Ottawa to Prepare for Canada’s 150th Anniversary

The mayor of Ottawa has already set himself up for failure:

Canada’s capital will do everything it can to prevent an attack when it hosts the country’s 150th birthday next month but no amount of preparation can guarantee 100 per cent safety, Ottawa’s mayor says.

“When you see a tragedy that took place in London and on London Bridge and in Manchester, you think could that happen here and sadly, the answer is yes,” Mayor Jim Watson said Sunday, the day after the latest attack in Britain, on London Bridge, that left seven dead and scores injured.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a Canadian was one of those killed. Family members identified her as Christine Archibald, originally from British Columbia.

With Ottawa preparing to host one of the largest Canada Day celebrations, Watson said there will be an extra security measures and a noticeable police presence on July 1, but that’s no guarantee.

“There’s no 100 per cent solution to terrorism.” Watson said after taking part in a tree-planting ceremony at his city hall.

“It’s always a wake-up call for us in roles of leadership that we have to vigilant in the world we live in. A simple knife and a motor vehicle can be the new weapon of choice for a terrorist or for someone who wants to cause harm to people in a community.”

Watson described the extra precautions Ottawa took for its most recent outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations in response to December’s truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market. A truck driven by a man who claimed affiliation with the Islamic State group rammed the market killing 12 people and leaving dozens dead.

Ottawa placed front-end loaders and dump trucks at key cross streets to protect a long human chain of hundreds of school children carrying torches to mark the start of 2017 and the Canada 150 festivities, said Watson.

He said trucks were specifically brought in to ensure those children “were not going to be harmed or run over.”

Watson said similar precautions will be taken for the upcoming Canada Day celebration, which usually sees hundreds of thousands filling Ottawa’s streets each July 1, but will likely be larger this year.

No need to ask why any of this is even necessary in the first place.

  • Ed

    “There’s no 100 per cent solution to terrorism.” Watson said after taking part in a tree-planting ceremony at his city hall.”

    Well stopping “folk” from wandering in across the border might be a first step, you stupid fuck!

    • He’s covering his @$$ for when there is an attack.

    • Brett_McS

      I’d be OK with a 99% solution. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good!

      • mobuyus

        I’d settle for 50% with exponential growth capabilities.

  • Alain

    Were the present government interested in protecting Canadians we would not have M103, we would not have the RCMP acting as hotel porters for illegal criminals walking across the border and we would not still be seeing mass importation of Muslims nor over representation of Muslims in government positions.

    • (slow clap)

    • occupant 9

      “… over representation of Muslims in government positions” is what I witness every day I go to work; more hijabs and more vibrant and flowing hijabs and I work in a place where there is a sanitary dress code that Muhammadans are not entirely subject to.

  • Linda1000

    Thanks but no thanks Ottawa and a friendly reminder for all the folks attending Canada Day celebrations.

  • Bla Bla

    Okay, we know journalists have lower brain power than the average man, but some proof reading would help them very much… Take the following:
    “A truck driven by a man who claimed affiliation with the Islamic State group rammed the market killing 12 people and leaving dozens dead.

    • Maggat

      Pretty much says it all. If those clown were in fact capable, of doing their job, there would be little need for site such as ours here.

      • Bla Bla

        Indeed you are correct. They are a product of reduced expectations coming out of our universities.

  • occupant 9

    All the security is a declaration that the presence of Islam in free nations is utterly foolish and the further promotion of Islam is ultimately treasonous.

  • Gary

    This is the same Justin that made it clear to Muslims immigrants that if they slaughter thousands of Canandians by Jihad…..they won’t lose the Citizenship.

    Thank You Justin , you moron A-hole that sent a message to Muslims terrorists to get to Canada and get the Citizenship before you slaughter people because Canada can’t kick you out while the Legal system will have you back on the street in about 12 years.
    In the mean time you get everything paid for and get to do dawah in prison to recruit more muslim terrorists.

  • Minicapt

    Start by calling in the imams of every mosque within 160km of city centre, and warn them that if there is an attack, all protections for those mosques will be cancelled: fire, insurance, police, etc.


  • J. C.

    If jihadis blew up Ottawa, they’d be doing us all a favour.


  • V10_Rob

    Couldn’t round up enough vibrant diversity barriers in time, maybe?

    Then again, a sufficiently large enough truck of peace could probably ramp over them.

  • Tooth&Claw

    I don’t feel like celebrating. The Canada I knew is gone.