Tributes paid to tragic soldier

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Published: Tuesday 28th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has led tributes at the funeral of a soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed the parliament building.

Mr Harper spoke about the loss of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who was gunned down as he stood as a ceremonial guard at Ottawa’s National War Memorial in what the prime minister has called a terrorist attack.

Near the Christ’s Church Cathedral in Hamilton, Ontario, mourners lined up four deep to watch a procession of soldiers carry Cpl Cirillo’s coffin. At one point a group of young women sang the national anthem, drawing applause from the crowd.

Cpl Cirillo’s killer, 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was shot dead by the sergeant-at-arms after he ran into the parliament building.

Published: Tuesday 28th October 2014 by The News Editor

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