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Honouring the heroism of Walter Leja

His name was Walter Leja, a Canadian Army Engineer who became a bomb disposal expert by necessity, in the streets of Montreal in the early 1960's. After repeated calls to officially recognize his actions, Leja's heroism was recognized yesterday in the National Assembly. We speak with Robert Côté, retired Montreal police officer, who had just started working with the bomb squad when the incident occurred. We also hear from Leja's granddaughter, Alison Leja.
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Click here to watch Raffy Boudjikanian's television report from April 5th, 2013.