U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to Prime Minister Stephen Harper by phone Wednesday, expressing his country’s solidarity with Canada and offering assistance in the wake of the attacks in Ottawa that left one soldier dead Wednesday.
Canadian Forces members have been asked to consider staying out of uniform unless on active duty, as Parliament Hill and downtown Ottawa remains an active investigation following a deadly shooting.
The RCMP say there was little they could have done to prevent Martin Couture-Rouleau from targeting two soldiers in Quebec, despite their monitoring of his activities, his recent arrest, and subsequent attempts to de-radicalize him.
Police have charged a woman who was renting a storage locker where the remains of six babies were found, but they say it could be months before they know who the infants were, how they died and how long they had been inside.
Unlicensed daycares in Ontario operate under lax and barely enforced rules in a system with legal loopholes, the province's ombudsman has found in an investigation prompted by the death of a two-year-old girl.