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EDITORIAL: Election takes a scary turn

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Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest and was surrounded by a uniformed security team at an election event in Mississauga, Ont. on the weekend after police apparently received a specific and credible threat to his safety.

In case you don’t pay attention to such things, politicians in body armour are not a regular thing in this country.

It’s a situation that should generate concern and reflection. Instead, in a total absence of facts to support their case, online trolls immediately began suggesting it was all faked to curry favour for the Liberals, even arguing that aspects of the police uniforms “proved” the security officers weren’t real.

This is where political discourse is now.

And if we don’t change our ways, someone is going to get hurt or........

© The Journal Pioneer