'Tackling it head on': Mendicino outlines government’s strategies against gun smuggling

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino views seized firearms at the Ambassador Bridge border crossing in Windsor, Ont., on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (Chris Campbell/CTV News Windsor) Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino views seized firearms at the Ambassador Bridge border crossing in Windsor, Ont., on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (Chris Campbell/CTV News Windsor)

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Canada's interim import ban on handguns takes effect today

As of today, individuals and businesses are no longer able to import restricted handguns into Canada, with limited exceptions. The move announced earlier this month is aimed at expediting a key pillar of the federal effort to cap the number of handguns in the country.