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MONTRÉAL, December 5, 2014 — The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, released a statement following a speech today on national security to the Montréal Council on Foreign Relations:

“We live in an increasingly global and interconnected world, and as such, we must take a more outward and global view in many domains — and national security is no exception. Of the national security challenges facing our nation, none are more pressing than terrorism and cyber security.

Our Government is taking decisive action to address the evolving threat of terrorism. On October 27, 2014 I introduced the Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act that contained targeted amendments to the CSIS Act to ensure CSIS has the tools it needs to investigate threats to the security of Canada and ensure our safety and security.

Canada's Counter-terrorism Strategy sets out a clear approach for addressing terrorism, with a focus on building community resilience. These measures demonstrate our Government’s continued commitment to do what is necessary to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from carrying out attacks against Canadians.

Every sector of society has an important role to play in keeping Canada safe from cyber threats. That is precisely why our Government is working so diligently to raise awareness among Canadians about cyber security and how important it is to protect themselves online.

Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy outlines the Government’s commitment to keep Canadians safe in cyberspace. Successful implementation of this Strategy depends on partnerships with other governments and industry to ensure the resilience of cyber systems vital to Canadian security and economic prosperity.

A key component of the Strategy, Get Cyber Safe, was created to educate Canadians about Internet security and the simple steps they can take to protect themselves online.

We continue to work in close partnership with our international allies as we face similar national security threats. Our Government remains unwavering in its commitment to protect the safety and security of Canadians.”

For more information, please visit the Public Safety Canada website at www.publicsafety.gc.ca.

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Information:

Jason Tamming
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
613-991-2924

Media Relations
Public Safety Canada
613-991-0657


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