Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised that the authorities would review the Firearms Control Act after 19 people were shot. This was reported by CTV on April 20.
The Canadian prime minister said that the law could not be considered because the work of Parliament was suspended as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
“I can say that we were a step away from the introduction of the law banning military weapons throughout the country… But we intend to move this measure forward as soon as Parliament gets back to work.”
The tragedy took place on April 18 in the province of Nova Scotia in the city of Portapik. Gabriel Wortman, 51, opened fire in several localities. The abuser was wearing a police uniform, but he does not work in law enforcement. Initially, the police claimed he had been detained, but then it became known that the man had died. The circumstances of his death have not been made public.
The victims of the shooting were 19 people. Among the dead is a 23-year-old female police officer. Another law enforcement representative has been hospitalized with injuries. Justin Trudeau called the incident “a terrible situation,” expressed condolences for the tragedy and promised to conduct a thorough investigation. Trudeau also called on the Canadian media not to mention names or show pictures of victims of the tragedy.