CSIS Stopped Monitoring Right-Wing Extremism Ahead of Mosque Massacre - 2018-06-21

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F0.png CSIS Stopped Monitoring Right-Wing Extremism Ahead of Mosque Massacre June 21, 2018, Mack Lamoureux, Vice News

Less than a year before Alexandre Bissonnette walked into a Quebec City mosque and took six lives in cold blood, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) stopped monitoring right-wing extremism.

As pointed out in a recent Toronto Star story, an annual Security Intelligence Review Committee (a CSIS watchdog group) report states that CSIS ceased investigating right-wing extremism as they determined it wasn't a "national security threat." Instead, the national security agency decided the far right was best addressed by local policing.

CSIS ended its investigation of right-wing extremism in March 2016, according to the report. It described activities of right-wing extremists as close to "lawful protest, advocacy, and dissent" and did not meet "the threshold of a CSIS investigation."

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{{cite news | first = Mack | last = Lamoureux | title = CSIS Stopped Monitoring Right-Wing Extremism Ahead of Mosque Massacre | url = https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/d3kqz7/csis-stopped-monitoring-right-wing-extremism-ahead-of-mosque-massacre | work = Vice News | date = June 21, 2018 | accessdate = June 29, 2019 }}