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Canadian gun control advocates ramp up pressure after Christchurch

In the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks and New Zealand’s rapid legislative response, Canadian gun control advocates are increasing their efforts to get Ottawa to follow suit. “The government of New Zealand has swiftly and responsibly responded to the »

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 »

International, Politics, Society

New poll suggests support for Canadian handgun ban

As the debate continues over banning handguns in Canada, a new poll suggests that almost half–48 per cent–of those surveyed support a ban and another 19 per cent “somewhat” support a ban. The Nanos Research poll, conducted for CTV News, »

Health, International, Society

Toronto Police Association head not sold on handgun ban

The president of the Toronto Police Association says a ban on handguns across the country will not stop gun violence. “There’s no way in my world or any world I know that this would have an impact on somebody who’s »

International, Politics, Society

Montreal city council unanimiously passes gun ban declaration

Montreal’s city council voted unanimously Monday for a motion that calls on the federal government to ban handguns and military-style assault rifles across the country for anyone other than police officers or members of Canada’s Armed Forces. The declaration also »