Ottawa shootings: PM Steve Harper insists Canada will not be intimidated

Canadian prime minister Steve Harper has stressed that his country will not be intimidated after a suspected terror attack in its capital.

In a televised address, Steve Harper ensured his nation would “redouble” its anti-terror efforts.

The statement came just hours after a gunman, named as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, opened fire inside the Canadian parliament building, killing one soldier before being shot dead.

In a televised address late on Wednesday, Mr Harper said: "We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated."

In a televised address late on Wednesday, Mr Harper said: “We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated.”

The soldier,  Cpl Nathan Cirillo, was guarding the national war memorial in Ottawa when he was shot by the gunman who then showered a hail of bullets through parliament.

Mr Harper said: “We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated.

“In fact, this will lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts – and those of our national security agencies – to take all necessary steps to identify and counter threats and keep Canada safe here at home.”

The shooting began at an Ottawa war memorial

The shooting began at an Ottawa war memorial