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Nation's leaders back in parliament after Ottawa shootings

Parliament has resumed in the wake of the tragic events in Ottawa.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed the House of Commons earlier today saying Canadians will not be intimidated.

He says we will be vigilant, but we will not run scared.

“There are people who, every day of their lives, stand on guard for this country, for all of us, and we obviously want to convey our gratitude to these two service men and their families, but also to all the people who undertake this extremely dangerous work.”

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Harper says work to strengthen security in this country will be expedited, and argues the most disturbing thing is that both attacks of terror in the recent days on our country’s soil were carried out by Canadian citizens.

Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May also addressed the House.

They echo that all Canadians are thinking of and praying for the family and friends of fallen Canadian soldier Corporal Nathan Cirillo.

Sergeant of Arms Kevin Vickers is being celebrated as a national hero.

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