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Today on the Hill: Tours of Parliament Buildings resume after deadly shooting

10/27/2014 04:00 EDT | Updated 12/26/2014 05:59 EST
OTTAWA - Tours of Parliament Hill will resume today after the fatal shooting of a soldier at the National War Memorial and the killing of his assailant in the halls of Centre Block.

The grounds of Parliament Hill had been off limits until Friday night after Michael Zehaf Bibeau stormed Centre Block on Wednesday after killing Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial.

But visitors and people who work on Parliament Hill can expect to see heightened RCMP presence at entrances to buildings in the Parliamentary Precinct.

Here are some other events taking place today on and around Parliament Hill:

— Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney makes an announcement about missing persons at the RCMP national police services building;

— Blaney and Health Minister Rona Ambrose appear at Commons public safety committee hearing witnesses on Bill C-2, Respect for Communities Act;

— The Senate national security and defence committee meets to discuss security threats facing Canada;

— And Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq appears at committee to discuss Bill C-40, the Rouge National Urban Park Act.