October 22, 2014

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Canadian parliament locked down, one suspect reported dead

CTV News One member of parliament, Mark Strahl, tweeted from inside parliament: "Very tense situation in Ottawa this morning. Multiple gun shots fired outside of our...

'We were all pretty scared,' Sudbury-area MP says

Crammed in the same room with Thibeault were about 100 others, including "50 to 75 of us from the NDP, visitors to the Hill, senators...

Comment on Remembering Cpl. Nathan Cirillo by PearlyQ

(Pressemitteilung)Nachricht von theglobeandmail.com: Wayne Marston, NDP MP for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, talks about how security escorted some NDP MPs safely out of Parliament after...

MPs stunned by gunshots, told to get on the floor

Rankin and his NDP caucus colleagues were stunned Wednesday after hearing gunshots on Parliament Hill and seeing the chaos that followed. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair...

Ottawa Parliament shooting: BC MPs tell of frightening attack

Ron Cannan (Conservative), MP for Kelowna-Lake Country. Ron Cannan wasn't able to phone in to On The Coast for 4:30 p.m. PT, but he sent...

Liberal MP Sean Casey describes a day in lockdown

Ottawa Shooting 20141022 The following is the text of an email sent to me by Liberal MP Sean Casey, who writes about how the day...

Thomas Mulcair: 'We shall never waver'

CBC.ca The prepared text of NDP leader Thomas Mulcair's televised remarks to the nation this evening. Good evening. My fellow Canadians,. Today, the peace of our...

Justin Trudeau: 'The attack is unforgivable'

SooToday.com The following is the prepared text of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's remarks on Parliament Hill this evening. I am deeply saddened by today's horrific events...

Judy Wasylycia-Leis decisively defeated

Her opponents frequently used Wasylycia-Leis' ties to the provincial NDP as fodder against her, saying that she would be beholden to the Greg Selinger government...

Soldier fatally shot on Parliament Hill identified as Nathan Cirillo of Hamilton

Hamilton East-Stoney Creek MP Wayne Marston, who heard gun shots from inside the NDP's Parliament caucus office, told the Hamilton Spectator the soldier's death was...

Alberta politicians caught in Ottawa Parliament Hill chaos

“This is the kind of thing you see on TV or movies,” he said around noon, while still hiding behind a desk in the building's...

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada Parliament

Cabinet minister Tony Clement tweeted that at least 30 shots were heard inside Parliament, where Conservative and Liberal MPs were holding their weekly caucus meetings.

Obama's Big Ebola Wager

Should we assume that the chances of another Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian whose arrival here resulted in the infection of two nurses, are fairly...

Soldier and Gunman Killed in Canada near Parliament Building

Cabinet minister Tony Clement tweeted that at least 30 shots were heard inside Parliament, where Conservative and Liberal MPs were holding their weekly caucus meetings.

Parliament Hill sergeant-at-arms hailed as hero in Ottawa

He also worked on homicide investigations, international drug smuggling cases and the countrywide inquiry into the “tainted blood” supply, according to a statement by Conservative...

How to Protect Your Neighbors From the Gay Gremlin Threat

(blog)Culler is challenging—with little chance of winning—popular Democrat incumbent James Clyburn, but his dim prospects haven't stopped him from deploying creative (to put it...

Ted Cruz trying to help Senate candidates, but his role is limited

But during the Republican primary in Kansas, he'd been pummeled as insufficiently conservative by tea partier Milton Wolf, who pitched himself as the next Ted...

Ottawa shooting: Military considering heightened security at bases

Canadian Forces officials are assessing whether heightened security is necessary at bases across the country after a shooting on Parliament Hill Wednesday left an Ontario...

Ottawa Shootings Leave Soldier, Gunman Dead

WCBS 880 spoke with Canada MP Marc Garneau (Liberal, Westmount-Ville-Marie), who was also in the building when the shots were fired. “This is not a...

PM: Canada not immune to terror attacks

Soldiers watch as a man places flowers at a memorial outside the gates of the John Weir Foote Armory, the home of the Argyll and...

Ottawa terror attack left images both vivid and horrifying that will have a ...

It is perhaps absurd after years of war abroad and threats of reprisals at home that events in Ottawa struck with such shock and bewilderment,...

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

In this photo provided by MP Nina Grewal, members of Canada's Parliament barricade themselves in a meeting room on Parliament Hill on Wednesday in Ottawa.

Masked gunman killed after Canadian soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, fatally shot ...

“Gunman at Parliament's Centre Block has been shot and killed,” Conservative MP Bernard Trottier tweeted at 10:30 a.m. Tory MP Bob Zimmer also reported the...

Canadian soldier killed in attack near parliament; Netanyahu, Obama offer ...

The Conservative Party caucus room is shown shortly after shooting began on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Ontario, October 22, 2014, taken and provided by MP...

Ottawa shooting: A day of chaos leaves soldier, gunman dead

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in an evening address that Canada would not be intimidated by Wednesday's "brutal and violent attack" in Ottawa, in which...

Ottawa shooting: Harper, Mulcair, Trudeau speak about attack

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau delivered speeches Wednesday evening in the wake of a shooting on Parliament...

Raucous protesters choke entrance at George Will's Miami University speech

roughly 75 students choked the business school gates where conservative columnist George Will gave a guest lecture Wednesday night at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

I met an old soldier at the end of a 'damn sad' day

Gordon O'Connor, 75, retired brigadier-general, former defence minister, and now Prime Minister Stephen Harper's chief government whip, as well as the MP for the Ottawa...

Why Oregon is about to be the poster child for how to legalize and regulate ...

I'm not the only one who thinks Miron's estimate is conservative, not just because of the industry growth curve Rogers described at the ICBC, but...

Why Oregon is about to be the poster child for how to legalize and regulate ...

I'm not the only one who thinks Miron's estimate is conservative, not just because of the industry growth curve Rogers described at the ICBC, but...

Ottawa shooting: Calgary police chief says attack not believed to be co ...

Calgary police Chief Rick Hanson says local officers remain vigilant after a shooting in Ottawa Wednesday morning. Parliament Hill was locked down after 24-year-old reservist...

Cindy Gilroy defeats longtime Daniel McIntyre incumbent Harvey Smith

... list in tonight's results but in general people feel pretty positive that the change has happened here in Daniel Mac,” said Bellamy, the Winnipeg...

New councillors in St. Boniface, St. Charles, St. Norbert

TRES BIEN, MATTHIEU. Matt Allard is the new face for St. Boniface on city council. Allard, the head of the Francophone Chamber of Commerce, easily...

UPDATE: Day of chaos in the capital leaves soldier and terrorist dead

The gunman walked right past the Centre Block's Reading Room — where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with the Conservative caucus — before being...

Hayes safe, says assistant

Marie MP Bryan Hayes is safe, but not yet available for comment, according to a staff member from his Ottawa office. Jody Taylor, executive assistant...

Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

Toronto Star Cabinet minister Tony Clement tweeted that at least 30 shots were heard inside Parliament, where Conservative and Liberal MPs were holding their weekly caucus...

Ottawa terror attack will change security in Canada and internationally: Rob ...

Security on Parliament Hill has been “ramping up” in recent years, but Wednesday's terror attack is going to accelerate the process, said former Yellowhead MP...

How Big Is The Canadian Terror Network?

Former Minister of Public Safety Stockwell Day, who once oversaw Canadian security agencies in cabinet as a member of the ruling Conservative government, said he...

Politicians describe terror, chaos on Parliament Hill

Northern Daily News “They told us to run, to stay down and to stay along the walls,” Angus said, describing how three of his fellow NDP...

Canada prime minister calls shootings at Parliament, war memorial terrorism

Toronto Star Cabinet minister Tony Clement tweeted that at least 30 shots were heard inside Parliament, where Conservative and Liberal MPs were holding their weekly caucus...

'We were lucky today,' says MP Armstrong

“My condolences to the family of the soldier that was murdered in front of the War Memorial,” said Armstrong. “He was just standing there in...

Ottawa gunman converted to Islam

Thought it was dynamite or construction rather than anything else," said MP John McKay. He said security guards then came rushing down the halls, herding...

Woodgreen workers walk

Some 500 social service workers for the WoodGreen agency walked off the job on October 9. Their union, Workers United Canada Local 154, represents personal...

Canadian MPs use Twitter to relay news during shooting

Globe and Mail reporter Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) tweeted a picture of New Democrat legislator Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe, 30, with her young child snuggled on her chest.

Canadian Prime Minister calls Ottawa attack terrorism

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. had video of the gunman going to his car alone with his weapon after the shooting at the memorial. The car...

OTTAWA: Police officers take cover near the Parliament Hill following a ...

The assault came very near the room where Mr Harper was meeting members of his Conservative party, a government minister said. “PM (Harper) was addressing...

Ukip 'set for big by-election win'

The findings sound a note of caution for the Conservative Party in the way it is fighting the campaign to retain the Kent seat -...

Manchin, Whitehouse form unlikely energy alliance

WDTV Joe Manchin, who once expressed his disdain for a cap-and-trade bill by literally shooting it, furthered an unlikely energy alliance with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse by...

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says shooting rampage was terrorist ...

Cabinet minister Tony Clement tweeted that at least 30 shots were heard inside Parliament, where Conservative and Liberal MPs were holding their weekly caucus meetings.

Stephen Harper, opposition condemn 'act of hatred'

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau addressed the nation Wednesday night following the shooting on Parliament Hill.