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Articles University of Ottawa

Is the violent extremist issue bigger than a shoebox?

Assumptions that the violent extremist threat from individuals associated with RWE and other terrorist ideologies may be overstated.

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Articles University of Ottawa

Canada is getting a failing grade when it comes to terrorism prosecutions

We have laws for good reasons, but when it comes to terrorism it seems these laws do not serve us well. Here are a few exemples.

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Articles The Ottawa Citizen

Remember ISIS? Guess what: they still pose a threat here in Canada

It is rare for a terrorist group to entirely cease to exist. There have been several successful attacks over the past few years and there will be more.

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Articles The Hill Times

A rare insight into Canada’s most secretive spy agency

My old stomping grounds, CSE (Communications Security Establishment), has just put out its very first public report. Let the trumpets sound and the banners fly!

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Articles The Chaos Group of Canada

Why can’t Canada deport a terrorist?

Al Qaeda member Mohamed Harkat should have been sent back to his native Algeria decades ago: why is he still here in Canada?

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Articles The Hill Times

The first rule of spy club: you do not talk about spy club

Former CSIS Analyst Phil Gurski weighs in on why it makes sense for nations to share intelligence where and when they can.

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Articles University of Ottawa

The need to do a much better job of removing those who do not belong in Canada

The auditor general found despite a recent increase in removals, about 50,000 enforceable cases piled up in the CBSA’s inventory during the time of her audit.

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Articles The Hill Times

More questions than answers on the Rideau Hall ‘incident’

Former CSIS analyst explain why, when we have so little to go on, it is best to refrain from pronouncing judgment on a violent incident.

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Articles The Chaos Group of Canada

Why can’t some people just call terrorists ‘terrorists’?

While there is no question that the term terrorism is overused, there are puzzling occasions on which it is not used at all.

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Articles The Hill Times

Our problem with China is much bigger than the fate of the two Michaels

This contribution was published on The Hill Times on July 6, 2020 CSIS has warned about China’s activities for decades and those warnings have been shunted aside. China is not Canada‚Äôs friend. It is a serial human rights abuser in Xinjiang against Uyghur Muslims. OTTAWA, CANADA — You have to feel for the families of […]