Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada provides overview of current landscape: Terrorism Threat Level unchanged
“Our agencies constantly assess and reassess all the data to be effective in keeping Canadians safe. Canada has a full range of counterterrorism tools, and we use all of them, including the Global Coalition against Daesh, security investigations, surveillance, monitoring, intelligence gathering, lawful sharing, collection of evidence, criminal charges, prosecutions, peace bonds, and public listings, the no-fly list, revoking passports, appropriate threat reduction measures, and prevention initiatives to head off tragedies in advance. We need all of them, and we use all of them to keep our country safe.”
- The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
The main terrorist threat to Canada stems from violent extremists inspired by terrorist groups, such as Daesh and al-Qaida, as well as right-wing extremism.
Several measures have been taken by the Government since the last annual report: the implementation of Canada’s Federal Terrorism Response Plan, the tabling of Bill C-59: An Act respecting national security matters, and the creation of the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence. These measures are all outlined in the 2017 report.
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