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Christian Leuprecht and Dave Cassels

Christian Leuprecht is Class of 1965 Professor in Leadership at the Royal Military College, director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen’s University, and senior fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute. Dave Cassels was formerly the chief of police in Winnipeg and is now a public safety consultant.

Canada needs a genuinely federal police force to make good on its firearms mandate 

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, pictured June 2, 2021, testifying remotely before the House Public Safety Committee. Bill C-21 would have given municipalities the power to make owning handguns illegal. But most of the handguns used in the commission of those offences are already illegal: only one of 20 handguns seized by Toronto Police between January and mid-February 2021 was legal. Screen capture courtesy of ParlVu
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, pictured June 2, 2021, testifying remotely before the House Public Safety Committee. Bill C-21 would have given municipalities the power to make owning handguns illegal. But most of the handguns used in the commission of those offences are already illegal: only one of 20 handguns seized by Toronto Police between January and mid-February 2021 was legal. Screen capture courtesy of ParlVu