Ottawa, May 19, 2015 – Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made this statement following reports of arrests over the weekend in Montreal.
“While I cannot comment on specific operational matters, I commend the RCMP and the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team for their continued vigilance in keeping our streets and communities safe from the ongoing global terror threat.
The international jihadist movement has declared war on Canada. We will not sit on the sidelines but instead join our allies to degrade and defeat ISIS. That is why our Government introduced the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015 to give our police forces, including the RCMP, SQ and the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal the tools they need to better protect Canadians against the ever-evolving jihadi terrorist threats.”
For more information, please consult the following RCMP news release: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/qc/nouv-news/com-rel/2015/05/150519-eng.htm
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