Canadian Government launces the Canadian Safety and Security Program
The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and Public Safety’s Parliamentary Secretary, Candice Hoeppner, on behalf of the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, recently announced the establishment of the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) in Regina, Saskatchewan. This program harmonizes the security work of different organizations.
The Canadian Safety and Security Program aims to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate, prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disaster, serious accidents, crime and acts of terrorism through the convergence of science and technology with policy, operations and intelligence.
“This annual federal investment of $43.5 million supports the development of science and technology capabilities to help prevent crises, and enables a better response and recovery should an incident occur,” said Minister MacKay. “This new program provides Canada a technological advantage to cope with disasters, minimizing as much as possible their impact on the lives and livelihoods of Canadians. Our announcement today makes our communities more resilient in the face of disaster.”
The CSSP investments will be managed through Defence Research and Development Canada to develop further capabilities in areas such as chemical, biological, radiological-nuclear and explosives threats, border and transportation security, emergency management, surveillance and intelligence, cybersecurity, interoperability and critical infrastructure.
•Date: 21st June 2012 • Canada •Type: Article • Topic: Disaster recovery