November 12, 1979
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Event Type: Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Weapon Type(s): Incendiary (Arson/Fire)
Organization Type: Supremacist,
Suicide Attack: No
1- Private Citizens & Property(Houses/Apartments/Residence)
Canadian Target: Yes
By foreigners against foreign target(s) in Canada:
Victims: 3 fatalities, 0 injuries
Perpetrators: 2 involved, 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: "11/12/1979: Attempting to intimidate the members of an East Indian family, two young men from Richmond and Vancouver set fire to a chesterfield on the porch of the family's home. The resulting house fire claimed the lives of the three people inside. The two men were found guilty of manslaughter, and sentenced to eight and six years respectively."
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. 287."
2) RCMP Chronology. p. 7.