In an interview on CTV’s Question Period, Blair said Canadian national security officials are actively gathering intelligence about groups such as the Proud Boys on an ongoing basis.
“We're very mindful of ideologically-motivated violent extremists, including groups like the Proud Boys.
“We're working very diligently to ensure that where the evidence is available, where we have the intelligence, that we’ll deal appropriately with those organizations.”.
Politicians on this side of the border, including federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, have called on Canada to reassess the domestic terror threat within Canada.
Singh was quick to call on the feds to declare the Proud Boys -- a far-right organization founded by a Canadian -- a terrorist organization.
Adding Proud Boys or other extremist organizations to the list would see them named alongside Al Qaida, Boko Haram, and the Taliban, among many others.
In a statement, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said his party supports the listing of “various white supremacist groups” as terrorist organizations. »