National Security, Economic Prosperity and Canada’s Future

Series: Speaker Series
February 9, 2021

National Security, Economic Prosperity and Canada’s Future

The international security and geopolitical landscapes have shifted considerably. The complexity of traditional security issues is being matched by new, non-traditional threats. On top of this changing dynamic, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a thematic lure or subterfuge for malicious threat actors to exploit vulnerabilities, emphasizing that the world around us has strategically reoriented. This shift provides an opportunity for Canada to modernize its thinking to better protect future prosperity and enhance domestic security.

Join David Vigneault, director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, for a discussion on the changing threat landscape and the ways in which Canada can contribute to an important strategic discussion around national security and intelligence practices. In addition, he discusses how we can better safeguard future economic growth, innovation, sovereignty and Canada’s national interests.

To read the full transcript of Director David Vigneault's remarks, click here.

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