Pandemics, climate change among new threats that demand security rethink: adviser

Pandemics, climate change among new threats that demand security rethink: adviser
OTTAWA -- The prime minister s intelligence adviser is calling for a expanded definition of national security in an era of global pandemics, climate change and cyberthreats.

Rigby, who became security and intelligence adviser in January 2020, says these challenges are relevant to all Canadians in their daily lives, as the COVID-19 pandemic has made clear.

He says in the face of such massive change, Canada s national security community needs to evolve and adapt.

That means ensuring officials have the needed tools and authorities, increasing transparency with Canadians, advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives, and working across and beyond government.
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