Macdonald-Laurier Institute author Christian Leuprecht discussed the Ottawa shooting with the Saskatoon Star Phoenix and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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.