On account of all those Amish… Canada needs anti-terror prosecution squad, says ex-judge

OTTAWA – Canada needs a special team of federal prosecutors recruited and trained to handle terrorism cases, a retired Supreme Court judge says.

It would take at least 10 prosecutors to handle the complex cases and lengthy trials, John Major told a Senate committee on Monday.

“The Justice Department would form a group of lawyers “¦ whose sole duty would be terrorist prosecutions,” Major told the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence.

“It would be similar to what you have now with drug prosecutions,” he added. “There are lawyers in the department who are responsible for prosecution of drug offences.”