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Tory, NDP, Liberal MPs, Senators have war stories

Tory MP Corneliu Chisu’s ‘blackest week’ during his seven months as a combat engineer in Kandahar in 2007 was when nine Canadian soldiers were killed in seven days.

Liberal Senator Romeo Dallaire, a former Canadian Forces lieutenant-general, was denied permission to intervene in the Rwandan genocide in 1994 as part of the UN Assistance Mission, leaving him and a small contingent of peacekeepers to witness a massacre that claimed more than 800,000 lives in less than 100 days. Sen. Dallaire, who suffers from PTSD today, marks Remembrance Day at home with his family. NDP MP Djaouida Sellah was a civilian doctor in the First Gulf War in Baghdad, Iraq; Conservative MP Corneliu Chisu was posted in Afghanistan and Bosnia; NDP MP Christine Moore was a reservist with the 52nd Field Ambulance; and Conservative MP Ted Optiz has more than 30 years of military service.

 

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Tory, NDP, Liberal MPs, Senators have war stories

Tory MP Corneliu Chisu’s ‘blackest week’ during his seven months as a combat engineer in Kandahar in 2007 was when nine Canadian soldiers were killed in seven days.

Liberal Senator Romeo Dallaire, a former Canadian Forces lieutenant-general, was denied permission to intervene in the Rwandan genocide in 1994 as part of the UN Assistance Mission, leaving him and a small contingent of peacekeepers to witness a massacre that claimed more than 800,000 lives in less than 100 days. Sen. Dallaire, who suffers from PTSD today, marks Remembrance Day at home with his family. NDP MP Djaouida Sellah was a civilian doctor in the First Gulf War in Baghdad, Iraq; Conservative MP Corneliu Chisu was posted in Afghanistan and Bosnia; NDP MP Christine Moore was a reservist with the 52nd Field Ambulance; and Conservative MP Ted Optiz has more than 30 years of military service.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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