Jul 25, 2018
By Michelle Saunders
Following the deadly mass shooting on the Danforth, Toronto City Councillors voted to approve a $44 million dollar plan to combat a spike in gun violence. The five year plan includes improving a motion to ban all hand guns, as well as to introduce the controversial listening technology called Shot Spotter, which was requested by Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders and is said to be able to detect the sound of gunshots and report it in real time to police. It also includes more money for youth programs, and mental health initiatives. The City Council also plan to provide funding to immediately hire 100 new police officers. Libby speaks with Dr. Wendy Cukier, President of the Coalition for Gun control, City Councillor Justin Di Ciano and Tony Bernardo, Executive Director for the Canadian Shooting Sports Association to get their thoughts.