Weird theories about shootings are both unhelpful and un-Canadian. Yes, we need to address the very real threat of terrorism in this country. It does occur but it does occur rarely. That is a fact.
Even though those who engage in violence do not fit any kind of demographic they all tend to engage in behaviour that should tell those closest to them something is amiss.
Is Alex Neve seriously of the opinion that Canada has no interest in vetting potential visitors who may in fact be terrorists and who may intend us harm? Really?
Ihsaan Gardee paints a picture of CSIS that seems to have it in for Canada’s Muslims and which has undermined attempts by those communities to 'establish robust partnerships.' He's wrong.
In the end, the terrorists were successful and the blame for this lies with CSIS, the RCMP, and others. Simply stated, we did not perform our duties well enough and many people died. There is no excuse for this.
In the wake of the next successful attack—and yes there will be one notwithstanding the efforts of CSIS—will Canadians be okay if one of the factors in the failure to prevent it was a lack of data? I don’t think so.
If there were to be a significant downturn in intelligence sharing, the impact on CSE and CSIS would be very different.
All in all, it was a success story from the viewpoint of those charged with preventing bad things from happening.