Distinction between terrorist or murderer label is important: Tim Harper

October 29, 2014 1:35 AM

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By flatly labeling Cpl. Nathan Cirillo’s death an act of terror, the government is giving itself more latitude to expand criminal legislation.

OTTAWA—On the day the nation mourned Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton — my hometown, a rock of dignity and duty, where the collar is proudly worn blue and no one messes with our national symbols — it’s understandable that we wouldn’t spend a lot of time trying to characterize his killer.

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