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National security policy to broaden strategy

The federal government intends to press forward with two major initiatives with the United States — a new “smart-border” strategy and closer alignment of maritime anti-terrorism efforts — as part of a new national security policy to be released next Tuesday. Two advisory groups are expected to be established to monitor the implementation of the plan, to be unveiled by Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan, and specifically aim to ensure that civil liberties are protected as the country strengthens its security systems. Government sources say that the national strategy, valued at more than $500-million, will go beyond the fight against terrorism to include improving the country’s broad emergency preparedness. Ottawa will suggest, for example, that it work more closely with the provincial and territorial governments in preparing to combat natural disasters. Full Story

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