CHARLOTTETOWN – The Liberal government has no plans to resurrect the controversial long-gun registry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insisted Monday as Canadians struggled to come to terms with a deadly shooting last week that killed four people, including two police officers.
Trudeau, who spent the day visiting Prince Edward Island as part of an ongoing tour of Atlantic Canada, found himself fielding the same questions that often follow such tragedies — including whether Ottawa is prepared to consider additional restrictions on firearms.
Winnipeg police safely took a “distressed” man into custody on Friday who wanted officers to shoot him.
Police say the man called 911 himself after taping large machetes to his hands and making a shield to prevent being Tasered. The man called to say an armed male was outside his Robertson area home with a machete.