Sunday February 01, 2015

Fear "threat inflation" more than threat of terror

Terror Bill 20150130

Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes an announcement in Richmond Hill, Ont., on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Harper spoke about a newly tabled anti-terrorism legislation that would give Canada's spy agency more power to thwart a suspected extremist's travel plans, disrupt bank transactions and covertly interfere with radical websites. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)

Paul Robinson is a professor at the University of Ottawa's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. This week he provided us with his assessment of the risks of terrorism in Canada. He tells us that for Canada, the greatest danger is not terrorism, but self-inflicted "threat inflation."