Canada Shooting

Quebec MP's Poignant Speech To Canadian Muslims Is Required Listening

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Politics

Joël Lightbound warned silence has consequences.

Political Right Must Reflect On Its Role In Quebec Mosque Attack

Thomas Woodley | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Politics
Thomas Woodley

We may never know what drove the attackers to murder six people praying in their Quebec City mosque this past weekend. However, we can be certain that fear-mongering language from our politicians can only be dangerous and counter-productive to a healthy and unified Canadian society.

As A Muslim Woman From Quebec, I Will Continue To Speak Up Against Hate

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Living
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

Multiple gunmen stormed a mosque in Quebec city during evening prayers and six people are dead. This is my home. This is my place of birth. I have to look my children in the eyes on Monday morning when I tell them this happened. I have to tell them that people went to a mosque just a few hours away from where we live and were shot while worshiping peacefully.

Stop Saying 'All Lives Matter' Until It's True | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Living

If your 12-year-old son was playing in the park by himself with a toy gun and you saw video of a policeman shoot him and stand over him watching him die, and you spoke out against that injustice... what would you say if someone responded by saying All Lives Matter?

Guns, Globalization And The Politics Of Change

Elan Divon | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Elan Divon

In a desperate plea to my fellow Americans who remain dogged in their devotion to the Second Amendment, please consider the words of someone worthy of respect -- Jesus Christ: "The law was made to serve man, the man was not made to serve the law." In other words, Jesus is saying that if the law isn't serving us as a society -- we should fix it!

10-Year-Old Boy Shot In Toronto

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada

The investigation is ongoing.

Joshua Ostroff

Is Gun Control The Solution To Mass Shootings? (Yes) | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living

In the decade before Australia's 1996 Port Arthur massacre, 11 mass shootings left 100 dead. There have been none since. Homicides and suicides also plummeted.

No Charges For Security Guard Who Shot Two Dead At Toronto McDonald's

CBC | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada

The guard discharged his firearm during an altercation, fatally wounding two men

4 Arrested, 5 People In Hospital After Toronto Shooting

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada

TORONTO - Four people have been arrested in a shooting in northwest Toronto that sent five people to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, pol...

Ottawa Shooter Showed B.C. Co-Workers Jihadi Videos

CBC | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia

CBC has learned new details of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's life in British Columbia that appear to challenge the picture of a homeless, drug-addicted drift...

Huckabee Weighs In On Ottawa, Praises 'Good Guy With Gun'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Politics

A former Republican governor used the actions of Canada’s sergeant-at-arms to take a swipe at U.S. President Barack Obama’s gun control stance. ...

Canada, Please Stay Tolerant for My Muslim Children

Taslim Jaffer | Posted 12.25.2014 | Canada Living
Taslim Jaffer

The events in Ottawa on October 22, 2014 shook me and I will always remember the details of when I heard the news. I was standing outside the preschool waiting for my son's teacher to open the door when another parent said, "Oh, it's going to be a bad day..." My gaze rested on the top of my son's head. And then I turned to his Chinese friend, and then his Indian friend, and over to his Caucasian friend. From child to child, my eyes moved, and filled with tears. Please let them always be like this, oblivious to their "differences." Please let this not get ugly for them.

Gunman Hit By Nearly A Dozen Bullets Before Vickers' Fatal Shot: Sources

CP | Melanie Marquis and Lina Dib, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - The gunman who charged into Parliament after shooting a Canadian Forces reservist was struck by nearly a dozen bullets from security officers...

Feds Should Not Rush New Anti-Terror Laws, Expert Says

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer has ordered a full review of Parliament Hill security after Wednesday's deadly shootout in the halls o...

Kevin Vickers Receives Hero's Welcome

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Kevin Vickers received a hero’s welcome Thursday as he walked into the House of Commons, carrying a ceremonial gold mace — as he's always done for...

Couillard On Soldier Attacks: Our Society 'Has Its Demons'

CBC | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard in a short statement on Thursday expressed his condolences for the victims of this week's soldier attacks. Flank...

Post-Shooting, Canada Should Fight For Its Public Spaces

Kevin Wong | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Kevin Wong

Confronted with the senselessness of this tragedy, and given how many details have yet to emerge, understanding the implications of this horrific act is difficult. But it seems clear that this is more than merely an issue of national security -- it is an issue of national identity. Rarely have Canadians so acutely felt a sense of collective loss. The easy thing to do is to respond to this tragedy with anger, rashness, and xenophobia. Already, some pundits have found a way to politicize these events -- to call for a barricading of public spaces, a reform of the gun registry, and a military presence on the Hill. All of these things may indeed be sorely needed. But they are beside the point.

A Day in the Life of an Ottawa Mom While Parliament Was Under Attack

CanadianMomEh | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Living

I was in total disbelief and battled with even acknowledging that violence of this nature can even exist in Ottawa. I went to the bus stop like a mother hen to pick up my kids. I had both my kids with me at 4 p.m. and held them close. We waited anxiously for my husband to come home safe.

Post-Shooting, Muslim Canadians Stand in Solidarity With Our Country

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Shahla Khan Salter

Ordinary Muslim Canadians in Ottawa on Wednesday had the same worries and concerns as everyone else. As Canadians we are blessed to live in a nation where everyone is free and equal under the law. Our organizations, among others, work to wipe out extremism both at home and abroad and will continue.

WATCH: Ottawa Shooting Suspect Caught On Video

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada Politics

A dashboard camera captured images of a suspected gunman getting into his car shortly after shooting a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial i...

Dramatic Images From Ottawa After Gunman Goes On Rampage

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada Politics

A gunman made his way into Parliament Hill’s Centre Block on Wednesday, shortly after shooting a Canadian soldier nearby. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24...

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Ottawa Shooting

Alyson Jones | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

A young reserve solider was shot and killed in our capital city of Ottawa by a gunman. Most of us are still reeling from this news and trying to make sense of what has happened today. But we also need to respond to our young people and help them understand what has occurred. There is much we will need to understand and process around this horrific event, but here are some tips to help you talk with your children right here and right now.

The Day My Friend's Baby Was Shot

Andrea Traynor | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Living
Andrea Traynor

They were at a cottage. Just two days ago on a crisp September morning. My friend sat on a raft with her 19-month-old little boy. They were cuddling and soaking up the sunshine when she heard a strange noise; her toddler started to shake and wail uncontrollably. When her husband rushed over to them, another shot hit the boat beside them.

What About Gun Control in Your Home?

Jill Amery | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada
Jill Amery

I have two boys. They like to turn their fingers into guns, their toast into bayonets and the household firewood into rifles. For a while I was worried that banning guns in the home made them more desirable, like our North American drinking restrictions. But now I think it's simply part of that Y chromosome. So it's up to me as a parent to teach responsibility and empathy.

Adam Lanza Was a Killer, Not a Goth

Liisa Ladouceur | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada
Liisa Ladouceur

The Newtown, Connecticut killer is not a Goth. And so I shouldn't even be writing this. The fact that the most media outlets who have run with this are generally tabloids or right-wing is not a surprise. That's what they do best, inflame and demonize. And so they picked up on one comment from one rather dubious source. I have something to say about what happens when you link a criminal, especially a mass murderer, with an entire subculture of people he or she has absolutely nothing to do with. How it not only doesn't help to answer the question "why?", it actually causes more hurt, more harm.