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Federal government to conduct field exercise on response to incidents involving flammable liquids transported by rail

February 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Transport Canada (TC) and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) announced on Friday that they will conduct a field exercise this weekend designed to improve Canada’s response capabilities in the event of an incident involving a train carrying flammable liquids,

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Flood insurance ‘must be affordable:’ IBAC

December 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Residential flood insurance should be available and affordable and the government should provide a backstop without being an “insurer of first resort,” the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada said in a document released this week. Personal flood insurance “must be

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Motorists’ oral drug testing trial to ‘help establish possible future operating procedures:’ Public Safety Canada

December 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

In a pilot project involving anonymous volunteers, several police departments across Canada will start using oral fluid screening devices to test drivers for drugs such as marijuana and cocaine, the federal government announced Wednesday. “None of the results from the

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Feds failed to assess privacy implications of Bill C-51 info sharing: watchdog

September 27, 2016 Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The government hasn’t done enough to protect the privacy of “law-abiding Canadians” from new information-sharing powers in the omnibus security legislation known as C-51, says a federal watchdog. Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien said Tuesday he was surprised that

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Government of Canada selects Fortinet to secure its IT infrastructure

August 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Fortinet, a high performance cybersecurity solutions company headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., announced on Thursday that the Government of Canada has selected it to secure its information technology infrastructure. Fortinet said in a press release that it will collaborate with Shared

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Public Safety Canada launches public consultation on cybersecurity landscape

August 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Public Safety Canada (PSC) has launched a public consultation on the “evolving cybersecurity landscape.” On Tuesday, the federal government launched the Consultation on Cyber Security to help identify gaps and opportunities, bring forward new ideas to shape Canada’s renewed approach