Yesterday, two Canadian soldiers were deliberately hit by a vehicle in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, about 30 miles south of Montreal. One of the soldiers died while the other is expected to survive. The name of the deceased soldier has not been released at the request of his family.
Police pursued the driver and eventually shot and killed him. The driver has been identified as Martin Rouleau, a 25-year old man who converted to Islam and went by the name Ahmad the Converted on his Facebook page.
The Conservative government of Stephen Harper almost immediately concluded that the incident was a terrorist attack but Official Opposition and NDP leader Thomas Mulcair chided the government for bringing up the link to terror in the House of Commons. As usual, Harper is right and Mulcair is wrong.
Recently, the Canadian government sent a small contigent of forces into Iraq to assist the U.S. effort to combat ISIS.