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Scott Newark is a former Alberta Crown Prosecutor who has also served as Executive Officer of the Canadian Police Association, Director of Operations to the Washington D.C.-based Investigative Project on Terrorism and as a Security Policy Advisor to the Governments of Ontario and Canada.

ARTICLES BY: Scott Newark

December 7, 2017 2:44 pm

Why Is Canada Cutting Checks to Suspected Terrorists?

It began in 2007, after a lengthy, expensive and mostly closed-door inquiry led to a $10.5 million payoff to Maher Arar. Arar was a joint Canadian-Syrian citizen...

November 20, 2017 2:45 pm

Ontario Prosecutors Fail to Appeal Marital Sexual Assault Case

The deadline for Canadian prosecutors to appeal a judge's decision to acquit a Muslim man of sexually assaulting his wife has passed. It appears that...

November 9, 2017 4:37 pm

Canadian Judge in Marital Sexual Assault Case Places Cultural Practices Above the Law

Thanks to excellent reporting by Andrew Duffy of the Ottawa Citizen, Canadians recently learned of a disturbing decision from Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert Smith. It acquitted a...

August 16, 2016 5:19 am

Thwarted Canadian Terrorist Attack Still Raises Questions

Last week's successful prevention of a terrorist attack has merited Canadians' appreciation for the effective work of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Ontario Provincial Police...

May 5, 2016 6:52 am

Canada’s Sorely Needed Enhanced National Security Oversight and Review May Be Near

They are the issues that won't go away. First raised following the 2010 investigation and report into the 1985 Sikh terrorist attack on an Air India flight...

March 4, 2016 4:27 am

The Security Priorities of the New Canadian Government Are Emerging

It began with a bizarre media interview last month featuring Canada's new International Development Minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau. It took place shortly after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada's new...

February 17, 2016 1:28 am

Canada’s Liberal ISIS Strategy Revealed: Politics Trump Pragmatism

Justin Trudeau led his Liberal Party to victory in October's Canadian federal election by branding himself as the champion of "change" from the decade-old Harper...


Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...


Israel Should Be ‘Commended’ for Saving Palestinian Lives on Ga...

A former commander of British military forces in Afghanistan told the UN Human Rights Council on Friday that IDF troops...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Orders Gaza Border Opened for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he...