'No public figure can be completely immune'

Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc, recently the subject of death threats, considers the reality of public life.

“It makes us all stop and think,” LeBlanc told the Star on Monday. “No public figure can be completely immune from any threat whatsoever if you’re taking public positions on controversial issues. But it’s the responsibility of the police to ensure that public persons’ freedoms aren’t restricted by these threats.”

… Events like in Arizona, certainly that incident involving Mr. Chrétien, remind everybody that there’s often a violent fringe element that doesn’t live in any kind of real world, or any kind of reality, and can resort to senseless violence without any warning,” LeBlanc said.

Last year, a Guelph court dealt with a mentally ill woman who had been threatening the Prime Minister.

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