Former MP calls for security review after Parliament Hill shooting

Darrel Stinson has been in contact with former colleagues in Ottawa

A former member of Parliament insists security must be reviewed after a violent incident in Ottawa.

A member of the Canadian Forces died after being attacked at the War Memorial Wednesday morning and an armed assailant was shot and killed inside the House of Commons. Parliament Hill continues to be locked down.

“It’s a different world and we need tighter security. People will have to put up with that,” said Darrel Stinson, who was Okanagan-Shuswap MP from 1993 to 2006.

“It was only a matter of time before something like this would happen. It’s a different world today.”

It has not been determined yet what the motives of the deceased gunman were, and authorities continue to search for any other possible suspects.

Stinson has talked to some of his former Conservative colleagues who were on Parliament Hill when the shooting started.

“They said it was nerve-wracking and just like something out of a show. They could hear the gunshots,” he said.