An excellent choice for a man who clearly knows how to use a cudgel when the chips are down.
TORONTO – Sources have confirmed to Global News that Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers will be named the next Canadian ambassador to Ireland.
Vickers is credited with killing Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the gunman who stormed into Centre Block in October after killing Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial.
Vickers was given an emotional standing ovation for his actions in the House of Commons and has gone on to international renown, feted by world leaders and media personalities.
Vickers is a 29-year veteran of the RCMP, where he led investigations into homicides, drugs and into the safety of Canada’s blood supply. He also served as Aide-de-Camp for the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick and provided security to the Queen during one of her visits to Canada.
Vickers, 58, has been Sergeant-at-Arms since 2006. Although it is partly a ceremonial role, with Vickers carrying the ceremonial mace into the House of Commons while it is sitting…
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