Rising violence in Canada has prompted calls for the federal government to tighten gun laws but tougher regulations could cause a political backlash in a country where 2 million people are licensed to own a firearm.
Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
When a Toronto imam approached authorities more than a year ago with concerns about Raed Jaser – arrested this week on allegations of terrorist conspiracy and plotting to attack a train – he went through a lawyer whose firm has become an unofficial bridge between Canadian law enforcement and the Muslim community.
By Anna Mehler Paperny, Jennifer Tryon, Kieron O’Dea, Mike Armstrong and Hannah James, Global News
TORONTO and MONTREAL – Mohammed Jaser was worried about his son.
Raed’s views were getting a little more radical, his preferred brand of Islam a little more rigid, his enthusiasm bordering on zealotry.
Anna Mehler Paperny, Catherine McDonald, Cindy Pom and Billy Shields, Global News
MARKHAM, TORONTO and MONTREAL – One of the two men accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a passenger train – the first al-Qaeda-assisted attack on Canada, police allege – already has multiple convictions against him.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – Globe and Mail
ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY
Mexican President Felipe Calderon cites the arrest of Canadian consultant Cynthia Vanier on accusations of trying to smuggle one of Moammar Gadhafi’s sons out of Libya as a prime example of successful security co-operation between Mexico, Canada and the United States.
Thing is, Canada has yet to elucidate exactly what its role was in Ms. Vanier’s arrest and the investigation leading up to it – and her lawyer, among others, would really like to know.