Public Safety Canada

Technical Safety BC releases investigation findings regarding Sea to Sky Gondola

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 2:55pm

Vancouver, BC, Oct. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Technical Safety BC, British Columbias independent regulator overseeing technical systems and equipment, has concluded its investigation into the most recent incident involving the Sea to Sky Gondola near Squamish.

Key Points: 
  • Vancouver, BC, Oct. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Technical Safety BC, British Columbias independent regulator overseeing technical systems and equipment, has concluded its investigation into the most recent incident involving the Sea to Sky Gondola near Squamish.
  • Technical Safety BC worked in cooperation with the RCMP throughout the investigation and will continue to support their efforts during their criminal investigation.
  • Technical Safety BC experts are also readily available to provide additional support or guidance to operators beyond their regular inspection schedules.
  • Technical Safety BC (formerly BC Safety Authority) is an independent, self-funded organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment.

Zero Hash Announces Canadian FINTRAC registration; now able to service Canadian residents

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 1:00pm

CHICAGO, Oct. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zero Hash today announced that it has successfully registered as a Canadian Money Service Business (MSB) with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, better known as FINTRAC, to service Canadian residents.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Oct. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zero Hash today announced that it has successfully registered as a Canadian Money Service Business (MSB) with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, better known as FINTRAC, to service Canadian residents.
  • In early 2020, FINTRAC unveiled plans for an enhanced AML regime and the requirement for crypto firms servicing Canadian residents to register as a Money Service Business.
  • Transfer: Transfer the ownership of assets with Zero Hash providing the regulatory framework to serve the entire North American continent.
  • Zero Hash was voted Innovator of the Year by the 2019 Profit & Loss Readers Choice Awards.

Brane Inc Welcomes New Advisors Wellington Advocacy and Former Ambassador Bruno Saccomani

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 11:59am

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Brane Inc., a leading digital asset custodian service, announced today that Wellington Advocacy has joined its Advisory Board.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Brane Inc., a leading digital asset custodian service, announced today that Wellington Advocacy has joined its Advisory Board.
  • Representing Wellington Advocacy is Canada's former Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Iraq, RCMP Superintendent (Ret.)
  • "Bruno Saccomani's keen understanding of the law enforcement landscape, together with Wellington Advocacy's network of public officials, will support the growth of Brane Inc.," said Nick Koolsbergen, CEO of Wellington Advocacy.
  • Brane is excited to work with Wellington Advocacy and the former Ambassador to speak to those agencies and offer our digital asset custodial services."

RevoluGROUP To Apply for Canadian FINTRAC License

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 8:51pm

In 2018 RevoluGROUP wholly-owned subsidiary RevoluPAY EP S.L petitioned for a proprietary PSD2 license granted to the Company on 21 May 2020.

Key Points: 
  • In 2018 RevoluGROUP wholly-owned subsidiary RevoluPAY EP S.L petitioned for a proprietary PSD2 license granted to the Company on 21 May 2020.
  • Likewise, the Canadian financial sector has established its strength over the years, including, notably, in response to the 2008 financial crisis.
  • Canadian financial institutions were already on the path towards digitization, automation, and virtualization of their services to reduce costs.
  • Today's decision to petition a FINTRAC license is a step RevoluGROUP must take to be prepared for whatever the Canadian Open Banking future brings."

RevoluGROUP Canada Inc. to Apply for Canadian FINTRAC License

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:00pm

In 2018 RevoluGROUP wholly-owned subsidiary RevoluPAY EP S.L petitioned for a proprietary PSD2 license granted to the Company on 21 May 2020.

Key Points: 
  • In 2018 RevoluGROUP wholly-owned subsidiary RevoluPAY EP S.L petitioned for a proprietary PSD2 license granted to the Company on 21 May 2020.
  • Likewise, the Canadian financial sector has established its strength over the years, including, notably, in response to the 2008 financial crisis.
  • Canadian financial institutions were already on the path towards digitization, automation, and virtualization of their services to reduce costs.
  • Today's decision to petition a FINTRAC license is a step RevoluGROUP must take to be prepared for whatever the Canadian Open Banking future brings."

National Police Federation Supports Launch of Nova Scotia Public Inquiry

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:30am

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 23, 2020 /CNW/ - Following is a statement from Brian Sauv, President, National Police Federation, regarding the Nova Scotia Public Inquiry into Canada's largest mass shooting:

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 23, 2020 /CNW/ - Following is a statement from Brian Sauv, President, National Police Federation, regarding the Nova Scotia Public Inquiry into Canada's largest mass shooting:
    The National Police Federation welcomes yesterday's appointment of Dr. Kim Stanton as the third Commissioner in the Nova Scotia Public Inquiry, and is calling on the federal and provincial governments to begin the process without further delay.
  • As the labour relations representative for the 1,060 front-line Membersof the RCMP in Nova Scotia, the NPF will be applying for intervenor status to engage in the Inquiry.
  • About the National Police Federation:
    The National Police Federation (NPF) was certified to represent ~20,000 RCMP members serving across Canada and internationally in the summer of 2019.
  • The NPF is the largest police labour relations organization in Canada, the second largest in North America, and is the first independent national association to represent RCMP members.

RCMP officers to begin piloting body-worn cameras in Iqaluit, Nunavut later this year

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:05pm

After consulting with community members, stakeholders, and federal and territorial government officials, Nunavut RCMP officers in Iqaluit will soon be equipped with body-worn cameras.

Key Points: 
  • After consulting with community members, stakeholders, and federal and territorial government officials, Nunavut RCMP officers in Iqaluit will soon be equipped with body-worn cameras.
  • The Iqaluit deployment will help inform the broader Canada-wide initiative to equip front-line RCMP officers with body-worn cameras.
  • Iqaluit RCMP officers will begin wearing body-worn cameras in the community later this year.
  • On Thursday, Oct. 22, the RCMP in Nunavut will be hosting a community consultation on body-worn cameras.

RCMP's response to the ongoing fisheries dispute in Nova Scotia

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 9:34pm

I will begin by assuring the people of Nova Scotia - and all Canadians that we are fully committed to keeping the peace, keeping people safe and enforcing the law.

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  • I will begin by assuring the people of Nova Scotia - and all Canadians that we are fully committed to keeping the peace, keeping people safe and enforcing the law.
  • I will begin by assuring the people of Nova Scotia - and all Canadians that we are fully committed to keeping the peace, keeping people safe and enforcing the law.
  • The Nova Scotia RCMP has launched investigations into a number of incidents with two people already charged including the assault against Chief Sack.
  • Investigations are ongoing and I encourage anyone with any information to contact the Nova Scotia RCMP.

Statement from Minister Blair on recent acts of violence in Nova Scotia

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 8:59pm

The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement today:

Key Points: 
  • The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement today:
    OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 17, 2020 /CNW/ - The recent acts of violence in Nova Scotia are unacceptable and I strongly condemn them.
  • The Nova Scotia RCMP have increased their police presence in the affected area each day.
  • More details will be released by the Nova Scotia RCMP and provincial authorities as they become available.
  • I am confident the unacceptable acts of violence will be thoroughly investigated, and the perpetrators will be held to account.

Media Statement: Supreme Court of Canada Decision a Progressive Step for Women RCMP Members

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 6:32pm

The NPF strongly supports legislation and workplace policies that, in particular, allow women and especially working mothers the same benefits and opportunities as all RCMP Members.

Key Points: 
  • The NPF strongly supports legislation and workplace policies that, in particular, allow women and especially working mothers the same benefits and opportunities as all RCMP Members.
  • The Federal Court of Canada previously dismissed their application, and the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal.
  • About the National Police Federation:
    The National Police Federation (NPF) was certified to represent ~20,000 RCMP members serving across Canada and internationally in the summer of 2019.
  • Better resourcing and support for the RCMP will enhance community safety and livability in the communities we serve, large and small, across Canada.