Spies act in the shadows for obvious reasons: does this mean they are constrained by privacy issues? We can, and should, have laws in place to protect our privacy, but we must also allow CSIS to do its job.
Like COVID-19, terrorism is scary enough. It would be a bad idea to overstate the impact of those who intend to do us harm in the furtherance of an ideology whether during these trying times or on any other occasion.
When it comes to the 'causes' of terrorism, it has been long known that there is no such facile list.
One man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter, so they say: so what about ‘disinformation’?
Perhaps our existing security services can provide some guidance. CSIS, for example, has an act that both allows and restricts what it can do.
Saudi Arabia has been the major ideological contributor to global Islamist extremism for decades. Some believe the country will change its ways once MBS sits on the throne. Don’t count me among that lot.
So now what? What will those opposed choose to do? Relaunch sit-ins and blockades? How will they do this in a time where any gathering of more than five people is at a minimum frowned upon?
Canada suffered casualties during its mission in Afghanistan and it is tragic that a Western departure will not bring peace.