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11/19/2014 - TVA Nouvelles Gatineau Ottawa

(7:50-8:08) La Ville de Gatineau abolie la clause d'exclusivité pour les contrats de $ 100,000 et plus attribués aux firmes professionnelles. Le but est de favoriser la concurrence. Gilles Paquet, Centre d'études en gouvernance, explique qu'une situation comme celle-ci est un bon premier pas, mais ne règleront pas tous les problèmes.

11/18/2014 - Unmasked ISIS executioners make beheading videos 'personal'

New ISIS videos have been released. While it is impossible to discern the ultimate aim of these videos, many observers believe they are an act of provocation to get the U.S. and other Western nations involved in Iraq, and thereby recruit more anti-Western jihadis, says Roland Paris, Centre for International Policy Studies.

11/18/2014 - Canada Should Remember the Afghanistan War With Shame

While discussing the mission in Afghanistan, the author quotes Roland Paris, Centre for International Policy Studies, who said that "Canadian commanders gave little indication that anything was wrong, continuing to deliver positive reports of progress," which "smacks of a deliberate communications strategy aimed at maintaining popular support for the war."

11/17/2014 - EI: le Canada reste muet, les Américains discutent stratégie

Les États-Unis envisagent une intervention plus musclée en Irak. Roland Paris, Centre d'études en politiques internationales, a souligné que la politique mise de l'avant par Washington tend progressivement vers une autre guerre terrestre au Moyen-Orient. Il a ajouté qu'il est primordial pour Ottawa de ne pas s'engager dans cette voie.

Publications similaires : Canada Silent As U.S. Mulls Ground Forces In Iraq dans Huffington Post Canada 
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11/16/2014 - Harper ends G20 summit with praise for work on economics and trade

During the G20 economic summit, discussions were sidetracked by questions regarding Ukraine, among others. Roland Paris, Centre for International Policy Studies, ponders the pertinence of such an institution. "We are living through a moment when the old international institutions created in the aftermath of WWII seem to be increasingly outmoded.”

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11/14/2014 - Depleted spy watchdog SIRC scrambles to keep up with CSIS

The five-seat Security Intelligence Review Committee was established to assure Parliament the activities of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) are lawful, appropriate and effective. In a new 2013-14 performance report, SIRC raises doubts about its ability to properly execute some of those duties following a spate of resignations and retirements. To cope, the agency has “increased the scheduling flexibility for its meetings in order to ensure quorum,” says the report. According to Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, "what that means is the SIRC appointees are meeting much less frequently even than they used to do in the past.”

11/12/2014 - From DFATD to city hall

This article pertains to a federal bureaucrat who was elected as a councillor in Ottawa. Roland Paris, Centre for International Policy Studies, said “his electoral campaign reflected his strengths as a policy official who has dealt with a broad range of issues. Unlike many other candidates for local office, he developed considered positions on issues affecting not just his ward but the city as a whole, including climate change.”

11/05/2014 - Security agencies fail to spend millions from budgets

According to a review of recently released Public Accounts figures, some national security agencies failed to spend hundreds of millions of dollars from their approved budgets last year even. Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, said it is “strange. We just need to have a better picture of how the money is spent.”

11/03/2014 - CTV News

In this segment, Thomas Juneau, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, comments on Canada's involvement in Iraq. In particular, he says that local forces will be crucial. "President Obama has very been clear he's not interested in sending U.S. ground forces and, personally, I agree with his assessment in a sense that for domestic political reasons, he doesn't want to do that. But besides the domestic political aspect in the U.S., I think President Obama believes that sending U.S. and western ground troops, combat troops on the ground, that would inflame the situation. That would pour oil on the fire, so that's why you need the local forces.”
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11/03/2014 - CTV News

In this segment, Ferry de Kerckhove, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, comments on the French President's address to parliament. 
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10/30/2014 - The moment for hugging is over—it’s time to debate policing powers

Further legislation to toughen police anti-terrorism powers is coming soon. Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, says preventive-arrest powers are very rarely useful. “They imagine the circumstance in which security agencies are aware of an imminent plot, but don’t have quite enough evidence to bring charges, and aren’t quite sure how to disrupt it. The number of occasions in which that exact circumstance occurs is vanishingly small.”

10/28/2014 - TVA Nouvelles de 18hres Gatineau – Ottawa

(19:30- 22:33) Thomas Juneau, École supérieure d’affaires publiques et internationales, analyse les répercussions possibles des évènements du 22 octobre. Il insiste sur le fait qu’il faut bien évaluer la menace. « Ce qu’on ne veut pas faire; ce qu’on veut éviter, c’est de surréagir. »

10/27/2014 - Élections municipales d'Ottawa : Cinq enjeux marquants de la campagne

Cet article mentionne le débat sur le bilinguisme officiel. Gilles Paquet, Centre d'études en gouvernance, Linda Cardinal, École d'études politiques, François Larocque, Section de common law et Pierre Foucher, Section de droit civil, sont aussi mentionnés.

10/27/2014 - Les cérémonies doivent avoir lieu malgré les risques

Malgré les risques, le gouvernement ne doit pas annuler les célébrations du Jour du souvenir, selon les spécialistes. « Des occasions et des cibles, il y en a plein. Mais, c’est un événement symbolique de la démocratie. Annuler ça, ce serait un non-sens, » souligne Thomas Juneau, École supérieure d’affaires publiques et internationales.

10/27/2014 - How Free, How Secure?

A panel of experts discuss the limits of national security. In response to the RCMP's apparent lack of resources, Wesley Wark, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, said it's "not surprising. No law enforcement or security agency is ever going to have all the resources it needs to cover all the threats that it has to cover. The question in these cases is whether it has enough resources to do the job in terms of both intelligence collection and analyzing the intelligence when it comes in."

 

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