The RCMP is focusing on “direct interventions” with the dozens of known jihadis on Canadian soil, instead of laying charges, Commissioner Bob Paulson has revealed.
CSIS director Michel Coulombe told a Senate committee on Monday there are currently 60 Canadians known to have returned home from going abroad to participate in terrorist activities. Their activities range from engaging in paramilitary exercises to providing logistical support to receiving jihadist education and training. On top of this, there are another 180 Canadians who remain abroad for such purposes and could eventually return home.
According to the Criminal Code, leaving the country or attempting to leave to participate in terror is illegal.