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Why can’t the Canadian PM denounce a brutal act of terrorism?

Borealis wonders why Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was unable to do the right thing and simply reject terrorism.

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COVID-19 Quick Hits Video

The Canadian government still doesn’t get intelligence

Intelligence agencies exist to help officials make better decisions. Some nations have true ‘intelligence cultures’ where the value of this kind of information is recognised. Then there is Canada.

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Perspectives

Can someone be charged with ‘advocating genocide’?

I think we all agree that the worst crime humans can commit is to try to, or succeed in, killing whole races.

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Articles The Hill Times

Our problem with China is much bigger than the fate of the two Michaels

This contribution was published on The Hill Times on July 6, 2020 CSIS has warned about China’s activities for decades and those warnings have been shunted aside. China is not Canada’s friend. It is a serial human rights abuser in Xinjiang against Uyghur Muslims. OTTAWA, CANADA — You have to feel for the families of […]

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Articles The Hill Times

No, Canada should not be selling arms to Saudi Arabia!

Canada should not sell arms to Saudi Arabia in light of the Kingdom’s human rights violations and brutal killing of Jamal Kashoggi.

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Articles COVID-19 The Hill Times

No, COVID-19 is not an ‘intelligence failure’

Intelligence agencies really should have more of a dialogue with those who support them financially, i.e. the taxpayers/citizens.

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Perspectives

When it Comes to Terrorism Analysis we Need the Best People Available, Gender Notwithstanding

I am uncertain what GBA+ analysis entails but I am willing to give proponents the benefit of the doubt – for now.

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Articles The Hill Times

The increasingly diverse make-up of Canadian resource protests – is violence around the corner?

We all recognise the right to express dissent: so what do we do when groups espousing violence jump on the bandwagon?

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Articles The Hill Times

When will Canada stand up to states that engage in terrorism against their own citizens?

Uyghur Canadians are harassed by Chinese agents here and abroad to keep quiet about the abuses or their families back home will suffer. Our response? I am still waiting.

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Articles The Hill Times

Let’s see if a new GOC ‘terrorism prosecution unit’ gets it right

Most professionals need ongoing training to keep up with developments: terrorism briefings are long overdue for the PPSC.