Five Historical Events that Reflect Offences of Terrorism
The Criminal Code of Canada offers provisions for the prosecution of individuals who commit offences of terrorism.
Historical Canadian events that reflect terrorism as defined in the Canadian Criminal Code include:
The Air India bombings in 1985: The Air India bombings were terrorist attacks that resulted in the deaths of 329 people, including 280 Canadians. The attacks were perpetrated by a group of militants and were the deadliest acts of terrorism in Canadian history.
The Toronto 18 terrorism case in 2006: The Toronto 18 were a group of individuals arrested and charged with terrorism-related offences, including planning attacks against various Canadian landmarks and buildings.
The 2014 Parliament Hill shooting: In 2014, a lone gunman attacked killed a Canadian soldier in an attack at the Parliament buildings in Ottawa. The offender was eventually shot and killed by security forces.
The 2017 attack on a mosque in Quebec City: In 2017, a man entered a mosque in Quebec City and opened fire, killing six people and injuring several others. The offender was convicted of six counts of first-degree murder and six counts of attempted murder.
The 2018 Toronto van attack: In 2018, a man drove a van into a crowded street in Toronto, killing 10 people and injuring 16 others. The perpetrator was found guilty of 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder.
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