Ottawa vigilant as Canada 150 birthday party looms after London attack: mayor

Workers setup a large banner as preparations are made to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and New Years Eve celebrations to ring in 2017 on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on Friday, December 30, 2016. (Fred Chartrand / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

By The Canadian Press, June 4, 2017 

OTTAWA – The mayor of Ottawa says Canada’s capital will do everything it can to prevent an attack when it hosts the country’s 150th birthday next month but no amount of preparation can guarantee 100 per cent safety.

Mayor Jim Watson is offering that assessment following the latest attack in Britain, on London Bridge, that left seven dead and scores injured.

Justin Trudeau said an unidentified Canadian was one of those killed.

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