Steven Blaney

Most Of Feds' Instructions To CSIS On C-51 Kept Secret

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2016 | Canada Politics

The federal government has issued guidance to Canada's spy agency on using contentious new anti-terrorism laws.

Grits Too Hasty In Rejecting Unsolicited Icebreaker Bid: Tory MP

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Not so fast, Steven Blaney says.

Tories Urge Trudeau Government To Recover $72M

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Politics

And to crack down on over-billing contractors.

Tories Withheld Millions For Crime Prevention

CBC | Dean Beeby, CBC News | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Politics

The Harper government has withheld millions of dollars for crime-prevention programs — the same programs it cited in pre-election events as proof...

Canadians Backing Pot Legalization, Top Adviser Tells Blaney

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Canadians are "increasingly likely" to support the legalization or decriminalization of drugs, including marijuana, the public safety minis...

Feds Tight-Lipped After Apparent Breach Of Secret Documents

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Politics

Digital hacking collective Anonymous made good late Monday on a threat to release what it says is the first of many secret documents.

Anonymous Threats Against RCMP Being Taken Seriously: Blaney

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Blaney provided few details of the government's response.

Feds' CSIS Claims Contain 'A Lot Of Baloney'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Spoiler Alert: The government's characterization of bringing Canada's spy service's capabilities in line with those of allied counterpart is completely inaccurate.

Federal Court Orders Blaney, RCMP To Hand Over Gun Registry Data

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Politics

Judge Luc Martineau gave the government until 10 a.m. Tuesday morning to deliver the hard drive to the court.

Tory MP Accuses Liberals, NDP Of 'Siding With Terrorists'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada’s public safety minister really upped the ante in question period on Tuesday.

Tories Aim To Kill All Traces Of Gun Registry

CBC | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Politics

The Harper government wants to blow the head off the long-gun registry, which was "destroyed" long ago but keeps stumbling back like a zombie. The ...

Feds To Speed Up Removal Of Foreign Criminals

CP | Liam Casey, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The federal government has introduced new legislation to speed up the process of removing foreign nationals who have committed serious crime...

Feds React To Omar Khadr News With Jab At Trudeau

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Politics

Well, at least they’re consistent.

Accused Terrorist Group Should Not Be Given State-Funded Lawyer: Feds

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government argues that an organization formally branded a terrorist entity last year — and prohibited from raising money — sh...

New Cross-Border Deal To Speed Up Crossings

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - A new deal that could lead to wide-ranging changes at the Canada-U.S. border would allow armed customs agents to screen travellers on the...

Canadian Spy Link To ISIL Recruits?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney is refusing to comment on reports that a spy enlisted by Canada is suspected of helping three British sc...

Blaney Called Out For Invoking The Holocaust To Defend Anti-Terror Bill

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Politics

An NDP MP accused Canada’s public safety minister of using “inflated rhetoric” after he referred to the Holocaust during a hearing on the Conser...

Concerns About Bill C-51 Trampling Liberties 'Ridiculous': Blaney

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney is trying to assure Canadians that proposed anti-terrorism measures won't run roughshod over civil liber...

CSIS Eyes Threat Of Budding Anti-Islam Movement Online

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's spy agency is eyeing the threat of a homegrown anti-Islam movement spreading online.The Canadian Security Intelligence Service advis...

Feds' Decision To Axe Sex Crime Prevention Program Called 'Crazy'

CBC | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Politics

The federal government is cutting funds for a program designed to prevent the most dangerous, high-risk sex offenders from repeating their crimes, ju...

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

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2015 | 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 04.19.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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...