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May 31, 2022
Canada’s newly tabled firearms bill features a handgun freeze, a highly anticipated report on sexual misconduct in the military is released, and interest rates are expected to rise again. Here’s what you need to know today.
1. New firearms legislation: A national freeze on importing, buying or selling handguns is among the key features of a new firearms bill tabled by the federal Liberals.
2. Military misconduct: A highly anticipated report by former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour finds the Canadian Armed Forces has been “unwilling” to embrace action on sexual misconduct in its ranks.
3. Former officer found guilty: A retired Canadian navy officer has been found guilty of assault, sexual assault and uttering threats against a female cadet aboard a navy vessel more than 15 years ago.
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