Quick Hits

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. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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