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Commons committee to watch Ottawa shooter’s video

The RCMP will show MPs the recording on Friday


 

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OTTAWA – The RCMP will show MPs the video Michael Zehaf Bibeau made last October before he killed a Canadian soldier and stormed Parliament Hill.

A source familiar with the plan says the RCMP will use an open meeting of the House of Commons public safety committee Friday to provide a ‘detailed update’ of the investigation into Zehaf Bibeau’s deadly attack.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly, says the video will be shown to the committee.

A spokesman for the public safety minister said Tuesday the federal government wants the video to be released publicly, despite the fact the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

In addition, the Commons public safety and Senate security committees have requested the video be disclosed.

In the days following the attack, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said he wanted Canadians to see what he described as footage of Zehaf Bibeau explaining his actions in a deliberate and lucid manner.

He has since said that while some transcripts might be provided to the public, he didn’t think the video would ever be released.


 

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