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Former Toronto 18 member Saad Gaya asks to be removed from no-fly list

Should convicted terrorists like Toronto 18 member Saad Gaya get a second chance? Former Security Service Analyst Phil Gurski weighs in.

Should convicted terrorists get a second chance? Do they really ‘see the light’ and reject the ideology which led them to become terrorists in the first place? I weigh in on a Canadian case in this short podcast.

A former member of a terrorist group that plotted truck bombings in Toronto to protest Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan is appealing a government decision to place him on the no-fly list.

Read more: Former member of Toronto 18 terrorist group asks court to take him off no-fly list

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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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