Government of Canada lists the Islamic State – Khorasan Province as a terrorist entity
“Today’s update of the Criminal Code terrorist entity listings is an important step in our efforts to fight terrorism globally and ensure Canada remains a safe and peaceful country. The Government of Canada is unwavering in its commitment to protect the safety and security of Canadians, and to safeguard our rights and freedoms, and the open, inclusive character of our country. We will continue to take appropriate action to curtail the spread of terrorism internationally and to counter terrorist threats to Canada, its citizens and its interests around the world.”
- The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness must review the list of terrorist entities every two years to determine if each entity continues to merit listing under the Criminal Code. The results of the next review are expected to be published by the end of the year.
With the addition of ISKP, there are currently 54 terrorist entities listed under the Criminal Code.
The listing of terrorist entities under the Criminal Code can facilitate the prosecution of perpetrators and supporters of terrorism and plays a key role in countering terrorist financing.
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Public Safety Canada
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