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Quick Hits 136 – Yes, the Canadian terrorist listing process is political and it is not necessary

Canada labels the Proud Boys, other neo-Nazi groups as terrorists.

So, the Canadian government just listed 13 more groups to its terrorist entities list, including the Proud Boys, 3 Al Qaida affiliates and 5 ISIS franchises.  To what end? 

In this Quick Hits episode, Borealis weighs in on the usefulness or lack thereof of this process.

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

Read Listing the Proud Boys as a ‘terrorist entity’ is mostly about politics
Listing the Proud Boys as a ‘terrorist entity’ is mostly about politics

January 13, 2021 | Phil Gurski

In the wake of the disaster that was Washington on Jan. 6 – part riot, part “insurrection,” part “coup,” part “terrorism” – a lot of people were perhaps taken aback by just how angry and violent a portion of the American public has become. Sure, we have all heard of white nationalism/supremacism, but I am fairly certain that most did not think they would ever see scenes such as those that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol.

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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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