Elizabeth May, the leader of the Green party, had a more prosaic take.
“If I were a betting person, and it is good for my bank account that I am not, I would put money on these being the acts of isolated, disturbed and deeply troubled men who were drawn to something crazy,” she told the House.
“I do not believe that it was a vast network, or that the country is more at risk today than it was last week.”
May, too, received a standing ovation from all MPs when she concluded her remarks.
And that is an ignorant and even hurtful remark to make and more so to applaud.
This attack occurred two days after Patrice Vincent was run down and killed by Muslim convert Martin Couture-Rouleau. May is also either ignorant or unwilling to mention the various plots thwarted by would-be terrorists all of whom shared the same beliefs as the converts who killed only days a part. It certainly doesn’t reflect the pain and confusion relative and friends of the deceased are now experiencing.
If May can get applause for her remarks, it’s safe to say that we cannot depend on the powers that be to keep Canadians safe.