Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals promised in 2015 to take handguns and assault weapons ‘off our streets,’ but have made only limited progress in the face of strong opposition.
Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair, pictured speaking to reporters in Ottawa in March, was tasked with consulting on banning certain types of firearms and was met with staunch opposition from gun advocates. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—There’s nothing like the gun lobby.
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'We are dealing with an administration that is both very unpredictable, very much America first, [and] not long-term thinking in terms of its relationship with its allies,' says former diplomat Michael Kergin.