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New firearms bill coming imminently from federal public safety minister


Federal Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino will imminently be tabling new firearms legislation, according to advance notice given to the House of Commons.


On the Monday, May 30 “notice paper” — the document where MPs and ministers signal plans to soon table bills and motions — Mendicino has given notice of a new bill titled “An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms)”.


This means that the bill could be tabled shortly after MPs return to the Commons on Monday, kicking off their last four week stretch of sitting before adjourning for the summer.


Earlier this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled that the federal government would be moving ahead on new gun-control measures “in the coming weeks.”


After the last election, Medicino was tasked with moving forward on a slate of gun-related changes, though it remains to be seen what specifically will be included in this new bill.


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