Dec 07, 2019
By Jeremy Logan
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the federal government will be ready soon to produce a list of semi-automatic weapons that will be banned in Canada.
His comments came the same day Canadians marked the 30th anniversary of one of the worst mass shootings in Canadian history.
But Blair says until the list is approved by cabinet he won’t name any specific guns under consideration, including the one used in the Ecole Polytechnique shooting on December 6th, 1989.
He says he doesn’t want to create a run on gun purchases ahead of the ban.
The Ruger Mini-14 was used in the shooting where a gunman entered the Montreal school, killed 14 women and injured 14 people before killing himself.
Blair says the government will be clear about how certain weapons were selected when the list is made public.