McGill grad accused of terrorism
One of three men charged in a terrorist plot Thursday is a doctor who graduated from McGill's medical school and was actively involved in humanitarian fundraising.
Khurram Sher completed his studies at the Montreal institution in 2005. Until this past June, he lived in Brossard. Once his residency was completed, he moved to Ontario.
Residents who lived near him Brossard were shocked to learn the father of three is in custody for terrorist-related activity.
"He was a very nice person, I think," said Michel Boucher.
Albertine Carrier said, "It hurts me. They were good people, the whole family was very nice."
Carrier added that three years ago, when one of her children were born, they visited her family and gave them cake.
Sher has been actively involved in fundraising for a group called the RS Foundation, which raises money for aid to Pakistan.
Ball hockey player
In Quebec's official business registry, Sher is listed as director of the foundation, which has offices on Hymus Boulevard in Dorval.
When CTV's Rob Lurie visited the organization on Thursday, another company occupied the premises. Workers said the RS Foundation continued receiving mail at the Hymus Boulevard location, and that someone picked it up.
A spokesperson for the company said the organization is legitimate and members can't believe Sher would be connected to terrorism.
Two weeks ago, media attended an RS Foundation fundraiser to help victims of flooding in Pakistan.
In 2005, Sher visited Pakistan following a devastating earthquake, and earned praise in the House of Commons for his humanitarian work.
RS is also a sponsor of a fundraising charity ball hockey event, in which Sher was also a player.