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Valérie Plante: “The Government of Canada must ban handguns”

The Mayor of Montreal has called on all political parties in Quebec to support a federal ban on handguns.

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante has again called on the Government of Canada to ban handguns, a gesture she says is essential for the “Montreal public safety model to be fully effective.”

Plante previously called for a federal ban on handguns during the election campaign last August, and again during the Montreal forum on gun violence.

Valérie Plante asked all political parties in Quebec to support a federal ban on handguns, stating, “Firearms, we don’t want them.”

According to a poll by the Angus Reid Institute, 2 in 3 Canadians (67%) are in favour of a total ban on the civilian possession of handguns in Canada.

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante: ”The Government of Canada must ban handguns”

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