LIBERALS PROMISE TO GIVE MUNICIPALITIES POWER TO IMPOSE HANDGUN BAN
Oct 01, 2019
By Bob Komsic
Justin Trudeau promises to give municipalities the authority to ban handguns, but stops short of a national ban.
The Liberal leader made the announcement after meeting with the mayor of Richmond Hill and mayors from Markham, Newmarket, Aurora, Whitby, Mississauga and Oakville, as well as a councillor from Brampton.
After making the announcement, the eight local leaders were asked for a show of hands on their support for a national ban.
All put up their hands.
The Liberals have said a national ban is too expensive for uncertain benefit.
The Ford government in Ontario has said it’s against allowing Toronto to impose a ban.
Trudeau says he plans to work with provinces to restore to them the ability to strengthen gun laws, if they choose.