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VANCOUVER — A B.C. man on trial for plotting to bomb the province’s legislature told his wife they should call themselves “al-Qaida Canada.”

John Nuttall and Amanda Korody were targeted by an undercover RCMP investigation, and their trial is now watching videos in the weeks leading up to the alleged Canada Day plot in 2013.

In the latest video played for the jury, Nuttall and Korody are alone together in a hotel room in Delta, south of Vancouver, where they watched CNN and occasionally discussed their plan.

Nuttall tells Korody the television news would soon be broadcasting details of their attack, which he says will “rock the world.”

Nuttall says that by launching an attack, they are proclaiming themselves to be al-Qaida Canada, and he describes himself and his wife as sleepers who’ve been woken.

The Crown’s theory is that Nuttall and Korody, who were recent converts to Islam, were self-radicalized and were not part of a larger terrorist group.

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