Solemn Remembrance Day ceremonies across the country will be marked this year by higher levels of security, but none more notably than the massive annual gathering in Ottawa, where Prime Minister Stephen Harper and an estimated 80,000 others will gather near where a Canadian soldier was shot dead in recent weeks.
The Ottawa ceremony at the base of the National War Memorial is Canada’s largest Remembrance Day every Nov. 11, and is expected to draw an even larger crowd on Tuesday.
But with Canada still reeling from two fatal attacks against military personnel in recent weeks, those heading out to ceremonies large and small should expect to see a few extra precautions in place. Military museums are being temporarily closed, local police forces are getting help from larger agencies and, in Ontario, off-duty officers are being asked to come armed and ready to assist in the event of an emergency.
Insp. Murray Knowles, Emergency Operations Directorate of the Ottawa Police Service, says thatRead More »from Expect much higher security at Remembrance Day ceremonies across the country