How do we determine when a terrorist act has taken place?
We are thankfully not inundated with terrorism in Canada. It would be nice, however, to call it what it is when it occurs.
Abdulahi Hasan Sharif was found guilty of all charges laid against him in the 2017 Edmonton attacks on a police officer who was stabbed and four pedestrians run down by a U-Haul van. But was this possibly something a little more than an attempted murder? Is it possible that the motivation that underlay Sharif’s actions placed it, under the Canadian Criminal Code's provisions for terrorist activity, writes Phil Gurski.
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