Category Archives: Canada

The Company Formerly Known as Blackwater Is Training Canadian Soldiers

The Company Formerly Known as Blackwater Is Training Canadian Soldiers April 9, 2015 By Ben Makuch Blackwater mercenaries are icons of the post-9/11 era. Photo via Flickr user Chuck Holton This post originally appeared on VICE Canada. Major combat operations … Continue reading

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Privatizing defence services: alternate service delivery is here to stay

Privatizing defence services: alternate service delivery is here to stay David Pugliese Esprit de Corps. 20.2 (Mar. 2013): p8. http://www.espritdecorps.ca/ It’s been almost two decades since the Canadian Forces started down the road of what is sometimes called alternative service … Continue reading

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A private security solution to Somali piracy? The U.S. call for private security engagement and the implications for Canada

A private security solution to Somali piracy? The U.S. call for private security engagement and the implications for Canada Author(s):Christopher Spearin Source:Naval War College Review. 63.4 (Autumn 2010): p56.  http://www.nwc.navy.mil/press Full Text: Canada’s naval response to Somali piracy has been … Continue reading

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The changing forms and utility of force: the impact of international security privatization on Canada

The changing forms and utility of force: the impact of international security privatization on Canada Author(s): Christopher Spearin Source:International Journal. 64.2 (Spring 2009): p481.   http://www.internationaljournal.ca/Home/Home.html The Canadian forces are rightly interested in a new armed actor, whether employed by Canada … Continue reading

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GardaWorld responds to Montreal report on outsourcing of non-core police dutie

GardaWorld responds to Montreal report on outsourcing of non-core police duties January 29, 2015 Written by  Staff GardaWorld has stated that it welcomes the findings of Private Reinforcements for Public Police Forces, the Montreal Economic Institute’s report on outsourcing of … Continue reading

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The Canadian Forces Use of Private Security in Afghanistan: A Consequence of National Decisions

The Canadian Forces Use of Private Security in Afghanistan: A Consequence of National Decisions

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Missing man has unusual story

Missing man has unusual story Owen Sound Sun Times   By ROB GOWAN, SUN TIMES STAFF 3 February 2015 A man who is missing after a house fire near Annan was involved in a failed takeover of a tropical island … Continue reading

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Pan Am security report calls CSC choice fair

Pan Am security report calls CSC choice fair November 27, 2014 Written by  Staff The Ontario government’s decision to award the contract for the bulk of the private security needed for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games to Contemporary Security … Continue reading

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Tories mull privatization of traditional police work; Roles are evolving in a ‘security-conscious society’

Tories mull privatization of traditional police work; Roles are evolving in a ‘security-conscious society’ The Toronto Star By Alex Boutilier Toronto Star 20 November 2014 OTTAWA — The Conservative government is examining the “opportunities and challenges” involved in privatizing some … Continue reading

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Blackwater verdict stuns NH dad

October 23. 2014 10:10PM Blackwater verdict stuns NH dad By ANDREA BULFINCH Union Leader Correspondent Evan Liberty Related Stories Jury convicts Rochester man, three other ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings ROCHESTER — Brian Liberty said he was shocked when … Continue reading

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