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Calls for gun control

September 29, 2021  By Canadian Press

Sept. 29, 2021 – An influential voice on gun control says it is time for a new cabinet minister to implement the re-elected Liberal government’s firearm measures.

In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the group PolySeSouvient calls for appointment of a minister who “truly supports gun control.”

PolySeSouvient has frequently expressed frustration with Liberal efforts to strengthen gun laws, led in recent years by Bill Blair, a former Toronto police chief, as public safety minister.

The group includes students and graduates of Montreal’s Ecole polytechnique, where a gunman killed 14 women in 1989.


As Trudeau assembles a new cabinet, PolySeSouvient says any MP who publicly defended Bill C-21, sponsored by Blair earlier this year, “would not be trustworthy” to deliver on gun control.

The bill proposed a buyback of recently banned firearms the government considers assault-style weapons, but would have allowed owners to keep them under strict conditions – a feature the group sharply criticized.

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