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A Donald Trump supporter flies a Trump flat a trucker convoy protest against COVID-19 restrictions in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada should be preparing for the end of American democracy

With the apparent slide towards authoritarianism in the U.S., Canada must be ready and able to defend and champion our democracy.
Domestic extremists were involved in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. AP Photo/John Minchillo

Why is it so difficult to fight domestic terrorism? 6 experts share their thoughts

Addressing American domestic radicalism will require new ways of thinking about the nation’s problems, and new ways of solving them.
A person wearing attire with the words Proud Boys on it joins supporters of former President Donald Trump in a march on Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Designating the Proud Boys a terrorist organization won’t stop hate-fuelled violence

The Proud Boys have been designated a terrorist organization in Canada. But without addressing the means of organizing, this designation won’t put a stop to right-wing extremism.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron launched the Christchurch Call initiative in Paris in May 2019. EPA/Yoan Valat

Christchurch’s legacy of fighting violent extremism online must go further – deep into the dark web

The US, Russia and China haven’t backed the NZ-led Christchurch Call to crackdown on online extremism. Without them, and key non-western media, the initiative is unlikely to make enough difference.

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