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Canada designates Proud Boys as terrorist group: SFU experts available

February 03, 2021
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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: 

AVAILABLE SFU EXPERTS

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

CANDYCE KELSHALL, adjunct professor, criminology
cmkelshall@gmail.com | ckelshall@casisvancouver.ca
Expertise: preventing the normalization of extremism space, terrorism, intelligence, radicalization, policing, disinformation 

ANTHONY BURTON, PhD student, communication
647.234.8639 |ab@anthbrtn.com
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 | gandesha@sfu.ca
Expertise: The “flawed” nature of the legislation and the “false equation of left and right” under “extremism" 

CONTACT 

MELISSA SHAW, SFU  Communications & Marketing 
236.880.3297 | melissa_shaw@sfu.ca

Simon Fraser University 
Communications & Marketing | SFU Media Experts Directory 
778.782.3210

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