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Mom of gunman says she is crying for the victims of Ottawa shootings

OTTAWA - The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at the National War Memorial before opening fire in Parliament said she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son....

posted: October 23,2014

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First Nations chief gives lessons about hangings 150 years later

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - It wasn't long ago that an RCMP officer asked Chief Joe Alphonse for some help in understanding the people of his First Nation....

Canada plans diplomatic blitz in U.S. amid scrutiny over security

WASHINGTON - Canadian officials plan a diplomatic blitz south of the border to address any security jitters following two attacks this week that have drawn extensive media attention in the U.S....

House Speaker orders Hill security review; RCMP, CSIS re-evaluate threats

OTTAWA - House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer has ordered a full review of Parliament Hill security after Wednesday's deadly shootout in the halls of the Centre Block....

Harper waited among MPs, terrifying unknown on other side of doors

OTTAWA - For a few moments that must have felt like an eternity, the prime minister of Canada stood hiding in a closet-like space within the Conservative caucus room....

Gunman angry about not getting passport, had drug problems, say shelter mates

OTTAWA - The man who killed a soldier at the National War Memorial was angry about failing to get a passport and struggled with drug addiction, say those who knew him at the men's shelters where he spent his final weeks....

House of Commons gets underway in wake of stunning Parliament Hill attack

OTTAWA - The echoes of the Parliament Hill shootout continued to reverberate Thursday as politicians praised the security forces who rushed to their rescue and Canadians got more details about the troubled homeless man at the centre of the ...

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