Canadians to pay homage to late Queen Elizabeth with parade, ceremony in Ottawa

Canada to pay homage

Canadians will honour the long life and reign of their late queen with a televised ceremony and parade today.

Members of the military and RCMP will parade through the streets of Ottawa at 12:10 p.m., in tribute to Queen Elizabeth, and sound a 96-gun salute — one salvo for every year of the queen's life.

A service at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa will include eulogies by former prime minister Brian Mulroney and former governor general Adrienne Clarkson.

The ceremony will also include tributes, music and readings by prominent Canadian artists.

After the church service, Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 fighter jets will perform a flypast over the cathedral and Parliament Hill.

The commemoration will be televised, and members of the public will also be able to watch the events live on screens set up along Wellington Street in Ottawa.

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