WATCH: RCMP release unedited video of Michael Zehaf Bibeau’s message prior to attack on Ottawa.
OTTAWA – The NDP’s defence critic says he hopes the Conservative government doesn’t intend to use Parliament Hill gunman Michael Zehaf Bibeau’s final video manifesto to ramp up fears about terrorism.
The RCMP is expected to release later today the remaining undisclosed 18 seconds of the video Zehaf Bibeau made minutes before his attack last October.
Jack Harris says he is worried the government will use the release of the video to scare Canadians into supporting the government’s contentious anti-terror legislation.
In early March, the Mounties released 55 seconds of the cellphone video Zehaf Bibeau made before the deadly Oct. 22 attack.
WATCH: RCMP release of video Michael Zehaf Bibeau made before attack on Ottawa (Mar. 6, 2015)
The rest of the video was kept secret for what RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson called “sound operational” reasons.