Public Safety and National Security

Conservative-Progressive “Chasm” Masks Harper’s Real Chances (EKOS Research)

EKOS Research: Over the past week there has been an outpouring of reactions to the Syrian refugee crisis that run from concern to horror. The searing image of the drowned three year old pushed the…

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“In a marathon election, Tories focused on forging victory in final laps” (The Winnipeg Free Press)

The Canadian Press: Midway through a marathon campaign, the Conservatives are talking like the distance runner who’s plotting and pacing for a late outside-track move into the lead. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper had one of the…



“Under pressure, Harper changes tack on refugee resettlement” (The Toronto Star)

Tonda MacCharles (The Toronto Star): Conservative leader Stephen Harper who has repeatedly said he has “already” moved to expedite the resettlement of refugees from Syria switched tack Thursday to say his government will soon announce measures…



“David Suzuki: vote for a better, cleaner Canada” (The National Observer)

David Suzuki (The National Observer): No matter what anyone says during this long federal election campaign, climate change is the biggest threat to Canadians’ health, security and economy. The scientific evidence is incontrovertible, the research…


“Canadian military could help bring refugees to Canada, Mulcair says” (The Toronto Star)

Joanna Smith (The Toronto Star): New Democrat Leader Thomas Mulcair said he’d be open to having the Canadian military transport Syrian refugees out of Turkey to help resettle them here more quickly. “Having more people on…




“Opening Syrian refugee ‘floodgates’ too risky for Canada, Harper says” (The Winnipeg Free Press)

The Canadian Press: Conservative Leader Stephen Harper cited security concerns on Tuesday for his refusal to commit to doing more to help refugees from the Middle East. As provinces pledged their own funds to help…