Quick Hits

No, warrant processes are not ‘racist’

Allegations that CSIS applies for a court warrant out of ‘systemic racism’ are ridiculous and point to worrying ignorance of how our spies operate

Quick Hits – Episode 191 No, warrant applications are not ‘racist’ (

In Western societies courts grant intercept warrants after due process.  What, then, do we make of allegations that spies and cops get warrants based on racism?  Borealis unpeels a Liberal MP’s private member’s bill in Canada’s parliament that suggests ‘systemic racism’ is driving investigations.

Liberal backbencher pushing bill to make CSIS more forthcoming in its warrant applications | CBC News

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Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. He worked as a senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2015, specializing in violent Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and radicalisation.

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

One reply on “No, warrant processes are not ‘racist’”

I would certainly understand where this was coming from if we were talking about America. No-knock warrants have been on the chopping block, being related to police raids that have killed ethnic minorities that did nothing wrong. But Canada? White nationalists despise that country for being allegedly ‘woke’ right? Is that not the case? More likely this politician is trying to appeal to a certain voting block and there’s nothing wrong with that as long as it’s genuine, but this ignorant remark makes me wonder if it is. And when it comes to Canada, I just don’t buy it.

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