1. 2006 June 2: Toronto 18 suspects arrested. This alleged Muslim terrorist cell contained one member whose lawyer claimed the group planned an assault on the CBC’s Canadian Broadcasting Centre (“storm the CBC, take over the CBC”)

  2. 2007 January 9: CBC débuts Little Mosque on the Prairie, a situation comedy in which multiracial Muslims populate a small Prairie town, living with fellow Canadians in wacky peace and harmony

  3. 2009 May 4: One Toronto 18 suspect pleads guilty to terrorism charges; found guilty 4 September

  4. 2009 May 28: Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal, filed by CBC and other press outlets, concerning a Toronto 18 press ban

  5. 2009 September 21: A second suspect pleads guilty to terrorism charges

  6. 2009 September 25: Young offender convicted (under appeal)

  7. 2009 September 28: A third suspect pleads guilty to terrorism charges. Little Mosque on the Prairie returns for a fourth season

  8. 2010 January 16: Two members of Toronto 18 sentenced to 12 years and life imprisonment, respectively

  9. 2010 March 9: CBC Toronto runs advertisement in Toronto Star (for upcoming news segment) explaining where “you” can buy halal meat for “your family”

    Headline: Buying Halal Food: Now you have more choices for your family. More and more restaurants and grocery stores are selling Halal meat and poltry in the GTA. Tonight, we show you how to find them. [photo of rare beef on plate]
  10. 2010 April 15: An accused’s “idea,” court was told, was “ ‘We’re going to attack Parliament [and] take over and use the CBC to broadcast our victory’ ”

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