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A family in Ontario is pleading for help after their daughter goes missing in British Columbia, Canada’s public safety minister says the proposed firearms bill is needed to curb gun violence, and the Toronto Blue Jays learn who their wild-card playoff opponent will be. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
1. ‘Disappeared without a trace’: Jaqueline McDermott, 22, from Kitchener, Ont., has been reported missing in B.C., and her family is putting out a plea across the country for help.
2. Firearms bill: Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino told a House of Commons committee Tuesday that Bill C-21, the proposed legislation to further restrict access to handguns in Canada, is critical to ending gun violence.
3. Pumping anxiety: Drivers across Canada were bracing for a big bump in the price at the pumps today, with whispers of a 10-cent hike. But according to the CAA’s gas price tracker, as of 4 a.m., the national average price of gas had actually slipped.
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