Public safety and civil rights: We can and must protect both

Cuts to institutions that keep Canadians safe are troubling.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Flags, poppies, flowers and a wreath sit on Oct. 23 at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial, the place where Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was killed the day before.
Randall Garrison
Published: Wednesday, 10/29/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 11/13/2014 9:54 am EST

The events of the past week will forever be etched in the memory of all Canadians. We collectively watched as the peace of our nation’s capital, the heart of our democracy, was shaken. We could not help but wonder if the events unfolding in Ottawa were linked to the tragedy that had occurred in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. mere days before. Another member of our armed forces had been brutally attacked on home soil, and this time at one of our country’s most hallowed monuments.

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