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Canada Trudeau took 'unprecedented' step by wearing bulletproof vest: RCMP sources

05:00  14 october  2019
05:00  14 october  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was seen sporting a bulletproof vest during a campaign stop in Ontario In a tweet, Scheer said that it was “very upsetting” to hear that Trudeau had to wear a bulletproof vest . Thank you to the RCMP for taking these threats seriously and keeping us safe.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was spotted wearing an armoured vest under his suit jacket during an election rally in the Ontario city of According to media reports, the measures were taken after Trudeau 's campaign received a threat, but RCMP spokeswoman Stephanie Dumoulin as well as

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Surrounded by beefed up security detail, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau attends rally during an election campaign visit to Mississauga, Ontario on Saturday. © Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Surrounded by beefed up security detail, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau attends rally during an election campaign visit to Mississauga, Ontario on Saturday.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau took an "unprecedented" step by wearing a bulletproof vest at a campaign rally in response to a security threat, say two veteran RCMP sources.

The sources, who are familiar with the operations of the prime minister's personal security detail, told CBC News they've seen leaders wear body armour in other countries, but not Canada.

It's also unprecedented to have a heavily armed tactical team in plain sight around Trudeau, they said. Normally those highly trained RCMP members are covert, not out in the open at campaign events, the sources said.

Trudeau wears bulletproof vest after security threat delays campaign rally

  Trudeau wears bulletproof vest after security threat delays campaign rally Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest on stage at a campaign rally after a security threat, senior Liberal sources tell CBC News. His appearance at a crowded rally of about 2,000 supporters in Mississauga, Ont., on Saturday evening was delayed by 90 minutes and featured a much heavier security detail around Trudeau once the Liberal leader took the stage.Uniformed tactical officers wearing heavy backpacks surrounded the Liberal leader as he addressed the crowd. His wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, was initially supposed to introduce him but did not appear on stage.

Last month, sources told CBC News the RCMP were compiling daily threat reports on online hate targeting federal political Uniformed tactical officers wearing heavy backpacks surrounded the Liberal leader as he addressed the crowd.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest on stage amid heavy security at a campaign rally after a security threat, senior Liberal sources Last month, sources told CBC News the RCMP were compiling daily threat reports on online hate targeting federal political leaders during the election

On Saturday, Trudeau's scheduled appearance at a rally of 2,000 supporters in Mississauga was delayed by 90 minutes and featured a much heavier security detail once he took the stage.

Surrounded Trudeau

Uniformed tactical officers wearing knapsacks, as well as officers in plainclothes, surrounded him as he addressed the crowd. Some of the plainclothes officers were from Trudeau's protective detail, while others were from the VIP protective policing unit.

CBC News sources confirmed that at the Mississauga rally, Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest  — also known as soft body armour — and that the beefed-up protection was a result of a security threat. The details of that threat have not been revealed.

The uniformed men were with the RCMP's Emergency Response Team, which is usually at Trudeau's events, but kept out of sight. They are trained to resolve extremely high-risk situations that are potentially violent and often dynamic in nature, according to the RCMP's website. Along with VIP and witness protection duties, the team resolves incidents where people are armed and barricaded in a building.

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  Trudeau says threat to his safety grows from online polarization and hate TORONTO — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says a security threat that forced him to wear a bullet-proof vest on Saturday is an unfortunate consequence of an online campaign of hate and lies that is polarizing politics both in Canada and around the world. Trudeau is also accusing the Conservatives of "reprehensible" conduct and "flat-out" lying to Canadians about the Liberals, but he is not blaming them for whatever threat prompted an increase security presence on his campaign.He says the blame for the threat — which neither he nor the RCMP will explain — lies at the feet of the person or people who made it.

Frank Gunn/THE CANADIAN PRESS. Justin Trudeau wears a bulletproof vest under his shirt as he arrives at a rally in Mississauga, Ont. on Oct. But sources later confirmed to The Canadian Press that Trudeau , wore a suit jacket during the rally rather than his usual rolled-up sleeves and loosened

Justin Trudeau donned a bulletproof vest to speak at an election rally on Saturday night after an unspecified security threat. The Liberal Party leader wore a suit jacket in place of his usual rolled-up sleeves and loosened tie, under which an armoured vest was noticeable in photos taken at the event.

Knapsacks held weapons

The knapsacks they carried held firearms, according to RCMP sources. As well, one officer wore a ballistic shield on his back that looks like a rolled up mat. This shield can be used to cover Trudeau, making him a more difficult target for an attacker. But the shield can also be used to stop bullets.

RCMP sources told CBC News that police conduct threat assessments for all events that political leaders attend. When a leader faces a serious security threat, the protective detail will then sit down with the leader to discuss how the RCMP want to move forward. They all will then negotiate a plan.

If the leader, for example, still wanted to attend an event despite a high threat level, the RCMP would have to add additional safety measures.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: A member of the protective detail for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, carrying a protective mat, conducts crowd control at a rally in Mississauga, Ont.© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation A member of the protective detail for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, carrying a protective mat, conducts crowd control at a rally in Mississauga, Ont.

The delay Saturday night may have been connected to the negotiations and implementation of the plan. Also, the fact that Trudeau was late going on stage, signals the threat likely came late in the day. Otherwise, it would have been already factored into the operations plan, the RCMP sources said.

Trudeau says security threat ‘will not change’ how he conducts campaign

  Trudeau says security threat ‘will not change’ how he conducts campaign When asked by reporters about the vest he wore at Sunday's event, Trudeau said his first concern was the safety of his family and the other Canadians in the room.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was spotted wearing an armoured vest under his suit jacket during an election rally in the Ontario city of Mississauga on Saturday. According to media reports, the measures were taken after Trudeau 's campaign received a threat, but RCMP spokeswoman

JUSTIN TRUDEAU wore a bulletproof vest for an election campaign rally on Saturday, after fears of a security threat against the Canadian prime minister. The one exception came in 1970, when a radical group seeking independence for Quebec kidnapped the Canadian province’s deputy premier and

Speaking about the incident to reporters at a food drive event in Toronto on Sunday, Trudeau refused to offer any specifics about the threat, saying only that his first concern was for the safety of his family and for all those at the Mississauga event.

"I took advice from the RCMP, worked with them," he said.

On the sidelines

Trudeau was not wearing a bulletproof vest today, but tactical officers were seen on the sidelines.

In a statement to CBC News, the RCMP said it "does not comment on security measures afforded to the prime minister."

Last month, sources told CBC News the RCMP were compiling daily threat reports on online hate targeting political leaders during the campaign leading up to the Oct. 21 election, fearing it could spill over into real-world violence.

Meanwhile, there has been an increase in online posts condoning violence during the campaign, according to government sources close to the file.  RCMP officials have been chasing down credible threats in a variety of ways including surveillance, phone calls and knocking on doors, according to RCMP sources.

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