Third anniversary of the attack in Ottawa this Sunday

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    Saturday, 21 October, 2017 13:10

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    OTTAWA | The day of Sunday will mark the third anniversary of the attacks that occurred on parliament Hill in Ottawa, which claimed the lives of corporal Nathan Cirillo.

    On October 22, 2014, corporal Cirillo stood guard at the memorial when Michael Zehaf-Bibeau showed up on the scene and shot him dead. The shooter then continued its route down to the Parliament and entered the building, where he was shot. 24 year old Nathan Cirillo was the father of a young boy.

    A report of an independent investigation of the Ontario provincial Police (OPP) revealed that the model of security on Parliament Hill was “very inadequate”, including the working relationship between the security service of the House of commons, the Senate and the RCMP.

    Since then, the protection member has seen the light of day, under the responsibility of the chairs of the House of commons and the Senate. It protects the deputies and senators of the parliamentary Precinct, as well as employees and visitors.

    Two days earlier, the Quebecois Martin Couture-Rouleau, a convert to radical islam, had a dark car on two soldiers walking in a parking lot in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Montérégie. Warrant officer Patrice Vincent, an active member of the canadian armed Forces for 28 years, had lost a life. The other man had been wounded, but survived.

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