The Parliament buildings and the CSIS headquarters buildings were targets of attacks being planned by the men arrested Friday in counterterror raids by Canadian authorities, according to sources.
Luc Portelance, the assistant director of operations for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, said CSIS has, for some time, been warning the public that there are Canadian-born and bred terrorists actively planning attacks.
"That threat is real and when we've spoken about that threat we were not limiting our thoughts to this one group," Portelance said.
"I don't want to be alarmist and have people think there are numerous others out there, but CSIS and its policing partners are actively investigating others in Canada."
Wake up, O Canada!
Stand on guard for thee!