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July 13, 2012 11:23 ET

Statement From Minister Toews on Terror Charge

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 13, 2012) - The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, today issued a statement following the announcement by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) of the laying of a new terrorism charge against a Montreal woman who is accused of exporting firearms parts to Lebanon.

"The threat of terrorism around the world and here in Canada remains real and multifaceted. I would like to recognize the Montreal Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET), which includes members of the RCMP, Sûreté du Québec and the Montreal Police Service, for their vigilance and determination. With strong cooperation between Canada's law enforcement agencies and international partners, we are taking concrete steps to ensure that Canada will not be a source of weapons or other resources for groups or individuals associated with terrorism.

The Government of Canada takes the threat of terrorism seriously and our approach is laid out in Building Resilience Against Terrorism: Canada's Counter-terrorism Strategy. Canadians can rest assured that terrorism and those who support terrorist activity has not and will not undermine our way of life."

For more information on this case, visit: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/qc/nouv-news/com-rel/2012/07/120713-eng.htm

For more information on how the Government of Canada is countering terrorism, please read http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/prg/ns/2012-cts-eng.aspx

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