January 01, 1961
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Grand Forks, British Columbia Canada
Perpetrators: Sons of Freedom (SOF)
Event Type: Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Weapon Type(s): Incendiary (Arson/Fire)
Organization Type: Religious,
Suicide Attack: No
Doubt Terror: No
1- Government(Government Buildings/Facilities)
Canadian Target: Yes
By foreigners against foreign target(s) in Canada:
Victims: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Perpetrators: 3 involved, 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: "01/01/1961: Three Sons of Freedom (SOF) set fire to a British Columbia Land Settlement Board property occupied by them at the time, causing damage of $2,200. They were convicted and sentenced to jail terms ranging from nine months to three years. The sentencing judge emphasized the need to protect ""members of other [i.e. non-Freedomite] sects from criminal acts under the disguise of religion."" The convictions started a brief spate of SOF violence in early May."
References: 1) "Kellett, A., Beanlands, B., Deacon, J., Jeffrey, H., & Lapalme, C. (1991). Terrorism in Canada 1960-1989, User Report no. 1990-16. Ottawa: Solicitor General Canada, National Security Coordination Centre, Police and Security Branch. p. 197."