Canadian Website Will Stop Listing Abortionists As Terrorists

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Last week, a Canadian government website drew fire for including "abortionists" in a list of "single-issue terrorist groups." Its administrators have now pledged to overhaul their list.


A tipster wrote in to Canada's Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) to ask why the organization was "referring to doctors who perform a legal medical procedure pejoratively." She added, "I assume that you meant 'anti-abortionists,' who do actually perpetuate terrorism." FINTRAC rep Blaine Harvey replied,

Thank you for your note. You are correct it was an error and we have decided to rewrite the entire module.


The page that once displayed the list of "single-issue terrorist groups" is now inactive. Hopefully FINTRAC will be a little more careful this time.

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"Hopefully FINTRAC will be a little more careful this time."""

Don't worry, we'll be more careful...we know you're watching! *eye roll*

I'm sorry but I think it's a bit silly when a US-based blog makes a big deal about what was essentially a freaking typo when here in Canada, abortion is pretty much a non-issue while it's still passionatly debated in the US.

It reminds me of when Gawker's Brian Moylan got all up in arms when a canadian paper inadvertantly ran an anti-gay ad of some fringe group nobody ever heard of here. Gay marriage and gays in the military are decade old issues in Canada that are basically behind us while in the US, american politicians run on anti-gay platforms and make outrageous comments on a daily basis, but hey what matters is some tiny obscure ad that was publish uninentionally in an irrelevant Calgary paper.

I'm not offended or anything, but like I said, it's just silly to see americans give lessons to other people on various topics when their own backyard is a total mess.