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Canada designates Proud Boys as terrorist group: SFU experts available

February 03, 2021

The federal government today announced the addition of 13 groups to its Criminal Code list of terrorist entities. Notably, this includes four ideologically motivated violent extremist groups: Atomwaffen Division, the Base, the Proud Boys and Russian Imperial Movement. 

The announcement comes less than a month after the attack on the U.S. Capitol. SFU experts are available to provide comment: 


GARTH DAVIES, associate professor, criminology            
Expertise: terrorism, cyber-terrorism, radicalization and recruitment to terrorism, counter-terrorism, violent extremism, communities and crime

CANDYCE KELSHALL, adjunct professor, criminology |
Expertise: preventing the normalization of extremism space, terrorism, intelligence, radicalization, policing, disinformation 

ANTHONY BURTON, PhD student, communication
647.234.8639 |
Expertise: the role of misogyny/masculinity in these spaces, the alt-right in Canada and the U.S. 

SAMIR GANDESHA, associate professor, humanities
604.726.6704 |
Expertise: The “flawed” nature of the legislation and the “false equation of left and right” under “extremism" 


MELISSA SHAW, SFU  Communications & Marketing 
236.880.3297 |

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