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"We think Al Qaeda maintains to have a terrorist infrastructure in Canada, one with documented hyperlinks to the U.S. whereas many border safety features were carried out seeing that 11th of September, the great expanse of the 4,000-mile-long U.S. northern border, with eighty-six issues of access and numerous unofficial crossings, should still offer possibilities for operatives to penetrate U.S. nationwide protection, really if Western passports are used."--The FBI, in a categorised bulletin "Cold Terror will surprise the moral sense of a country. In terrifying aspect, it indicates how the world’s terrorists have made themselves at domestic in Canada—and how they've been made welcome through cowardly politicians."--David Frum, Resident Fellow on the American firm Institute and writer of, with Richard Perle, An finish to Evil: What’s subsequent within the warfare on Terror"Stewart Bell’s clarion demand motion should be heeded prior to the ticking Canadian terrorist time bomb blows up toward domestic. If Canadian terrorists aren’t stopped ahead of they use guns of mass destruction within the usa, we’ll have a long way larger difficulties than preserving the border open for trade."--Patrick Grady, The Globe and Mail

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Suspicion fell immediately upon British Columbia’s Sikh extremists, and Parmar in particular. Within hours, CSIS had notified the RCMP that it believed Parmar and his adherents might have been behind the attack. Proving it, however, was another matter altogether. CSIS had not been watching Parmar for the week preceding the attack, and it had not yet translated dozens of tapes from the wiretaps. It would be two months before the backlog was cleared. Worse still, CSIS had destroyed all but fifty of the tapes, believing they held nothing of intelligence value.

In 1969, the Mackenzie Commission found that a civilian agency was needed to handle the sensitive matter of security intelligence, and the McDonald Commission of Inquiry made the same recommendation in 1981. Bill C-157, “an Act to Establish the Canadian Security Intelligence Service,” was drafted in 1981. It envisioned a department whose mandate would be to investigate threats to Canadian security, everything from espionage, sabotage and foreign influence to terrorism and subversion. CSIS was not to be a law-enforcement agency.

ASALA was the first to bring international terrorism to Canada, and it was treated not with resolve but with sympathy. Canada’s handling of these early terrorists would set the stage for the decades to come. As the world’s ethnic nationalist wars began to spill over, flooding across borders into countries to establish sizable refugee and immigrant communities, police began to find signs that other terrorist organizations were taking root in Canada. After discovering ASALA, the RCMP found that the Irish Republican Army (IRA) was also fundraising in Canada, but authorities at first did nothing because 31 COLD TERROR collecting cash was considered a nonviolent pursuit that was not a threat to Canada.

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