Abbreviated timeline

  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 peace and harmony of the wackiest kind
  3. 2009 May 4: One 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