March 7th, 2017: Looking Back

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Last week, the Senate of Canada passed a Trudeau government bill which granted the privilege of Canadian citizenship to Zakaria Amara, a convicted terrorist.

This was a high priority for the Trudeau government. It was actually the first piece of legislation introduced by the Trudeau government back in February of last year.   

Amara was the ringleader of the terrorist cell known as the Toronto 18. 8. He recruited, trained and groomed fellow Islamist extremists and worked towards a deadly terrorist plot.

Amara wanted to detonate bombs in downtown Toronto, and coordinate shooting sprees at the CBC and the Toronto Stock Exchange. He planned to siege Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and carry out executions and beheadings of politicians, including the Prime Minster.

As Candice Malcolm points out, “While Trudeau didn’t mind throwing other campaign promises out the window – modest deficits, electoral reform, legalizing marijuana, and so on – he deemed it a priority to grant citizenship to this convicted terrorist.”

It’s unfortunate that Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government don’t realize how absurd and reckless it is to reward a convicted terrorist with citizenship.

Former Conservative Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney, summed up Zakaria Amara fittingly – “This man hated Canada so much, he planned on murdering hundreds of Canadians. He forfeited his own citizenship.”