"We will be vigilant, but we will not run scared. We will be prudent, but not panic," Prime Minister Stephen Harper told members of Parliament to repeated applause. "As for the business of government, we are here in our seats, in our chamber, in the very heart of our democracy, and we are working."
The shaken capital slowly tried to return to normal on Thursday, with MPs returning to work, although the Parliament buildings were otherwise closed to visitors.
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