The notion of mass violence in Canada always seems to surprise.
Even two years ago — long after terror and vigilance anecame global conditions — an American politician’s comments about building a border wall through sleepy Canadian forests was ridiculed so much that it helped end his campaign. And gun-wary Canada has long avoided the kind of mass shootings that are epidemic in its southern neighbor.
Then, on Sunday night, there was shock across the world as blood spilled in the north. An apparent terrorist attack on a Quebec City mosque killed six and wounded many more. The premier of Quebec province expressed “horror and incredulity.”
It’s believed to be the first mass shooting at a mosque in…