OTTAWA – LETTERS – Jihadi terrorists have declared war on Canada. They hate us because of our values. They hate us because we love freedom and tolerance.
Our government believes police and security forces need to have the tools to combat this threat.
This hit home for me last week. A terrorist organization identified the West Edmonton Mall – near my riding of Edmonton-Sherwood Park – as a target for a terrorist attack.
This group was responsible for an attack on a mall in Kenya which killed 66 people. Our police are taking the threat seriously.
Now we have to make sure we give them the tools they need to keep us safe. Our Conservative government is doing that with our new anti-terrorism bill.
Shockingly, Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair are trying to delay or scrap this important legislation.
Fortunately, we can count on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to make the tough decisions necessary to protect Canadians from the threat of terrorism, instead of making jokes about “whipping out our CF-18s to show them how big they are” like Justin Trudeau did on CTV News (October 2, 2014).
MP, Edmonton-Sherwood Park