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Quick Hits 143 – Is Canada’s terrorist listing process politically motivated?

New information has surfaced that pressure was brought to name the Proud Boys despite a lack of evidence.

Canada listed the Proud Boys as a right-wing terrorist group recently in the wake of the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.

Some saw this as an over reaction. New information has surfaced that pressure was brought to name them despite a lack of evidence. In this Quick Hits episode, Borealis looks at this issue – again!!

Related: Yes, the Canadian terrorist listing process is political and it is not necessary

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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. and Programme Director for the Security, Economics and Technology (SET) hub at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute (PDI). Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of five books on terrorism.

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