Steven Blaney

Feds Address 4-Year-Old Promise For Better Spy Oversight

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government says it is working on more comprehensive monitoring of Canadian intelligence agencies — over four years after c...

Tory Minister To Tout Anti-Terror Law At White House

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - The Canadian government plans to promote its new anti-terrorism legislation this week at an international summit organized by the White H...

Another Language Law Violation For Baird

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The commissioner of official languages says federal ministers must tweet in both English and French.A preliminary report from Graham Fraser c...

Anti-Terrorism Bill Won't Compromise Privacy Rights, Says Blaney

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The privacy rights of Canadians will be respected under new anti-terrorism legislation that would allow more information-sharing with the Uni...

Anti-Terror Bill To Beef Up Spy Powers

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's spy agency could soon have the power to derail terrorist plots — not just gather and analyze information about them — as the gov...

5 Things To Know About New Anti-Terror Measures

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government introduced a new anti-terrorism bill on Friday that will beef up the powers of the country's spy agency and give police...

Anti-Terror Bill Briefing For MPs Scheduled During Question Period

CBC | Laura Payton, CBC News | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Politics

A briefing tomorrow for MPs regarding the government's new anti-terror legislation is set for a rather inconvenient time: the middle of question perio...

Tories' Plan To Jail Worst Criminals For Life Slammed By NDP, Liberals

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The government's long-promised plan to lock up some criminals and throw away the key will make prisons more dangerous, opposition MPs say.Den...

What Anti-Terror Bill Will Change

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government wants to retool Canada's no-fly list procedures to make it easier to prevent a suspected terrorist from boarding ...

Tories Don't Mind This Member Of The 'Media Elite'

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada Politics

Federal Conservatives have raked in plenty of fundraising dollars, in part, by telling supporters the “urban media elite” are mobilizing to see th...

Anti-Terror Bill Could Play Into Jihadists' Hands: Expert

CBC | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Politics

St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Ottawa, Sydney, Paris — cities under siege by attackers on killing sprees. The killers weren’t sophisticated soldiers sent...

Arrests Of Terror Suspects Reinforce 'How Secure We Can Feel': Blaney

CBC | Janyce McGregor, CBC News | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Politics

Steven Blaney says the latest terrorism charges laid in Ottawa are the result of "outstanding work" by the police, but more legislative tools are nece...

Canada's Public Safety Minister Lays Wreath At Charlie Hebdo HQ

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Politics

PARIS - Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney laid a wreath today at the headquarters of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, where a dozen people we...

Public Safety Minister To Attend Paris Unity Rally

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney will represent Canada at a unity rally in Paris on Sunday, a show of solidarity in the wake of the terro...

51 Criminals On Most Wanted List Removed From Canada: Blaney

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Canada Border Services Agency's most-wanted list has helped to track down several dozen dangerous criminals since 2011, Public Safety M...

Blaney Praises RCMP Accountability On Eve Of Watchdog Report

CBC | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Politics

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney is applauding increased accountability for the RCMP one day before a federal watchdog is to release a report ...

CSIS Left In Dark On Terror Tracking, Feds Argue

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Canadian Security Intelligence Service has been left in the dark about the legality of tracking Canadian terror suspects overseas, the fe...

'Explosive Cocktail' Of Ideology, Mental Illness Behind Ottawa Shooting: Blaney

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.04.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal public safety minister suggests an "explosive cocktail" of mental health problems, drug addiction and extremist ideology prompted...

Time To Stop 'Under-Reacting' To Terrorism: Public Safety Minister

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal public safety minister is warning that it's time to stop "under-reacting" to the threat of terrorism.Steven Blaney's unusual caut...

Anti-Terror Bill Beefs Up CSIS Powers

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Long-promised anti-terrorism legislation introduced by the Conservatives would strengthen protection of intelligence sources, but it stops sh...

Althia Raj

Tories Shelve Controversial Gun Bill In Wake Of Shootings

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 10.25.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Conservative government appears to be quietly shelving its controversial “Common Sense” gun bill in light of Wednesday’s shooting...

Feds Aim To Make Terror Arrests Easier

CBC | Louise Elliott, CBC News | Posted 12.24.2014 | Canada Politics

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney is giving more indications of how the government intends to strengthen Canada's security laws in the wake of Wedn...

Attack On Soldiers Linked To 'Terrorist Ideology': Public Safety Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The man police say deliberately drove a car into two soldiers in a "despicable act" the government linked to terrorist ideology had been ar...

Tories To Give Spies More Power

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government plans to amend the law governing the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to give the spy agency greater abilit...

Public Safety Minister Downplays Missed Deadline In Security Pact

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - The public safety minister is downplaying the Conservative government's failure to introduce a system to track the travel of potential ter...