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Quick Hits 135 – Do we need Canadian MPs to tell us what is a terrorist group?

MPs agree to call on feds to declare Proud Boys a terrorist entity.

Canadian parliamentarians recently voted unanimously to name the Proud Boys a terrorist group.  What does this mean?  Is it necessary? 

In this Quick Hits video, Borealis discusses the usefulness or lack thereof of the ‘terrorist listing’ process in Canada.


NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh
MPs agree to call on feds to declare Proud Boys a terrorist entity

February 4, 2021 | CTV News

On the proposal of NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, members of Parliament unanimously agreed Monday to call on the federal government to declare the Proud Boys a “terrorist entity.”

The motion called on the government to “use all available tools to address the proliferation of white supremacists and hate groups,” starting with the immediate designation of the Proud Boys as a terrorist group.

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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Director of the National Security programme at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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