Top Canadian security officials are due to testify on Monday before a parliamentary committee about threats facing the nation in the same building where a man described as an homegrown militant opened fire last week as Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with lawmakers.
About 100 police, firefighters and other emergency workers held a disaster-response drill in downtown Toronto`s deserted financial district on Sunday following a week that saw two soldiers killed on Canadian soil.
The man who killed a Canadian soldier and attacked the country`s Parliament building last week made a video of himself before hand, evidence he was driven by ideological and political motives, police said on Sunday.
The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said.
Canada`s financial intelligence agency asked institutions to quickly report suspicious transactions in the wake of two deadly attacks this week and has received data "useful to our intelligence efforts," a spokesman said on Friday.
Canada will introduce legislation next week to give more powers to its spy agency, a bill that will be largely unchanged from one drafted before this week`s attack in Ottawa, a government source said on Friday.
Canadian police have released dramatic surveillance footage showing the moment a gunman suspected of planning to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamic militants breached security at parliament after shooting dead a soldier.
The gunman in Wednesday`s attack on Canada`s capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a "radicalization process," police said on Thursday.
Countries across the globe should unite as equal partners to fight the menace of terrorism, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Thursday noting that even countries like Canada are not spared.