New National Security Approach Lets Electronic Spy Agency Play Cyber Offence

(R-L) Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier during the announcement of Canada’s new national security measures at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on June 20, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)
(R-L) Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier during the announcement of Canada’s new national security measures at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on June 20, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA—Canada is going all-in when it comes to cyberwarfare. Weeks after giving the military permission to start developing cyberweapons and other offensive capabilities, the Trudeau...

  • Premier Christy Clark (R) stands with Attorney General and Minister of Justice Andrew Wilkinson and Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon as Clark and the provincial cabinet are sworn in during a ceremony at Government House in Victoria on June 12, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

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  • Conservative MP Peter Kent speaks during question period in the House of Commons on April 11, 2017. Opposition parties have accused the government of approving the takeover of Norsat International by a Chinese communications company without a full security review, and Washington says the deal puts American national security in jeopardy. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

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  • A Sears Canada outlet in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. The retailer has warned there are doubts about its ability to continue operating, and says it may have to restructure or be sold. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

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  • The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. A new Senate report says the government needs to establish a more effective consequence when trials are unduly delayed, and is recommending the attorney general refer the proposed changes to the Supreme Court to determine their constitutionality. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

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  • A man is confronted by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer as he prepares to cross the U.S.-Canada border leading into Hemmingford, Quebec.  (REUTERS/Christinne Muschi)

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  • Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures’ hemp processing plant in Vegreville, Alberta. (Courtesy of Jan Slesky)

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  • Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland delivers a speech in the House of Commons on Canada's new foreign policy on June 6, 2017. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

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  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets the crowd during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill on July 1, 2016. Security and intelligence agencies across the country will collaborate to ensure Canadians are kept safe this July 1, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

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  • The Jack family take part in a song led by lawyer Joan Jack (R) at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Whitehorse, Yukon, on June 1, 2017. Joan Jack’s sister-in-law, Barbara, was murdered. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

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  • A sold sign in front of a west-end Toronto home on May 14, 2017. Sales and prices are down while listings are way up in the latest report from the Toronto Real Estate Board. (The Canadian Press/Graeme Roy)

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  • Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

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  • Vancouver director Leon Lee speaks after receiving a Leo Award in four categories for “Avenues of Escape” on June 3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. (Epoch Times)

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  • People queue outside Cannabis Culture in Montreal on Dec. 16, 2016. An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says setting 18 as the benchmark minimum age for buying pot in the government's plan to legalize marijuana is too low. (The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)

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  • David Matas is interviewed by NTD Television in Ottawa in September 2016. The human rights lawyer says Magnitsky-style legislation could help mitigate rights abuses in the world. (NTD Television)

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  • B.C. Green party leader Andrew Weaver and B.C. NDP leader John Horgan speak to media at the legislature in Victoria on May 29, 2017, after announcing they'll be working together to help form a minority government. The alliance casts doubt on the future of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

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