B.C.’s new public safety minister says he isn’t too concerned over reports of alleged threats by ISIS to strike Canadian targets, possibly including Vancouver.
Mike Morris says if the threat is genuine he is confident the authorities are on top of it.
“From my experience in the RCMP and what I know (about) national security right across the country here, we’re in good hands. There’s a lot of collaboration between the RCMP and CSIS and all the other intelligence agencies that we have, not only in Canada, but across North America and the world. Whatever kind of threat level that we do have in British Columbia here, I’m sure that it’s well in hand.”
News reports out of Europe reference Chicago, Toronto, and Vancouver as places where attacks are threatened to take place.
Canada has not increased its terror-threat level.
VPD say no increased terror risk
Earlier Friday, Vancouver police released a statement also saying there’s no escalated threat risk.
“The safety and security of those who live, work and visit Vancouver is a priority for the VPD. There is currently no increase in threat levels and no known specific threat related to Vancouver.”