TSAS WP16-12: The Future of Right-Wing Terrorism in Canada

Geography: Canada, Mexico
Year Published: 2016
Entry Types: TSAS Working Paper
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Parent, Richard and James O Ellis III. 2016. “The Future of Right-Wing Terrorism in Canada” TSAS Working Paper 16-12. Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society. http://tsas.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/TSASWP16-12_Parent-Ellis.pdf

Affiliate(s): Ellis, James | Parent, Richard |

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What is the range of likely scenarios for future right-wing terrorism in Canada, based on connections to radical movements in the US and Europe? Which factors or actions may mitigate the most likely scenar­ios? How might the future of Canadian right-wing terrorism be distinct from those of the US and Europe?

There has been a resurgence of right-wing terrorism in both the US and Europe, and Can­ada may see an upsurge in this threat in the near future. By comparing Canadian right-wing extremists with those abroad, policymakers and public officials can gauge the relative security threat posed by these groups and manage the unique challenges they create.

This research pro­vides a general forecast of future violence based on recent changes within associated movements and networks, based in part on incident data established within the Canadian Incident Database (CIDB)—extremism.ca.