Ottawa (AFP) - Canada's parliament reopened Thursday and gave a hero's welcome to Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vicker, who a day earlier had put aside his ceremonial duties to draw a gun and take down a gunman.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday the government will expedite plans to give more powers of detention and surveillance to security agencies in the wake of an attack on Parliament. "They need to be much strengthened, and I assure you, Mr. Speaker, that work which is already under way will be expedited," he told the House of Commons, one day after a gunman launched an attack on Parliament and was shot dead. (Reporting by Randall Palmer; Editing by Peter Galloway)