The RCMP stopped an alleged terrorism attack involving a Via Rail train from Toronto to New York City before it happened. The officers had been tracking their movements for many months. Canada is very thankful for their actions. The United States is also thankful because Americans would have potentially been involved.
Unfortunately, the fear is that terrorism and Canada will now be more greatly associated with each other. Of course, this would have been worse if the RCMP hadn't caught the alleged terrorists.
In the United States and Canada, we've seen quite a few terrorism cases prevented in the last decade thanks to intelligence and good police work. We saw in the Boston Marathon bombings that not every plot gets thwarted. But most of them do get noticed and prevented.
While Canada and the RCMP get some much deserved love for their actions, the fear is that Canada will get unfairly painted by a terrorism brush. Even though we know the suspects aren't Canadian citizens, that detail is lost south of the border. Then again, those south of the border don't know that a few Canadians were allegedly involved in a bombing in Algeria.
Thanks to this news, Americans think the RCMP and Canada can stop terrorists, and deservedly seen as heroes on both sides of the border.