This is a constitutional/legal question, I guess, and I figured there would be some people here who could answer it.
Is Canada formally at war right now? And with whom? How do we know?
A related question: I know we have the Anti-terrorism Act, and the list at the Dep't of Public Safety (shades of Robespierre, eh?) of the redundantly titled "Listed Entities" -- ie, the groupings or organizations that Canada has declared to be terrorist organizations. If we so name them and assign penalties for supporting them, does that mean we are "at war" with them? And why is the Taliban not on that list? I ask not because I'm demanding that it be added; I just don't understand what the legal explanation for its absence would be, given some of the other "listed entities."
And further, does anyone know whether the U.S. is actually formally "at war" in terms that would make sense in international law?
Ta very much for any help anyone can offer.