Toronto’s police chief to unveil plan to combat gun and gang violence


Toronto’s police chief is set to unveil the force’s plan to address gun and gang violence in the city.

The federal, provincial and municipal governments will provide $4.5 million in immediate funding to Toronto police.

Chief Mark Saunders has said a recent spate of shootings is largely gang related.

The number of shootings in the city has increased significantly since 2014.

There were 113 shootings that left 141 people hurt by mid-August that year, compared to 267 shootings with 401 victims at the same time this year.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said gun control will become an election issue as the coming campaign looms, but has yet to detail the Liberals’ plan.


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