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AR groups defined as terrorists on government website
OTTAWA - A government agency responsible for tracking financial transactions to ensure they aren't used for illicit purposes has identified animal rights activists and "environmental extremists" as terrorist groups on a website rife with references to al-Qaida.
The page is part of an online terrorism-financing tutorial hosted by the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre.
The government established FINTRAC in 2000 to detect and prevent money laundering and other illegal financial transactions by terrorists and organized crime groups.