We do a disservice to survivors of major tragedies when we call them "heroes." Instead, we should change our policies and attitudes to help them truly survive the disaster.
A year after the Quebec mosque shooting, it's clear that little has changed for Muslims in Canada. They're still almost unequivocally rejected.
The recent Edmonton attack raises questions about a new type of terrorism and the different methods required to stop it. Labelling such attacks as the work of a "lone wolf" obscures a larger problem.