Canada accidentally leaked countermeasures for a ‘9/11-style’ attack – Business Insider – [businessinsider] – Documents obtained by CBC News revealed secret plans that outline Canada’s military response in the event of a terror attack. The material was part of a 2015 briefing given to Canada’s chief of defense staff Sgt. Jonathan Vance, CBC News reported.
The news outlet received the documents through the Access to Information Act, Canada’s version of the US Freedom of Information Act. Though the pages were marked for redaction, CBC reports that its contents were still visible.
The plans detailed Canada’s procedures for responding to a “9/11-style” terrorist attack. One of the safety measures allowed fighter jets to shoot down a hijacked commercial airliner to protect the CN Tower, one of Canada’s largest buildings.