A Maclean's special issue on the Ottawa shooting

Oct. 22, 2014 — a day of terror, a day of heroes

A free special issue filled with comprehensive coverage of the Ottawa shooting


SPECIALISSUEMaclean’s has published a special issue of the magazine focused on the tragic events that unfolded in Ottawa this week. The special issue is free for iPads in the Maclean’s app.

Find comprehensive coverage of the shooting here.

Highlights of the issue:

Timeline of events:  Ottawa’s horror started at around 10:50 a.m. A minute-by-minute analysis of the day no one will forget.

Inside the nation’s desperate day: We now know what happened. Now we must discover why it did.

Inside stories: Audio interviews with four people about the dramatic events that unfolded in the Reading Room while gunfire rang out in the hall

The man who wanted to serve: Nathan Cirillo had long dreamed of a military career and was honoured to be chosen to stand guard over Canada’s most sacred war monument

Focus on survival: A witness to the scene recalls Cpl. Nathan Cirillo’s final moments

Canadian apparel: Military uniforms are freighted with symbolism, but in Canada, they suddenly mean so much more

Considering a comrade: Capt. Trevor Greene, who survived an axe attack in Afghanistan, reflects on the events that led to the loss of a fellow soldier

Uncovering a killer: Why Canada couldn’t stop the gunman’s fall into deadly extremism

Back to work: Watch interviews with parliamentarians returning to the Hill 24 hours after the shocking events that locked down their workplace

A quiet town holds its own: Charlotte Gray on why the capital will soon fade back into obscurity

Eyes and ears: What we saw and heard in Ottawa on Oct. 22

Life during wartime: We’re no longer peacekeepers. We are all witnesses to war.

Radical Islam, Canada-style: Canadian institutions will surmount this threat, writes David Frum

Security spiral: Heightened security only increases our fears

A British soldier’s brutal death: The ugly response to the murder of one of its soldiers last year

Terror of One: No more 9/11s; lone-wolf attacks are the future of terror

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Oct. 22, 2014 — a day of terror, a day of heroes

  1. There were two soldiers killed by nutjobs this week. Why does the killing of one result in a special edition of Macleans (and similar reactions from the rest of the country) while the other one gets a couple of short articles? I know the symbolism of attacking Parliament is certainly a big thing. But maybe we’re all just over-reacting a little bit here. My condolences to the families of both soldiers. Both murdered by cowards who didn’t deserve to breathe the same air as them.

  2. So what does Ottawa do? Remove our rights, removes our liberties.

    Hey, Ottawa secirty is a business where when apathy, screw ups, ignoring US warnings will get you more police state budget and less accountability to us.

    If in Alberta RCMP had so much manpower to do B&E on so many homes during the floods, is not accountable, no warrants, no cause, just open disregards for our rights, perhaps Islm has help our Orwelliam Statism win the war against us.

    The war on our Liberties, Freedoms and Democracy has a lot more than a few enemies, and many of the enemies claim to represent us.

  3. No wonder we’re drowning in melodrama here….it’s a way to make a buck.

  4. Bibeau’s action in Ottawa was a “suicide by cop” decision, plain and simple. Yes, he had a pathetic, distorted view of his connection with Islam and yes, he may have been influenced by one or two individuals from the Muslim community. But he was not an obsessed Islamic terrorist bent on obliterating the House of Commons and killing as many MP’s as possible. When he actually hunkered down on the floor of the Commons, he had three rounds left in a 30.30 lever-action Winchester that had to be hand reloaded, round by round. Not exactly the weapon of terror capable of inflicting maximum damage. A better clue is that he had lunch with his mother two days previous after an absence of five years. IMO, he was saying goodbye, which is a common occurrence with those having made the decision to take their life. Bibeau was simply a pathetic drug addict and a loser who had reached that place of delusion with no hope for to-morrow.
    So let’s all take a deep breath and review our current security regulations to see what worked and what needs to change.