Prevent terrorism by tracking citizens as they leave Canada: intelligence agents

The Canadian Press
Associated Press

OTTAWA - The calls are getting louder within the intelligence community for Canada to track citizens as they exit the country — or deny them permission to leave altogether — in order to frustrate overseas terrorism.

A former intelligence officer says it's time for the country to consider so-called exit controls, up to and including the removal of a citizens' passports if they are deemed a threat.

The radicalization of young people, while not new, can take place at lightning speed in today's wired world, and Ray Boisvert says stopping them before they turn violent is a moral imperative, not just a legal one.

The RCMP confirmed today the bodies of two young men from London, Ont., were among those found at the site of a deadly terrorist siege in Algeria.

The Mounties asked the public's help in tracking the movement of Ali Medlej and Xristos Katsiroubas, including determining how the two left Canada and who may have helped them.