The following can be read in full here at the National Post.
Seized assets linked to LTTE
Terrorist group used accounts: court order
Stewart Bell in Toronto and Graeme Hamilton in Montreal, National Post Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2008
A Montreal building and several bank accounts in Ontario and Quebec were seized by police because they were deemed to be the property of a terrorist group, according to Federal Court documents unsealed yesterday.
The court orders explain why RCMP counterterrorism officers began shutting down the operations of the World Tamil Movement in Montreal and Toronto late last week, using powers granted to them under the Anti-Terror-ism Act.
The police action was carried out in secrecy, but yesterday Justice Francois Lemieux unsealed the court orders approving the seizures. The judge found there were reasonable grounds to believe the building and accounts were property "owned or controlled by, or on behalf of, a terrorist group."
The WTM is a non-profit organization run by Canadians of ethnic Tamil heritage, but the group's Quebec and Ontario branches are currently under police investigation for allegedly raising money for Sri Lanka's Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam guerrillas.
This isnt't the first time WTM offices were raided. In 2006 WTM offices were raided in Montreal by the RCMP, soon after the LTTE was recognized as a terrorist organization by the Conservative government.
Just to remind you, the Liberal party of Canada refused to list the LTTE as a terrorist organization even though every civilized country in the western world did. During this time it allowed the LTTE, a terrorist organization organized and run by thugs that uses child soldiers and pioneered the fine art of suicide bombing, to abuse the refugee system and raise funds on Canadian soil to wage a civil war in Sri Lanka. In effect they brought that civil war here, using Canada as a base for fund raising. The Liberal's allowed this becuase an estimated 6-10 federal ridings can be decided by expat Sri Lankan Tamil bloc votes. Votes before principles I suppose.