There was massive security for Obama’s second visit to Ottawa, new world since first visit in 2009

U.S. Secret Service officers in plainclothes had arrived the previous evening, setting up a temporary arrival post in the Senate Aboriginal People’s Committee Room on the first floor of the Centre Block.

A remote-controlled drone aircraft hovered 1,000 feet above Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Langevin Building office on Wellington Street and hundreds of police from federal and provincial agencies were spread throughout the Parliamentary Precinct as a dense wall of unprecedented security protected U.S. President Barack Obama for his arrival on Parliament Hill Wednesday where he delivered an historic speech to a joint session of Parliament.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello

By TIM NAUMETZ

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, June 29, 2016 7:47 PM

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