Lawyers urge 'measured' approach to terror laws
Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledge immediately to “expedite” unspecified new anti-terror measures after Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was killed in a targeted hit and run in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was gunned down while guarding the National War Memorial in the capital Oct. 22.
Retired Supreme Court Justice Jack Major’s five-volume, 2,600 page report provides an empirically-backed, detailed blueprint for fighting terrorism, but the government mostly failed to address, or outright rejected the inquiry’s 29 recommendations.
The former chief counsel for the Air India inquiry, Mark Freiman of Toronto’s Lerners, says the report has been shelved.