The Canadian Press

2014-10-22 | Ottawa Shooting Harper

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A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, killing ceremonial Honor Guard reservist Corporal Nathan Cirillo. The gunman then commandeered an idling ministerial car and drove to nearby Parliament Hill's Centre Block, where he injured a guard at the front doors, then engaged security forces in a gunfight before being killed by sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers in the Hall of Honor. Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed Canadians in the wake of the attack.

Date: 2014-10-22
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 185 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << my fellow Canadians for the second time this week there has been a brutal and violent attack on our soil today our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Corporal Cirillo was killed today murdered in cold-blood as he provided a ceremonial honor guard at Canada's national war memorial that sacred place that pays tribute to those who gave their lives so that we can live in a free Democratic and safe Societylikewise our thoughts and prayers remain also with the family and friends of Warrant Officer that Teddy's fast song who was killed earlier this week by kneisl inspired terrorist tonight we also pray for the speedy recovery of the others injured in these despicable attacks fellow Canadians we've also being reminded today of the compassionate and courageous nature of so many Canadians like those private citizens and first First Responders who came to provide Aid to Corporal Sorella as he fought for his life and of course the members of our security forces in the RCMP the city of Ottawa Police and in Parliament who came quickly and a great risk to themselves to assist those of us who are close to the attack tell Canadians in the days to come we will learn more about the terrorist and any accomplices he may have had but this week's events are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world we are also reminded that attacks on our security personnel and on our institutions of government are by their very nature attacks on our country on our values on our society on us Canadians as a free and Democratic people who Embrace human dignity for all but let there be no misunderstanding we will not be intimidated candidate will never be intimidated in fact this will lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts and those of our national security agencies to take all necessary steps to identify and counter threats and keep Canada safe here at home just as it will lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts to work with our allies around the world and fight against the terrorist organizations to brutalize those in other countries with the hope of bringing their savagery to our Shores they will have no Safe Haven what today has been without question a difficult day I have every confidence that Canadians will pull together with a kind of fern solidarity that has seen our country through many challenges together we will remain Vigilant against those at home or abroad who wish to harm us for now Lorraine and Ben and Rachel and I join all Canadians and praying for those touched by today's attack may God bless them and keep our land glorious and free >>