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Rural Liberal chair says he’s putting his faith in Blair as gun ban decision looms

By Peter Mazereeuw      

Liberal MPs from rural swing ridings have expressed concern in the past that their government's gun control agenda could cost them their seat. The chair of the Liberal rural caucus, Francis Drouin, said a handgun ban would be an 'issue' in his riding, but he trusts Organized Crime Minister Bill Blair to make the right decision.

Border Security and Organized Crime Minister Bill Blair lead a lengthy consultation on the possibility of banning handguns and assault rifles in Canada. His office says his conclusions will be made public soon. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The chair of the Liberal rural caucus says he trusts Border and Organized Crime Minister Bill Blair to take the “right approach” as he prepares to announce whether the government will ban handguns and assault-style weapons following a lengthy consultation.  

Peter Mazereeuw

Peter Mazereeuw is a deputy editor for The Hill Times covering politics, legislation, and the Senate.
- peter@hilltimes.com


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