Half of Canadians surveyed said they would support banning people from countries compromised by terrorism in an effort to ensure national security – something Donald trump has suggested during his presidential campaign in the states. Countries were not specified in the poll by IPSOS. Those in Quebec and Alberta were the most vocal about this; British Columbians were the least likely to jump onto this bandwagon. A terrorism expert at University of Calgary is not surprised by this, given the chatter about it in the U.S. However, Michael Zekulin is quick to note the two terror attacks committed on Canadian soil in October 2014 were carried out by homegrown radicalized people, not those coming to Canada from other countries.
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