The threat of terrorism is real Mr. Prime Minister

“Terrorism is a serious issue requiring serious leadership. Justin Trudeau has yet to prove he understands his first responsibility as prime minister and that he really has the safety of all Canadians at heart.”

Well said Gerald, well said.

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You can hardly blame Canadians if we continue to have lingering doubts about just how serious Justin Trudeau is about terrorism.

His delayed response in even commenting on the alleged plot that led to the death of Aaron Driver in Strathroy, Ont., is hardly reassuring.

Immediately after this serious near miss with Driver, headlines like “PM Justin Trudeau marches in Montreal Pride Parade” and “Justin Trudeau to apologize for historic persecution of gay Canadians” and frivolous stories about a “shirtless” prime minister in Tofino, B.C., were grabbing the attention of the mainstream media.

Days after the Strathroy incident, the best Trudeau could come up with was some anaemic politically correct rhetoric about “balancing” individual rights with keeping Canadians safe from terrorism.

Interestingly enough the anti-terroism bill brought in by the Harper government that Justin Trudeau campaigned against and which the Liberals continue to threaten to water down may have at least been partially responsible for thwarting the Aaron Driver attack.

Just maybe, Erin O’Toole, the public safety critic for the Conservative Party, is correct that his party’s Bill C-51 already provides the right “balance” in giving police needed powers in cases of suspected terrorism.

Contrastingly, Trudeau rammed through his controversial, radical, and politically motivated Bill C-6, which gives a convicted Islamist terrorist rights to Canadian citizenship, most certainly making Canada more vulnerable to a terrorist attack.

Have we so quickly forgotten the Toronto 18 who plotted to murder many Canadians, including prime minister Harper, or the shootings at Parliament Hill  in October 2014?

Justin Trudeau pulled our fighter jets out of the fight against ISIS, gave Canadian citizenship back to convicted terrorists, and voted against a motion to condemn ISIS actions a genocide.

Terrorism is a serious issue requiring serious leadership. Justin Trudeau has yet to prove he understands his first responsibility as prime minister and that he really has the safety of all Canadians at heart.

Gerald Hall

Nanoose Bay, B.C.

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