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Quick Hits 126 – What is the point of ‘terrorist group listings’?

Jagmeet Singh called for Proud Boys to be labelled as terrorists. What is a ‘terrorist entity list’ and what does it do?

In the wake of the January 6 attacks in Washington, many are calling for the Proud Boys, a white supremacist group, to be added to the ‘listed terrorist entities’ in Canada. What is a ‘terrorist entity list’ and what does it do? 

Borealis argues that this is an unnecessary tool that does not add much to counter terrorism efforts.

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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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