This strikes very close to home, as my family does use the Via railway through Toronto…
It was also said during that news conference that it was an Iran-based cell of Al-Qaeda which was supporting these Canadian terrorists.
While I applaud the work our police forces have done so far in protecting us from all forms of terrorism, I must admit I cannot support the beforementioned proposed bill, which would give police the power to arrest people for pre-crimes and which would make it a criminal offense punishable by a year in jail to refuse to testify before a judge. I’m sorry, but civil liberties must not be sacrificed on the altar of security.
We – as citizens – must never permit our government to ‘bypass’ civil liberties of citizens under any circumstances, even if those citizens are accused of as despicable things as acts of terror!