Public Safety and National Security

“Stephen Harper would quit as PM even if party loses by a seat” (CBC News)

CBC News: Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says he will cease to be prime minister if his party comes a close second in the Oct. 19 election, signalling he will not resort to any procedural tactics to remain in power. In a wide-ranging…


“Don’t rule out Harper, Mulcair or Trudeau from winning election: Hébert” (The Toronto Star)

Chantal Hébert (The Toronto Star): As the election campaign moves into high gear, neither Stephen Harper, nor Thomas Mulcair or Justin Trudeau is out of the game yet. With six weeks to go to the…


All-leader meeting needed to reach consensus on migrant crisis: Trudeau (CBC News)

Michelle Zilio (CTV News): Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is calling on the federal party leaders to put politics aside and hold an unprecedented meeting to reach a Canadians consensus on the Syrian refugee crisis. Trudeau…



“Refugee Mailouts From Tories Surface Online Amid Crisis In Syria” (The Huffington Post Canada)

Ryan Maloney (The Huffington Post Canada): The tragic image of a Syrian boy lying dead on a Turkish beach spurred difficult questions this week about whether or not Canada is doing enough for refugees in…


“Harper says root cause of Syrian boy’s death is ISIS terror” (The National Observer)

Mychaylo Prystupa (The National Observer): Canadian federal leaders pivoted the election Thursday entirely to the death of a three-year-old Syrian toddler, whose lifeless face-down-into-a- beach body was shown in news photos worldwide Wednesday. The incident has…


“Three-Way Tie as Voters Try and Sort Out Who Can Solve the Economy” (Ekos Politics)

Ekos Politics: There have been some movements in an electorate that is becoming reluctantly engaged in a now month-old campaign that they are loosely acknowledging. If there was a sense that the Duffy scandal was…


“Canadians divided along political lines over whether to accept thousands of refugees in current crisis” (Angus Reid)

The Angus Reid Institute: With the Harper government under fire on the campaign trail for its reaction to the European migrant crisis and refugee policy in general, new data from the Angus Reid Institute shows…


“Divergent views on Canada’s military role in Middle East hits campaign trail” (The Toronto Sun)

Bruce Cheadle (The Canadian Press): Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair put forward sharply contrasting visions Friday of the role Canada’s military should play in relieving the international humanitarian crisis that has…


“A Canadian Warplane Mistakenly Broadcast Its Location Over Islamic State Controlled Territory” (VICE News)

Ben Makuch (VICE News) For what appears to be an entire sortie, a Canadian warplane broadcast its flight location while flying over so-called Islamic State (IS) controlled territory. The revelation regarding a refueling plane flying as…