Highlights/terrorism

International, Politics

Canada ‘deeply concerned’ about escalation of violence in Cameroon

Canada is deeply concerned about the escalation of violence in the North-West and South-West regions of Cameroon, say officials with Global Affairs Canada. The two regions are in the grip of an armed campaign by English-speaking militants seeking independence from» 

Society

Father of Quebec City mosque shooter urges Trudeau to stop calling his son a terrorist

The father of the man, who went on a shooting spree in a Quebec City mosque two years ago, killing six worshippers and injuring six others, is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others to stop referring to his son» 

International

U.S. sentences Montreal man to life for terrorism

A U.S. judge sentenced 51-year old Amor Ftouhi to life in prison for stabbing and nearly killing a Michigan airport police officer. Ftouhi had researched how to obtain guns in the U.S. but failed in his attempts to procure one.» 

International

White supremacism and Islamophobia are ‘gravest threats,’ Freeland tells UN

White supremacism and Islamophobia are among “the gravest threats” facing the world, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told the United Nations Thursday. The terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, when a white supremacist terrorist killed 50» 

Society

Canadian Tire attacker sentenced to 7 years in prison

A woman found guilty of terror charges for attacking workers at a Toronto-area Canadian Tire store has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Rehab Dughmosh was found guilty last month of four terrorism-related charges for using a golf club and butcher’s knife» 

International, Society

Youth arrest on terrorism charges

A major investigation in a normally relatively quiet southern Ontario city has resulted in an arrest of a minor on charges related to terrorism.  It allegedly involved a bomb plot. Because the individual is only 16 years of age, the» 

Politics, Society

Canadian police charge youth with terror-related offence

National security investigators from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have arrested and charged a youth in Kingston, Ontario, with a terrorism-related offence, Canada’s national police force said Friday. Police have laid two charges against the youth, whose identity cannot be» 

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»