OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – Opposition MPs are raising concerns after reports say a Canadian suspect in a terror investigation was able to get so close to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, he took a selfie with him.
It looks like any other selfie members of the public take with Trudeau, but according to a report from The Star and La Presse the other person in this photo, who isn’t named, is a Canadian who is under investigation over the kidnapping of two American journalists in Syria three years ago. That incident is linked to a group affiliated with al Qaeda.
While MP’s are not questioning the security detail around the prime minister, Conservative MP James Bezan says this does raise serious concerns around the surveillance of terror suspects in our country.
“There’s no way that they should’ve ever been allowed at an event where the prime minister was at.”
The picture was taken late last year as Trudeau met with the public on a Montreal street.
The prime minister’s office is not commenting, directing questions to the RCMP. The mounties say they will not comment on an ongoing investigation.
The accusations against the man have not been tested in court and the reports say since returning to Canada the man, who is not named, has reformed and denounced his former extremist views.