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  3. Terrorism (this page)
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  5. Local laws and customs

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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 Nov 2017.

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Canada. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. You should monitor media reports and remain vigilant.

On 30 September 2017, a policeman was stabbed and 5 other people were injured during an incident in Edmonton.

On 29 January 2017 a shooting at a Quebec City mosque left 6 dead and 19 wounded. Police have arrested and charged the suspected gunman who is believed to have acted alone.

In August 2016, Canadian authorities successfully disrupted a planned attack when a Daesh (formerly referred to as ISIL) supporter was shot and killed in Ontario as he attempted to detonate an improvised explosive device.

On 22 October 2014, a Canadian soldier was killed by a gunman in central Ottawa. The suspect was subsequently shot dead. On 20 October 2014, a man was shot dead by police in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in Quebec after he struck two Canadian soldiers with his car. One of the soldiers was fatally injured.

In August 2016, the Canadian government published its 2016 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada

The Canadian government’s threat level for Canada is published on the Government of Canada website.

There’s a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time.

Find out more about the global threat from terrorism, how to minimise your risk and what to do in the event of a terrorist attack.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Canada
Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)
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Dialling Code: 1
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 16,014,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
English (official language) 85%
French (official language) 22%


Capital City(s):
Ottawa
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Telephone Area Code: 613 or 343 or 819
Population: 883,391 (in 2011)
Latitude: 45.42144 Longitude: -75.69189



Largest City: Toronto
Telephone Area Code: 416 or 647
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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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