Members of the Canadian Parliament will be given «panic buttons»
Decision amid concerns over increased harassment of legislators
Canadian MPs will be given “panic buttons” to call security or the police in an emergency due to increased incidents of harassment, intimidation and threats of violence.< /p>
Announcement Minister of Public Security Marco Mendicino has himself received death threats online in recent weeks in response to a legislative initiative to limit the possession of firearms.
“The situation is very alarming,” he said, talking about “very negative and toxic rhetoric that we see on the Internet that can lead to violence” and has already led to dangerous clashes.
“We need a space where we can actively debate without becoming witnesses such anger and almost physical confrontation, as well as incitement to violence and death threats,” he said.