MALCOLM: Domestic terrorism on our rail lines – and it goes unpunished

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Discussion posted by: JohnF44

Canada has never exactly been tough on terrorists; we earned the unsavoury reputation as a safe haven for Islamist terrorists in the decades prior to 9/11 due to the fact there were no laws on the books against fundraising and providing material support to terrorist groups abroad. As my colleague Joe Warmington pointed out in a recent article, “the Criminal Code of Canada makes it clear.” Under Section 248, it states that interfering with transportation facilities with the intent to endanger safety and is likely to cause death or bodily harm is an indictable offence and liable to life imprisonment. This is terrorism, plain and simple. It’s time to throw the book at those willing to endanger lives by attacking a train.