Kamloops MP says London attack brings back chilling memories

By James Peters
March 22, 2017 - 11:30am

OTTAWA, ON  — Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod says news of the attack near Parliament in London brought her back to October 22, 2014, when a gunman laid siege to Parliament Hill in Ottawa after killing Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the nearby National War Memorial.

McLeod says the similarities are chilling.

"We were in caucus, of course, during the Parliament Hill episode a number of years ago," said McLeod. "It was, again, a Wednesday morning in caucus when one of our colleagues came in and told us about this horrific incident over in the U.K."

"Obviously, things are unfolding and right now we're just thinking of them, (passing on our) thoughts and prayers."

McLeod adds she gave special thanks to the protective guards who work on Parliament Hill today.

"Today, as I left Parliament, I made sure I shook hands with every single member of our protective services. Some are standing outside right now with a windchill of -30, who are there protecting the visitors, the guests, the parliamentarians, especially on a day like budget."

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