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October 23rd, 2014
06:18 PM ET

Is there a national security gap in Canada?

(CNN) – The suspects involved in two separate attacks in Canada this week were known to government authorities.

The suspect involved in Wednesday's Ottawa shootings, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, had applied for a Libyan visa and was denied. The man who ran over and killed a Canadian soldier Monday had had his passport confiscated after expressing a desire to go to Syria to fight.

Authorities were aware of these men, and yet both, were able to carry out attacks, and kill Canadian soldiers.

Is there a national security gap?

"There are questions that we're asking in parliament about why these men who had registered as being dangerous weren't under closer surveillance," Member of Parliament Chrystia Freeland said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

The Liberal MP called the Wednesday's Ottawa shooting "a criminal act."

"We really don't know yet what was going on in this criminal's mind. We'll probably never know," she said.

For more of our interview with MP Chrystia Freeland, check out the video above.

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