Thursday, November 11, 2004
From a Daily Star article about Canada and Hizballah:
According to [senior council in the Canadian Department of Justice Joseph] Rikhof, the criminal code allows the cabinet to designate certain organizations as terrorist.That makes a lot of sense. So you don't have to actually be involved in terrorist acts to be labelled a terrorist - you just have to be viewed as terrorist.
"When this happens, we don't have to prove that this organization did terrorist acts in order to ban its members from entering Canada. Any member of an organization which is viewed as terrorist will be automatically denied admission to the country," he said. "So far, there are 32 organizations labelled terrorist in Canada and denied admission to Canadian territories."