Arrests made in Ontario, Quebec in alleged terror plot

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TORONTO — RCMP say they have arrested two people who were allegedly plotting to attack a Via Rail passenger train.

The suspects were arrested in Toronto and Montreal.

Police named them as Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser.

The investigation was part of a cross-border operation involving Canadian law enforcement agencies, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The alleged plotters have reportedly been under surveillance for more than a year.

The arrests are not connected to the Boston Marathon bombings.

Organizations: CBC News, FBI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.The RCMP

Geographic location: Ontario, Quebec, TORONTO

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  • unbelievable........really
    April 22, 2013 - 22:07

    Rather than condemn the violence and killing, Trudeau chose to try and figure out why these killers would do anything like this, 2 hours after innocent people are killed, he is excusing them because they feel excluded! Give it a rest Jim, I know you lefties want Trudeau to be your saviour, but anyone with half an ounce of common sense can see how stupid his comments were 2 hours after innocent lives were lost.

    • nitpicker
      April 23, 2013 - 20:37

      His comments hardly meant "excuse them because they felt excluded". I think Trudeau's point was to be proactive, find the cause, and attempt to prevent the violence rather than react to it.

  • tim
    April 22, 2013 - 20:42

    When are you fools going to realise that it only takes one percent of Muslims to hate non muslims and you have a huge number of people willing to kill.

  • don
    April 22, 2013 - 20:21

    they have been under surveillance for more than a year. who was doing the watch RCMP? FBI? if the RCMP why are they in Canada for over a year? when they said on the news these guys are not CANADIANS? and how did they get into Canada to start with? well folks it will happen here in Canada and on PEI. if you think it will not then you are brain dead.who ever though it would happen in Boston?

  • Canadian
    April 22, 2013 - 19:59

    If you read the article on the Globe and Mail website, it clearly states that they acted on a tip from the muslim community, maybe the opinionated "Johnny Cash" should realize that a handful of immigrants cause the damage and the others are proud canadians who care about their countrymen.

  • Unbelievable........really
    April 22, 2013 - 19:40

    I wonder if Justin Trudeau can explain the root causes of these people wanting to blow up innocent men, women and children, just what the country needs a terrorist sympathizer as Prime Minister.

    • Jim P.E.I
      April 22, 2013 - 19:59

      Unbelievable, where and when did Trudeau ever say he sympathizes with terrorists? Just because he wants to understand the root causes of terrorism does not mean he sympathizes. I realize you right wingers see everything in black and white and anything you don't understand your first instinct is to kill it. By knowing your enemies it is easier to stop them.

  • johnny cash
    April 22, 2013 - 16:33

    Tell me again how immigration helps diversify Canadian culture? These idiots are given a golden opportunity and choose to bring their wars here. Boot the works ,including their families, out and let them wage war in their own country if they are so gung ho.