Front Burner

The aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings and the rise of far-right extremism

Mass shootings at two mosques on Friday evening in Christchurch, New Zealand, were felt around the globe. We hear from Adrienne Arsenault, who is in Christchurch. And from Stephanie Carvin, a former analyst for CSIS, on the steady rise of far-right extremism in Canada.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugs a mosque-goer at the Kilbirnie Mosque on March 17, 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand. 50 people are confirmed dead and 36 are injured still in hospital following shooting attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, 15 March. The attack is the worst mass shooting in New Zealand's history. (Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
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Mass shootings at two mosques on Friday evening in Christchurch, New Zealand, were felt around the globe. Here in Canada, it echoed a 2017 attack on the Islamic Cultural Center in Quebec.

Today on Front Burner, Adrienne Arsenault reports from Christchurch, New Zealand. And Stephanie Carvin, an assistant professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and a former analyst for CSIS, discusses the steady rise of far-right extremism in Canada and why security agencies have been slow to respond.

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