HAMILTON Ontario (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and hundreds of mourners are expected to pack into a cathedral in industrial Hamilton, Ontario, on Tuesday for the funeral of the soldier shot dead in last week’s attack on the nation’s seat of government.
Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, was one of two soldiers killed in a pair of attacks police said were carried out independently by radical recent converts to Islam at a time when Canada’s military is stepping up its involvement in air strikes against Islamic State militants in the Middle East.
TORONTO (Reuters) – The man who killed a Canadian soldier and attacked the country’s parliament building last week made a video of himself before hand, evidence he was driven by ideological and political motives, police said on Sunday.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement they were conducting a detailed analysis of the video made by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau and could not release it at this time.
TORONTO (Reuters) – About 100 police, firefighters and other emergency workers held a disaster-response drill in downtown Toronto’s deserted financial district on Sunday following a week that saw two soldiers killed on Canadian soil.
Security in normally relaxed Canada has been tighter in the days since a gunman shot dead a soldier in Ottawa before charging into the parliament building and another man ran over two soldiers with a car, killing one, outside Montreal.