Canada Terrorism

Security Certificate Process 'Off The Rails', Paulson Said

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - On his way to becoming Canada's top cop, Bob Paulson told internal reviewers the national security certificate process for detaining suspecte...

Calling Terror by its Rightful Name

Mike Fegelman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada
Mike Fegelman

Canadian and international media often shy away from using the word "terrorism" and its variants when discussing violence directed against Israelis, d...

HUMOUR:Atheist Suicide Bomber Kills 18 Agnostics

The Lapine | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada Alberta
The Lapine

In a frightening display of rising sectarian violence, an atheist suicide bomber blew himself up on a busy street in Stockholm three days ago; killing eighteen agnostics and wounding over thirty. Members of the 'Swedish Atheistic Liberation Front' (SALF) have claimed responsibility for the bombing. Declaring the attack as revenge against the explosive agnostic riots, which, last week, hospitalized several atheists and terrorized the atheistic community.

How Do Business Boards Prepare for Terrorism?

Richard Leblanc | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

I am currently advising a board whose company is a target for a terrorist attack. Many other companies in transportation, utilities, defense, property development and financial services could take a page from below. Here are six areas for boards to focus on to prepare for a possible terrorist attack.

UBC Student Group Acts as Apologists For a Convicted Palestinian Terrorist

Mike Fegelman | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Politics
Mike Fegelman

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is under criticism by Jewish advocacy group B'nai Brith Canada for "abdicating its responsibility to stop con...

Link Between Canadian Jihadist And Boston?

CP | Arsen Mollayev And Lynn Berry, The Associated Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada

MAKACHKALA, Russia - Questions have been raised about the significance of a potential link between one of the Boston bombing suspects and a Canadian j...

Feds Can't Account For $3.1B In Anti-Terror Cash: AG

CBC | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Politics

The federal government needs to do better at tracking and evaluating some of its program spending to ensure taxpayer dollars are being well-spent, Aud...

When Terrorism Meets Financial Fraud

Diane Francis | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

This was the first chilling example as to how cyber terrorism could bring down the financial system, or specific institutions or persons. Obviously, new safeguards must be put in place by legitimate media brands, regulators, new media outlets like Twitter, markets, corporations and governments.

Iranians With 'Sinister Motives'

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's border agency has flagged the possibility of Iranians with "sinister motives" slipping into the country — a warning that came in t...

Canada Tried To Deport Terror Suspect Earlier

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - Fraud-related convictions almost led to the deportation of one of the men charged in an alleged plot to attack a Via Rail passenger train.Imm...

Neighbour Complained

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada

MONTREAL - One of the suspected terrorists accused of plotting to derail a passenger train would have run-ins with his next-door neighbour because his...

Anti-Terror Bill PASSES

CBC | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Politics

A bill that would revive some provisions of Canada's Anti-terrorism Act passed in the House of Commons Wednesday night. The Liberals joine...

Anti-Terror Bill PASSES

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - When the Conservatives suddenly decided to bring anti-terrorism legislation to a vote, they pinned the urgency on current events.The move to ...

Blaming America For the Boston Bombing

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

According to senior UN official Richard Falk, the killing and maiming of all those innocent people at the Boston marathon can be rationally explained as a by-product of America's many geopolitical acts of attempted global domination. This is similar to Trudeau's conclusion.

Anti-Terror Policies Must Uphold Canadian Values

Saeed Selvam | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Saeed Selvam

Personal learnings from the Countering Violent Extremism portfolio echoed the sentiments that Justin Trudeau expressed following the Boston Bombings -- to get to the root cause to prevent future attacks. Last year I had the chance to work with the Department of Public Safety on National Security Policy, and if there's one thing that you need to focus on in preventing any kind of violence from happening -- whether it be localized gun violence or terrorism -- it's the root cause. Mind you, gun violence and extremism are two very different animals, but what they do share in common is an immature and ridiculous sense of expression through violence.

While Jihadi Terrorists Plan Our Murder, the West Remains Paralyzed

Tarek Fatah | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada
Tarek Fatah

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau may be searching for "root causes," but some of us Muslims who are not blinded by a hate of the West know the root cause is Islamism -- political Islam -- that seeks to destroy the West and establish an Islamic supremacist caliphate.

'You Have Nothing To Do With Our Faith'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A national Muslim group and community leaders are thanking police for foiling an alleged terror plot against a Via Rail train.The plot had no...

Terror Lives Here Too

John E.C. Thompson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada
John E.C. Thompson

Despite abundant evidence, Canadians still have considerable difficulty accepting the presence of international terrorists. We like to believe that nobody would want to harm us, but the terrible reality is that there are terrorists who would like nothing better than to kill large numbers of us.

The Timing of the Anti-Terrorism Bill Is a Play on Our Emotions

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Josh D. Scheinert

The arrest by the RCMP of two individuals who were allegedly planning out a terrorist attack on a VIA Rail train will only heighten our level of anxiety as the scare hits closer to home. Reintroducing these provisions seems nothing more than an attempt by the Conservative government to further prove its 'tough on terror' credentials. But when our laws appear to be working -- results of brave and successful law enforcement operations -- attempting to play on our fears by using emotion over reason does not do justice to the seriousness this discussion this requires.

New Anti-Terrorist Laws Would Put Canadians' Liberties at Risk

James Morton | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics
James Morton

Monday's announcement that the RCMP broke an apparent terrorist ring set to derail a VIA passenger train is good news. It shows that Canada's existing terrorism laws work. What the announcement does not show is the need for draconian new laws. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews says Canada needs tougher anti-terrorism laws -- laws which his government has put before Parliament. Canadians are being asked to give up liberty for a terrorist threat that seems to be in hand.

'Strange, Surprising, Shocking'

CP | Allison Jones and Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada

Two men charged in an alleged al-Qaida supported terror plot to attack a Via Rail passenger train disputed the allegations against them Tuesday as the...

'A Real Threat To Canada'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Politics

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews says the arrest of two men in a foiled terror plot is a reminder of the dangers Canadians face — and the need for s...

Major Terror Plot Broken Up: Police

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada

TORONTO, Cananda - Two Canadian residents were charged Monday for allegedly planning to attack a Via Rail passenger train in what the RCMP is calling ...

Wise Words From an Eight-Year-Old: "No More Hurting People. Peace"

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada
Shahla Khan Salter

Martin Richard was eight years old. He was in the third grade. He was killed on Monday at the Boston Marathon, waiting at the finish line. Recently, his teacher, Lucia Brawley, released a photo of Martin holding up a sign he made in school. It said: "No more hurting people. Peace."

Toews: Lessons Can Be Learned From Boston's 'Horrific Experience'

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Lessons can be learned by the twin explosions at the Boston Marathon, Canada's public safety minister said Sunday.The bombings killed three p...