PM Justin Trudeau’s government doesn’t have any plans for marking the 2nd anniversary of the Parliament Hill attack.
In 2015, the Conservative Government, who were on the way out, held a huge ceremony at National War Memorial for marking the attack’s anniversary. The 2015 event even included a speech from David Johnston, the Governor, a march-past from Sutherland Highlanders from Hamilton and Cirillo’s Argyll, and a permanent plaque being unveiled which commemorated Cirillo.
Stephen Harper, the exiting PM had been pictured together with new PM Justin Trudeau while laying a wreath at the memorial.
On the 22nd of October 2014, Corporal Cirillo had been standing as an honor guard at the National War Memorial’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier when Michael Zehaf-Bibeau came up from behind him and shot in his back and then once more while he tried crawling for cover. 5 civilians came to his aid, but he eventually died from his wounds.
After this, Zehaf-Bibeau car-jacked a car and drove through the main doors of the Peace Tower and into the Hall of Honor. He ran past the area where the Opposition Leader was meeting with the Prime Minister. He fired a number of rounds from his gun before he was shot dead outside the Parliamentary Library.
Zehaf-Bibeau made one video before he murdered Cirillo saying he was attacking the capital since Canada is fighting jihadists in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are thousands of people who work on Parliament Hill and in downtown Ottawa who were locked down for hours as the police searched for other attackers.
A couple of days earlier, Patrice Vincent, a Warrant Officer had been run down by a vehicle driven by an Islamic Jihadist in Quebec. Vincent was wearing his uniform from the Canadian Armed Forces when he was killed while a military colleague of his did manage to survive the attack.
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