Episode 164 – How does policing work in Canada?
A year ago Ottawa, and a few other locales, saw the arrival of a veritable dog’s breakfast of actors protesting an equally veritable dog’s breakfast of issues (COVID lockdowns, vaccine mandates, etc.). Many Canadians saw the police response to these challenges as less than optimal. How bad/good was it? Former Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) commissioner Chris Lewis discusses these and other matters.
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.
A catch-and-release justice system is not working for Canadians: Lewis | CP24.com
From Cop to Commentator | Chris Lewis | CIE Podcast (borealisthreatandrisk.com)
Canadian Intelligence Eh
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. and Distinguished Fellow in National Security at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). 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 forthcoming second edition of The Peaceable Kingdom: A history of terrorism in Canada from Confederation to the present, to be published by Double Dagger in February 2023.