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11 Recommendations From Senate On Security Threats To Canada

07/08/2015 04:46 EDT | Updated 07/08/2016 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - Among the 25 recommendations from the Senate national security committee:

— challenge the ideology of global Islamist fundamentalism;

— make it a criminal offence to be a member of a terrorist group;

— establish a team of terrorism prosecutors to ensure the laws passed by Parliament are fully enforced;

— publish a "no-visit list" identifying ideological radicals and a "wanted terrorist list" for whom a warrant has been issued;

— the Canadian Security Intelligence Service should investigate the Muslim Brotherhood to determine whether it should be designated a terrorist entity;

— prevent foreign funds from entering Canada where such funds, donors or recipients have been linked to radicalization;

— consider amending the hate laws to prevent glorification of terrorists and terrorist acts and symbols linked to radicalization;

— enable the provinces to protect Canadians who are engaged in the public discourse from vexatious litigation;

— work with "at-risk communities," especially women, and support parents who report radicalization;

— work with the provinces to prevent radicalization in areas such as at schools, colleges, universities, prisons; and

— communicate more clearly with Canadians about the threat and encourage them to anonymously report information by calling the national security tip line at 1-800-420-5805.

(Source: Senate committee on national security and defence)

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