MANDEL: Mentally ill stabber in army recruiting centre attack allowed to attend Mohawk College

The mentally ill man found not criminally responsible for trying to kill three soldiers at a Toronto recruiting centre will be allowed to attend Mohawk College across the street from the secure psychiatric unit where he’s currently being detained, the Sun has learned.

And while Ayanle Hassan Ali will be supervised initially, the Ontario Review Board’s plan is that he will eventually be allowed to attend classes on his own over the next year.

Yet in its own reasons for decision, the board also found Ali, who suffers from schizophrenia, “still poses a significant threat to the safety of the public” and “holds some of the same delusions, that he experienced at the time of the (attack).”

He also “continues to express concerns about the Canadian government and its interactions with Muslim countries.”

Full column: Toronto Sun