We have heard our Prime Minister to refer to the perpetrators of the 2 deadly acts on soldiers as Terrorists and he has said that these Terrorists will not deter us or our Democracy. They suggest the implementing of new and stronger laws against these Terrorists.
Yes, many Canadians are fearful of further attacks on the Canadian People themselves, but many are also fearful of a Conservative Government knee jerk reaction to the frightening experience that they just went through. It is natural for someone that has been through that kind of ordeal to act in a self preserving manner. These laws may in fact infringe upon the rights of law-abiding Canadians but these laws, if enacted, would actually miss the mark anyways. These 2 men, the perpetrators of these attacked were mentally ill first, and perhaps misguided Islamists secondarily. To make a law against Terrorist would not help stop the mentally ill.
The proposed law miss the fact of the Government’s first failure, that being that Governments are no longer use the policy of treating the mentally ill in Institutions. The Justice System is no place to treat those with delusions, only psychological treatment will help these troubled people . The fact that the Ottawa perpetrator, Mr. Zehaf-Bibeau, went to the police, asking them to incarcerate him because he was capable of a violent crime and him not being taken into a Psychiatric Institution, and he was not, puts the blame for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo’s death on the failure of the Justice System. Likewise, to promote an oppressive law in the name of Cpl. Cirillo would be an afront to him. He stood with a unarmed weapon, and confronted Mr. Bibeau to protect our Representatives and paid with his life to protect our Democratic Institution.
For our Prime Minister to use this state of fear to impose new and possibly oppressive laws, that will directly impact the lives of everyday, law abiding Canadian would make our Prime Minister more dangerous to our Country than those so-called Terrorists.