Canada Parliament to merge security forces after gunman attack

November 25, 2014 10:35 PM

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's two houses of Parliament will merge their security forces after an attack by a gunman last month, officials said on Tuesday, a move aimed at addressing long-standing communications problems.

Four different services share responsibility for security on Parliament Hill and in 2012 the Auditor General - Canada's senior watchdog - urged the creation of a single force to eliminate confusion over jurisdictions.

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