Highlights/gun control

Politics, Society

30 years after Polytechnique massacre Canada’s gun debate rages on

On a quiet afternoon on Dec. 6, 1989, a young man armed with a semi-automatic rifle hidden in a plastic garbage bag walked into the hilltop campus of the Université de Montréal’s engineering school with vengeance in his heart. After» 

Society

Most of Quebec’s long guns still unregistered with deadline fast approaching

With the deadline for Quebec gun owners to register their firearms just over two weeks away, the vast majority of guns in the province remain unregistered, according to government statistics. Quebec instituted its own provincial registry for non-restricted firearms or» 

Society

A ban on handguns for Canada?

(public commenting open- scroll to bottom to submit. Comments will be posted after moderating) The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau is set to examine a national ban on handguns and “assault rifle” lookalikes. In a letter to the recently created» 

Gun control debate reignited by Toronto shooting rampage

Following the shooting spree that killed two people and injured 13 on July 22, 2018 in Toronto, city council asked the federal government to ban the sale of handguns and ammunition in the city. It also wants the government to» 

Society

Firearms rights group launches constitutional challenge of Quebec gun law

Quebec has recently passed a law which eventually would require all long-guns (rifles and shotguns)  to be individually registered with the provincial government. This comes after the federal government scrapped the national registry of long guns as being an excessively» 

Politics, Society

Opposition growing to Quebec firearms registry.

Three years after the Conservative government in Ottawa scrapped the federal long-gun registry, the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec announced it would introduce its own version within the province. The federal government at the time said the cost of two» 

Politics, Society

Gun control in Canada

Recent events in the U.S. and a tragic anniversary in Canada have once again ignited debate over gun control in this country. Canada has long-established and relatively stringent laws controlling private ownership, use, and storage of firearms, but for some, these» 

Politics, Society

Quebec to create its own long-gun registry

The Quebec provincial government has tabled new legislation to create its own long-gun registry, nearly three years after Ottawa under the previous Conservative government decided to scrap the federal long-gun registry. The proposed legislation, called Bill 64, the Firearms Registration Act,» 

Politics, Society

Election issues- Canadian’s opinions (more progressive than presumed?)

A new poll on a variety of issues in the current federal election shows Canadians generally favour a “progressive” position. The survey conducted by Forum Research, and released yesterday (September 28) asked some 1,557 Canadian voters for their opinions on»