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Liberals' national security bill under further scrutiny

Dozens of civil society voices are calling for changes to the Liberal government's national security bill. The bill would limit — but not eliminate — powers that allow Canada's spy agency to actively disrupt terror plots, and blazes new paths for Canada's security services in data-crunching and cyber warfare.

B.C. government announces review of possible money laundering at casino

British Columbia's attorney general has announced a review of the province's anti-money laundering policies after reading a report about a casino taking in $13.5 million that police said could be proceeds of crime.

U.S. federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

The states that told The Associated Press they had been targeted included some key political battlegrounds, such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The targets included voter registration systems but not vote tallying software. Officials said there were some attempts to compromise networks but most were unsuccessful.

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Last call for Focus On Drones

Focus On Drones will be held Oct. 4 at the Universal EventSpace in Toronto. If you have not registered for the seminar yet, please don't delay. Three speakers will showcase information on everything from technology, policy, legislation and ethical issues, to the business case for drones and its application to the security industry. » Read full article
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Circles of Security

As technology and knowledge advance, clients are expecting more and more from their security installers and certified dealers. One of the Security Principles that security providers would be advised to implement into their proposals/recommendations is that of Layered Protection. » Read full article

Ex Tim Hortons CEO denies giving confidential info from rogue franchisee group

The former CEO of Tim Hortons denies he provided confidential information to one of Canada's national newspapers after the coffee-and-doughnut chain's parent company commenced legal action against a rogue group of franchisees it alleges were Don Schroeder's informants. » Read full article

Man gains entry to Yankees clubhouse after game in Toronto

While pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was speaking to reporters following New York's 8-1 loss to Toronto, several clubhouse attendants, a Yankees security staffer and players Todd Frazier and Tyler Wade chased the fan out the rear doors of the clubhouse. » Read full article

Prince Harry praises athletes for service as he helps kick off Invictus Games

About 550 competitors from countries as far-flung as Afghanistan, Italy, Ukraine and New Zealand are taking part in 12 sports in the annual event, which was created by Prince Harry and aims to help the war wounded, many grievously, with their recovery. » Read full article

Focus on Drones

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Oct. 4, 2017
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Anixter Showcase

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Oct. 12, 2017
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Monitoring Station Symposium

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Oct. 16-17, 2017
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Security Canada Central

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: Oct. 18-19, 2017
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