Canadian Spy Agency Warns of Al-Qaeda Terror Threat, Post Says

Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Canada's spy agency is warning that al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups may stage attacks in the country as the federal government prepares to review expanded anti-terrorism laws, the National Post said.

The alert, contained in a report by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, comes before a three-year review of Canada's Anti-Terrorism Act in December, and the paper said the government is under pressure to justify its new powers since the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.

In the past two weeks, Public Safety Minister Anne McLellan and Robert Wright, the prime minister's national security adviser, warned that Canada is on al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's list of targets.

(National Post 10-29 A8)

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Last Updated: October 29, 2004 09:13 EDT