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Canada tightens security across all transport systems following UK bombings

OTTAWA, Ont. -- Canada's Public Safety Minister, Anne McClellan, has said that Canada is not immune to the kind of ...


OTTAWA, Ont. — Canada’s Public Safety Minister, Anne McClellan, has said that Canada is not immune to the kind of attacks that killed dozens of people using London’s public transit network Thursday.

In a CBC news report, McLellan said in the wake of the British attacks, security has been tightened for all transportation systems across Canada, including Via Rail, CN and CP as well as local subway and mass transit systems.

“There is no specific threat to Canada or Canadians at this time, but you have to be prepared, you have to take all precautionary measures,” McLellan told reporters in Edmonton.

The deputy prime minister said there’s no way of guaranteeing bombers won’t strike here, because Canada is on a list of al-Qaeda targets for sending troops to Afghanistan to support the U.S.-led mission against that country’s former government after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks against the United States.


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