Ottawa shooting: Harper government wants to make terror arrests easier

October 24, 2014 3:44 PM

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Ottawa shooting: Harper government wants to make terror arrests easier

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney is giving more indications of how the government intends to strengthen Canada's security laws in the wake of Wednesday's attack in Ottawa on Parliament Hill.

The minister told Radio-Canada on Friday that the government is eyeing the thresholds established in Canadian law for the preventive arrests of people thought to be contemplating attacks that may be linked to terrorism. Officials are considering how to make it easier to press charges against so-call...

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