Here's what needs to be done on the national security/public safety front.
CSIS is criticized when it refuses to divulge anything at all. It is criticized when it at least makes an effort to let out some information. Why should the intelligence agency even try then?
Even if terrorism is a rare event—we have officially been at medium on a five-point threat scale since 2014—we still call upon CSIS and the RCMP to investigate such threats and to neutralize them.
What is transpiring in Canada is not that different than what some other nations have seen.
I have no idea who Cameron Ortis is or whether he is guilty of the accusations made against him. But there is much about this that I am familiar with: very familiar.
We must remind ourselves that all of this is alleged and not proven. Cameron Ortis is, of course, innocent until any of this is demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt. It does not look good, but we must wait and see.
There are unanswered questions about Joshua Boyle and why the horrific ordeal he put his wife and kids through began in the first place.
I do not have answers to, what is at its core, a very complicated question. I wish I did.