Terrorism in Canada

CSIS Reveals Top Security Threat

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2016 | 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...

MacKay On Terrorism Definition: 'Look It Up'

CBC | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Politics

Peter MacKay had a simple, gruff reply when asked by reporters what the definition of terrorism will mean in the government's latest anti-terrorism bi...

CSIS To Gain New 'Power To Disrupt'

CBC | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada's spy agency is expected to be given new powers to stop would-be Canadian jihadists before they leave the country as part of sweeping new anti-...

Official Warns Of Censorship Challenge In Terrorism Fight

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government is looking for ways to better use secret intelligence in court proceedings as a means of countering homegrown terrorism...

Early Arrival For New Anti-Terror Laws?

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is expected to give police and spies new tools to fight terrorism as early as next week.But some point out that a...

How Much Money Tories Have Pledged For A Terrorism Database

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government wants to create a publicly accessible database of Canadian terrorism incidents.The web-based tool would be aimed at he...

Enemy Within Troubles Canada's Spy Agency

CBC | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Politics

Canada’s spy agency sees the "insider threat" as a rising security risk for Canadians at home and abroad, according to a secret document obtained by...

Will it Take Another Attack for Canada to Take Terrorism Seriously?

Mubin Shaikh | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Mubin Shaikh

The Canadian government has recently announced a plan to establish grants of $1 million to academic institutions to "study" terrorist threats to Canada. Twenty-seven years after the worst attack on Canadian interests -- the Air India bombing -- and more than a decade after 9/11, the best this government has been able to come up with is $10 million to fund academics to study what we already know?

Do Anti-Terrorism Act Amendments Threaten Free Speech?

Farzana Hassan | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Farzana Hassan

It's good that the Ministry of Public Safety has decided to introduce amendments to the existing Anti-Terrorism Act of Canada. Even so, such measures may engender considerable controversy under Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.