Highlights/terrorism

International, Politics

Canada ‘appalled’ by death of Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso

Canada is “appalled and deeply saddened” by the killing of a Canadian man reportedly abducted by jihadists in northern Burkina Faso, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday. Kirk Woodman was kidnapped by a jihadist group that raided a mining» 

Politics, Society

Terrorism, foreign interference and economic espionage greatest threats to Canada: CSIS director

Terrorism remains the number one national security-related danger to public safety in Canada, says the head of Canada’s domestic spy agency. But the greatest threats to Canada’s prosperity and national interests are foreign interference and espionage, says David Vigneault, head» 

International

Canada condemns ‘cowardly’ attack in Burkina Faso

The Canadian government has strongly condemned an apparent terrorist attack in Burkina Faso’s capital on Friday that has killed at least seven people and wounded some fifty others in a coordinated assault on the army headquarters and French embassy. “Our» 

International, Politics

Alleged ISIS operative wants to return to Canada

A British-Canadian man who allegedly joined ISIS in Syria four years ago and is now being held in a jail run by a Kurdish militia is pleading with Ottawa to secure his release and allow him to come to Canada,» 

International

Security Council urges states to beef up measures against returning foreign fighters

The United Nations Security Council is calling on member states to counter the threat posed by thousands of foreign terrorist fighters returning home after the defeat of so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq by beefing up border controls, criminal» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Terrorist threats to Canada report

The federal department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada has just released a report called “The 2017 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada”. The report notes that the terrorist groups like Daesh and al-Qaida (Ministerial spelling) continue» 

Economy, Society

There it was, gone! Stolen cars in Canada

Top ten stolen vehicles in Canada If you own a late model Ford pickup in Canada, you might not own it for long. A prime target for theft across Canada, a recent model F350. A popular target across Canada, various» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

ISIS supporter acquitted, but still detained as a threat

A man living in Fort St John, British Columbia was acquitted in September of charges of counselling acts of violence on behalf of a terrorist organisation, encouraging murder, assault and mischief for terrorist purposes. Othman Hamdan  had been posting pro-Daesh» 

Immigration & Refugees

Edmonton terror attack: severe injuries, fortunately no deaths

A man has been arrested and charged after a violent weekend attack in Edmonton, the capital city of the western Canadian province of Alberta. The man, a Somali refugee claimant, is facing several charges in connection with an attack on» 

International

This terror tactic will fade, says expert

Last week’s terrorist attack in Barcelona had the intended effect of striking fear into people, but a former intelligence operative says it is important to resist that response. Mubin Shaikh also thinks the tactic of ramming vehicles into people on»