Premier Harper Admits Quebec Terror Attack Reports are ‘Troubling’

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has recently mentioned during the Commons question period that the unconfirmed reports of a possible terror attack on two Canadian soldiers in Quebec are “extremely troubling.” The premier was inquired about the situation by Prince Albert MP, Randy Hoback, about the incident that took place in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., i.e. about 40 kilometres southeast of Montreal, on Monday.

Mr. Hoback questioned the Premier that “there are unconfirmed reports of a possible terror attack against two members of the Canadian armed forces near Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu,” seeking details over the incident. Premier Harper replied saying that “we are aware of these reports and they are obviously extremely troubling. First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We’re closely monitoring the situation and obviously we will make available all of the resources of the federal government.”

Meanwhile, the first contingent of military personnel departing to Kuwait from CFB Trenton last week for fighting IS were barred from the media for fear they could be a target. Chief of defence staff, Gen. Tom Lawson, stated that “it’s a recognition I think that we want to minimize any risks at all with being posted into this deployment.” He alleged that the Islamic State “has made it clear they would aspire to present a threat” to the citizens of those nations that have joined the coalition efforts. It was stressed that “we watch that very closely,” and “there is no indication of direct threats yet but I think we are doing everything we can to ensure that we minimize any threats at all,” he said

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