Canadian Financial Watchdog Joins Fight Against ISIL

By Evan Abrams

The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada is a little-known organization, but it is playing a key role in the fight against ISIL in Iraq and Syria. According to an article by The Globe and Mail, “The agency’s access to information about banking and other financial transactions allows it to see links between people and groups in Canada and abroad that support terrorist activities.” The agency made 234 disclosures to security officials last year for instances related to terrorist financing or national security threats. This marks a 450% increase from 2008.