Countering violent extremism in Canada needs better scrutiny
The reasons why terrorists are made are multiple and complicated and each person goes through an individualized transformation. This complexity requires individualized attention. Furthermore, how long do you monitor someone to conclude that he or she will not end up killing in the name of an ideology? Six months? A year? Two years? Who has the resources to do that kind of follow up?
In Canada, countering violent extremism is big business. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale's department has spent tens of millions on it since the early 2010s.