Leuprecht, who has examined terrorism in several reports for MLI, says improved intelligence about Canada’s enemies is a better approach than heightening security in specific locations such as Parliament Hill.
“Rather than trying to harden the target with taller walls and deeper moats, [the answer will be] relying on security and criminal intelligence to unveil and foil these types of plots”, Leuprecht told the broadcaster.
“If you harden one target, they’ll pick a softer target. If you make it harder to attack parliament, they may go after the supreme court”.
In the Star Phoenix, meanwhile, Leuprecht cautioned that radicalization isn’t necessarily what caused a violent act.