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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. 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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