'I think it’s going to help some of the Conservative candidates in some of those swing ridings,' says Ontario Tory MP Alex Ruff of the Liberal ban on 'assault weapons.'
'When I’m prime minister, I’ll put an end to Trudeau’s attacks on law-abiding gun owners:' Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole campaigned for the party leadership on a promise to roll back Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new gun control measures. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Even during the worst health and economic crises in recent memory, gun politics are inescapable in Canada.
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Elections Canada says number of conditions—the pandemic, the 'minority government context,' campus closures—make the program unfeasible, as setting up those polling stations 'requires significant planning.'
MPs will be able to continue to charge the central House budget for the cost of items like masks and hand sanitizer, or office reconfiguration as a result of COVID-19, until Sept. 30, among other measures.
As of January, $185-million of the $761-million approved for the first five years of work on the Centre Block building and construction of the underground welcome centre, up to 2021-22, has been spent.