis talks with the University of Western Ontario’s Laura Huey.

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About my guest

Dr. Laura Huey is Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario, Editor of Police Practice & Research, and a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Her work focuses on policing, and she is currently completing books on Critical Incident Command and the Convoy Protests of 2022.

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In a world of multiple voices and opinions it can be very hard to know where to turn.  One choice is to look to those who actually worked in counter-terrorism in the national security world. In these half-hour podcasts, 30-year Canadian intelligence veteran Phil Gurski is joined by a fascinating array of individuals with something meaningful to say about these issues as they provide insight into what they mean and what we need to do about them. 

About Phil Gurski 

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specialising in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation. He is the author of six books on terrorism, including the most recent The Peaceable Kingdom: A history of terrorism in Canada from Confederation to the present

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.