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Peace Tower flag at half mast under PM’s authority since March 22 in memory of terror victims

By Tim Naumetz      
Centre Block's Peace Tower flag, lowered to half mast. Photograph courtesy Shawn Dearn, Flickr
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In the aftermath of two terrorist bombing attacks in Europe and South Asia since March 22 and the sudden deaths of former Liberal MP Jean Lapierre this week and Conservative MP Jim Hillyer last week, the Canadian flag atop the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill is on nearly perpetual half mast, and will be through the coming weekend. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Papineau, Que.) has twice used a special authority allowing Canada's prime minister to approve half-mastings under

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