TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government will consider additional gun control measures, but voters will have to wait for the Liberals’ election platform to learn about his specific plans on the issue.
Trudeau appeared alongside Toronto Mayor John Tory on Tuesday touting recent efforts to curb rising gun violence in the city.
On Monday, Tory announced that the municipal, provincial and federal governments were each providing $1.5 million in additional funding to city police, who have been grappling with a growing number of shootings in recent years.
Tory has also been asking Ottawa to implement a ban on handguns.
The prime minister has frequently highlighted recently passed gun-control legislation that extended the scope of background checks and strengthened record-keeping requirements for gun retailers.
On Tuesday, he said Canadians will learn more about the Liberals’ plans on gun control during the upcoming campaign.