OTTAWA, January 26, 2015 – Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the following statement in response to the online posting of an ISIL audio message calling for attacks in Canada:
"The international jihadist movement has declared war on Canada and our Allies.
That’s why our Government committed the Canadian Armed Forces to the broad international coalition against the so-called Islamic State. No Canadian government should ever stand on the side-lines while our Allies act to deny terrorists a safe haven – an international base – from which they would plot violence against us.
There is work to be done here at home as well. This Friday we will put legislation before Parliament that will help authorities stop planned attacks, get threats off our streets, criminalize the promotion of terrorism, and prevent terrorists from travelling and recruiting others.”
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