The spy agencies of Western Security in this Hemisphere are most likely working together on the same issues. They most likely don’t share vital information which protects their own National Security concerns. These could include the information which protects their agents and informants or economic or strategic interests.
Canada has the RCMP for national security. This could include the national security files which come out of provincial or city law enforcement agencies. We also have CSIS which does handle our interests which are more likely for outside the country stuff. We have a few cyber security agencies and DND the Department of National Defense.
The two MP’s in Canada to deal with issues related to these topics are the Attorney General of Canada and Defense Minister. Those are the things I can see with the little research that I would attempt to perform on those subjects.
The USA is a different matter having Homeland Security. I believe HS can be overruled by the FBI or a Supreme Court Judge. The USA has the most security agencies of any country in the world. I enjoy watching movies such as Breach and Safe House. I like other movies which show the USA as having many back-up solutions. These include using human intelligence.
Donald Trump stated that he would rely on human intelligence more. He is keeping Guantanamo Bay open for interrogation and detention. He is going to rely on capturing targets of interest in the War on Terror as well. It comes down to the use of intelligence as a main stay of building USA policy more often.
I wouldn’t know how to find out which of America’s greatest allies in intelligence could be. There is a greater partnership in the USA supporting Israel against anti-Semitism and terror. It would be nice to see other countries such as Canada do the same. If they are it is private information.
Canada seems to take strong interest in ending anti-Semitism. The PM and other MP’s make statements in support of Israel at times. Canada during the Harper years strongly supported Israel in many ways. It is quieter in media how Justin Trudeau voted against resolutions hostile against Israel.
I don’t know why media didn’t give much coverage to his vote. The beating down Ontario and Canada gave to the BDS movement was good.
I believe that the PM uses media very well despite drawing in controversy for public comments. There seems to be a he will go this way or that way on a topic. After looking at media or opposition he does go in a certain way. Tourism returning to Canada is positive so hopefully other countries will see the same. Terror reduces travel safety for other destinations.
The pipeline issue is in large ways affected by USA policy. This out of our hands. The PM is the leader most likely able to speak with Trump to effect. NAFTA is an issue which will most likely begin discussions of change. Trump will start to rewrite policy on energy safety and international trade.
Contribute Safely Online
As a blogger I believe in being fair in articles which would include media or public figure. The current attacks online against incumbent politicians over topics such as Islamophobia or taxes makes it look to the uninformed that the opposition would be encouraging it which I don’t see myself.
There is strong opposition in Parliament and Legislatures. I believe I see the politicians following each other on twitter and Facebook. They are not making offensive comments towards others.
For myself I feel quite comfortable speaking on the web about issues while not facing censorship or intrusive tactics from agencies. For those who make threats against the PM or other public figures the courts is how it is dealt with as I have seen. Online attacks against officials goes to law enforcement or before judges.
In France it seems from what I have heard the French voted on not having a Left or Right Wing leadership. This is because of not wanting strange or underhanded responses to terror. Nobody wants to affect cultural identity of the inclusive country.
I like France considering that my identity comes from France. This was many generations ago without me learning the other official language of Canada. Most MP’s are bilingual which is known especially during the Conservative Leadership race.
Someday I intend on putting more emphasis on learning Canada’s official language with as much effort as I put into writing for the web. I would like to write to English and Canadian citizens of my country so there are reasons there.
Political Middle Ground
I would like to be helpful in influencing moderation in Canadian media social or traditional mediums. I would like to see politicians and other public figures spend time on how to really open up dialogue with Canadians without causing rancor in publications or at events.
Someday maybe others will help in that manner as well sending out their own publications on how public persons should consult or interact with the public. I like the way the politicians I support consult the pubic even though I don’t always respond to Conservative or PC Alberta surveys and questionnaires.
I understand what it takes to be involved in public life as a Canadian that follows the news. Someday the current controversies will be replaced by other controversies which I have no doubt about. Now, I feel it is good to speak well of others online rather than contribute to negative public opinion. I feel negative public opinion when it is spread online can lead to harassment of others or worse.