Bank of Canada cancels news conference after soldier shot in Ottawa

Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:08am EDT
 
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OTTAWA Oct 22 (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada said on Wednesday it has canceled a scheduled news conference with Governor Stephen Poloz.

The cancellation comes after a Canadian soldier was shot at the War Memorial in downtown Ottawa and a shooter was seen running towards the nearby parliament buildings, according to media and eyewitness reports. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr, writing by Jeffrey Hodgson; Editing by Peter Galloway)