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Ottawa, Dec 6 (Canadian-Media): 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre about the unforgettable killing of 14 young women in École Polytechnique is being all across Canada today with speeches by the political leaders in the House of Commons, media reports said.
Montreal Massacre. Image credit: Wikipedia
This observance also threw light on an ongoing debate over gun control measures in Canada.
Liberals promised to follow through on their election promise to take action to curb gun violence, in Thursday's throne speech, including a ban on "military-style" firearms and to allow municipalities and communities to ban handguns.
"Year after year, headline after headline, Canadians have seen first hand the devastating effects of gun violence. Too many lives lost, too many families shattered. It is time to show courage and strengthen gun control," Gov. Gen. Julie Payette said Thursday, reading from the throne speech.
The Liberal platform also promises to protect the rights of hunters and farmers, by not bringing back the long-gun registry.