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    Canada May Criminalize Travel to 'Ground Zero' of Terrorism

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    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged on Sunday to make it a criminal offense for Canadians to travel to countries where terrorist activity is widespread.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – He elaborated that the proposed law would include so-called declared areas, "the most dangerous places on earth, where governance is nonexistent and violence is widespread and brutal."

    "A re-elected Conservative government will designate travel to places that are ground zero for terrorist activity a criminal offense," Harper was quoted as saying by CBC News.

    Harper’s proposed bill includes exceptions to aid workers, diplomats and journalists, but the prime minister claimed there were "few legitimate reasons" for travels to terrorist hotspots.


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