The events of the past week will forever be etched in the memory of all Canadians. We collectively watched as the peace of our nation’s capital, the heart of our democracy, was shaken. We could not help but wonder if the events unfolding in Ottawa were linked to the tragedy that had occurred in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. mere days before. Another member of our armed forces had been brutally attacked on home soil, and this time at one of our country’s most hallowed monuments.