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CSIS watchdog calls for greater commitment to Arctic security

The latest annual report from the Security Intelligence Review Committee says that Canada’s spy agency needs to make the Arctic a long-term priority.


Photograph courtesy of Cpl. Pierre Letourneau, DND
Ranger Melina Tessier-Fontaine from Dawson City, Yukon, prepares to leave on a two week patrol from Resolute Bay, Nunavut, during Operation NUNALIVUT on 10 April, 2013. Canada’s lead spy agency needs to conduct a long-term plan for gathering intelligence in the Far North, according to the latest report from the Security Intelligence Review Committee. The region’s increasing strategic importance means Canada needs to be increasingly vigilant of state and non-state actors along its northern perimeter.

 

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CSIS watchdog calls for greater commitment to Arctic security

The latest annual report from the Security Intelligence Review Committee says that Canada’s spy agency needs to make the Arctic a long-term priority.


Photograph courtesy of Cpl. Pierre Letourneau, DND
Ranger Melina Tessier-Fontaine from Dawson City, Yukon, prepares to leave on a two week patrol from Resolute Bay, Nunavut, during Operation NUNALIVUT on 10 April, 2013. Canada’s lead spy agency needs to conduct a long-term plan for gathering intelligence in the Far North, according to the latest report from the Security Intelligence Review Committee. The region’s increasing strategic importance means Canada needs to be increasingly vigilant of state and non-state actors along its northern perimeter.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, April 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
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Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
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ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
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A platter of smoked fish.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
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ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
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Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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