Harper Says Canada Will Announce New Tougher Terrorism LawsCecile Gutscher
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper introduced legislation to strengthen the country’s ability to combat home-grown terrorism.
Harper, speaking in Richmond Hill, Ontario, said the legislation will give security agencies more powers to intervene against threats and make it a crime to promote or advocate for attacks.
“Violent jihadism is not a human right, it is an act of war,” Harper said today.
The legislation comes after the country suffered two separate attacks from radicalized Canadians last year that resulted in the killing of two soldiers and a shootout in the nation’s parliament.