The ghastly killings at Dawson College raise one of the fundamental questions that is emerging in this age of terrorism: what is the balance between security and liberty? Of course the authorities could come up with more money and have the floors at Dawson crawling with guards. But is that the atmosphere we want to create for young Quebeckers attending a college of higher learning? On another question, is there any way to identify these Gothic types before they start spraying their peers with a machine gun? There has to be a balance between a police state and anarchy but in this age of terrorism and random shootings such a balance is becoming harder to achieve.
Dawson College: Security vs. Freedom
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