Ottawa Shooting: A Link in a Chain of Terror?

Today, in the wake of yesterday’s calamity in Ottawa that saw the nation’s government locked down, and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a brave soldier and young father with his whole life ahead of him, gunned down in a cowardly ambush while on ceremonial guard duty, nothing seems funny. As a proud Canadian I am usually pleasedContinue reading “Ottawa Shooting: A Link in a Chain of Terror?”

Canada Quietly Ups Terrorist Alert, and Al-Shabaab’s Your Uncle

It has often been stated that we Canadians are a gentle lot; slow to anger and quick to apologize. These are admirable traits that lead to the type of society we enjoy. But when it comes to issuing alerts, a bit of bravado is essential. In the wake of the recent hit-and-run killing of 53-yearContinue reading “Canada Quietly Ups Terrorist Alert, and Al-Shabaab’s Your Uncle”