National Newswatch

RCMP show dramatic security video of gunman behind Ottawa shootings

Oct 23 2014 — Andrea Janus

RCMP have revealed dramatic security video footage from Parliament Hill showing the moments before and after a gunman fatally shot a soldier from behind at the National War Memorial and then stormed Centre Block carrying a high-powered firearm. RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson outlined the events of Wednesday morning for reporters, beginning with the first calls […]

Oct 23 2014 — Tonda MacCharles

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the Parliament Hill attacker, was not on the RCMP’s list of 90 individuals under criminal investigation as potential threats, sources tell the Star. That distinguishes him from Martin Couture-Rouleau, who ran down two Canadian soldiers Monday, killing one. Zehaf-Bibeau was not formally identified as a “high-risk traveller” but had applied for a passport, […]

Oct 23 2014 —

One day after a lone gunman executed a terror plot that hit at the heart of the city and the seat of the national government, new details have emerged about the warpath of 32-year-old radicalized shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. Zehaf-Bibeau is believed to have travelled eastbound on Wellington Street in a grey Toyota Camry with no […]

Oct 23 2014 —

Those familiar with the Parliament Hill gunman in his final days say he was angry about failing to get a passport and struggled with drug addiction. Norman LeBlanc, a 60-year-old former truck driver who frequents the downtown Ottawa shelter where Michael Zehaf Bibeau was bunking, says he so angered some of the men at the […]


Ottawa shooting: MPs honour Nathan Cirillo, Kevin Vickers in House

Oct 23 2014 —

Members of Parliament honoured Cpl. Nathan Cirillo with a moment of silence as they tried to get back to a normal routine, a day after the soldier was killed during the Ottawa shooting. Cirillo was shot and killed while standing guard at the National War Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Wednesday […] (1)

Lawyers argue law to strip terrorists of citizenship is unconstitutional

Oct 23 2014 —

Constitutional lawyers are in Federal Court on Thursday, challenging a law that allows the government to strip a Canadian-born person of their citizenship. Toronto lawyers Rocco Galati and Paul Slansky, who is representing the Constitutional Rights Centre, say the new law is unconstitutional. Previously, someone could be stripped of Canadian citizenship for attaining it through […]

Oct 23 2014 —

Ottawa Police confirmed Thursday morning one shooter was responsible in the attack on the nation’s capital that left one soldier dead. The confirmation comes as federal politicians are set to meet at the National War Memorial Thursday morning prior to the resumption of Parliament to pay their respects to fallen Canadian soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, […]

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Oct 23 2014 — Althia Raj

Security practices on Parliament Hill will have to change following Wednesday’s shooting, Canada’s parliamentarians say. “This is a day where Canada lost its innocence,” Liberal senator Jim Munson told The Huffington Post Canada on Wednesday while in lockdown with several NDP MPs. Canada has avoided becoming an “armed camp” like Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., […]

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Oct 23 2014 — Mark Kennedy

On Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Stephen Harper walked into Room 237-C in the heart of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block for the weekly gathering of the Conservative caucus. In recent days, he had been absorbed – both publicly and behind closed doors – with the apparent threat posed by lone-wolf attackers who might become “radicalized” by […]

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The mother of the man identified as the assailant who killed a soldier at the National War Memorial before opening fire in Parliament says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. In a brief and tear-filled telephone call Thursday, Susan Bibeau told the Associated Press she did not know what […]

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Is terror attack a political game changer?

Oct 23 2014 — Lawrence Martin

It seemed a little crass in the wake of the brutal terror attack to start talking about the political impact of it all. But this is a crass town when it comes to politics. Everything, especially under these Conservatives, is weighed in that domain. And amid the alarm on Ottawa’s downtown streets yesterday you could […]


The day it all changed

Oct 23 2014 — Mia Rabson

“This changes everything.” Liberal MP John McKay said this speaking to reporters a few hours after the unthinkable happened in Canada’s Parliament buildings. It may sound like hyperbole, but yesterday, the game changed in Canada. The overriding sense among MPs, senators, staff and the media, for whom Parliament is part of daily life, is that […]

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Parliament shootings bring fear to a special neighbourhood

Oct 23 2014 — Tim Harper

When fear invades your neighbourhood it announces itself in a swirl of sirens and emergency vehicles screaming down Rideau St., a report of a fallen soldier and a knot in your stomach. Your world speeds up, even as you weave your way through the downtown denizens laconically shuffling along the sidewalk, oblivious to this invasion. […]


Parliament will carry on

Oct 23 2014 — Aaron Wherry

The honourable J.R. Nicholson, minister of labour, seems to have paused for a moment then before continuing with his remarks on a motion to call for “a copy of any communication exchanged between the maritime trustees or other organizations and other persons, and the Minister of Labour or any official of the Department of Labour, […]


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 […]


Yes, everything has changed, but long before today

Oct 23 2014 — Graham Thomson

It is business as usual at the Alberta legislature. Sort of. The building is open, but not as open today as it was yesterday. As a precaution after Wednesday’s brutal attack on Parliament Hill, legislature officials immediately tightened security. As a member of the public, you can still get into the building as long as […]

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A new, brutal reality dawns on our country

Oct 23 2014 — Marilla Stephenson

The naiveté of our nation died Wednesday as homegrown radicalism gripped the very heart of Canada’s democratic capital. The heinous murder of a Canadian Forces soldier, standing guard in ceremonial dress at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, allegedly by a young Canadian-born assailant, will profoundly change this country. While the two events have not […]


Time to reflect on the courage of our ancestors

Oct 23 2014 — Stephen Maher

When I heard about the shooting, and headed to Parliament Hill, the first sign that something bad had happened was across Sussex Drive from the American embassy, where two Ottawa police officers were standing guard. One of them had an automatic rifle. A third man in green fatigues and a Kevlar vest was with them, […]

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Mama June — Dating Man Who Molested Her Relative

Oct 23 2014 —

Mama June is seeing someone new, but there’s a big problem … the guy just got out of prison after serving time for molesting one of June’s relatives … TMZ has learned. The new guy is 53-year-old Mark McDaniel. He was convicted in 2004 for aggravated child molestation. Prosecutors say he molested an 8-year-old child […]

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