Canadian Intelligence Eh!

Is there a problem with policing in Canada?

Policing in the West has taken quite a few hits of late. Does it need rethinking? Maybe we should hear what a former police commissioner has to say

Episode 208 – Does policing need an overhaul in the Great White North?

Systemic racism. Defund the police. We’ve all seen the protests and heard the ‘analysis’ from self-styled policing experts in Canada. Our multi-level law enforcement model – federal, provincial and municipal – is in need of some serious rethink say some. How accurate is this? A conversation with former OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis.

About my guest

Chris Lewis served as a police officer for 36 years and ended up as the Commissioner of the OPP. Now he acts as a national security analyst on Canadian television.

Debate over police budgets needs to be more nuanced: Lewis |

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.