Canada 'trailing partners' on securing vital utilities and services: internal memo

August 30, 2023

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"There's a clear recognition that critical infrastructure is subject to significant threat," said Aaron Shull, managing director and general counsel at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ont.

Shull points to reviews and policy updates in the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia aimed at protecting their important systems in a changing world. "Our friends and allies are clearly moving on it."

He stresses the benefits of looking at the threats to Canada in a comprehensive, integrated way, rather than in piecemeal fashion divorced from a broader security strategy.

Shull also argues Canada's policy cannot be a …

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