Friday, October 23 Commentary

Posted By: Dave Agar · 10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

The video cams that captured Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's attack on Parliament Hill Wednesday show clearly there are significant security gaps on the hill....both outside and inside.

There's also a flaw in the security provided to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

This is just coming to light now but Harper was actually put in, what amounts to, a janitor's closet inside the Conservative caucus room.  He was in there for about 15 minutes with electrical boxes, a step ladder and a folding chair.  His RCMP detail was outside the locked caucus room.   One of them was at the top of the stairs and grabbed Bibeau's Winchester.   The RCMP has now changed things.  Henceforth the Prime Minister will have a 24-7 security detail, which to me could get a little tricky in top secret briefings be they security or partisan politics.

When Harper was put into the closet, the Conservative MP's inside caucus assumed ...