Sydney attack could happen in Canada, security expert says

A security expert says Canada is susceptible to terror attacks similar to the Sydney hostage situation.

David Hyde, a security expert with David Hyde and Associates, said that Canada will continue to be the target of Muslim extremists. And for that reason, he expects the government to continue to push for stronger counterterrorism powers.

“I’m seeing a lot of movement here that I think is a counterweight to threat,” he said. “It does kind of tamp down the overall level of likelihood we’re going to see more events here. Could we, yes? But I think we’re better prepared now than we ever have been before.”