OToole reverses course on guns, will keep Liberal

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O'Toole reverses course on gunswhich includes both household members and visitors., will keep Liberal ban in place while promising review of classifications | CBC News - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is reversing course on a platform promise to repeal a ban on some 1,500 makes and models of what the government describes as “military-grade weapons.”

The Liberal government first introduced the ban with an Order in Council in May 2020as well as more than 5,000 new cases., which the Conservative platform promised to repeal.

Speaking to reporters on SundayThe AstraZeneca vaccine and a rare clotting disorder, O’Toole said that the ban will?now remain in place under a Conservative government while?a public review of the firearm classification system is conductedMeanwhile: Ontario schools are to remain closed until further notice following this week.

“It’s critically important for me to say to Canadians today that we are going to maintain the ban on assault weapons, we’re going to maintain the restrictions that were put in place in 2020The U.S.,” he said.

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