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Cabinet Post: Toronto and Cannabis Bill

cabinet post: The concern that currently exists in places like Toronto, Surrey, B.C., and other parts of Canada requires that we examine the issue and deal with it in a comprehensive way, according to National Observer. The former Toronto police chief, elected to the House of Commons for the first time in October 2015, earned his first senior cabinet post last month after helping to stickhandle the controversial Liberal cannabis bill between three separate departments to its ultimate approval earlier this year. Bill Blair is acknowledging that the latest rash of shootings most recently in Toronto has touched off a sense of urgency among the public for the government to do more to keep deadly firearms out of the wrong hands. ; This is a significant concern for Canadians, Blair told The Canadian Press in an interview. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has now tasked Blair with conducting a deep analysis across government to examine what additional steps could be taken to tackle the scourge of gun violence a subject with which the veteran of the Toronto police is intimately familiar. The government's work will include looking at any measure which will be effective, he added. Because I've got decades of experience, the prime minister has asked me to provide that focus for our government, to look at every aspect in every ministry so that we address all of the issues related to gun violence and that will enable us to take effective action in addressing it, he said. ( As reported in the news.