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Economy, Health

Gun-control lobby urges government for moratorium, bans

(public comments may take 24hrs before appearing) One of the main gun-control lobby groups in Canada has sent a letter to the newly re-elected Liberal government urging strong and immediate anti-firearms actions. The group PolySeSouvient was formed after the deliberate» 

Politics, Society

Liberals propose ban on ‘military-style’ guns, tighter restrictions on others

As the so-called “blackface” scandal still dogs him, today on the election campaign trail the leader of the outgoing Liberal government, Justin Trudeau announced his party’s policy on firearms. He proposed that if re-elected the Liberals would ban so-called military» 

Politics, Society

Firearms: Liberal advisory committee under fire

In light of the ongoing and often heated debate about firearms use and ownership in Canada, in 2016 the Liberal government re-created a citizen committee with new members to advise the government on policy.  The Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee  (CFAC)» 

Politics, Society

Controversial Canadian firearms control bill passes

It’s called Bill C-71 and it introduces some new measures alleged to better control firearms in Canada. The bill has now passed the Senate with the majority of independent senators supporting their Liberal colleagues. The bill is awaiting Royal assent» 

Economy, Health, Society

Doctors and guns: a different view (interview)

Recently a group of Canadian physicians began a campaign to ban handguns and certain rifles. The group called Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns (CDPG) received a great deal of media attention. Now, it seems not all medical professionals agree» 

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Toronto wants to revoke bar licences where violence occurs

Toronto, Canada’s largest and most culturally diverse city, has seen a very significant increase in gang violence and shootings in the past couple of years. Although not always, these incidents and tragedies have often occurred in or near establishments where» 

Politics, Society

Handgun ban study: Canadians strongly divided

After months of consultation, federal Minister of Border Security and Organised Crime, Bill Blair, has released his report on a possible ban on handguns and so-called assault-style rifles. The 31-page report says Canadians are very polarized on the issue of» 

Health, Politics, Society

Doctors, health professionals march for stronger gun laws

Doctors and others in the health care sector held rallies in several Canadian cities today to demand stronger restrictions on guns. Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns is a grassroots group made up of trauma surgeons, emergency room doctors, pediatricians,» 

Health, Society

Stronger gun control urged by new doctors’ group

Canadian doctors and other health-care professionals have formed a new group to fight for strong gun control laws including a ban on handguns and assault weapons. “Guns represent a growing public health threat. Statistics Canada reports that firearm-related violent crime» 

Politics, Society

Gun laws, Saskatchewan residents don’t support stricter laws

(Public comments open at bottom- Comments will be posted after moderating) In Canada, obtaining a firearms licence requires mandatory training and detailed background checks by police. There are also many strict regulations regarding firearms use and storage. Many types of»