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QUEBEC CITY — Children on a school excursion to the National Assembly were turned away, as Sûreté du Québec (SQ) officers took positions on each side of the building, limiting circulation and blocking access to entrances and exits.

Meanwhile, inside the province’s legislative buildings, Premier Philippe Couillard insisted it would be business as usual.

« Our democratic society will not buckle before such blind acts of violence, » said the Premier.

Question Period was held as scheduled.

« It’s fundamental for us to go on with what we have to do. » 

« You don’t have to obey to threats or things like that, » added Municipal Affairs Minister Pierre Moreau.

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The Ottawa shootings come just 48 hours after 25-year-old Martin Rouleau hit and killed a soldier in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

However, Public Security Minister Lise Thériault was careful about linking the two events.

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