Terror threat remains for Canadians: Harper
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 12, 2010, 00:09
Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid tribute on Saturday to those killed in the September 11 attacks nine years ago, stressing that the threat of the terror remains to this day.

"The memory of that day continues to evoke horror and sorrow in all Canadians, despite the passing of nearly a decade. Today, we honour those who lost their lives during those senseless and cowardly attacks, including 24 Canadians," Harper said in a statement.

"Sadly, the threat of terrorism is still very much a global reality, including right here at home. No country is immune. International and home-grown radical groups continue to pose a real danger to our safety, and we must remain ever-vigilant."

Harper stressed that responding to "terrorist threats" remained a priority of his Conservative government.

"Our government has been taking decisive action to end the financing of terrorist groups, stop their operations and help protect and defend the innocent from terrorist threats and attacks," he added.

In August, Canadian police arrested three men accused of being part of a "domestic terrorist group" operating in Canada.

The trio was charged under Canada's Anti-Terrorism Act with conspiracy, possessing materials for explosives and making property or financial services available to a terrorist group.

A fourth man detained on assault charges while under surveillance by federal police probing an alleged terror plot was released on bail early this month.


First Published: Sunday, September 12, 2010, 00:09

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