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This Cartoon Shows How Canada Deals With Tragedy Differently

10/24/2014 08:43 EDT | Updated 10/25/2014 11:59 EDT

“Smart, careful, and absolutely un-American.”

Those were words used by U.S.-based Mediabistro to describe CBC News’ breaking coverage after a gunman shot and killed an unarmed soldier at Canada’s National War Memorial on Wednesday.

Now, Chronicle Herald cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon has illustrated an editorial, adding sanguine commentary to the Canadian gun violence conversation.

MacKinnon, an award-winning cartoonist, gained international recognition Wednesday for the poignant war memorial editorial cartoon he drew in tribute to fallen Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

According to The Chronicle Herald, a portion of the proceeds from reprints of MacKinnon’s cartoon, titled “Shooting on Parliament Hill,” will be donated to Cpl. Cirillo’s family.

“I thought that the symbolism of the war monument and this unarmed soldier who was guarding it was inescapable,” he told Global News Halifax.

“It was very, very powerful, and so I needed to do something with that.”

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