Keeping the Prairies safe from terror

Mounties to launch an anti-terror unit in Edmonton and Calgary

For all our fear of global terrorism, the real threat may be homegrown, according to the RCMP. Alarmed by the spate of pipeline bombings in northeastern B.C., the Mounties are launching a 40-member unit to be based in Edmonton and Calgary to complement those already in place in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. The officers will be on the lookout for international terrorists, just like their counterparts in other cities. But it seems clear their real job will be protecting Canada’s energy infrastructure, on which the entire continent depends.

Edmonton Journal