National security officials struggling to define and address right-wing extremism, documents show - 2020-01-26

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F0.png National security officials struggling to define and address right-wing extremism, documents show January 26, 2020, Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press, CTV News

OTTAWA -- Canadian security officials have been grappling not only with how to address the growing threat of right-wing extremism, but also the best means of defining the phenomenon and explaining it to the public, newly released documents show.

In a briefing for deputy ministers responsible for national security, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the RCMP openly asked whether, given the nature of the threat, the government of Canada was "able to effectively respond?"

The secret briefing was aimed at providing the senior officials with an overview of right-wing extremism in Canada and fostering discussion of "broader considerations" on dealing with the issue, says a heavily censored version of the April 2019 document, released through the Access to Information Act.

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{{cite news | first = Jim | last = Bronskill | title = National security officials struggling to define and address right-wing extremism, documents show | url = https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/national-security-officials-struggling-to-define-and-address-right-wing-extremism-documents-show-1.4783833 | work = Canadian Press | publisher = CTV News | date = January 26, 2020 | accessdate = January 27, 2020 }}