Steven Blaney

Blaney Praises RCMP Accountability On Eve Of Watchdog Report

CBC | Posted 12.01.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 10.27.2014 | 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 10.27.2014 | 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 10.24.2014 | 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 10.25.2014 | 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...

Tories Not Living Up To 'Law-And-Order' Image: Man. Justice Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Politics

BANFF, Alta. - Manitoba's justice minister says the federal Conservative government is not living up to its "law-and-order" image by supporting provin...

RCMP Probing Dozens Of Suspected Extremists: Blaney

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The RCMP has about 63 active security investigations on 90 suspected extremists who intend to join fights abroad or who have returned to Cana...

Tories Unveil New Firearms Rules

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has introduced new legislation that would ease restrictions on transporting firearms.The Common Sense Firearms Li...

Althia Raj

Is Ottawa Tracking Canadian Extremists?

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 09.29.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Liberal party is demanding to know whether the government is tracking the 80 individuals it says might pose a terror threat after retur...

Zi-Ann Lum

Feds Kept Tabs On Nearly 800 Public Protests, Documents Reveal

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 09.18.2014 | Canada Politics

The government has been keeping lengthy records of nearly 800 public protests, rallies, and demonstrations since 2006, newly released documents show. ...

Tory Minister's Claim About Gun Ownership 'Right' Full Of Baloney

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - "To possess a firearm is a right, and it's a right that comes with responsibilities." — Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney at a news conf...

Tories Propose 'Common Sense' Gun Law Changes

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is proposing new legislation that would ease restrictions on transporting firearms, make firearms-safety courses ...

Canada Deports 20 Members Of Human Trafficking Ring

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada Politics

HAMILTON - Twenty members of a Hungarian human trafficking ring that brought people from eastern Europe with promises of a better life in Canada have ...

No Legal Basis To Charge Khadr With War Crimes: Secret U.S. Memo

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A previously secret memo on CIA involvement in drone killings is casting new doubt on whether the American government had any legal basis to...

Tory Minister Caught Faking It?

CBC | Alison Crawford, CBC News | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Politics

Newly obtained documents show Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney was informed more than once and long in advance that the RCMP was likely going to r...

Feds Brand Canadian Aid Group As 'Terrorist'

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A Canadian organization that provided humanitarian aid to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza has been formally branded a terrorist group...

Sex Offender Program's Funding Cut

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada

UPDATE: Corrections Services Canada has agreed to keep funding Circles of Support and Accountability, according to the Waterloo Region Record. A g...

Crack Pipe Machines Snubbed By Federal Gov't

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The federal government does not support two vending machines in Vancouver that dispense crack pipes as part of a campaign to curb the spread of diseas...

Here's Why Tories Mysteriously Demoted High-Profile Appointee

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A Conservative appointee to the Parole Board of Canada shared private details about offenders with the Ontario Provincial Police, says a new ...

Cyberattack In Canada? Don't Expect This

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - If there's a major cyberattack on Canada, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney will not be giving the public "specific details" of the incide...