Conservative Sen. Daniel Lang sits by his office window overlooking Parliament Hill and opens a federal report on terrorist financing in Canada. He flips to a graph and jabs his finger at a surging blue line showing a 220-per-cent increase in suspected cases over five years.
Despite that, only a single Canadian has ever been charged and convicted of bankrolling an extremist group.
“What more do we have to do to be able to lay charges?” grumbles Lang. “That’s the question that has to be asked.”