Later, O’Toole emphasized that he would maintain the ban, writing in a footnote to his platform, “All firearms that are currently illegal will remain banned,” and promising to reassess the classification system.
The Conservative leader has failed to declare if the ban is temporary or permanent, leaving the possibility open that after the review, the 1,500 or so firearm models, such as the AR-15 rifle, will be lawful again.
“I want all Canadians to know public safety is a priority for me,” he said, saying a government led by him would focus on illegal firearms coming across Canada’s borders, which are responsible for an increase in violence.
“We are going to have an independent and a public review of our classification because, sadly, it has been used to divide Canadians.”
On Tuesday, the Conservative leader also announced a promise to lower Canadians’ cellphone and internet bills by allowing international telecommunications companies into the country to create a more competitive market.
Source_ The Canadian Press