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RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson discusses Michael Zehaf-Bibeau video

MPs finally got a chance to see the cellphone video made by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau before he shot a soldier and stormed Parliament Hill on Oct. 22. RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson explains where the investigation is at and where he stands on the need for new anti-terrorism laws.
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson. (Patrick Doyle/Canadian Press)

Months after it was promised by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, MPs finally got a chance on Friday to see the cellphone video made by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau before he shot a soldier and stormed Parliament Hill on Oct. 22.

In the short video, Zehaf-Bibeau tied his attack on Cpl. Nathan Cirillo to Canadian Forces missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Commissioner Paulson joins us to explain why it took so long to release the video. He also updates us on the state of the investigation and weighs into the debate over the need for new anti-terrorism legislation. Paulson tells The House's Evan Solomon that the limited resources at his disposal put him in a "tough spot."

RCMP releases gunman's video RAW

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RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson updates MPs on the investigation into Michael Zehaf-Bibeau's Oct. 22 attack and plays a video made by the gunman.

The video was first made public at a special meeting of the House's Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. Conservative MP Roxanne James, NDP MP Randall Garrison and Liberal MP Wayne Easter join us to discuss what they saw.

They also discuss the impact the video will have on the debate over the government's anti-terrorism bill.

Evan Solomon convenes a panel of MPs who are members of the Public Safety Committee where the Michael Zehaf-Bibeau video was first screened on Friday.

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