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The politicians were back to work on Parliament Hill today. There was lots of talk about business as usual. But much has changed.
Shortly before ten o'clock, an armed man shot and killed a Canadian Forces soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial. The soldier was a reservist with Hamilton's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Corporal Nathan Cirillo.
He was, as they say, "known to police," federal authorities and our guest. I'll speak with someone who was monitoring Martin Couture-Rouleau on social media, long before yesterday's attack that killed a Canadian soldier.

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Carol Off

With extensive experience in both Canadian and international current affairs, Carol Off has covered conflicts in the Middle East, Haiti and the Balkans, as well as events in the former Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, the United States and Canada. She reported the fallout from the 9/11 disasters with news features and documentaries from New York, Washington, London, Cairo and Afghanistan. She has covered Canadian military missions around the world, including its latest combat operation in Kandahar.

Jeff Douglas

With a background in narration, storytelling and considerable experience in theatre, Jeff Douglas's dynamic personality has allowed him to tackle the most obscure and interesting situations ranging from mushing dogs in Yukon to leaping out of planes with 442 Squadron search and rescue personnel.