Essay on Internal Affairs and Canada's Previous Position on Terrorism

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Internal Affairs and Canada's Previous Position on Terrorism

A terrorist Tunnel: Issues concerning Canada's borders and the present threat of International terrorism


From the FLQ (Front de Liberation du Quebec) crisis to the recent acts of terrorism by Singh Rayet and the Tiger group, terrorism has found a place in Canadian society.

Because of this, in the last 50 years, Canada has developed several reactionary policies, and control/Prevention mechanisms to deal with terrorism, including Trudeau's enforcement of the War Measures Act during "Black October" in reaction to internal terrorism, to the more recent development of the CSIS Act (Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act) to deal with the growing
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Trudeau responded with the immediate enactment of the War Measures Act, which allowed the Fed Gov to rule over all areas of Canada. Under the Act, anyone in relation or suspicoin of being related to the FLQ could be arrested withou a warrant, and without being officailly charged.
This action on the part of Trudeau caused much controversy, and had ripples even as far as Vancouver, where the freedom of individuals was temporarily evoked.
Canada did not joke around with the terrorist threat of the FLQ, and from that incident developed further policies on prevention of terrorism, which are in affect to this day.
The question on the definition of terrorsim completely depends on the viewpoints of the observer, "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.",however; Canada's 1st concern is to the act of seroius violence, not to the nature of the cause, and it is clear that Canada has no toleration for such acts. ---Phillip Dawid

A Terrorist Tunnel: Issues concerning Canada's Borders and the threat of International Terrorism

In the last few years Canada has become highly involved with the treat of international terrorism, and has also become a hide out for international terrorists ploting against other states around the globe.
Since the FLQ crisis, Canada has had to modify their policies and procedure on terrorism. The result of international terrorism in Canada was the CSIC Act, and the establishment of the Canadien Security

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