Canadian MPs may need to wear panic buttons amid threats, minister says – National
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said he was considering giving MPs panic buttons to increase their personal safety.
In an interview, Mendicino revealed that he had received death threats on social media in recent weeks.
Speaking to The Canadian Press, the public safety minister said he and the police, along with Parliamentary Protective Services, were reassessing the safety of MPs after a series of threats and intimidating incidents.
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Among the measures being actively considered is giving MPs carry panic buttons to immediately alert law enforcement if they face a threat.
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Mendicino says he received a number of death threats on Instagram after he introduced a bill in parliament last month providing for gun control to prevent gun violence.
Posts from an account titled « terrorist elite » include: « Someone is going to shoot you. »
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