"Reports suggest that well in excess of 100 Canadians have gone to fight jihad in the Middle East and that's a huge concern," he said.
Mr Baird also said Zehaf-Bibeau could have done much more damage than he did.
"For several minutes it was complete horror, complete terror, we didn't know whether the door was going to be kicked in, whether there was one or a group of people," he said." BBC
"Zehaf-Bibeau's mother, Susan Bibeau, told the Associated Press that she had lunch with her son last week - their first meeting in five years.
She said her son seemed lost and "did not fit in". BBC
"Can you ever explain something like this?" she said. "We are sorry." BBC
"Terre do nos aieux." I offer my condolence for this terrible thing, particularly terrible in a land that has tried hard to become a peacable kingdom that is welcoming to people from across the world.
A few points:
- This dirt bag was not an immigrant.
- The idea that it is significant that he was not "linked" to IS, AQ or some other organized jihadi group is ludicrous. THE CONNECTION IS IN THE MIND!! You don't have to be a group member to have that connection.
- The video of the parliament's sergeant at arms walking down a corridor pistol in hand looking for the dirt bag is impressive. IMO this man deserves a decoration for setting an example of courage and dignity under fire.
- The corporal who was killed at the war memorial was a reservist. Why? The Old Guard (3rd Infantry) at Arlington has no reservists in it. Is this emblematic of the extent to which Canada's army has been bled dry of funds?
- Where did the dirt bag get the gun?
- The mother's simple statement has great dignity. One can imagine the parents' pain. pl