Canada Terrorism

America's Fatal Attraction to Guns Is More Emotional Than Logical

Marcia Sirota | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Marcia Sirota

It's clear that despite all the convincing research demonstrating how guns make us less safe, not more safe, Americans are still very much enamoured with their guns. They rationalize, justify and explain away each tragedy, whether an accidental death by a handgun or a mass shooting of innocent people by rifles or automatic weapons. It's not a logical argument; it's an emotional one, and until we can address the complex psychology at the root of the desire to own guns, we aren't going to convince people to give them up.

Tory MP Accuses Liberals, NDP Of 'Siding With Terrorists'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada’s public safety minister really upped the ante in question period on Tuesday.

RCMP Lay Terror Charge On Man Who May Be Dead

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada

WINDSOR, Ont. - The RCMP has laid terrorism charges in absentia against a 27-year-old man from Windsor, Ont.Ahmad Waseem is charged with facilitating ...

Bill C-51 A 'Fascist' Piece Of Legislation: Constitutional Lawyer

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Politics

The constitutional lawyer who torpedoed Stephen Harper's pick for the Supreme Court says he will contest the government's anti-terror legislation in c...

Feds Now Have The Power To Revoke Citizenships

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Politics

The federal government says it now has the power to revoke the citizenship of some Canadians convicted of terrorism, treason or espionage.

Bill C-51 Is Right to Criminalize the Advocacy of Terrorism

Danny Eisen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Danny Eisen

The advocacy of terrorism cannot be separated out neatly from the violence it generates. It is not an ancillary factor causally removed from its devastating result, but an inextricable feature of the recruitment methodology employed by terror-supporting states, terrorist organizations and their supporters.

CSIS Reveals Top Security Threat

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The risk of Canadians becoming radicalized into extremism is a legitimate and significant concern, the country's spy agency said Friday.In it...

Bill C-51 Assumes Human Rights Can Be Trumped By National Security

Alex Neve | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Alex Neve

The rushed passage of Bill C-51 through Parliament, the furthest-reaching national security reforms in Canada since 2001, continues. It is soon to be passed by the House of Commons and then head off to the Senate. And all signs are that the government intends to push it through the Senate as quickly as possible, with an eye to the Bill becoming law before the summer Parliamentary break. At its heart Bill C-51 grounds itself in the flawed notion that human rights have to give way when national security is on the line.

Terror Fight Hampering Other Criminal Files: Senior Mountie

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Shifting hundreds of RCMP officers to counter-terrorism duty has hurt the national police force's efforts to fight organized crime and espion...

Montreal Man Signs Peace Bond Amid Terrorism Fears

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A second Quebec man authorities fear will commit a terrorism offence has signed off on a peace bond that will severely restrict his movemen...

The Harper Government Has Failed to Walk the Talk on Public Safety

Ralph Goodale | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Ralph Goodale

Since 2010, annual funding for the RCMP has declined in every year except one. The Conservatives claim they need to put new powers in the law, but police forces and security officers cannot fully utilize the laws already there when their budgets don't give them the necessary resources. And new laws will be meaningless without the funding to make them work. The well-being of Canadians is put at risk when these things are undermined. Honest or not, dangerous or not, Stephen Harper has been prepared to compromise even public safety to concoct the claim of a balanced budget before the 2015 election.

Man Arrested On Suspicion He May Commit Terrorism

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada

OTTAWA - The RCMP have arrested a man after a peace bond was ordered against him based on allegations he might commit a terrorism offence.Police say A...

Alberta Teen Charged With Attempting To Travel For Terrorism

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Court documents allege an Alberta teen charged with terror-related offences wanted to travel overseas to fight with Islamic State militants...

Quebec Ministers Send Strongly-Worded Letter On Bill C-51

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The Quebec government says it has serious concerns with the Conservatives' anti-terror bill and chided Ottawa for not consulting with the pro...

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Plane Passengers Bring Down Man Yelling 'Jihad!'

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada

A United Airlines flight travelling to Denver had to return to Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. due to a disruptive passenger, accordi...

I Am Not a Terrorist, Despite What My Critics Told a Senate Committee

Faisal Kutty | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Faisal Kutty

My name is Faisal Kutty. I am a lawyer, law professor, public speaker and writer. I write in response to testimony to your distinguished Committee on February 23, 2015 by a fear monger well-versed in McCarthyism, Mr. Marc Lebuis.In my opinion, Mr. Lebuis and Pointe de Bascule hold anti-Muslim, anti-Islam views. Often unable to identify real threats, they insulting law-abiding Canadians through innuendo and mischaracterization of tenuous or even non-existent links and associations.

Blaney Called Out For Invoking The Holocaust To Defend Anti-Terror Bill

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Politics

An NDP MP accused Canada’s public safety minister of using “inflated rhetoric” after he referred to the Holocaust during a hearing on the Conser...

To Talk About Bill C-51, We Need to Get Over Fear

Andreas Krebs | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Politics
Andreas Krebs

It's pretty clear that in the public discourse around C-51, there are serious fears on each side. One side is afraid of terrorism infiltrating Canada; the other is afraid of abuse of power through government surveillance. How are we to get back to a real public dialogue, instead of talking past one another?

Ottawa's De-Radicalization Focus Too Narrow: Former Skinhead

CBC | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada Politics

An ex-skinhead, now a counsellor trying to turn around the lives of potential extremists, is warning that Ottawa's plan to fight homegrown terrorism i...

The Government Can't Intimidate Activists By Calling Us Extremists

David Suzuki | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

A scientist, or any knowledgeable person, will tell you climate change is a serious threat for Canada and the world. But the RCMP has a different take. A secret report by the national police force, obtained by Greenpeace, both minimizes the threat of global warming and conjures a spectre of threats posed by people who rightly call for sanity in dealing with problems caused by burning fossil fuels.

Half Of Canadians Feel Less Safe Than 2 Years Ago: Survey

CBC | Jon Hembrey, CBC News | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada Politics

Nearly half of Canadians say they feel less safe from terrorism than they did two years ago, according to a survey conducted for CBC News. Two-third...

CSIS Eyes Threat Of Budding Anti-Islam Movement Online

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's spy agency is eyeing the threat of a homegrown anti-Islam movement spreading online.The Canadian Security Intelligence Service advis...

How Harper's Fear Appeals Actually Work

Andreas Krebs | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Politics
Andreas Krebs

Conveniently, the fear appeals being made by ISIS, Al Shabab, and the other myriad terror groups we tend to lump together are quite literally textbook examples of fear appeals. What's more, the terrorists and our own government actually work together for a good part of the process, increasing the fear we feel for their own insidious ends.

Harper's Controversial Anti-Terror Bill Passes Second Reading

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Politics

Critics ranging from Jean Chretien to Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald all urge caution when it comes to Bill C-51.

Harper's Exploitation Of Fear Is Wrong And Racist

Rafe Mair | Posted 04.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Rafe Mair

It is sad to observe but I fear that Mr. Harper has found such an evil but effective issue for the coming election, will exploit it, and that many will support him for it.