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Ottawa shooting: How Parliament will carry on

Oct 23 2014 —

Industry Minister James Moore is vowing the House of Commons will sit at 10 a.m. today as usual, despite the shooting that shook Ottawa the day before. “Our democracy cannot and will not be intimidated by today’s events,” Moore tweeted Wednesday night. Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed Canada will not be intimidated. “In fact, this […]

Oct 22 2014 —

The gunman who staged a deadly attack Wednesday on Parliament Hill was a terrorist whose despicable crime will only harden Canada’s resolve to crack down on terrorists at home and abroad, Stephen Harper says. The prime minister tied Wednesday’s extraordinary events — the killing of an honour guard at the National War Memorial, and a […]

Oct 22 2014 —

The attack on Parliament HiSeveral hours later, Ottawa Police and RCMP officers were still searching Parliament Hill and officials declined to say whether the unidentified gunman acted alone. The soldier that was killed was identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, according to his aunt. Cpl. Cirillo, who was a member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, […]

Oct 22 2014 —

The man who is reported to have shot an assailant on Parliament Hill today is a former police officer with a background in providing security services for dignitaries, including members of the Royal Family. Kevin Vickers became the sergeant-at-arms in the House of Commons eight years ago after a varied career in security. He spent […]

Police cordon off a street leading to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct.22, 2014. A Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has been shot by an unknown gunman and there are reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Parliament Hill security under the spotlight

Oct 22 2014 —

The fatal shooting of a soldier at the National War Memorial and the subsequent gunfire on Parliament Hill have renewed concerns about security in the capital. MPs and senators have been nervous for years about how easily members of the public can access the Parliament buildings. Canada’s role in the campaign against ISIL has heightened […]

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Prime Minister speaks with NDP, Liberal leaders in display of cross-partisanship

Oct 22 2014 —

In the shadow of Wednesday’s attack on Parliament Hill, Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke with NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in a rare show of cross-partisanship. The calls were prompted by the deadly shootings that claimed the life of a Canadian soldier, injured three others and paralyzed Ottawa’s downtown for most […]

Oct 22 2014 —

U.S. President Barack Obama has condemned the fatal shooting in Ottawa as “outrageous.” He says ”We’re all shaken by it.” Obama says the motive for the attack remains unknown. But he says as more becomes known, that information will be factored into U.S. security considerations. Obama says he spoke by telephone today with Prime Minister […]

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Oct 22 2014 —

Parliament Hill came under attack today after a man with a rifle shot and killed a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, before seizing a car and driving to the doors of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block nearby. MPs and other witnesses reported 30 to 50 shots fired inside Parliament, and […]

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Oct 22 2014 —

A lawyer for Taseko Mines (TSX:TKO) says the federal environment minister acted improperly in rejecting the company’s proposed gold mine in B.C., putting politics before fairness. The company is asking the Federal Court to convert its two judicial review applications into full legal action saying it wants monetary damages for the minister’s alleged wrongdoing. Taseko […]

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Oct 22 2014 —

The legislatures in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are taking precautions after shots were fired on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. In Halifax, security was increased at the Nova Scotia legislature and the building was locked down but Speaker Kevin Murphy says daily proceedings will continue. Only people with official passes are being let into the […]

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Ottawa Parliament shooting: We’ve known this day was coming

Oct 23 2014 — Brian Stewart

Perhaps the shock of Wednesday’s attack will prove shorter than we expect because, let’s be frank, we’ve all known something like this was coming, right? We’ve been warned for years by our combined counterterrorism apparatus that it will stop many plots, but cannot get all. In short, the hits are coming. Brace yourself Canada. Time […]

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Is it too early to ask for a sane conversation about terrorism?

Oct 23 2014 — Linda McQuaig

The sight of our Parliament buildings under attack is a horrifying one. Sadly, it’s likely to rally support for the Harper government’s decision to send warplanes to attack Islamic State in Iraq. It shouldn’t. Yes, there’s a strong temptation now to ramp up our anger and vow that we won’t back down until Islamic State […]

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Terrorists don’t have a chance in this country

Oct 23 2014 — Margaret Wente

I was never prouder of my country than I was Wednesday. I learned that we are pretty cool people in a crisis. It’s easy to overreact when someone with a gun storms your seat of government and opens fire – especially when you suspect that person is a radicalized terrorist with an unknown number of […]

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Attack on Ottawa reveals utter lack of readiness

Oct 22 2014 — Michael Den Tandt

Here’s a question. How is it that in 2014, in a country newly at war, a gunman carrying a rifle or possibly a double-barrelled shotgun (we can’t say for sure because, according to the authorities, that’s on a need-to-know basis and you, my friend, do not need to know) managed to gun down a Canadian […]

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Palin Family Brawl (AUDIO!) — Bristol: He Called Me A C**t and A Slut!

Oct 22 2014 —

Bristol Palin hysterically told cops during the epic drunken Palin family brawl in Alaska last month … that some guy knocked her down and called her a f**king c**t. Bristol’s conversation with cops outside the party near Anchorage was recorded by the officer and TMZ obtained a copy. During the convo … Bristol explains the […]

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