It was just over a year ago (June 2nd, 2006) that 17 Toronto-area youths and young men were arrested for allegedly plotting terrorist acts against Canada. The Mississuaga News has a good summary of the state of the case against these men, which will involve testimony by several RCMP "moles". The money quote:
The father of one of the accused, Tariq Abdelhaleem, doubts the two police moles were passive observers, but rather took instructions from the agencies to entrap the young men and encourage the alleged crime.
One of the accused is Shareef Abdelhaleen, 30, is an unmarried computer programmer who emigrated from Egypt at age 10 with his father, Tariq.
“These guys spent two years talking and nothing happened,” said Tariq. “And then these two spies appear and things begin to happen.
Remember the political circumstances. The Harper government had only recently assumed power, and was due for a display of ritual grovelling to cement its reputation as being loyal coat-holders in George Bush's "War on Terror". Asking the RCMP for a parade of dark-skinned flesh in orange jumpsuits probably seemed like a terrific idea at the time.