Canada shooting: Crowds line 500 kilometres of 'Highway of Heroes' to pay respect to fallen soldier

October 25, 2014 7:02 AM

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The body of a Canadian soldier shot dead by an extremist gunman while guarding the country's war memorial in Ottawa has been returned to his home town of Hamilton, Ontario.

Home grown radical Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, on Wednesday before running into the parliament building, where he was shot dead near where prime minister Stephen Harper was meeting with lawmakers.

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