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Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Bill Blair is expected to report to cabinet in two weeks on a possible prohibition on handguns and assault weapons.
Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Bill Blair is expected to report to cabinet in two weeks on a possible prohibition on handguns and assault weapons.

The federal minister tasked with studying a handgun ban for Canada hopes to make a recommendation to cabinet within the next two weeks.

Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Bill Blair has spent the last several months consulting with stakeholders across the country, looking for ways to restrict access to firearms for gang members and other criminals.

“We’ve completed that study and we’re compiling the results and I’ll be going before the cabinet in the coming weeks with results of that review and some recommendations,” Blair said during the Trudeau government’s cabinet retreat in Sherbrooke, Que.

“I’m hoping that we’ll be able to do that just in the next two weeks, but again, it depends on a number of different important issues that have to be addressed by government.”

The minister will carry out final consultations in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta in the coming days.

Blair was tasked in his Aug. 28, 2018 mandate letter with studying a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada, working with Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on policy, regulations and legislation related to gun control.

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Rather than going after the law abiding hand gun owners how about trying this. Enforce the laws like we mean it. Laws that are already on the books for the criminal use of firearms but with perhaps the very rare exception are not worth the paper they are printed on. I challenge the Minister to identify a single instance in Canada when no matter how heinous the crime our current firearm laws have even come close to being applied to maximum deterrent effect. Just once. Until our DOJ musters up the courage to deal with the law breakers and their… Read more »