Police investigate the scene where a car crashed into a roadblock in Edmonton on September 30, 2017. Investigators are expected to update their investigation today into a weekend attack that left an Edmonton officer stabbed and four people injured when the were hit by a rental truck fleeing police. Police have said terrorism and attempted murder charges are pending against the suspect, who has yet to be officially named. Mounties say the 30-year-old is a Somali refugee once investigated for allegedly espousing extremism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson ORG XMIT: CPT504

(Police investigate the scene where a car crashed into a roadblock in Edmonton on September 30, 2017.Jason Franson / THE CANADIAN PRESS)


By Anthony Furey

April 28, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows little concern over the threat posed by battle-hardened jihadists returning to Canada. He even argues they can be rehabilitated. But documents unearthed from CSIS – some of them marked “top secret” – reveal alarming information about how Canada’s spy agency views the jihadist threat, what they’re doing to track it and their concerns about future attacks on home soil. Anthony Furey reports in Part 3 of this 3-part series.

Canada’s top spies believe terrorism will continue in Canada, according to a threat assessment report from CSIS.

It notes that “domestic extremists are likely to continue to target Canadian uniformed personnel and related installations in neighbourhoods that are familiar to them (such as police stations and military recruitment centres).” Earlier words in the sentence that may offer further context have been redacted.

The report was compiled by the Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre (ITAC), which  operates from within CSIS headquarters, in January 2017. It was obtained via access to information and provided to the Sun. The document looks at the ways terrorists, particularly homegrown ones, may attack Canada in the future.