Parliament Hill security guards to be honoured in special ceremony

12/11/2014 02:00 EST | Updated 02/10/2015 05:59 EST
House of Commons security guards will have the rare honour of being invited onto the floor of the Chamber this afternoon as part of a special ceremony to pay tribute to their professionalism during Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's attack on Parliament Hill last month. .

House Speaker Andrew Scheer will thank the team on behalf of the House as a whole. The ceremony is scheduled to take place after question period this afternoon. 

Last week, CBC News reported that Zehaf-Bibeau was shot at least once by guards before the final deadly confrontation with Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers.

The day after the attacks, MPs gave Vickers a standing ovation as he carried the Mace into the Chamber at the start of the sitting.