WATCH ABOVE: PM Harper talks terrorism at an event in Winnipeg
WINNIPEG – Prime Minister Stephen Harper promoted his government’s anti-crime agenda Friday night while speaking to a non-profit group that fights crimes against children.
But Harper also touched on international terrorism in his 20-minute speech, and said it would be impossible to talk about protecting children and all Canadians without also addressing terrorism.
Harper spent almost one-third of his speech on the subject, and said events such as last year’s attack on Parliament cannot be dismissed as random deeds by a few disturbed individuals.
He said violent jihadism seeks to harm Canadians in their own country.
Harper spoke at a gala marking the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.
The Winnipeg-based group fights sexual exploitation of children, cyberbullying and other crimes.