Armed guards in Parliament unsettle some MPs
Nov. 2007 – Several MPs are concerned about a new security measures in Parliament, including the previously unarmed House of Commons security service being issued with batons and the possibility that they may one day carry sidearms.
NDP MP Yvon Godin said he has visited legislative assemblies in other countries where uniformed guards carry weapons and he felt it to be intimidating.
“Parliament is a place where I want people to come in and feel like home,” said Godin. “I don’t want people to come in there and see people with guns.”