Canadian Parliament to merge security forces after October gunman attack

November 26, 2014 00:40

OTTAWA - Canada's two houses of Parliament will merge their security forces after an attack by a gunman last month, officials said on Tuesday, a move aimed at addressing long-standing communications problems.

Four different services share responsibility for security on Parliament Hill and in 2012 the Auditor General - Canada's senior watchdog - urged the creation of a single force to eliminate confusion over jurisdictions.

The House of Commons and the Senate both have their own security forces, which will now be merged.

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