OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) — Legislation prohibiting people from acquiring authentic-looking police cruisers and uniforms is a consideration following the mass shooting in Nova Scotia, according to Canada’s public safety minister, Bill Blair.
“Police officers are trusted in our society and in our communities. And if that trust was betrayed and used against the victims, we need to do everything possible to make sure that can’t happen again,” he said Friday as police in Nova Scotia provided a detailed timeline of the tragic events during last weekend’s massacre that claimed 22 victims.
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Blair said he shares the concerns of the Canadian Policing Association, which is worried about how easy it to replicate police gear.
He added he’s committed to making sure the public gets the answers it needs as the investigation into the mass shooting continues.
“If that requires legislation and regulation. I’m quite prepared to deal with that,” he said, “and that’s why we’re very anxious to get answers to the questions that everyone has, as to how this transpired and how we can prevent it from ever happening in the future.”