The Canada Revenue Agency has stripped the Ottawa Islamic Centre and Assalam Mosque of its charitable status for “activities that promote hate and intolerance” after audits raised concerns about some of the speakers the centre had invited.  According to the CRA, one of the speakers has called women “deficient”, said that “Christians and Jews were […]

This fall, the trial of Awso Peshdary will resume in Ottawa. The terrorism trial, a rarity in Canada, will focus on Peshdary’s alleged role in recruiting, financing, and facilitating terrorism. Awso Peshdary first came to the attention of law enforcement during the 2010 investigation of  a bomb plot involving Hiva Alizadeh, Khurram Sher, and Misbahudding […]

On 17 May 2018, reports indicated that a Canadian in Thunder Bay, Ontario, used proceeds from his coffee business to finance the alt-right. Thomas White donated some of his profits to the Daily Stormer legal defence fund and other causes such as Chris Cantwell’s (the crying neo-Nazi) Legal Defense Fund, the Right Stuff forum, Identity Evropa, […]

The 2018 review of FINTRAC’s legislation could be more interesting in years past. Two events that have taken place since the centre’s last review could raise public interest in the review. These two (related) issues are the centre’s administrative monetary penalty (AMP) program, and transparency relating to the naming of non-compliant reporting entities. Following a […]