FUREY: ‘Nothing to see here, folks’ – what Canadians are increasingly told about security matters

Whoddunit? What happened? Why’d it happen? It’s only natural that human beings will ask these questions if a shooting happens in their neighbourhood, a vehicle rams into pedestrians, or people in their city are arrested for having explosive devices. So natural that there are entire genres of books, movies and TV shows devoted to people asking these questions and doggedly pursuing answers.

Yet there’s this nagging feeling that more and more Canadians have that not only will they not get answers but they can’t even ask questions. And the lack of acceptable answers offered by the powers that be is sold to us as something we should just shut up and accept.

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