Public Safety and National Security


“Don’t fall for Harper’s anti-terrorism gimmick, Mulcair tells reporters at Vancouver rally” (The Vancouver Observer)

The Canadian Press: The prime minister’s latest promise to make it a crime for Canadians to travel to specific countries or regions where they could fight alongside terrorist organizations is just a campaign gimmick, New Democrat…


“Tory Travel Ban Nothing But ‘Posturing,’ Trudeau Says” (The Huffington Post Canada)

The Canadian Press: “Canada is a country that respects people’s rights,” Trudeau said as he kicked off his Quebec component of the federal election campaign. “And any time a government chooses to limit those rights,…


“Canada election 2015: Tories propose ban on travel to terrorist hotspots”

CBC News: Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said Sunday if re-elected he would introduce legislation that would make it a criminal offence for Canadians to travel to parts of the world under the control of extremist groups….



“Canada election 2015: Trudeau, Mulcair take aim at Harper” (CBC News)

Editor’s note: Members of the opposition are usually best advised to target the government, instead of one another, but things don’t always work out that way. CBC News: Speaking to supporters in Vancouver, Mulcair touted…


Notes on the Maclean’s National Leaders Debate

Opinion/Analysis: Olivier Jarvis Lavoie [11:40 PM EST on August 6, 2015] Prime Minister Stephen Harper generally held his own. Anyone at all disposed to buy what he sells probably came away satisfied with his performance,…


Maclean’s National Leaders Debate

Streamed live on Aug 6, 2015   Watch a full video replay from the Maclean’s National Leaders Debate, broadcast Thursday, August 6 from 8 to 10 pm ET. Maclean’s political editor Paul Wells moderated as…