The Canadian military reassesses its overseas footprint in response to COVID-19, and the Liberal government comes under pressure to adjust its China policy.
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The significance of this decision will likely extend well beyond Canada.
Trudeau campaigns for a U.N. Security Council seat, Canada responds to the coronavirus epidemic and other Canadian national security news.
The Canadian Supreme Court rules that a son of Russian spies is a Canadian citizen, and the killing of Qassem Soleimani—and the deaths of Canadian citizens aboard a jet downed by Iran—throws the country’s policy toward Iran and Iraq into question.
Canada’s Attorney General issues a security certificate, Canada debates the War in Afghanistan and other Canadian national security news.
The U.S. extradites a Canadian citizen on terror charges, Canada debates its relationship to China and other Canadian national security news.
On Sept. 13, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)—Canada’s national police service—arrested Cameron Ortis, formerly the director-general of the service’s National Intelligence Coordination Center. Ortis was one of the RCMP’s top civilian officials.
The next Canadian federal election, which will largely pit Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party against Andrew Scheer’s Conservative Party, is set to take place on Oct. 21.
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At the end of June, Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan announced that his country will continue to command NATO Mission Iraq (NMI) until November 2020, rather than handing off leadership to another country in November of this year, as had been previously planned.