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November 11, 2017 

Senator Kenny attended the National Remembrance Day Ceremony and laid a wreath at the National War Memorial on behalf of the Senate.

November 10, 2017

Senator Kenny attended the Investiture Ceremony of the Order of Military Merit at the  Residence of the Governor General, Rideau Hall.  

October 6, 2017

Senator Kenny met with Dan Huntington of Terra Firma Security to discuss kidnapping and ransom policy.

September 29, 2017

Senator Kenny met with Commodore (ret'd) Kelly Williams to discuss naval procurement.

September 17, 2017

Senator Kenny met with former Canadian Ambassador to the United States, Michael Kergin to discuss foreign policy and trade issues.

September 13, 2017

Senator Kenny was referenced in a BBC article on the Boeing-Bombardier dispute.

September 12, 2017

Senator Kenny was interviewed by the BBC on the Boeing-Bombardier dispute. 

September 1, 2017

Senator Kenny met with Dick Fadden, former CSIS Director and Deputy Minister of Defence to dicuss kidnapping and hostage policy.

August 28, 2017

Senator Kenny met with Ian Shugart, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to to discuss hostage policy and consular affairs.

July 31, 2017

Senator Kenny met with Major General Michael Rouleau, Commander of Canadian Special Forces Command to discuss military issues.

July 20, 2017

Senator Kenny attended the unveiling cermenony for the Asterix - Resolve Class support ship at Davie Shipyard in Quebec City.

Senator Kenny met with with Alex Vicefield, Owner, Davie Shipyards, and Spencer Fraser, CEO Federal Fleet Services to discuss shipbuilding.

July 13, 2017

Senator Kenny met with Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy to discuss naval procurement and the state of the fleet.

July 12, 2017

Senator Kenny met with Colonel Nishika Jardine, Deputy Commandant Canadian Forces College as well as students at the Canadian Forces College

Senator Kenny met with Mel Cappe, former Clerk of the Privy Council to discuss public policy.

 July 5-6, 2017

Senator Kenny attended the defence policy conference, West Def in Calgary. The conference featured discussion from David Perry of the Canadian Global Affairs Inistitute and the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Kent Herh. 

July 4, 2017

Senator Kenny attended the Independence Day festivities at the United States Embassy in Ottawa.

June 29, 2017

Senator Kenny met with Brigadier General RCAF (RET) Don Macnamara to discuss defence policy

Senator Kenny met with Jeremy Kinsman, former Canadian ambassador to the Russian Federation, the European Union, and former Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom to discuss foreign policy.

June 28, 2017

Senator Kenny met with Rear-Admiral, Art McDonald of the Royal Canadian Navy to discuss defence policy and procurement.

June 21, 2017

Senator Kenny met with Rob Cunningham of the Canadian Cancer Society and Harsha Kasi Vishnawathan of the Heart and Stroke Foundation to discuss tobacco legislation.

May 31, 2017

Senator Kenny was at CFB Cold Lake for the RCAF's Operation Maple Flag Excercise.

May 25, 2017

Senator Kenny attended the Police Order of Merit Awards at the Governor General's residence, Rideau Hall.

May 8, 2017

Senator Kenny attended a Press Conference for Senate Commmittee on National Security and Defence report, 'Investing in Canada’s military for the long run, proper
planning'

April 30 - May 3, 2017

Senator Kenny was aboard the HMCS Vancouver for Naval Excercises as part of the Canadian Leaders at Sea Programme with Royal Canadian Navy.

April 7, 2017

Senator Kenny met with Richard Fadden, former Director of CSIS and Deputy-Minister of National Defence to discuss public policy. 

April 4, 2017

Senator Kenny attended the Meritorious Service and Bravery Decorations at the Governor General residence, Rideau Hall.

March 29, 2017

Senator Kenny met with former RCMP Deputy Commissioner, Raf Souccar to discuss policing issues.

March 24, 2017

Senator Kenny attended the Trilateral Commission Plenary Meeting in Washington DC.

March 23, 2017

Senator Kenny met Canadian Ambassador to the United States, David MacNaughton to discuss bilateral issues.

March 21, 2017

Senator Kenny met with Roger Chaffin, Chief Calgary Police to discuss policing issues.

Senator Kenny met with Tom Sampson, Chief of Calgary Emergency Management to discuss emergency measures.

March 9, 2017

Senator Kenny met with Brian Mersereau of Hill and Knowlton to discuss naval procurement.

Senator Kenny met with Terry Milewski to discuss Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships and naval procurement.

March 1, 2017

Senator Kenny with Lieutenant General (Ret’d) Guy Thibault to discuss military matters.

February 21, 2017

Senator Kenny met with Murray Brewster of CBC News to discuss military procurement.

January 25, 2017

Senator Kenny met with Chris Brown, CBC National News Reporter to discuss public policy issues.

Senator Kenny met with former leader of the Government in the Senate, Jack Austin (ret’d) to discuss senate issues.

Senator Kenny met with editorial pages editor of the Vancouver Sun, Harvey Enchin to discuss public policy issues.

January 16, 2017

Senator Kenny met with former CSIS Director-General, Andy Ellis to discuss kidnapping and hostage policy.

Senator Kenny met with CBC News contributor, Brian Stewart to discuss national security issues.

December 21, 2016

Senator Kenny met with former Director-General of Consular Affairs, Gar Pardy to discuss kidnapping and hostage policy.

November 23, 2016

Senator Kenny met with Matt Gurney, former editorial pages editor of the National Post to discuss public affairs.

November 22, 2016

Senator Kenny met with Darrel Bricker, CEO of IPSOS public affairs to discuss public policy issues.

November 10, 2016

Senator Kenny attended the Investiture Ceremony of the Order of Military Merit at the residence of the Governor General, Rideau Hall.

November 9, 2016

Senator Kenny met with Lieutenant-General Stephen Bowes Commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command to discuss military policy.

November 3, 2016

Senator Kenny met with John Adams, former Director of Communications Security Establishment Canada to discuss public policy.

October 28, 2016

Senator Kenny attended the memorial service for former Premier of Alberta, Jim Prentice at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. 

October 20, 2016

Senator Kenny attended the Naval Association of Canada's 2016 Conference in Ottawa.

October 19, 2016

The Montreal Gazette published "Screening at Canadian Airports should be Faster, Smarter, Safer" by Senator Colin Kenny. 

October 4-5, 2016

Senator Kenny attended the Maritime Security Challenges Conference 2016 in Victoria.

September 30, 2016

Senator Kenny met with the Commander of the Canadian Army, Lt. General Paul Wynnk to discuss the militia and challenges facing the army.

September 8, 2016

Senator Kenny met with the Commander of Canadian Special Forces, Major General Mike Rouleau to discuss the special forces.

September 6, 2016

Senator Kenny met with the former head of Canadian Joint Operations Command, Lt. General (Ret'd) Stu Beare discuss isses relating to the military.

August 26, 2016

 The Guardian published "Former presidential copters should do search and rescue in Canada" by Senator Colin Kenny.

August 24, 2016

The Times-Colonist published "Government should focus on search and rescue" by Senator Colin Kenny.

Senator Kenny met with Brigadier General (Retired) RCAF Don Macnamara, Former Chairman of the Board of Governors, Royal Military College, Kingston; President and founding member of the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies to discuss national defence issues.

Senator Kenny met with the command team conducting air search and rescue operations, Capt(N) Jorgensen, N3, Col Atkins, CO 19 Wing, LCol Elliott, CO 442 Sqn Maj Olsen, JRCC Victoria to discuss search and rescue operations, funding requirements and equipment needs.

August 23, 2016

Senator Kenny met with David Pugliese, journalist with the Ottawa Citizen and Parliamentary Media specializing in reporting on defence issues to discuss national defence issues.

Senator Kenny met with Dr. James Boutilier, Special Advisor (Policy) to the Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific, responsible for advising the Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific on matters of defence and foreign policy and maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss Naval issues.

Senator Kenny met with Rear Admiral Arthur G. McDonald, Commander Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC)to discuss Naval issues.

August 22, 2016

 The Huffington Post published "It's Time For The Defence Minister To Focus On Search And Rescue ... by Senator Colin Kenny.

August 20, 2016

National Newswatch published "Time to Focus on Search-and-Rescue" by Senator Colin Kenny.

August 19, 2016

The National Post published "Searching for better rescue capabilities" by Senator Colin Kenny.

August 17, 2016

Senator Kenny met with Raf Souccar, Director, The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, former Chief Security Officer for the Royal Canadian Mint, former RCMP Deputy Commissioner Federal Policing, former RCMP Assistant Commissioner, Federal and International Operations, to discuss national security and policing issues. 

August 5, 2016

Senator Kenny attended the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Change of Command Ceremony that saw Vice-Admiral Mark Norman assume the role of VCDS, second in command of the Canadian Armed Forces, from Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault, who retired after 38 years of dedicated service.

July 22, 2016

Senator Kenny was referenced in Jack Knox's Victoria Times Colonist column on RCMP morale. 

July 21, 2016

Senator Kenny met with with Lt. Gen Michael Hood, Commander of the Royal Canadian Airforce to discuss the RCAF. 

Senator Kenny met with Lt. Gen (ret'd) Charles Bouchard, Chief Executive Lockheed Martin Canada to discuss the F-35 and airforce procurement. 

July 14, 2016

Senator Kenny attended the Change of Command Ceremony for the Commander of the Canadian Army at the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill. 

July 12, 2016

Senator Kenny met with Robert Fowler, former Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Foreign and Defence Policy), former advisor to  Prime Ministers Pierre Trudeau, Turner and Mulroney on foreign policy, defence, and development issues, former Assistant Deputy Minister for Policy in the Department of National Defence, and then as Deputy Minister of National Defence, former Canadian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, former Ambassador to Italy and the three Rome-based UN food agencies to discuss issues relating to foreign policy. 

July 7, 2016

Senator Kenny met with Senior CBC Coorespondent, Terry Milewski to discuss naval procurement. 

June 21, 2016

Senator Kenny spoke to bill C-7 at third reading in the Senate. The bill, as amended, was passed unanimously by the Senate.

June 1, 2016

Senator Kenny met with the Honourable John D. Richard, former Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal.

May 1, 2016

Senator Kenny laid a wreath at the Battle of the Atlantic Ceremony at the Centennial Flame in Ottawa.

April 29 2016 

Senator Kenny attended the Military Meritorious Service presentations at Rideau Hall.

April 28, 2016

Senator Kenny attended the Battle of the Atlantic Gala at the War Museum in Ottawa.

April 26, 2016

Senator Kenny met with Deputy-Chief of the Calgary Emergency Management Agency, Sue Henry to discuss Heavy Urban Search and Rescue.

Senator Kenny met with Calgary Fire Chief, Steve Dongworth to discuss the Community Heroes Fund.

April 22, 2016

Senator Kenny met with Toronto Police Chief, Mark Saunders to discuss policing issues.

Senator Kenny met with Toronto Fire Chief, Jim Sales to discuss Heavy Urban Search and Rescue.

February 25, 2016

Senator Kenny met with Public Safety Minister, Ralph Goodale to discuss the RCMP, CSIS, all-hazards urban search-and-rescue, and the Public Safety Officer Compensation Benefit.

February 18-19, 2016

Senator Kenny attended the Conference of Defence Associations' 2016 Conference on Security and Defence.

February 2 -3, 2016

Senator Kenny attended the 2016 Counter Terrorism Conference hosted by the RCMP and the Edmonton Police Service. The conference featured presenations by Dick Fadden, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, Ray Boisvert, former Assistant Director of CSIS, and Gilles Michaud, Assistant Commissioner, RCMP National Division.

January 26-29, 2016

Senator Kenny attended the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Defence and Security Committee meetings as part of the Canadian Delegation. The event featured discussions on US counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East, migrants and refugees, strategy against ISIS, and the NATO missile defence program.

January 19, 2016

Senator Kenny met with David Klein of Klein and Lyons LLC to discuss the class action lawsuit against the RCMP.

Senator Kenny met with Assistant Fire Chief of the Vancouver Fire Department, Joe Foster to discuss heavy urban search and rescue and the public safety officer compensation benefit.

Senator Kenny met with Chris Brown of CBC News to discuss heavy urban search and rescue and other public policy issues.

Senator Kenny met with Chief Constable Adam Palmer of the Vancouver Police Department to discuss conducted energy weapons, body worn video, and radicalization to violence.

Senator Kenny met with former Senator Jack Austin to discuss the senate and other public policy issues.

December 18, 2015

Senator Kenny met with former RCMP Deputy Commissioner, Raf Souccar to discuss RCMP issues, the legalization of marijiana, and Project Spawn.

Senator Kenny met with Allain Berinstain, Director of Policy to Minister of Transport to discuss airport security issues.

December 15, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Kevin Lindsay, Master Corporal, Unit Historian at Dwyer Hill Training Centre to discuss military matters.

December 4-5, 2015

Senator Kenny attended the Trilateral Commission's 2015 North American Regional Meeting in Washington, D.C. The meeting featured discussions from Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative, Jeffrey Simpson, national affairs columnist at the Globe and Mail, Jean Charest, former premier of Quebec, and Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  

December 3, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Seth Jones, Associate Director, International Security and Defense Policy Centre, RAND Corp. to discuss security and defence issues.

Senator Kenny attended a dinner at the Canadian Embassy in Washington in honour of Roy MacLaren, former Canadian High Commissioner to the UK.

November 26, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Brian Stewart, former Senior Coorespondent and current contributor at the CBC to discuss national security issues.

Senator Kenny met with  Brigadier-General Kevin Cotton, Commandant Canadian Forces College as well as students and members of the faculty to discuss the College's programs and academic offerings.

November 20 - 22, 2015

Senator Kenny attended the 2015 Halifax International Security Forum. The event featured presentations from; Admiral Harry Harris, Commander United States Pacific Command, Admiral Bill Gortney, Commander of NORAD and US-NORTHCOM, and General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff.

November 11, 2015

Senator Kenny attended the National Remembrance Day Ceremony and laid a wreath at the National War Memorial on behalf of the Senate.

November 10, 2015

Senator Kenny attended the NATO Fall Conference, Canada and NATO: Global Defence and Security Challenges, in Ottawa.

November 5, 2015

Senator Kenny attended the 18th Annual Ceremony of Remembrance in the Senate Chamber.

October 30, 2015

Senator Kenny attended the 2015 Canadian Intelligence Conference (CANIC) at the Diefenbaker Building in Ottawa. The Conference featured presentations from Richard Fadden, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, General Johnathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, and Major General Paul Wynnyk, Commander, Canadian Forces Intelligence Command.

August 26, 2015

Senator Kenny toured the Seaspan Victoria Shipyards and met with Seaspan managers to discuss the National Ship Procurment Strategy.

July 17, 2015

Senator Kenny attended the Change of Command Ceremony for the Chief of the Defence Staff.

May 19, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Calgary Fire Chief, Steve Dongworth to discuss emergency measures and an all hazards approach to natural disasters and the move of emergency management to the Calgary Emergency Management Agency.

Senator Kenny met with former Calgary Police Chief, Rick Hanson to discuss policing methods to deal with radical extremism.

Senator Kenny met with Paul Cooke, Interim Chief Calgary Police Service and Trevor Daroux, Deputy Chief Calgary Police Service to discuss radical extremism in Calgary.

Senator Kenny was referenced in the Vancouver Sun's editorial on organized crime and border security.

May 8, 2015

Senator Kenny was referenced in Kim Bolan's series on drug pipelines in B.C.

April 20, 2015

At the Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, Senator Kenny heard witnesses; Michel Coulombe, Director of CSIS, Mike Cabana, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing, RCMP, Greta Bossenmaier, Chief, CSEC, George Dolhai, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Ursula Hendel, Senior Counsel and National Terrorism Prosecutions Co-ordinator, the Honourable John Charles Major, former judge of the Supreme Court of Canada (by video conference), Eric V. Gottardi, Chair, Criminal Justice Section, Canadian Bar Association,  Peter Edelmann, Executive Member, Immigration Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, Sukanya Pillay, General Counsel and Executive Director, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Michael Spratt, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel, Criminal Lawyers' Association, and Leo Russomanno, Member and Criminal Defence Counsel, Criminal Lawyers' Association.

April 14, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Ambassador Andrew J.C. Kao, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Senator Kenny met with Mr. Join-Sane Lin, Chairman of Straits Exchange Foundation.

April 13, 2015

The Toronto Star referenced Senator Kenny in an editorial on RCMP anti-terror funding.

Senator Kenny visited the Legislative Yuan in Taipei.

Senator Kenny visted the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taipei.

Senator Kenny visited the Industry Technology Research Institute in Taipei.

April 12, 2015

Senator Kenny visted the Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village in Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan.

April 11, 2015

Senator Kenny visited the National Palace Museum in Taipei.

Senator Kenny visited the Earthquake Museum of Taiwan.

April 10, 2015

Senator Kenny visited the Bureau of Armament, Ministry of National Defense in Taipei.

Senator Kenny met with Mr. Lu-wie Chen, General Manager, CPC Corporation.

Senator Kenny met with Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China.

April 9, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Mr. I-Min Tong, Director-General Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Senator Kenny met with Mr. Fred Huang, Vice Chairman, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association.

Senator Kenny met with Mrs. B-shah Hwang, Director General, Gender Equality at the Executive Yuan.

Senator Kenny attended a briefing at the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei.

March 11, 2015

Huffington Post published "SIRC is not doing the job" by Senator Colin Kenny.

Nationalnewsatch published "SIRC doesn't meet test of robust review" by Senator Colin Kenny.

March 10, 2015

The Halifax Chronicle Herald published "Security watchdog is a part-time miniature poodle" by Senator Colin Kenny.

March 9, 2015

At the Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, Senator Kenny heard witnesses; the Minister of Public Safety, Steven Blaney, François Guimont, Deputy Minister of Public Safety, Michel Coulombe, Director of CSIS, ynda Clairmont, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, National and Cyber Security Branch, Ritu Banerjee, Director, Intelligence Policy Division, National and Cyber Security Branch, Nicole Girard, Director General, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Branch, Ray Boisvert, Former Assistant Director, Intelligence, CSIS, Michael Doucet, Executive Director of SIRC, Lindsay Jackson, Assistant Director of Research of SIRC, and Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner.

March 8, 2015

The Province published "Not enough people are watching the watchers" by Senator Colin Kenny.

March 6, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press to discuss current affairs.

The Victoria Times-Colonist published "SIRC doesn't meet test of robust oversight" by Colin Kenny.

March 4, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault to discuss the Canadian Forces.

March 3, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Stephen Maher of Postmedia to discuss current affairs.

Nationalnewswatch published "SIRC is not doing the job" by Senator Colin Kenny.

March 2, 2015

The National Post published "What real oversight would look like" by Senator Colin Kenny.

Senator Kenny met with Brigadier-General Richard Giguere, Commandant at the Canadian Forces College to discuss the Canadian Forces.

Senator Kenny met with Canadian political journalist, Mary Janigan to discuss current affairs.

February 27, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Ray Boisvert, former Assistant Director - Intelligence at CSIS to discuss Bill C-51 and intelligence oversight.

Senator Kenny met with Michael Bell, former Canadian Ambassador to Jordan, Egypt, and Israel to discuss foreign affairs.

February 26, 2015

Senator Kenny attended the Military Order of Merit presentations at the Governor General's residence, Rideau Hall.

February 25, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Vice-Admiral (Ret'd) Ron Buck, former Vice Chief of the Staff, to discuss naval procurement.

February 19, 2015

Senator Kenny attended the Conference of Defence Association Institute's Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence 2015. Day 1 featured presentations by Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence; Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Commander U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/?Chief, Central Security Service; and Admiral William Gortney, Commander, NORAD & US Northern Command.

February 18, 2015

The Huffington Post published "Harper’s Election-Year Gambit: It’s The Economy Stupid" by Senator Colin Kenny.

February 16, 2015

Nationalnewswatch published "Harper’s Election-Year Gambit: It’s The Economy Stupid" by Senator Colin Kenny.

Senator Kenny heard witness testimony at Senate Committee on National Security and Defence from The Honourable John Charles Major, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and former Chair of the Air India Inquiry; The Honourable Ujjal Dosanjh, former Minister; former British Columbia MLA, Dave S. Hayer; and Balraj Deol, editor of Khabarnama, a Punjabi weekly published in Toronto,  

February 14, 2015

The National Post published "Harper’s Election-Year Gambit: It’s The Economy Stupid" by Senator Colin Kenny.

February 13, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Scott Taylor, Publisher Esprit de Corps Magazine, to discuss military issues.

February 12, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Gordon Cameron, partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and frequent Special Advocate of Federal Court applications for judicial review and appeals, to discuss bill C-51.

Senator Kenny met with Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Steve Day, former Commander of Joint Task Force 2 and founder of Reticle Ventures Canada to discuss military issues.

February 10, 2015

Senator Kenny toured Seaspan Victoria Shipyards with Malcolm Barker, Vice President and General Manager of Seaspan Shipyards.

Senator Kenny met with Dr. James Boutilier, Special Advisor to the Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific.

Senator Kenny met with Cam Filmer, Executive Director, Strategic Planning of Emergency Management BC to discuss emergency preparedness.

February 9, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Michael De Rosenroll, former Assistant Inspector General of CSIS to discuss intelligence oversight.  

February 5, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Matt Gurney, columnist and editor at the National Post to discuss editorial policy and the government's new terror legislation.

February 4, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Andrew Coyne, Editorial Pages Editor at the National Post to discuss editorial policy and the government's new terror legislation.

Senator Kenny met with former Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Trudeau, Tom Axworthy to discuss the government's new terror legislation.

Senator Kenny met with former High Commissioner to the UK and former Clerk of the Privy Council, Mel Cappe to discuss the government's new terror legislation.

The Calgary Herald published 'We need a better way of watching the watchers' by Senator Colin Kenny.

February 3, 2015

Senator Kenny appeared on 'As it Happens' with Carol Off to discuss intelligence oversight.

The Huffington Post published "Who's watching the watchers?" by Senator Colin Kenny.

Senator Kenny was referenced in a letter to the editor by Michael De Rosenroll, former Assistant Inspector General of CSIS on the need for parliamentary oversight of our spy agencies.

February 2, 2015

The Montreal Gazette published "Who watches the watchers" by Senator Colin Kenny.

January 30, 2015

The Vancouver Sun published 'Canada needs better way to watch the watchers' by Senator Colin Kenny.

The Victoria Times-Colonist published 'Canada needs to watch the watchers' by Senator Colin Kenny.

The Hamilton Spectator published 'Who's watching the watchers' by Senator Colin Kenny.

The Charlottetown Guardian published 'Canada needs a better system of watching the watchers' by Senator Colin Kenny.

January 24, 2015

Huffington Post published "On terrorism, Harper all talk no walk" by Senator Colin Kenny.

January 23, 2015

Nationalnewswatch published "On terrorism, Harper all talk no walk" by Senator Colin Kenny.

January 22, 2015

Senator Kenny's op-ed "The plan to replace Canada's heavy warships may already be going off the rails" was referenced in John Ivison's column on warship construction contract for Irving Shipyards.

The Toronto Star published "Conservatives all talk, no walk on security" by Senator Colin Kenny.

January 16, 2015

Senator Kenny was referenced in the Victoria Times-Colonist's editorial on the government's proposed terror legislation.

January 15, 2015

Senator Kenny met Craig Forcese, Professor of national security law at the University of Ottawa to discuss national security legislation.

January 14, 2015

Senator Kenny was interviewed by the Ottawa Citizen's Dylan Robertson on the government's upcoming terrorism legislation.

January 13, 2015

Senator Kenny met with Vice-Admiral (Retired) Bruce Donaldson, former Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff to discuss Naval matters.

Senator Kenny met with the Victoria Times-Colonist editorial board to discuss terrorism legislation, Veterans' Affairs, government spending, and the Royal Canadian Navy.

January 8, 2015

Senator Kenny met with former CBC Senior Correspondent, Brian Stewart to discuss intelligence oversight.

Senator Kenny met with Eric Morse of the Royal Canadian Military Institute to discuss ISIS and Canadian operations in the Middle East.

January 5, 2015

The Montreal Gazette published "Recognizing the warning signs of radicalization" by Senator Colin Kenny.

January 2, 2015

The Hamilton Spectator published "Ten signs that someone is becoming radicalized to violence" by Senator Colin Kenny.

December 31, 2014

The Huffington Post published "Easy fixes for airport security" by Senator Colin Kenny.

December 22, 2014

The Huffington Post published "Ten signs that someone is becoming radicalized to violence" by Senator Colin Kenny.

The Charlottetown Guardian published "Ten signs that someone is becoming radicalized to violence" by Senator Colin kenny.

Nationalnewswatch published "Easy fixes for airport security" by Senator Colin Kenny.

December 19, 2014

Nationalnewswatch published "Ten signs that someone is becoming radicalized to violence" by Senator Colin Kenny.

The National Post published "Easy fixes for airport security" by Senator Colin Kenny.

The Windsor Star published "Signs that point to the vortex of radicalization" by Senator Colin Kenny

The Calgary Herald published "Ten signs someone is becoming radicalized" by Senator Colin Kenny.

December 18, 2014

The Vancouver Sun published "10 signs of radicalization" by Senator Colin Kenny.

December 14, 2014

The Victoria Times-Colonist published "Ten signs that someone is being radicalized" by Senator Colin Kenny.

December 8, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Edmonton Police Chief, Rod Knecht to do discuss policing issues and domestic radicalization.

Senator Kenny met with Alberta's Assistant Deputy Minister/Director of Law Enforcement, Public Security Division, Bill Sweeney to discuss policing matters.

December 3, 2014

Senator Kenny met with General John de Chastelain, former Chief of the Defence Staff, former Canadian Ambassador to USA, to discuss matters relating to national defence.

December 2, 2014

The Huffington Post published "Stealth cuts and omnibus bill are no friends of democracy" by Senator Colin Kenny.

December 1, 2014

Senator Kenny heard from witnesses; Marc Parent, Director, Police Service of Montreal, Rod Knecht, Chief, Edmonton Police Service(by video conference), Brian Adams, Deputy Chief, Peel Regional Police, and Michelle Walrond, mother of a radicalized youth at the SCONSAD committee meeting.

The Halifax Chronicle Herald published "Harper's stealth cuts undercut democracy" by Senator Colin Kenny.

November 30, 2014

The Victoria Times-Colonist published "Stealth cuts, omnibus bills not democratic" by Senator Colin Kenny.

November 29, 2014

The Charlottetown Guardian published "Stealth cuts, omnibus bills no friends of democracy" by Senator Colin Kenny.

November 28, 2014

Senator Kenny toured the Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards with Graeme Thomson, Vice President of Vancouver Shipyards.

November 27, 2014

Senator Kenny met with former RCMP Commissioner, Giulian Zaccardelli to discuss policing issues.

Nationalnewswatch published "Stealth cuts and omnibus bills are no friends of democracy" by Senator Colin Kenny.

November 25, 2014

Senator Kenny heard from witnesses; Rafal Rohozinski, Senior Fellow at the SecDev Foundation, Tarek Fatah, Founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress and Syed Raza, Director of Muslims Facing Tomorrow at the SCONSAD committee meeting.

November 22, 2014

The Ottawa Citizen published "Stealth cuts undermine transparency" by Senator Colin Kenny.

November 21, 2014

Senator Kenny met with former Canadian Ambassador the UN, Paul Heinbecker to discuss foreign affairs.

November 20, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Wendy Zatylny, President, Association of Canadian Port Authorities to discuss port security.

The Huffington Post published "Competition provides the best results" by Senator Colin Kenny.

November 19, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press to discuss defence policy.

November 18, 2014

The Huffington Post published "First China Brings the Money, Now They Bring the Muscle" by Senator Colin Kenny.

Nationalnewswatch published "Competition provides the best results" by Senator Colin Kenny.

November 17, 2014

The National Post published "The plan to replace Canada's heavy warships may already be going off the rails" by Senator Colin Kenny.

The Charlottetown Guardian published "Plenty of law, not enough money" by Senator Colin Kenny.

Senator Kenny heard testimony from; Gary Robertson, Assistant Deputy Minister, National and Cyber Security Branch (Public Safety Canada), John Davies, Director General, National Security Policy, National and Cyber Security Branch (Public Safety Canada), Anna Gray-Henschel, Senior Director, National Security Policy Division (Public Safety Canada), Tom Venner, Assistant Director, Policy and Strategic Partnerships (CSIS), Superintendent Shirley Cuillierrier, Director General, Partnerships and External Relations (RCMP), Sergeant Renuka Dash, Acting Officer in Charge, Federal Policing, Public Engagement (RCMP), Deputy Commissioner Scott Tod, Ontario Provincial Police, Co-chair of the Counter Terrorism and National Security Committee (CACP) at the SCONSAD committee hearing.

November 14, 2014

The Huffington Post published "Canada's National Security Needs Money" by Senator Colin Kenny.

November 13, 2014

The Calgary Herald published "Plenty of ways to fight terrorists, but not enough money" by Senator Colin Kenny.

November 13 - 14, 2014

Senator Kenny attended the 2014 Counter Radicalization Conference hosted by the Calgary Police Service.

Senator Kenny met with Calgary Police Chief, Rich Hanson to discuss domestic radicalization.

November 12, 2014

Senator Kenny was referenced in Tim Harper's Toronto Star column on the true cost of cutting the deficit"

The Montreal Gazette published "More funding, not more laws needed to fight terrorism threat" by Senator Colin Kenny.

The Windsor Star published "National security compromised by Tories" by Senator Colin Kenny.

November 11, 2014

Nationalnewswatch.com published "Plenty of law, not enough money" by Senator Colin Kenny

Senator Kenny laid a Senate wreath at the Cenotaph in Ottawa for Remembrance Day.

November 10, 2014

The Victoria Times-Colonist published "We have plenty of law, just not enough money" by Senator Colin Kenny.

November 7-8, 2014

Senator Kenny attended the Trilateral Commission's 2014 North American Regional Meeting in Montreal.

November 6, 2014

Senator Kenny met with former CSIS Director and current special advisor to the Privy Council Office, Ward Elcock to discuss security measures.

November 5, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Jim Bronskill of the Canadian Press to discuss public policy issues.

October 31, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Jordan Press of Postmedia News to discuss public policy issues.

October 30, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Althia Raj of Huffington Post to discuss public policy issues.

October 27, 2014

Senator Kenny heard testimony from witnesses Bob Paulson, Commissioner (RCMP), Mike Cabana, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Policing (RCMP), Peter Henschel, RCMP Deputy Commissioner, Specialized Policing Services (RCMP), Michael Peirce, Assistant Director Intelligence (CSIS), David Drake, Director, General Security and Intelligence Bureau (DFATD), Peter MacArthur, Director General, South, Southeast Asia and Oceania Bureau (DFATD), and Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier, Director General International Security Policy (CAF) at the Senate National Security and Defence Committee meeting.

October 24, 2014

Senator Kenny met with former Chief of Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), John Adams to discuss national security policy.

Senator Kenny was referenced in Matt Gurney's National Post op-ed on improving Parliament Hill security.

October 23, 2014

Senator Kenny met with former Canadian Ambassador, Robert Fowler to discuss islamic extremism and other security issues.

Senator Kenny was referenced in Sam Cooley's Kingston Whig-Standard article on the October 22 attack.

Senator Kenny was referenced in Hugo de Grandpré et Katia Gagnon's La Press article on Parliament Hill Security.

Senator Kenny was referenced in Gordon Isfield's National Post article on Parliament Hill Security.

October 21, 2014

Senator Kenny heard testimony from witnesses Gérald Cossette (Director, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada), Jeff Yaworski (Deputy Director of Operations, CSIS), and James A. Boutilier (adjunct Professor, Pacific Studies, University of Victoria) at the Senate National Security and Defence Committee meeting. 

October 20, 2014

Senator Kenny met with General (Ret.) Walt Natynczyk, President of the Canadian Space Agency and former Chief of the Defence Staff to discuss space policy and defence policy.

October 17, 2014

Senator Kenny attended the second annual Canadian Intelligence Conference (CANIC 2014). The conference focused the question: "after a decade of war in Afghanistan, has the Canadian intelligence enterprise learned anything useful?"

October 16, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Michael Kergin, former Canadian Ambassador to the United States to discuss diplomacy and international affairs.

October 6-9, 2014

Senator Kenny attended the Maritime Security Challenges Conference in Victoria, BC.

October 2, 2014

Senator Kenny attended the Naval Association of Canada's 2014 Conference: "Canada and Submarines: Past Present and Future". The conference featured presentations by Vice-Admiral Dean McFadden (ret'd) , Senior Analyst at the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, David Perry , Deputy Commander Royal Canadian Navy, Rear-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commodore Larry Hickey (ret’d), Commander Mike Young (ret’d), Captain Jamie Clarke, Rear-Admiral Robert Kamensky, Deputy Chief of Staff Submarines NATO, and Rear-Admiral Dan McNeil (ret’d).

October 1, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Jim Sales, Chief, Toronto Fire Services and Ron Jenkins, Deputy Fire Chief, Toronto Fire Services, HUSAR to discuss emergency management.

Senator Kenny met with Mary Janigan to discuss public policy issues

Senator Kenny met with Bill Blair, Chief, Toronto Police Services to discuss declining crime rates and police resources.

September 26, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy to discuss issues facing the navy.

September 24, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Stephen Maher of Postmedia News to discuss a wide range of public policy issues.

September 18, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Mark Kennedy of Postmedia News to discuss public policy.

September 17, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Simon Tucker, New Zealand High Commissioner to Canada to discuss supply management.

September 11, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Doug Quan of Postmedia News to discuss public policy issues.

Senator Kenny met with David Klein of Klein Lyons to discuss the RCMP class action law suit.

Senator Kenny met with Chief Joe Foster of Vancouver Fire & Rescue Service and Urban Search & Rescue/Emergency Planning Operations/HUSAR to discuss emergency management.

Senator Kenny met with Vancouver Police Chief and former President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, Jim Chu to discuss policing matters.

Senator Kenny met with CBC National Affairs reporter, Chris Brown to discuss public policy issues.

Senator Kenny met with retired Senator, Jack Austin to discuss senate issues.

September 5, 2014

The Victoria Times-Colonist published "Dairy, poultry subsidies gouge Canadians" by Senator Colin Kenny.

September 4, 2014

The Huffington Post published "Harper Should Protect Consumers Instead of Agriculture Inc." by Senator Colin Kenny.

August 30, 2014

The Ottawa Citizen published "Consumers suffer under Canada's dairy system" by Senator Colin Kenny.

August 29, 2014

The Montreal Gazette published "Keeping milk and poultry prices high makes no sense" by Senator Colin Kenny.

August 26, 2014

The St John's Telegram published "China: First the money. Now the muscle" by Senator Colin Kenny.

iPolitics published "China's suden advantage in the new military chess game" by Senator Colin Kenny.

August 25, 2014

NationalNewswatch published "China: First the money. Now the muscle" by Senator Colin Kenny.

August 13, 2014

The Montreal Gazette published "Disasters happen. Americans get warned. Canadians, not so much" , by Senator Colin Kenny.

August 11-15, 2014

Senator Kenny participated in French-language training in Montreal.

August 8, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Terry Milewski of CBC News to discuss current affairs.

August 7, 2014

Senator Kenny attended a Conference of Defence Associations roundtable discussion with Admiral R.K. Dhowan, Chief of Naval Staff - Indian Navy.

Senator Kenny met with Jordan Press of Postmedia News to discuss Senate issues.

August 6, 2014

The Huffington Post published "How To Improve the Relationship Between Police and 'People in Crisis'" by Senator Colin Kenny.

August 5, 2014

The Toronto Star published "Are taxpayers ready to pay for more humane policing" by Senator Colin Kenny.

August 3, 2014

The Victoria Times-Colonist published "Harper talks tough, but can't back it up" by Senator Colin Kenny.

August 1, 2014

The Huffington Post published Canada doesn't have the military to back up its foreign policy by Senator Colin Kenny.   

July 31, 2014

Senator Kenny appeared on CFRA1080 with Pierre Bourque to discuss his latest op-ed Canada under Harper talks tough but can't back it up.

The Montreal Gazette published Canada under Harper talks tough but can't back it up by Senator Colin Kenny.

The Ottawa Citizen published Canada doesn't have the military to back up its foreign policy by Senator Colin Kenny.   

Senator Kenny met with Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press to discuss current affairs.

July 30, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Bruce Campion Smith of the Toronto Star to discuss current affairs.

July 28, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Deputy Police Chief of the Edmonton Police Service, Brian Simpson to discuss conducted energy weapons and body worn video cameras.

Senator Kenny met with Alberta Assistant Deputy Minister - Director of Law Enforcement/Public Security Divison, Bill Sweeney to discuss matters relating to policing.

Senator Kenny met with retired Senator, Tommy Banks to discuss senate issues.

July 21, 2014

The Edmonton Journal published "A potential recipe for disaster" by Senator Colin Kenny.

July 18, 2014

The Hamilton Spectator published "Canadian warning system overdue" by Senator Colin Kenny.

July 17, 2014

The Saskatoon Star Phoenix published "Canada needs disaster alerts" by Senator Colin Kenny.

July 16, 2014

The Vancouver Sun published "Emergency alert system still needed" by Senator Colin Kenny.

The Charlottetown Guardian published "Disasters happen. Americans get warned. Canadians, not so much" by Senator Colin Kenny.

The Windsor Star published "Americans warned of disasters. Canadians, not so much" by Senator Colin Kenny.

The Calgary Herald published "Canadians need better warning systems" by Senator Colin Kenny.

July 15, 2014

The Victoria Times-Colonist published "Emergency warning system sadly lacking" by Senator Colin Kenny

The Fredericton Daily Gleaner published "Who will warn Canadians of disasters" by Senator Colin Kenny.

July 14-18, 2014

Senator Kenny participated in French-language training in Montreal.

July 3, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Calgary Police Deputy Chief Trevor Darouxto discuss homegrown jihadist recruitment prevention in Calgary as well as the use of body worn video.

Senator Kenny met with Calgary Fire Chief Bruce Burrell and Deputy Fire Chief Tom Sampson to discuss Heavy Urban Search and Rescue funding and Emergency Preparedness.

Senator Kenny met with Calgary Herald Editorial Pages editor, Licia Corbella to discuss current affairs.

June 26, 2014

Senator Kenny met with James Boutilier, Special Advisor to the Maritime Forces Pacific Commander (MARPAC) to discuss naval affairs.

Senator Kenny met with Bruce Donaldson, former Vice Chief of the Defence Staff to discuss naval affairs.

Senator Kenny met with Roger Girouard, Assistant Commissioner of the Coast Guard - Western Region to discuss issues relating to marine safety and coastal surveillance.

June 24, 2014

Senator Kenny met with David Perry, Senior Security and Defence Analyst at the Conference of Defence Association to discuss his latest report on budget cuts at DND.

Senator Kenny attended PortSecure 2014 for a presentation by RCMP Intelligence Officer, Yolanda MacArthur on the Great Lakes Marine Security Operations Centre

June 23, 2014

Senator Kenny attended the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute's symposium at the Rideau Club. The event featured a discussion on 'A New Cold War: The West and a Role for Canada'

June 19, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army to discuss issues relating to the Canadian Army.

June 18, 2014

Senator Kenny hosted Speaker of the Senate, Noel Kinsella at his office to discuss the donation of his collection of plaques and editorial cartoons to the Senate.

May 8, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Brian Pittman, Manager of Security at Vancouver Metro Port and was briefed on the Port security measures, recieved a tour of the Port's facilities, and spoke with the Port's security systems operators.

Senator Kenny met with Chris Brown of CBC News to discuss current affairs.

May 5, 2014

Senator Kenny attended the CDA Institute's event at the Canadian War Museum. The focus of the event was "NATO Capability and the Transatlantic Bond" and featured a presenation from General Philip M. Breedlove, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander, US European Command.

May 2, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Charles Bouchard, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Canada to discuss the F-35.

April 25 - 27, 2014

Senator Kenny attended the Trilateral Commission's 2014 Plenary Meeting in Washington, D.C. The conference featured exchanges hosted by U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry on a two-state solution in the Middle East, former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger on multilateral vs regional trade, former Secretary of the Treasury, Larry Summers on European economic and monetary governance, Vice-Chairman of CIBC, Jim Prentice on energy resources, and the former Governor of Utah, John Huntsman Jr on cyber security.

Senator Kenny met with former Federal Reserve Chairman, Paul Volcker.

Senator Kenny attended a reception at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. hosted by Canadian Ambassador, Gary Doer.

April 24, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Martin Kalb, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and former host of NBC's Meet the Press to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

Senator Kenny met with Seth Jones, associate director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation to discuss the recent Afghanistan elections and the West's role in the country going forward.

Senator Kenny met with Dwight Mason, Independent Public Policy Professional, former Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies to discuss ballistic missile defence.

April 22, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Ernie Regehr, Senior Fellow in Arctic Security at The Simons Foundation of Vancouver to discuss Mr. Reghr’s paper, “Disarming Arctic Security”, published in March 2014, which refers to work done by the Senate Committe on National Security & Defence.

April 10, 2014

Senator Kenny attended the 2014 Air Force Outlook Conference at the Ottawa Convention Centre. The conference featured presentations on simulation and training, aircraft and aircraft systems, and command and control systems. The keynote address was delievered by Lieutenant-General Yvan Blondin, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force. 

April 9, 2014

Senator Kenny attended the 2014 Army Outlook Conference at the Ottawa Convention Centre. The conference included sessions on Army systems: command and control, infantry, simulation and training, combat support, in-service support, and artillery and armoured vehicle systems. The keynote address was delivered by Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army.

April 8, 2014

Senator Kenny attended the 2014 Navy Outlook Conference at the Ottawa Convention Centre. The conference included sessions on maritime force development, the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, the Navy’s requirements priorities, trends and challenges, the maritime ISTAR initiatives, and the Navy’s in-service support program. The keynote address was delivered by Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy.

February 20-21, 2014

Senator Kenny attended the 2014 Ottawa Conference on Defence and Security at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa.

February 19, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Garfield Mahood, Executive Director of the Canadian Non-Smokers' Rights Association to discuss changes to tobacco control policy in the 2014 budget.

Senator Kenny met with Brigadier-General Richard Giguere, Commandant of the Canadian Forces Staff College to discuss the upcoming academic session at the college.

February 6, 2014

Senator Kenny attended a Conference of Defence Associations Roundtable with Ray Boisvert, former Assistant Director-Intelligence at CSIS. Among topics discussed were the Snowden leaks and cyber warfare.

January 29, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Chief Constable Frank Elsner of the Victoria Police Department to discuss conducted energy weapons and body worn video.

Senator Kenny met with former Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Vice Admiral (Ret.) Bruce Donaldson to discuss issues relating to national defence.

Senator Kenny met with Special Advisor to the Maritime Forces Pacific Commander, James Boutillier to discuss issues relating naval security and procurement.

Senator Kenny met with David Pugliese of the Ottawa Citizen to discuss issues relating to national defence.

January 23, 2014

Senator Kenny met with Colin Freeze of the Globe and Mail to discuss national security policy and other current affairs.

Senator Kenny met with Col. (Ret.) Brian MacDonald, CDA Senior Defence Analyst to discuss national security and defence issues.

Senator Kenny met with Brian Stewart, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto to discuss national security and intelligence matters.

January 17-19, 2014

Senator Kenny was in Veracruz, Mexico as part of the Johns Hopkins University's Atlantic Basin Eminent Persons meeting on "redefining" Atlantic relations. The meeting included leaders from all four Atlantic continents and was chaired by Jose Maria Aznar, former President of Spain and Dan Hamilton of Johns Hopkins University.


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