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Designation of IRGC as Terrorist Organization

Hon. Linda Frum: Leader, in December of 2012, the Government of Canada added Iran's Quds Force, the overseas terrorist arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, to the list of terrorist groups under Canada's Criminal Code. This was an important step in recognizing the IRGC's threat to international peace and security.

Will the Government of Canada take the next logical step and designate the IRGC as a terrorist entity, in its entirety, under SEMA and under Canada's Criminal Code for its role in violating the human rights of the Iranian population and its role in terrorist operations?

Hon. Peter Harder (Government Representative in the Senate): I note the question and will take it up with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and respond accordingly.

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