Canada's counter-terror efforts face scrutiny after US helps stop suspect

Authorities point to challenges in balancing resources, civil liberties and safety as former intelligence official wonders: ‘How come the FBI had to tell us?’

Mike Cabana, Royal Canadian mounted police deputy commissioner, and assistant commissioner Jennifer Strachan speak at a news conference in Ottawa regarding Aaron Driver.
Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

Troubled by his posts online that praised Isis and his correspondence with militants plotting attacks around the world, Canadian officials began watching Aaron Driver in 2014.
They soon went one step further, imposing a strict set of restrictions including reporting regularly to police and staying off social media.
But when …
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Canada needs a substantial increase in immigration, minister says

If Immigration Minister John McCallum gets his way, Canada will significantly increase immigration beyond its current record level as a way to fill the country’s labour needs.
Pointing to an aging population and looming labour shortages, McCallum made the pitch in Manila during a speech to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines on Friday.
“So why not substantially increase the number of immigrants coming to Canada? And that is, I think, I hope, what we are about to do,” McCallum said, according to a transcript of his remarks obtained by CBC News.
Earlier in the week, McCallum was …
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USA women’s hoops clinches over Canada

USA women’s hoops clinches over Canada



Maya Moore of United States drives for a layup during the Americans group-clinching victory over Canada in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.

RIO DE JANEIRO With the offense struggling, Maya Moore and the U.S. womens basketball team turned in a stellar defensive effort to dispatch Canada.Moore scored 12 points, and the Americans clinched the top seed in the group with an 81-51 win over Canada on Friday.The Americans (4-0) had been scoring at a record pace, topping 100 points in each of their first three contests …
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