Tim Lynch


Facing up to Terror and Aggression: Hugh Segal addresses the International Churchill Society Canada

The International Churchill Society (ICS) serves to make history relevant around the world. Persons with similar beliefs and guiding principles around democracy, honesty and freedom of the individual in society come together. They recall moments of contemporary history when individual freedom and national values were threatened. Building on a foundation […]


The Universal Ceremonial Soldier*

[*Moderator’s Note: This post was written early on 11 November as Remembrance Day events were commencing.] The duties performed by ceremonial guards tie the history of the nation to its modern day society. Rarely do such roles include the use of live ammunition. Ceremonial guards provide us with a reminder […]


Terrorism in Canada: The end of complacency and the advent of reality

Being engaged in maritime security journalism, I have heard military and law enforcement professionals complain that Canadians are ‘too complacent’ about terrorist threats. Images of the Nation’s Capital under lockdown and gun shots shattering the halls of Parliament must lead to Canadians accepting that terrorism can happen in Canada. I […]


Gated Cities: Nairobi, Mumbai and Matt Damon’s Elysium*

One month after discussing the relationship between Canada’s National Security and healthy communities I visited Nairobi and Mumbai affording frontline views of living with the war against global terrorism in contrast to Canada’s community peace of mind (CPOM). My Nairobi taxi driver said it is a thirty-minute drive from the […]


Is there a relationship between Canada’s national security and healthy communities?

A review of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway’s Maritime Security Operations Centre (MSOC) shows how it serves as a bridge between the ‘navy on patrol’ and the ‘police on the beat’. Offshore threats, like transnational organized crime and global acts of violence, are influencing relationships between national security […]


Is Canada an Arctic Nation or a Maritime Nation?

It was probably some speechwriter in Ottawa who fed his political master the catchy phrase for describing Canada as a country ‘from coast, to coast, to coast’. The introduction of this phrase fragmented the image of Canada’s coastline into three segments that has likely impeded Canadian maritime policy formulation. Successive […]