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‘The extent of angry rhetoric in the country can lead people to extreme actions’


 

In a story about how MPs cope with potential threats to their personal security, the Toronto Star footnotes an observation former Progressive Conservative leader Joe Clark made in 1995, after an intruder made it into 24 Sussex.

“I think this is an increasingly dangerous time,” former prime minister Joe Clark said at the time. “I think people are very frustrated and the extent of angry rhetoric in the country can lead people to extreme actions. On the other hand, that is part of the risk one runs in a democracy. You can’t cordon yourself off.”


 

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