An Act to amend the Emergency Management Act and the Employment Standards Act, 2000
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
Emergency Management Act
1. The title of the Emergency Management Act is repealed and the following substituted:
Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act
2. The definition of "emergency" in section 1 of the Act, as amended by the Statutes of Ontario, 1999, chapter 12, Schedule P, section 3, is repealed and the following substituted:
"emergency" means a situation or an impending situation that constitutes a danger of major proportions that could result in serious harm to persons or substantial damage to property and that is caused by the forces of nature, a disease or other health risk, an accident or an act whether intentional or otherwise; ("situation d'urgence")
"British authorities must name the ideology behind these attacks so that the public can sharpen its instincts. These are not just bombers who happen to kill innocent civilians on particular dates. These bombers are Jihadi terrorists with a worldview and designs against the UK and other democracies. Investigating the nature of the explosives is a normal process, but exposing the lethal ideology and its ramifications in society is the center of the battle. The relative good news is that the British Prime Minister and the US President are both, amazingly, moving in that direction. Very slowly, perhaps slower than strategic needs, both leaders have finally crossed from designing the enemy as “terrorism” only to identify it as an “evil ideology.” In Washington and London, politicians are uttering the words of “murderous ideology.” By historical standards, this is a significant leap. Next is to clarify the nature of this ideology.
Only then, we will start to understand the intentions of the terrorists in Britain and the rest of the free world. Only then, will we be able to understand that each “operation” is part of the global constellation of Jihadism. London's 7/7, and prior to that, New York's 9/11 and Madrid's 3/11 are all but strikes “behind infidel lines.” When we start thinking in Jihadic logic, we'd understand not only the ultimate objectives of these terrorist acts, successful or not; we may even begin to project their path, and ultimately deflect them."
"These tales represent a sampling of how Mr. Annan's United Nations - both post- and pre-reform - does business. What waits in the wings? There are reports that the Volcker committee is now looking into the secretive, Geneva-based U.N. Compensation Commission, which for years has been tasked with paying out billions in Iraqi oil revenues to parties claiming compensation as victims of Saddam's 1990 invasion of Kuwait. Most of the UNCC's $19.2 billion in payouts flowed from oil for food. During the first few years of oil for food, the UNCC was led by a Haitian, Jean-Claude Aime. No one has accused Mr. Aime of any wrongdoing, but he might have some insights to offer about his previous superior officer, Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who launched oil for food in 1996, just before Mr. Annan took over. Mr. Aime that same year served as chief of staff for Mr. Boutros-Ghali, whose cousin, Fakhry Abdelnour, owned the company African Middle East Petroleum, on behalf of which Mr. Sevan has been accused of soliciting oil allocations from Saddam."
"As for Canada, the Liberal regime of Paul Martin sometimes talks tough, but it's short on delivery. And that goes beyond Canada's failure to join the "coalition of the willing" to get rid of Iraq's sadistic dictator, Saddam Hussein.
For instance, Prime Minister Martin left the comments on yesterday's attacks to his deputy PM, Anne McLellan. The best she had to say was: "Canadians stand united with the British people and people around the world in denouncing all acts of violence and terrorism."
That's the best she could do -- "denouncing" terrorism?
How about going after the terrorists and the mullahs who brainwash young men and women to blow themselves up along with thousands of innocent people?
We either go after the terrorists -- or they'll keep coming for us."
"In light of yesterday's second round of terrorist bombings on the London subway system -- which thankfully failed to produce the intended mayhem -- we have a list of questions for those charged with keeping us safe in Canada.
To Public Safety Minister Anne McLellan.
In light of your statement yesterday that, "I believe -- I know -- that there are those in this country who, either alone or with others, might at some point choose to do (us) harm":
Why has it taken your government almost four years since 9/11 to even begin to admit this obvious reality?
Why did former prime minister Jean Chretien continue to insist long after Canada's security agencies revealed the existence of at least 50 terrorist groups in Canada, that there were no terrorist cells in Canada?
How much did his apparently complacent attitude work its way down into the government bureaucracy charged with keeping Canadians safe and how far are we behind in our efforts to combat terrorism and ensure our own security today as a result?"..........
Jihadists hardly target particular countries for their “unfair” foreign policies, since nations on five continents suffer jihadist attacks and thus all apparently must embrace an unfair foreign policy of some sort.
Typical after the London bombing is the ubiquitous Muslim spokesman who when asked to condemn terrorism, starts out by deploring such killing, assuring that it has nothing to do with Islam, yet then ending by inserting the infamous “but” — as he closes with references about the West Bank, Israel, and all sorts of mitigating factors. Almost no secular Middle Easterners or religious officials write or state flatly, “Islamic terrorism is murder, pure and simple evil. End of story, no ifs or buts about it.”
Second, thinking that the jihadists will target only Israel eventually leads to emboldened attacks on the United States. Assuming America is the only target assures terrorism against Europe. Civilizations will either hang separately or triumph over barbarism together. It is that simple — and past time for Europe and the United States to rediscover their common heritage and shared aims in eradicating this plague of Islamic fascism."
"This fall, the TTC will conduct its first emergency response to a simulated terror attack, involving police, the army, ambulances, hospitals and others. The exercise, however, deals with what happens after an attack.
Mayor David Miller says Toronto, and the TTC in particular, is "properly prepared." But are there enough security cameras at subway entrances and on platforms? Are the ones that are in place operating properly? Are more police needed on buses and GO trains? Most important, are commuters themselves as vigilant as they should be?"
It's been 4 years since 9/11 and they're still talking about having disaster simulations instead of having already practised a number of them? Al Qaeda has its own timetable.One would think that they would have speeded up the process to prepare since 7/7. One would think they would have moved up the simulation since yesterday's second attack on the London tubes but it appears they are working on bureucratic time not al Qaeda time and are sticking to their fall schedule.These simulations should have been done long ago. It's even more important to stop any potential attacks from happening in the first place and that takes intelligence. The federal government in its infinite wisdom downsized CSIS by 700 people over the past number of years.Now they are concerned? The first duty of a government is to protect its citizens- unfortunately not in Canada.Let the excuses begin.