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MPs Respond To RCMP Carrying SMGs on Parliament Hill

RCMP officers have started openly carrying submachine guns on Parliament Hill as part of a visible increase to Parliament Hill security following last October’s terrorist attack.

The firearms’ appearance on Parliament Hill has prompted mixed reactions from parliamentarians, including some who say they are upset and feel less safe than before.

Read the responses from all sides of the spectrum in The Province.

Source: www.theprovince.com

Ottawa Gunman Michael Zehaf-bibeau Shot 31 Times, Police Report To Reveal

Gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was shot 31 times during his chaotic attack on Parliament Hill Oct. 22, and was finally killed by a bullet to the back of his head, according to a much-anticipated report by OPP to be released this week that concludes RCMP actions were justified.

Source: www.cbc.ca

Ottawa Police Review The Response To War Memorial Attack

The Oct. 22 fatal shooting at the National War Memorial and attack on Parliament highlighted the need for Ottawa police to ensure self-deployed officers are more clearly identified and to improve internal and external communication during emergencies, an unreleased internal Ottawa police review says. Read more in the Ottawa Citizen.

Source: ottawacitizen.com

A Night With Ottawa’s Transit Cops

OC Transpo special constables — the formal name for transit cops — have many of the same powers as the police. They can arrest and detain people under the Criminal Code, enforce drug and alcohol laws, and bust panhandlers on all transit vehicles, stations and property. They don’t have guns or Tasers, but do carry batons, pepper spray and handcuffs….

Source: ottawacitizen.com

New Ottawa Parliamentary Protective Service Officially Unveiled

Six months after an Islamist gunman stormed Parliament, the Hill is getting a new integrated police force and $39 million more in protective muscle.

The 400 members of the current and separate House and Senate security services will be integrated under the operational command of the RCMP and a director reporting to the Speakers of each house. The operation gets a new name, too — the Parliamentary Protective Service.

Source: ottawacitizen.com