Motion To: WHEREAS the City of Ottawa is committed to ensuring the safety and security of our neighbourhoods; WHEREAS gun-related violence in Ottawa continues to negatively impact communities, with 76 total shooting incidents in 2018, resulting in six people killed and 24 people injured; WHEREAS gun and gang violence has been identified as a major priority for the City of Ottawa; WHEREAS Toronto City Council on July 23, 2018 adopted a motion to ban the sale of handgun and handgun ammunition in the City of Toronto; WHEREAS Montréal City Council on August 20, 2018 adopted a motion to ban the availability, sale, possession and use of handguns and assault rifles in Canada, with the exception of the military, police services or other entities that are authorized to possess firearms within legal obligations; WHEREAS action must be taken to prevent any further escalation in gun violence in the City of Ottawa; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Ottawa City Council approve of the following measures
Absent/RecusedS. Moffatt (a)
G. Gower (a)
Vote recorded from City Council on 2019-06-26 regarding agenda item MOTIONS OF WHICH NOTICE HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY GIVEN.