RCMP chief seeks new tools to deal with extremist threats

The nation’s top police officer says the job of keeping tabs on Canadian extremists is draining police budgets, violence has become almost impossible to foresee and police need tools to react “decisively, quickly, preventatively.”

One day after violence shook the core of Canada’s capital, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson revealed dramatic footage from the shootings in which a gunman fatally shot a soldier and rampaged through Parliament Hill, before being gunned down himself. It was the second deadly attack on a soldier by a suspected extremist in Canada this week.