May 25, 1981
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Matsqui, 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: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Perpetrators: 4 involved, 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: "05/25/1981: Four Caucasian males set fire to an unoccupied home, and two cars owned by an East Indian farmer in the Fraser Valley community of Matsqui, B.C. The damage that was caused was estimated at over $6000. The cars were destroyed and the house was gutted. There was no indication of injuries. The four men were charged with arson."
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. 292."
2) "Ross, Jeffrey I. (1992). ATIC IV: Chronology of Domestic and International Terrorist Events in Canada, 1960-1990. Montreal, Qc: International Centre for Comparative Criminology. p. 98"
3) RWVIC p. 163
4) RCMP Chronology. p. 9.