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The Targets

[PoliticsWatch posted 1:35 p.m. June 5, 2006]

OTTAWA  — Officially, Canadian police forces have not listed the names of the intended targets of the 17 men taken into custody on the weekend and accused of trying to launch a terrorist attack in Canada. 
 
But a number of media outlets have said police sources tell them that there were four intended targets of the group of men who tried to obtain three tonnes of ammonium nitrate. 

Here's a run down of the landmarks the men were reportedly targeting. 

PARLIAMENT HILL

The Centre Block of Parliament Hill. 

The seat of government and a tourist haven. 

The Centre Block was rebuilt in 1922 after being destroyed by a fire during World War I.

The House of Commons and Senate are located in the Centre Block as well as numerous offices of MPs, including the prime minister.  

There are also hundreds of school children and tourists who visit the Hill each day to take guided tours.

CN TOWER

CN Tower 

At 181 stories, the CN Tower is tallest building in the world and has become Toronto's icon. 

It first opened on June 26, 1976.

The structure is also an important tele-communications hub.  

The CN Tower's Web site estimates two million people visit each year. 

Toronto Stock Exchange 

TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE

Home of the TSX where 75 per cent of Canada's trading takes place each day. 

It is also the third largest exchange in North America and the sixth largest in the world. 


CSIS HEADQUARTERS (TORONTO) 

CSIS's Toronto office is located in the central tourism and business section of Toronto at 277 Front Street. 

A number of protests have been held outside the headquarters in recent years because of the detainment of a number of Muslim men on security certificates. 

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