NewsRCMP says motivation behind attacks not completely clear; Zehaf-Bibeau passport was under investigation SHARE ON: Smith Autumn, contributor, Thursday, Oct. 23rd, 2014 The RCMP Commissioner says the motivation behind the attacks on Parliament Hill is not completely clear. Bob Paulson says Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was in Ottawa to resolve an issue with his passport application. Paulson says the shooter’s passport was not removed or seized. He says Zehaf-Bibeau was in fact trying to get a passport and was under investigation. There was question as to whether or not he would get one. Paulson says the passport and the shooter’s radical views played a part in his motivation. He says there is information suggesting Zehaf-Bibeau was in association in others sharing his radical views.