Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says so-called lone-wolf terrorist attacks are some of the most difficult to prevent and that’s why Canada needs to be among the best in the world at stopping radicalization.
During a speech in Regina, Goodale says initial indications are the man who attacked two soldiers at a north Toronto military recruitment centre was acting on his own.
He says it is important that Canadians remain vigilant against possible terrorist attacks and alert police to any suspicious behaviour.
But Goodale also says authorities need to reach out to communities susceptible to radicalization to stamp it out early.
In the meantime, a man who allegedly said Allah told him to kill people has been charged in a double stabbing at a military recruitment centre in Toronto.
Twenty-seven-year-old Ayanle Hassan Ali appeared briefly in court Tuesday, and was remanded in custody until Friday.
Two uniformed soldiers were stabbed in the attack, and another military member was injured as the suspect was apprehended.
Investigators are looking into a possible terror link, but Toronto’s police chief says it appears the accused was acting alone.
(The Canadian Press)