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Kevin Vickers gives emotional account of Parliament Hill shooting

Former House of Commons sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers talks about the Parliament Hill shooting and how that day has affected him.
Kevin Vickers, the former sergeant-at-arms of the House of Commons, described the aftermath of the shooting on Parliament Hill last October. (CBC)

Kevin Vickers gave the class of 2015 at Mount Allison University a speech to remember this morning. 

Mr Vickers is now Canada's Ambassador to Ireland, but on October 22nd of last year, he was the House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms.

After Michael Zehaf-Bibeau gunned down Nathan Cirillo and ran into the Centre Block, it was Kevin Vickers who fired the shot that finally brought him down. 

We've shared some of the audio from his address to the assembled graduates. 


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